Carnival Cruise Line has opened the books for its upcoming newbuild, the Carnival Jubilee, which is scheduled to launch service from the Port of Galveston in Texas in November 2023.
The line purposefully made the ship available for booking to coincide with National Plan for Vacation Day and said it is accepting reservations for its inaugural 2023-24 season.
The Jubilee will be the line's third Excel-class ship and will feature many of the amenities on its sister ships, the Mardi Gras and Celebration, but will also debut new concepts, including two new "zones," the themed areas that all Excel ships have.
On the Mardi Gras, they include the French Quarter, Grand Central, the Lido, Summer Landing and the Ultimate Playground, home to the Bolt roller coaster and La Piazza.
The Jubilee will offer seven-day Western Caribbean itineraries from Galveston beginning Nov. 18, 2023, with stops in Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico, as well as Roatan, Honduras.
Before launching from Galveston, the Jubilee will depart on Oct. 30, 2023, from Southampton, England, on an 18-day transatlantic sailing stopping in the Port of Vigo in Spain, La Palma and Tenerife in the Canary Islands, Funchal on Madeira and Grand Turk.
The Mardi Gras has been sailing from Port Canaveral since last summer and the Carnival Celebration will launch service from Miami later this year.
The ships each run on a liquefied natural gas and feature more than 20 different cabin categories and a three-deck atrium on the starboard side.