'This is the first ship Meyer Werft is building for Carnival Cruise Line and the first time a ship design has been transferred from Meyer Turku to Meyer Werft, which shows our flexibility,' Meyer Werft MD Jan Meyer said.
Carnival Jubilee follows Carnival Celebration, coming later this year from Turku, and 2021's Mardi Gras.
Carnival and Meyer Werft representatives attended festivities in Papenburg, which also took the opportunity to salute the cruise line's 50th birthday this month.
Confetti and a Champagne toast heightened the excitement. At the shipyard’s laser center, a silhouette of Carnival Jubilee was cut from the steel and signed by everyone in attendance. A special plaque was also cut from the same piece of steel to commemorate Carnival’s 50th birthday.
Versatile and successful platform
The 182,800gt, LNG-powered ship continues Carnival Corp. & plc's Excel-class design first delivered by Meyer Turku in Finland and extolled for its versatility and success by Carnival Corp. Chairman Micky Arison.
Carnival Jubilee will continue Mardi Gras features like BOLT, the first roller-coaster at sea, and has some new design elements and signature venues all its own, to be revealed.
Carnival Jubilee will offer seven-day western Caribbean cruises from the Port of Galveston beginning Nov. 18, 2023, with calls at Cozumel, Costa Maya and Mahogany Bay (Roatán).