New Carnival Cruise Line ship to make Southampton debut

US line’s third Excel-class ship will run a re-positioning transatlantic sailing to its homeport in Texas

New Carnival Cruise Line ship Carnival Jubilee is to make its debut from Southampton, UK next year.

The US line’s third Excel-class ship will run a re-positioning transatlantic sailing to its home port of Galveston in Texas, US.

The ship is scheduled to depart from the UK port on 30 October 2023 on an 18-night transatlantic crossing.

Ports of call include Vigo, Las Palmas, Tenerife, Funchal and Grand Turk before arriving in Texas

The vessel will then run seven-day western Caribbean sailings from Galveston from 18 November 2023, with stops in Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico, as well as Roatan in Honduras.

Carnival Jubilee joins sisters Mardi Gras, sailing from Port Canaveral since mid-2021, and Carnival Celebration, which will be based in Miami later this year.


The ships run on a liquefied natural gas (LNG) technology platform as part of parent company Carnival Corporation’s bid to cut emissions.

Carnival Jubilee will share features from its sister ships that guests know and love, including the Bolt roller coaster, expanded dining options, more than 20 different cabin categories and a three-deck atrium on the starboard side of the ship that overlooks the ocean and converts to an entertainment venue at night.

Also like its sisters, the ship will have six zones, two of which will be new concepts to be revealed at a later date.

Details on these and other news will be shared over the coming months, the company said, as it put Carnival Jubilee ‘s inaugural cruises on sale for 2023 and 2024.

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