Updated: Mar 22, 2022
The steel was cut for another Carnival Funderstruck ship.
Shipyard workers at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, proudly displayed a large sign celebrating Carnival's cruise line's 50th anniversary.
Fifty years ago, the company began with a 28,000-ton ship that was built in 1961. On this day, workers were cutting the steel for a ship almost seven times the size that would carry five times as many guests as the first ship, the Mardi Gras.
The Carnival Jubillee will be the third of the new Excel-class ship to be built, following the currently sailing Mardi Gras and the Celebration to be delivered later this year. It is also the first Carnival ship to be built at the Meyer-Werft yard in Papenburg, Germany.
Carnival Jubilee will continue Mardi Gras features like BOLT, the first roller-coaster at sea, and has some new design elements and signature venues all its own to be revealed.
Carnival Jubilee will offer seven-day western Caribbean cruises from the Port of Galveston beginning Nov. 18, 2023, with calls at Cozumel, Costa Maya and Mahogany Bay (Roatán).