Carnival Cruise Line’s third Excel-class ship – to be named Carnival Jubilee – will be delivered in 2023 and based in Galveston, Texas.
Carnival Jubilee will be the third in the Excel class for Carnival, joining sisters Mardi Gras, sailing from Port Canaveral, and Carnival Celebration, which will be delivered in late 2022 and based in Miami. The ships utilize a liquefied natural gas (LNG) technology platform. “We love Texas, and Texas loves Carnival. Galveston is one of our most popular homeports, and we draw guests to Texas from across the Midwest, southwest, and western U.S. Bringing a brand-new ship to a market is a big commitment, and it’s one we gladly make for the greater Galveston community and the entire region,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, at the press conference announcing the new ship.
Carnival Jubilee will arrive at 182,800 gross tons, with a capacity of more than 5,400 guests and 1,700 crew. She’ll be sailing seven-day western Caribbean itineraries and will include features from her sister ships that guests know and love including the BOLT roller coaster on the top deck, expanded dining options, new designs for suites and staterooms, and a stunning, three-deck atrium on the starboard side of the ship that overlooks the ocean and converts to an entertainment venue at night. The ship will also have six fun-filled zones like her sisters, two of which will be brand-new concepts to be revealed at a later date.
Carnival Jubilee is now open for bookings!