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Meyer Werft delivers “Carnival Jubilee”

The “Carnival Jubilee”, Meyer Werft’s newest cruise ship, has been handed over to the US shipping company Carnival Cruise Line on the scheduled date.

In recent weeks, the “Carnival Jubilee” had proven its seaworthiness during extensive technical and nautical sea trials and successfully completed numerous tests. At the same time, work on completing the ship continued right up to the end. [ds_preview]

The ship (183,200 GRT) is 345.4 m long, 42 m wide and can accommodate up to 5,374 passengers. The ship will embark on its maiden voyage on December 23 from its home port of Galveston, Texas.

“With a strong team effort and a lot of commitment from everyone involved, we have managed to deliver another particularly innovative cruise ship,” says shipyard Managing Director Jan Meyer.

First Carnival ship from Papenburg

This is the first ship to be built in Papenburg for the US shipping company. The two sister ships in the Excel class, the “Mardi Gras” (delivered in December 2020) and the “Carnival Celebration” (November 2022), were built by Meyer Turku. All ships are equipped with low-emission LNG propulsion.

“I am proud of the work our team and our partners at Meyer Werft have done together to bring the ‘Carnival Jubilee’ to life. Now we’re heading home so we can deliver her to our guests in time for the Christmas vacations,” said Christine Duffy, President of Carnival Cruise Line.

The new cruise ship has a wide range of entertainment options and numerous restaurants. The highlight on the upper deck is the “Ultimate Playground” with a water park including large slides and the “BOLT” roller coaster.

In response to the coronavirus pandemic and the associated crisis in the cruise industry, the shipping company decided to use this ship for a different brand than originally planned within the Group and thus agreed a design change. For the first time, a ship design was transferred from Meyer Turku to Meyer Werft.

Carnival Jubilee
(from left) Captain Andrea Catalani, Christine Duffy (President of Carnival Cruise Line) and Jan and Bernard Meyer (both Managing Directors of Meyer Werft) at the handover of the “Carnival Jubilee” (© Meyer Werft)

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