With the official launch and naming of Carnival’s Mardi Gras now complete, Carnival Cruise Line has just announced that the third Excel-Class ship Carnival Jubilee, will be based in Galveston, Texas for when she debuts in 2023.
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Carnival Jubilee, will follow Carnival Celebration, the line’s second Excel Class vessel, coming to PortMiami in November 2022. However, this new Excel-class ship will not be the first Jubilee to sail from Galveston. As it gets ready to celebrate its 50th birthday in 2022, Carnival has resurrected some of the names of its previous ships that were popular with guests at the company’s inception – such as Mardi Gras, Carnival Celebration, and now, Carnival Jubilee. Celebration was the first year-round ship positioned in Galveston in 2000 and was soon joined by Jubilee in 2002. So now, just more than 21 years later, this new Carnival Jubilee – four times larger than her predecessor – will make her debut at the port ushering new ways for the next generation of cruise enthusiasts to have fun.
Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line 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.”
The Excel Class ships utilize a liquefied natural gas (LNG) technology platform. Carnival Corp. pioneered the introduction of LNG fuel in the passenger cruise sector as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to sustainability and compliance throughout its global operations.
Carnival Jubilee will be open for sale in early 2022, and guests can register to be the “first to know” about the ship’s itineraries and special sale promotions by visiting Carnival Cruise Line’s website