25 Jul 2023

Carnival Jubilee Leaves Meyer Werft Building Dock

Carnival Jubilee Leaves Meyer Werft Building Dock

Photo: Courtesy of Meyer Werft

(eap) This past Friday, MEYER WERFT’s latest cruise liner, the “Carnival Jubilee”, left the construction dock and was moored at the outfitting pier in the shipyard harbour, where the first tests were carried out on the new ship on Saturday. The Carnival Jubilee is the first cruise ship ordered by the American shipping company Carnival Cruise Line that was built in Germany and the third ship of the Excel class. In 2020, the Finnish shipyard MEYER TURKU delivered the “Mardi Gras”, followed by the “Carnival Celebration” in 2022.

The 345-meter Carnival Jubilee has room for over 6,600 passengers, who can look forward to a wide variety of attractions on the luxury liner. The highlight: a “BOLT®” coaster from Maurer Rides, which takes guests on a roller coaster ride 57 meters above the sea. The coaster will be 220 meters long and enable a maximum speed of 60 km/h. For the first time on a cruise ship, Maurer’s SPIKE coaster was built on Mardi Gras.

In addition to the roller coaster, a “WaterWorks™” water park will be built, which experienced cruise ship passengers may be familiar with from already operating liners of the shipping company. Among other highlights, a water playground and various water slides await guests here. Also, there will be a “SportsSquare®” with a climbing and crazy-golf course and many other sports facilities, as well as various wellness treatments and shows. Six themed areas on the Carnival Jubilee resemble those on her sister ships. In addition, there are two new ones: “Currents” and “The Shores”, which are designed to revolve around the theme of the sea. Upon entering Currents, passengers are immersed in an underwater scenario, which is created by six LED windows interacting with a wave-shaped LED ceiling. In The Shores, guests can stroll along a boardwalk and enjoy a variety of dining options.

Carnival Jubilee is scheduled to depart on October 30, 2023 for an 18-day transatlantic voyage before arriving at her homeport in Galveston, Texas. There, it is scheduled to depart towards the Caribbean on December 23, 2023. ■

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