CCL-Carnival Cruise Line notified guests booked on the first 6 voyages of the company's Carnival Jubilee ship that because of shipyard delays, delivery of the vessel had been postponed and the first sailing will now be the December 23rd, 2023 embarkation from Galveston Texas.
Carnival Jubilee is currently under construction at Meyer Werft (Papenburg, Germany).
The German shipbuilder Meyer Werft has notified CCL that due to supply chain disruptions/logistics issues, the vessel's October 2023 delivery had been re-set for December 2023.
The new Carnival Jubilee will transit directly to the USA/homeport Galveston to operate the first passenger voyage for the Christmas holiday, departing on December 23rd (2023).
Passengers and travel advisors have been notified of the change.
In total, the original October 30th (2023) Transatlantic crossing from Europe to the Caribbean/USA (Southampton England UK to Galveston TX) and the following 5x Western Caribbean roundtrips from Galveston have been canceled.
Christine Duffy (CCL's President) commented that the news is disappointing, but with the notification from the shipbuilder, they were advising their guests as quickly as they could.
“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.”