Carnival Announces Details of 2023 Ship Carnival Jubilee

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Carnival Jubilee Rendering

Carnival Cruise Line has announced that the newest ship joining its fleet in 2023, will be named Carnival Jubilee. The new mega-ship will be based out of Galveston, Texas, and will be the cruise line’s third Excel-class LNG-based ship.

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The original Carnival Jubilee

Carnival Jubilee Coming 2023

Carnival Cruise Lines’s newest ship will continue its Excel-class sister ships, being named after a former cruise vessel. The third ship in the new generation class will be named after the former Carnival Jubilee, which first entered service in 1986.

When completed, the new Jubilee will be four times larger than her predecessor.

“Carnival was the first cruise line to offer year-round cruising from Galveston in 2000, and we have continued to grow our presence and support of the Port of Galveston’s expansion, so we are thrilled to bring our brand-new Carnival Jubilee to Texas and the greater southwest region,”

Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line

The third Excel-class ship will be identical to her sister ships Mardi Gras and Carnival Celebration. At 182,800 gross tons, the vessel will have the capacity for more than 5,400 guests and have a crew of 1,700 members.

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Jubilee will feature some beloved Carnival features including the BOLT roller coaster first introduced on sister ship Mari Gras in 2020. There will also be a stunning three-deck atrium on the starboard side of the ship which will host nightly entertainment for guests.

“This beautiful, innovative ship will bring an entirely new cruise experience to our guests, and we’ve got some great surprises to fun it up in ways we know they are going to love.”

Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Jubilee will feature two brand new zones, which will be revealed in the coming months.

Carnival Jubilee Based in Galveston, Texas

Carnival was the first cruise line to offer year-round cruising when Celebration was positioned in Galveston in 2000, and followed by the original Jubilee in 2002.

“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 entire region.”

Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Jubilee will be offing seven-day Western Caribean voyages from the port of Galveston. The bookings will open in early 2022 when the cruise line will reveal specific itinerary details.

Carnival, which is celebrating its 50th birthday in 2022, has resurrected some of the names of previous ships that were popular with guests at the company’s inception. Mardi Gras was the first in the new LNG-powered Excel class in 2020 and is based in Port Canaveral. Carnival Celebration will be the second ship in the class and will debut from Miami in 2022 during the cruise line’s 50th-anniversary celebrations.

Guests can be the first to know more about Jubile by registering with Carnival.

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