Carnival Jubilee’s New Activities Elevate Family Cruises

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The Bow of Carnival Jubilee is adorned with a Texas Star
  • Carnival Jubilee announces innovative programs for kids and families, including the Space Cruisers program and immersive LED experiences.
  • The ship features culturally enriching activities like the Panagbenga Festival and the reimagined Dr. Seuss Breakfast.
  • New security technologies and specialized play areas cater to the safety and enjoyment of the youngest cruisers.

Carnival Cruise Line announced exciting new family-friendly activities and experiences for its latest ship, the Carnival Jubilee. The announcement adds several new activities and programs that engage kids, tweens, teens, and their families. The new offerings are designed to enrich the cruise vacation for all age groups.

A Tailgate Party and a Wedding

Carnival Jubilee is set to honor its American roots with an old-fashioned tailgate party. Each cruise the Lido deck is taken over for what Carnival calls a “Texas Sized deck party” dubbed the Lone Star Tailgate. The three hour pool party is divided into four quarters, with games, competitions, and giveaways for cruisers of all ages.

“The Lone Star Tailgate isn’t just a party – it’s a celebration of family, fun and fierce competition,” said Chris Nelson, vice president of entertainment for Carnival Cruise Line. “We have created Carnival University, a fictious university in the heart of Texas. It’s the big game night and we are throwing a tailgate party for the whole family. The activities, from races and challenges to a party band celebrating Texas born musical artists, put a fresh take on our crowd-pleasing fun.”

Dear Future Husband is a new live show debuting on Carnival Jubilee
(Photo Credit: Carnival Cruise Line)

Jubilee will also debut a new live show dubbed “Dear Future Husband.” According to the cruise line, the sow follows a bride and groom on a cruise ship wedding adventure. The show features pop hits like “Marry You” by Bruno Mars, “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5, and “Man! I Feel like a Woman!” by Shania Twain.

The interactive show finishes with a dance party, where guests join cast members to celebrate the newlyweds.

Carnival Jubilee will also feature Carnival’s popular live game shows, “Family Feud Live” and “Deal or No Deal,” and stand-up comedy at the Punchliner Comedy Club.

A World of Adventure For Kids

A highlight of the new activities is the expanded Space Cruisers program, developed in partnership with the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. This program features a space wall inside Camp Ocean, where young cruisers can experience the thrill of being in a space capsule, surrounded by captivating NASA space imagery​​.

The Currents zone on the ship offers another unique experience. Currents uses LED technology to create a virtual underwater. Kids can design their own sea creatures and see them come to life on the screens around the zone, fostering creativity and interactive fun​​.

For teens, the “See The World” program is being enhanced with the addition of the Panagbenga Festival. This initiative, which includes a flower parade and cultural jewelry-making, is developed in collaboration with Carnival’s onboard Filipino team members, ensuring an authentic cultural experience​​.

Younger guests can also enjoy the Night Owls Camp Out, a new themed program that features outdoor camp-themed challenges, fort building, and other activities, providing an engaging and entertaining evening experience​​.

Additionally, the ship introduces a fresh take on the Dr. Seuss Breakfast, which will begin on January 6, 2024. This event, now themed as a birthday party with Thing 1 and Thing 2, will include new menu items, activities, and music, celebrating individuality in true Seussian style​​.

Starting February 17, 2024, the Seuss-a-palooza Parade will welcome a new character, “Fox in Socks.” This parade will create an immersive experience with LED screen imagery, adding a unique underwater world inspired by Dr. Seuss to the ship’s Currents zone. The parade complements the Seuss-a-palooza Story Time, which will feature the book “Green Eggs & Ham,” hosted by the ship’s Cruise Director​​.

Future enhancements include Planet Play at Sea, a space-themed toddler playground, and the implementation of facial recognition technology in the youth areas for added security and a streamlined check-in and check-out process​​.

Marcello De Lio
Marcello De Lio

Marcello's been cruising since he was 12 years old. He loves the freedom that cruising provides, meeting new people, and exploring amazing new ships. Marcello created High Seas Cruising to share his passion for cruising and travel with readers and grow a community of passionate voyagers.

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