German shipbuilder Meyer Werft has provided a construction update on Carnival Cruise Line’s third Excel-class ship, Carnival Jubilee.
Carnival Jubilee Construction Update
In a Facebook post, the shipyard said (translated from German): “The Carnival Jubilee has reached another important milestone: the last big block has been erected. . Now the stern is also complete and an important step towards the completion of the cruise ship for the Carnival Cruise Line has been done.”
“With a lot of commitment and shipbuilding passion, we are now focusing on the works in the interior areas of the Carnival Jubilee, because we are proud to build this great ship in Papenburg.”
The structure of the stern, or the back of the vessel, is now completed. Wondering what the difference is between the stern and the aft? The stern is technically the outside back of the ship, while the aft is the indoor part of the back of the ship. Either way, most people use the terms interchangeably.
Back on January 17th, Meyer Werft shared another Carnival Jubilee construction update and photo, proudly displaying the ship’s blue hull and painted-on name:
Carnival Jubilee is part of Carnival Corporation’s Excellence class, which includes fellow Carnival Cruise Line ships Mardi Gras and Carnival Celebration as well as AIDAcosma, AIDAnova, Costa Smeralda, Costa Toscana, and P&O’s Iona and Arvia. All ships in the class are 180,000 gross tons or larger, making this the largest class in the global Carnival Corporation fleet.
While no features distinguishing Carnival Jubilee from Mardi Gras and Carnival Celebration have been announced yet, we do know that it will include most of the same venues and amenities as its sisters, including the BOLT roller coaster, Shaq’s Big Chicken, the adults-only Serenity Retreat, Bonsai Teppanyaki, the WaterWorks aqua park, the RedFrog Tiki Bar, and Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse | Brewhouse.
Jubilee is scheduled to debut this December and sail year-round from Galveston, Texas.