CCL-Carnival's first Excel-class cruise ship Carnival Jubilee marked construction milestone

   February 14, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

Meyer Werft shipyard (Papenburg, Germany) provided an update on the construction of CCL-Carnival Cruise Line's newest ship Carnival Jubilee

The first Excel-class ship to be built for Carnival in Germany marked a major milestone with the lifting of the last block onboard the liner. The stern is also complete, and a step towards the completion of Jubilee has been taken. This means that the exterior steel construction is complete.

Meyer Werft GmbH & Co. KG said that with a lot of commitment and shipbuilding passion, they were now concentrating on the work in the interior areas of Carnival Jubilee.

"We are proud to build this great ship in Papenburg and look forward to Carnvial’s guests celebrating her arrival to Galveston, Texas at the end of the year.” 

Construction of the 180,000 GT Carnival Jubilee commenced in March 2022 when Carnival and Meyer Werft Shipyard celebrated the newbuild's first steel cutting. Jubilee's keel was laid in July last year and since then, the yard has been working hard to complete the liner.

Carnival Jubilee cruise ship

Once finished, Carnival Jubilee is to be based year-round in Galveston TX and will operate 7-day voyages to the Western Caribbean departing on Saturdays. Voyages include sailings to Cozumel and Costa Maya (Mexico), and Mahogany Bay (Isla Roatan, Honduras). The ship will be able to accommodate 5,347 passengers at double occupancy and as many as 6,631 passengers when fully booked.