July 24, 2024

Carnival Jubilee floats out in German shipyard

Carnival’s Jubilee is a departure from other ships with it’s blue bow. The 184,000 ton ship will carry over 5000 passengers.

Carnival Cruise Line’s next new ship, Carnival Jubilee, marked a key construction milestone as it floated out of the covered building dock at Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany. The ship features a Texas star proudly displayed on the bow. Currently in its last stages of construction the ship is set to debut in December.

“The Texas star on Carnival Jubilee’s bow is a symbol of our commitment to the Port of Galveston. As the first cruise line to sail year-round from Galveston, we have a long history with the community,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.

Hundreds of spectators gathered at the shipyard to get a look at the ship. Jubilee moves into its next phase of construction alongside the shipyard’s outfitting pier. Sea trials are scheduled for November.

Carnival’s newest ship is part of its groundbreaking Excel-class, the largest ships in its fleet, and is the third and final vessel in this class. It will offer features already aboard her sisters Mardi Gras and Carnival Celebration, including the next iteration of the first roller coaster at sea, BOLT: The Ultimate Seacoaster.

Originally ordered for AIDA Cruises, the Jubilee was set to be built as a sister to the AIDAnova and the AIDAcosma before being transferred to Carnival Cruise Line in 2021.

The ship will sail year-round on Western Caribbean itineraries beginning in late December – though she will not be the first Carnival Jubilee to sail from Galveston. Like her sisters, the ship shares a name with a classic Carnival ship, and the first Carnival Jubilee sailed from Galveston in 2002. The new Carnival Jubilee is four times larger than her predecessor and will bring four times the fun for Carnival guests to enjoy. For more information visit Carnival.com

 

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