Where Is Carnival Jubilee Now: Complete Guide and Updates

June 2, 2024

Carnival Jubilee Cruise Ship

The Carnival Jubilee is the newest and largest vessel in the Carnival Cruise Line (CCL) fleet, officially inaugurated in December 2023. It stands out as the third ship in the XL-Class series, marking a significant milestone in Carnival's expansion and innovation.

Construction and Design

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Constructed by Meyer Werft in Germany, the Jubilee is notable for being the first Carnival ship built in the country.

Ship Specifications

The vessel boasts a length of 1130 ft (344 m) and offers a passenger capacity of 5200 in lower berths. It sails under the Bahamas flag and is registered in Nassau. Jubilee joins its sibling ships, Carnival Mardi Gras (2021) and Carnival Celebration (2022), within the XL-Class series.

Innovative Features

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Roller Coaster

One of the most groundbreaking features of the Carnival Jubilee is the industry's first-at-sea roller coaster, the "BOLT Ultimate Sea Coaster," constructed by Maurer Rides.

Zones and Neighborhoods

The ship includes various themed zones such as Grand Central, Currents, Lido-Pool, The Shores, Summer Landing, and The Ultimate Playground. Each zone offers unique experiences for guests to explore and enjoy.

Distinct Design

The vessel's striking new hull design, in red, white, and navy blue, was created by Bluarch Architecture.



The Carnival Jubilee features a total of 2626 passenger cabins across 22 categories, including duplex suites and 80 wheelchair-accessible cabins. Noteworthy features include the first glass-door showers and convenient under-bed storage.

Cabin Types

The ship offers various cabin types, including Vista-class Havana staterooms with a patio, Family Harbor cabins located near the kids' club, and luxurious Cloud 9 Spa staterooms.

VIP Suites

The "Carnival Excel" suites provide exclusive access to Loft 19 and a range of other luxury amenities, ensuring a premium experience for VIP guests.

Dining and Culinary Options


The Carnival Jubilee boasts an array of dining venues, both complimentary and specialty. Notable new additions include Rudi’s Seagrill, Big Chicken by Shaquille O'Neal, and Emeril’s Bistro 717.

Exclusive Dining Options

Guests can enjoy unique culinary experiences such as the Chef's Table and Bonsai Teppanyaki, which offer live cooking shows and interactive dining.

Cuisine Variety

The cruise ship offers a wide range of cuisines, including New Orleans cuisine at Emeril's Bistro and a blend of Mexican and Chinese dishes at Chibang!

Entertainment and Amenities

Activity Complex

The Ultimate Playground area includes Carnival WaterWorks, the SkyCourse ropes course, and SportSquare, providing a variety of activities for thrill-seekers.

Loft 19 Retreat

This new VIP leisure concept features a bar service, pool, cabanas, and concierge services, offering an exclusive and luxurious retreat for guests.

Specialized Zones

The Currents Zone, with its underwater theme and advanced tech for interactive visuals, and The Shores Zone, featuring coastal fast food venues, enhance the ship's appeal.

Shipwide Entertainment

Entertainment options abound, including Playlist Productions shows, comedy clubs, live music lounges, family fun programs, and spaces like Family Harbor Lounge and Dr Seuss Bookville.

Itineraries and Destinations

The Carnival Jubilee offers year-round Caribbean itineraries from its homeport in Galveston, Texas. Notable itinerary highlights include 7-day Western Caribbean trips with stops in Cozumel, Costa Maya, and Isla Roatan’s Mahogany Bay. Cruises were made available for booking on January 25, 2021.

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