Carnival Jubilee Western Caribbean Sailing [PODCAST]

A Carnival Jubilee cruise ship docked at a Western Caribbean port.

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Doug talks with Joe about his seven-night journey on the Carnival Jubilee Western Caribbean review: Carnival Cruise Line’s 26th Fun Ship and the fleet’s flagship that entered service in December 2023.

Joe took this cruise with his family in January 2024 and recounts the smooth embarkation at the upgraded Terminal 25 in Galveston. Also talks to use about memories of sailing the original Carnival Jubilee out of Galveston two decades ago.

He also touches on the efficient dining service, enjoyable entertainment, and the comfortable crowd levels on sea days. He shares his highlights from the ports of call, such as Mahogany Bay and Cozumel, and notes the ease of finding quiet relaxation spots and the slightly smaller elevators on the ship.

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Podcast Time stamps:

  • Carnival Jubilee Embarkation (00:00:30) Joe’s pre-cruise thoughts and reasons for choosing the seven-night cruise on Carnival Jubilee.
  • Terminal Enhancements (00:02:14) Comparison between the terminal enhancements at Terminal 25 in Galveston and the Carnival Celebration terminal in Miami.
  • First Impressions (00:04:21) Joe’s first impressions upon boarding the Carnival Jubilee, including the ship’s appearance and the embarkation process.
  • Stateroom Experience (00:06:10) Joe’s review of the stateroom, its features, amenities, and the balcony space and noise levels on the Lido deck.
  • Lido Marketplace and Dining Options (00:08:45) Discussion of the food and layout at the Lido Marketplace and various dining options, including Blue Iguana, Street Eats, Guy’s Burger, and Shaq’s Big Chicken.
  • Specialty Dining and Main Dining Room (00:13:49) Explore dining options such as Cucina del Capitano, Chibang, and experience the main dining room and the convenience of utilizing the app for dining reservations.
  • Dining Experience (00:16:35) Discuss dining reservations’ timing and wait times.
  • Entertainment and Theater Experience (00:19:41) Review of the entertainment options, theater capacity, and utilization of the theater space.
  • Sea Days and Crowds (00:23:27) Overview of the crowds and congestion during sea days and availability of seating areas.
  • Elevator Experience (00:24:18) Feedback on the speed and size of the elevators on the ship.
  • Ports of Call: Mahogany Bay, Roatan (00:25:20) Description of the activities and shops at Mahogany Bay, Roatan, and shopping tips.
  • Ports of Call: Costa Maya, Mexico (00:27:10) Overview of the offerings and changes at Costa Maya, Mexico, and pricing comparisons with other ports.
  • Ports of Call: Cozumel (00:29:12) Discuss the familiarity and activities at Cozumel, Mexico, including beach experiences and shopping.
  • Return Trip to Galveston (00:32:38) Description of the weather and sea conditions during the return trip to Galveston.
  • Jubilee Debarkation (00:33:55) We discussed the smooth and efficient disembarkation process from the Carnival Jubilee ship.
  • Wi-Fi Experience (00:35:09) Reviewing the internet service quality and speed aboard the Carnival Jubilee ship.
  • Casino Smoking (00:36:08) Describing the smoking and non-smoking sections of the casino on the Carnival Jubilee ship.
  • First-Time Tips for Jubilee and Western Caribbean (00:37:24) Offering advice for first-time cruisers on the Carnival Jubilee or sailing in the Western Caribbean.
  • Cruise Highlight (00:37:56) Reflecting on the relaxation and enjoyment experienced during the cruise on the Carnival Jubilee.
  • Final Thoughts on Carnival Jubilee (00:38:29) Providing an overall positive recommendation and impression of the Carnival Jubilee ship.

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