September 14, 2023 – The unfinished The new Carnival Jubilee, which can accommodate more than 5.000 guests, is located on the equipment quay of the MEYER shipyard in Papenburg. A select group of people were allowed to view the ship for the first time.
The Carnival Jubilee is the first cruise ship that the world market leader for cruises has built in Germany. The new building is the third ship in the Excel class. The first two ships – the Mardi Gras and the Carnival Celebration – were previously completed by MEYER TURKU in Finland. All three ships are fueled by low-emission LNG. A highlight for passengers is the roller coaster called “Bolt”. Carnival describes the three floating resorts as ships for all generations.
Carnival Jubilee at the MEYER shipyard's equipment quay - Photo © Carnival Cruise Line
MEYER Werft expects the ship to be delivered by the end of the year. Before that, the Ems passage and technical tests in the North Sea are on the agenda. The ship will be finally equipped in Emshaven, the Netherlands. A single star is emblazoned on the bow of the Carnival Jubilee. It's a tribute to Texas. The US state is nicknamed the “State of the Lonely Star” because only one star can be seen on the state flag.
After being handed over to the shipping company, the Carnival Jubilee will set off from Galveston, Texas, for cruises to the Caribbean. Guests in the premiere season are allowed to travel over the course of seven-day trips Cozumel, Costa Maya and Mahogany Bay look forward to Roatan.