Meyer Werft Delivers Carnival Jubilee

Dec 04, 2023

Meyer Werft announced the delivery of Carnival Jubilee, the newest addition to Carnival Cruise Line's fleet. The Latest Excel-Class ship boasting a gross tonnage of 183,200 GT, spans an impressive 345.4 meters in length and 42 meters in width. Carnival Jubilee can accommodate 5,374 passengers in its 2,626 passenger cabins, along with a dedicated crew of 1,551 members. Carnival Jubilee represents a significant milestone as the first ship for Carnival Cruise Line to be constructed at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg. 

Much like its predecessors, Mardi Gras and Carnival Celebration, delivered in 2020 and 2022 respectively, Carnival Jubilee incorporates a cutting-edge low-emission liquefied natural gas (LNG) propulsion system. With an impressive 61.8 MW of total engine power and 37 MW of propulsion power, the ship is not only a testament to engineering prowess but also a commitment to environmental sustainability.

Originally intended for Carnival Corp. brand AIDA Cruises, the vessel's transition to Carnival Cruise Line in 2021 marked a historic moment in ship design, as it was the first instance of a ship being transferred from Meyer Turku, Finland, to its sister yard, Meyer Werft, both integral companies of the Meyer Group.

Carnival Jubilee underwent meticulous technical and nautical sea trials, successfully completing numerous tests. Simultaneously, work continued on board to ensure the ship's readiness for its maiden voyage, scheduled to commence from its home port of Galveston, Texas, on December 23.

Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, commended the collaborative efforts, stating, "Our first ship built in Papenburg for Carnival Cruise Line is stunning, and being on board to take delivery, I’m proud of all the work our team and our partners at Meyer Werft have done in collaboration to bring Carnival Jubilee to life."

Project manager Jürgen Storz acknowledged the outstanding efforts of all involved parties, stating, "The project teams at the shipyard and the shipping company, the many suppliers and the classification society have once again done an outstanding job on the Carnival Jubilee despite the many challenges."