MIAMI — Carnival Cruise Line marked its 50th birthday with the first steel cutting of the Carnival Jubilee, scheduled to arrive in Galveston, Texas in November 2023.
Representatives from Carnival and Meyer Werft were on hand at the official ceremony in Papenberg, Germany on March 18, which included a champagne toast, a steel signing by everyone in attendance, and a special plaque cut from the same piece of steel to commemorate Carnival’s 50th birthday.
“It’s our birthday and with today’s steel cutting for Carnival Jubilee, this is a great way to honour the accomplishments of Carnival Cruise Line’s first 50 years and to celebrate the excitement ahead,” said Christine Duffy, Carnival Cruise Line’s president.
Part of Carnival’s Excel-class, Carnival Jubilee will share many of the same experiences already found onboard sister ship Mardi Gras, including the award-winning BOLT (the first roller coaster at sea) as well as unique design elements and signature venues of its own.
Carnival Jubilee will offer seven-day Western Caribbean cruises from the Port of Galveston beginning Nov. 18, 2023, with stops in Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico, as well as Mahogany Bay (Isla Roatan), Honduras.
All Excel-class ships, which also include Carnival Celebration, run on a liquefied natural gas (LNG) technology platform, which was pioneered by Carnival Corporation as part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability and emissions reduction.