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Carnival Cruise Line forced to delay Jubilee launch

Carnival Cruise Line forced to delay Jubilee launch

Carnival Cruise Line has announced that the first six cruises on Carnival Jubilee have been cancelled.

The line said that the delivery of the ship had been put back because of “supply chain logistics” at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, where it is currently under construction.

Carnival Jubilee’s first cruise will now be on 23 December 2023, from Galveston, Texas.

The ship had originally been scheduled to depart from Southampton on 30 October 2023. Carnival said that guests and travel agents have been notified of the change.

Carnival Cruise Line ‘disappointed’ to share news

Carnival Cruise Line president Christine Duffy said: “This is disappointing news, but with the notification from the shipyard, we are advising our guests as quickly as we can.

“We appreciate their understanding as we work to deliver another spectacular ship that will provide a vacation experience our guests deserve and will absolutely love.”

Carnival Jubilee is the latest Excel-class ship from the line and will be powered by liquefied natural gas.

It will share many of the same features found on Mardi Gras – including the Bolt rollercoaster, as well as new public venues, with “more details to be shared about those aspects closer now that construction is underway”, Carnival said.

Back in July, during the ship’s keel-laying ceremony, Duffy added: “Carnival Jubilee will significantly enhance our offerings from Galveston as the industry leader in the Texas cruise market and an important contributor to the Galveston tourism economy.”

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