Papenburg-based shipbuilder Meyer Werft has floated out its latest newbuild Carnival Jubilee.

The Carnival Jubilee, the new cruise ship Meyer Werft is building for Carnival Cruise Line, left the shipyard’s covered building dock II (Hall 6) last weekend.

The ship, which is expected to be delivered at the end of the year, moored at the fitting-out pier in the shipyard harbour. On July 22 it was scheduled for the ship to briefly cast off from the pier to conduct various tests on the bow thrusters and stabilisers.

Carnival Jubilee is the first cruise ship built in Germany for Carnival Cruise Line. Within the Meyer Group, it is also the third Excel-Class ship.

It’s worth noting that the Finnish shipyard Meyer Turku already delivered Excel-class Mardi Gras in 2020, followed by Carnival Celebration in 2022.

All three ships are equipped with low-emission LNG propulsion. The highlight for guests on these ships is a roller coaster on board for the first time.

After its delivery at the end of the year, Carnival Cruise Line will deploy the ship for Caribbean cruises departing from the Texas port of Galveston, in the United States.

Video credit: Meyer Werft