Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship, the Carnival Jubilee, unexpectedly floated today, July 21, 2023, at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany. The float marks a milestone in the construction process, marking the completion of the 183,521 ton ship’s outer hull.
Originally scheduled to float on Saturday morning, Meyer Werft has brought it forward due to bad weather expected in Germany over the weekend. The ship’s maneuvering is now underway, moving the ship to its destination at the shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.
The Initial Float Indicates a Special Move
Carnival Cruise Line’s newest cruise ship has completed its construction phase, hitting the water and floating for the first time since construction began in 2022.
Meyer Werft says floating outside, originally planned for Saturdayhas been issued, possibly because of the bad weather forecast for the weekend.
Meyer Werft started filling the port around 12:00 PM CET, and from now on, Carnival Jubilee it has been floated and moored in the wet dock with the help of several tugboats at the Meyer Werft shipyard. YouTuber Detlev Helmerich also has a live video of the float, which you can watch below:
The ship’s captain uttered the following words: “Notice, new schedule: The opening of Carnival Jubilee will begin 12 hours earlier and this will begin tonight at approximately 8:30 PM CET. To accommodate this, we flooded our port this morning and therefore moved Carnival Jubilee to her berth.”
Law Dock, Conveyance, and Sea Trials
Carnival Jubilee she will be docked at a nearby wet dock, where interior work, including furniture and interior design, will continue. This phase is expected to take several weeks.
After internal work, Carnival Jubilee will travel on a special journey called the river Ems conveyance. The cruise, which is a custom for ships built at the Meyer Werft shipyard, includes sailing along the Ems River to reach the North Sea.
Guided by experienced pilots and supported by tugboats, Carnival Jubilee it will slowly go through this difficult process, before going to sea trials, which are scheduled for August 2023. The sea trials will check the complex systems of the ship, such as navigation, handling, and safety. After completing these tests, the ship will become the property of Carnival Cruise Line.
Meyer Werft’s First Carnival Cruise Ship
Excel panel Carnival Jubilee she was the first submarine that Meyer Werft built American cruise company in Germany. All of them Mardi Gras and Carnival Festival she was built by the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland. The German and Finnish shipyards are part of the parent company Meyer Group.
Do the work Carnival Jubilee started on March 18, 2022. Changes to the naval fleet were made following the great success of the Mardi Grasmake Carnival Corporation change Carnival Jubilee from her first cruise, AIDA, to Carnival Cruise Line while retaining the services of Meyer Werft.
Tomorrow, July 22, 2023, Carnival Jubilee will be briefly dropped from the pier in the afternoon to conduct various tests on the bowsprit and exercises. However, the schedule may change due to weather conditions.
Carnival Jubileewhen completed, it will be 1,130 meters long, with 15 steps, and a capacity of 6,631 guests.
His maiden voyage, a 7-night trip to the Western Caribbean, will depart Galveston, Texas, on December 23, 2023. Ports of call on the cruise include Roatan in Honduras, and Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico. The ship is expected to remain home from Galveston until April 2025.