With the traditional keel laying ceremony at Meyer Werft’s Papenburg shipyard, the construction of Carnival Jubilee – the first ship for the Miami-based shipping company to be built in Papenburg – has reached another milestone.
Bernard Meyer, MD Meyer Werft, said: “We are pleased to take another symbolic step in the construction of the Carnival Jubilee with the keel laying. The Meyer team will once again produce an advanced and innovative cruise ship that will provide a great vacation for millions of passengers.”
The Carnival Jubilee will now be completed in the world’s largest covered shipbuilding dock at Meyer Werft and delivered at the end of 2023. Carnival Cruise Line will then deploy the ship for cruises to the Caribbean from the Texas port of Galveston, hence the omniprescence of the US state at the keel-laying ceremony, where Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy, wearing a cowboy-shaped hard, placed the traditional lucky coins under the 375t steel block.
Carnival Jubilee is the third ship of a series Meyer Group is building for Carnival Cruise Line. Meyer Turku has already delivered the Mardi Gras in 2020, followed by the Carnival Celebration in 2022. All ships are equipped with a low-emission LNG propulsion system.