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Carnival celebrates keel-laying ceremony for Carnival Jubilee

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With the traditional keel-laying, the construction of the Carnival Jubilee at MEYER WERFT in Papenburg has reached another milestone. For the first time, a ship for this brand and shipping company from Miami is being built in Papenburg.

“We are delighted to be taking another symbolic step in the construction of the Carnival Jubilee with the laying of the keel. The MEYER team will once again produce a progressive and innovative cruise ship that will enable millions of passengers to have a wonderful holiday,” says Bernard Meyer, Managing Director of MEYER WERFT.

The Carnival Jubilee is now being completed in the world's largest covered shipbuilding dock at MEYER WERFT and will be delivered at the end of 2023. Carnival Cruise Line will then use the ship for cruises to the Caribbean from the Texas port of Galveston. That is why the US state was omnipresent during the keel-laying ceremony: Shipping company president Christine Duffy, wearing a protective helmet in the shape of a cowboy hat, placed the traditional lucky coins under the 375-ton block of steel.

The Carnival Jubilee is the third ship in a series that the MEYER Group is building for Carnival Cruise Line. MEYER TURKU already delivered the Mardi Gras in 2020, and the Carnival Celebration will follow there in 2022. All ships are equipped with low-emission LNG propulsion. For the first time, the highlight for the passengers on board the three ships is a roller coaster.

In response to the pandemic and the associated crisis, MEYER WERFT and Carnival Corporation decided to use this ship for a different brand than originally planned within the group and thus agreed on a design change in record time. For the first time, a ship design from MEYER TURKU will be used for the transfer to MEYER WERFT.

This step was only made possible by the joint MEYER Global Design organization of development, planning and conception at all locations of the MEYER Group and thus shows the great flexibility of the entire MEYER Group to be able to react to ad hoc market requirements.

For this reason, the group-wide Design & Engineering should continue to grow and is therefore looking for further architects, engineers and experts in the areas of entertainment, sustainability and IT development. The training of our own youngsters, for example in the course of dual studies in all disciplines, will also be further focused.