Carnival Cruise Line Jubilee

Carnival Cruise Line announces new Excel-class ship for 2023

Carnival Cruise Line has revealed a new ship, to be named Carnival Jubilee, will be delivered in 2023 and based in Galveston, Texas.

The 5,400-guest Carnival Jubilee will sail seven-day western Caribbean itineraries.

It will be the third ship in the line’s Excel class, joining sisters Mardi Gras and Carnival Celebration.

Carnival Cruise Line also confirmed that all 22 of its US-based ships will be back in guest operations by March 2022.

Carnival Sensation will restart from Mobile, Alabama, effective 5 March; Carnival Ecstasy will sail again from Jacksonville, Florida, on 7 March, and Carnival Paradise will restart operations from Tampa, Florida on 12 March.

Carnival Cruise Line president Christine Duffy said: “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.

“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.

“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 US.

“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 the entire region.”

In recent Carnival news, the line christened Mardi Gras in the first naming ceremony in the US since the cruise industry’s restart this summer.

The ship was officially welcomed to the fleet at Port Canaveral, Florida, in what the line described as a “universe of fun celebration befitting of the world’s most fun cruise ship”.

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