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Carnival Jubilee Officially Named

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Carnival Jubilee in Galveston - Naming Ceremony

This article is Carnival Jubilee Officially Named. It is about the naming ceremony for Carnival Jubilee in Texas on February 24, 2024.

The featured image is from Carnival.

It is always exciting news when a new cruise ship debuts and is officially named.

Naming ceremonies are a special celebration for media, travel agents, cruise industry professionals and others to officially name a ship and bless it as the ship begins service.

Sometimes these happen prior to regular guests sailings and sometimes after.

In the case of Carnival Jubilee, the ship has been sailing for several months now from Texas.

Carnival Jubilee

Carnival Jubilee in Galveston - Naming Ceremony
Carnival Jubilee in Galveston – Photo by Carnival

As an Excel Class ship, Carnival Jubilee is sailing from Galveston in Texas. Jubilee has Bolt, the famous roller coaster at sea similar to her sister ships of Mardi Gras and Carnival Celebration. In addition, Carnival announced recently another ship in the class was ordered. You can read about that here.

Jubilee offers many fun areas for guests to enjoy Texas themed experiences. In addition, the ship is currently offering complimentary dining at two of the popular Carnival eateries including the Italian Restaurant and Fusion Chinese restaurant Cha Bing.

On the other two Excel Class ships, guests get one dinner at each of those two restaurants, while on Jubilee for the inaugural season, guests can dine as many times as they like at these two locations.

Naming Ceremony

Carnival put on a Texas sized naming ceremony at the home port.

The Texas Galveston mayor named the day Carnival Jubilee Day in commemoration of the event.

The naming ceremony traditionally means breaking a bottle of champaign on the bow of a ship as well as a blessing over the ship.

Gwen Stefani was a Godmother of the ship officially using a rope to release the champaign bottle to name the ship.

Gwen Stefani officially named Carnival Jubilee – Video from Carnival


After officially naming the ship, Gwen Stefani performed several songs.

Cruise Couch captured this on YouTube:

Video by Coach Cruise on YouTube

Naming Ceremony

The naming ceremony was hosted by cruise director Kyndall Fire.

In addition, the President of Carnival Cruise line attended the event and provided Texas size fun for the audience.

Special guests included travel content creators, media, travel agents and Carnival executives.

The event offered a Texas Rope show and many special surprises.


Carnival Jubilee
Carnival Jubilee at the shipyard. Photo by Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Jubilee offers seven-night cruises from Galveston to the Caribbean for a Texas Fun Ship Experience.

Jubilee is Carnival’s 26th cruise ship and offers fun for everyone.

Last year, I sailed on Mardi Gras, one of the sister ships to Carnival Jubilee. You can read about my experience here.

Have you sailed on Carnival Jubilee?

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