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Carnival Jubilee cruise ship to sail 18-day transatlantic voyage in 2023

Jan. 26, 2022
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Carnival Jubilee cruise ship to sail 18-day transatlantic voyage in 2023
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Carnival Jubilee, a new ship from Carnival Cruise Line, will take its maiden voyage from British shores next year.

The Excel-class ship is set to depart from Southampton, England, in October of 2023 on an 18-day transatlantic voyage.

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Carnival Jubilee will stop in Spanish city Vigo, Madeira's capital Funchal, the Canary Islands of Tenerife and Las Palmas and Grand Turk in the Turks and Caicos, before docking in Galveston, Texas.

Related: The 7 most anticipated new cruise ships of 2022

A seven-day Western Caribbean sailing then embarks in November from Galveston on the Gulf Coast of Texas, and sails to Honduras' Mahogany Bay, Costa Maya and Cozumel in Mexico before returning to Texas.

The ship will bear similarities to Carnival's Mardi Gras — the line's biggest cruise ship ever — and Carnival Celebration, the latter of which launches in 2022, and is also the line's third Excel-class ship, named after the MS Jubilee, which has been out of commission since 2016.

Related: The ultimate guide to Carnival Cruise Line ships and itineraries

Jubilee will hold 5,347 passengers and comprise six zones including pools and lidos, a Tiki Bar and its BOLT rollercoaster. Yes, a rollercoaster. At sea.

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Bookings are now open and can be made at Carnival's website.

Does Carnival have a loyalty program?

It does! You can find out everything you need to know about Carnival Cruise Line’s VIFP Club loyalty program in our TPG guide here.

U.S.-based passengers can also earn the cruise line's "Fun points" with the Carnival World Mastercard, with an introductory offer of $250 off your first cruise booking if you spend $500 on the card within 90 days.

Carnival will also double the Fun points you earn in your first year, though beyond its introductory offer you'll only earn 1 Fun point per $1 spent, and 2 Fun points per $1 spent on Carnival products.

The information for the Carnival World Mastercard has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Featured image by The soon-to-debut Carnival Cruise Line ship Mardi Gras departs Turku, Finland, on Sept. 28, 2020 for sea trials in the Baltic Sea. (Photo courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line)
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