Carnival will open the Carnival Jubilee for bookings out of Galveston in early 2022. However, Carnival's press release mentioned the Carnival Jubilee will be sailing 7 night Western Caribbean itineraries from Galveston.
The Carnival Jubilee will have 6 themed zones similar to the Mardi Gras that debuted earlier this year and the Carnival Celebration that will debut in 2022. Carnival's press release noted that 2 of the 6 zones will be new concepts that are to be announced. The Carnival Jubilee will have the BOLT Roller Coaster on the ship's top deck and a three level atrium that converts to an entertainment venue at night.
Carnival's History From Galveston
The newbuild Carnival Jubilee's name may sound familiar to cruisers because this is not the first time Carnival had a ship named the M/S Jubilee. The first Jubilee cruise ship was a Holiday class ship that sailed for Carnival from approximately 1986 - 2004. The original Jubilee cruise ship sailed from Galveston in 2002. Carnival began sailing year-round cruises from Galveston in 2000 with the M/S Celebration (not to be confused with the 2022 newbuild Carnival Celebration) and then in 2002 the M/S Jubilee joined the M/S Celebration. Carnival's capacity continued growing out of Galveston in the early to mid 2000's when the Carnival Elation and Carnival Ecstasy were repositioned to Galveston and later the Carnival Conquest came. In the early 2010's, the Carnival Triumph and Carnival Magic began sailing from Galveston to replace the Carnival Ecstasy and Carnival Conquest. In 2015, the Carnival Freedom began sailing from Galveston as Carnival's third year-round Galveston based ship. Over the second half of the 2010's, the Carnival Liberty replaced the Carnival Triumph out of Galveston and was then was replaced by the Carnival Valor. The Carnival Breeze replaced the Carnival Magic from Galveston and in 2018 was replaced by the Carnival Vista. Currently, the Carnival Dream sails 6 & 8 night cruises from Galveston, the Carnival Breeze sails 4 & 5 night cruises, and the Carnival Vista sails 7 night cruises from Galveston.
Carnival Jubilee Ship Size and Fast Facts
Year Entering Service: 2023
Gross Tonnage: 182,800 gross tons
Capacity: 5,400 guests and 1,700 crew
Length: Approximately 1,130 Feet
Ship's Class: Excel Class
It will be exciting to see what information Carnival releases on the Carnival Jubilee in the future including the ship's Galveston itineraries.
For more information check out these links (both links will take you away to Carnival's website):
Carnival's Official Press Release: Click Here To View
Carnival Jubilee's Webpage on Carnival's Website: Click Here To View