All about the Carnival Jubilee
The Carnival Jubilee is still being built and will debut in 2023. It's considered a large size ship. Coming in at 1,130 ft long and 137 ft wide, it's roughly the length of 3.1 football fields, as wide as 2.6 tractor trailers, and the same height as a 17-story building. The Jubilee is Carnival's most recently announced ship. It's named after the original Jubilee that sailed with Carnival from 1986 - 2004. The Jubilee is still under construction and Carnival hasn't released all the details yet. This page will be updated as we learn more.
The Jubilee can hold 5,400 based on double occupancy (two people per room) and more when you take into account 3rd and 4th passengers. When you compare the total tonnage of the ship to the number of passengers, the Jubilee has a space ratio of 35. Depending on the ship, this number can range from 30 to 52 (with a bigger number meaning more space per person) so this ship has less space per person than average.
|Passengers (double occupancy)||5,400|
|Passenger to Crew Ratio||2.6|
|Space Ratio (tons of ship per passenger)||35|
The Jubilee is one of three Excel-class ships currently sailing with Carnival. Excel-class ships are Carnival's newest and largest ships. Some signature features are the BOLT roller coaster, a LOFT 19 suite area, the exclusive Havana. They're Carnival's first ships that run on LNG, a cleaner burning fuel. They're known for their six-distinct zones, all with a different theme, that make the ship easier to navigate and breaks up the large crowds. The Jubilee is very similar to its sister-ships; Mardi Gras and Celebration, although each ship may have some differences.
Carnival Jubilee Restaurants
Food is a big part of any cruise, and there will plenty on the Carnival Jubilee. You have 18 different dining options to choose from. Of those options, 13 are complementary, or included with your cruise fare. The other 5 options have an additional fee. Some of those options are a set price and some have a la cart menu pricing. 72% of the dining options are included which means if you're watching your budget, you won't feel like you're missing out by not going to a lot of extra fee dining places.
|Restaurant||Restaurant Type||Cost||Type of Food|
|Big Chicken||Quick serve||Included||Chicken|
|Blue Iguana Cantina||Quick serve||Included||Mexican|
|Bonsai Sushi||Sit down||A la cart||Asian|
|Bonsai Teppanyaki||Sit down||Flat fee||Asian|
|ChiBang||Sit down||Included||Mexican / Chinese|
|Cucina Del Capitano (Excel-ship)||Sit down||Included||Italian|
|Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse||Sit down||Flat fee||Steakhouse|
|Fresh Creations||Quick serve||Included||Salad|
|Guy's Burger Joint||Quick serve||Included||American|
|Guys Pig and Anchor BarBQue||Quick serve||Included||BBQ|
|Guys Pig and Anchor Smokehouse (Excel-ship)||Sit down||Included||BBQ|
|JavaBlue Cafe||Quick serve||A la cart||Coffee|
|Main Dining Room||Sit down||Included||Main dining room|
|Pizzeria del Capitano||Quick serve||Included||Pizza|
|Seafood Shack||Quick serve||A la cart||Seafood|
|Street Eats||Quick serve||Included||Global|
In terms of drinks and cocktails, you have a variety of choices. Carnival serves the Pepsi family of products. That means Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sierrna Mist, Mug Root Beer, and Mountain Dew, although the selection can vary by ship.
There are also plenty of bars available on this ship. You can see the recent bar menus for the jubilee at this link (Carnival Drink Menus).
Pools and Hot Tubs on Carnival Jubilee
Nothing beats relaxing by a pool with a nice drink in hand as you feel the fresh sea breeze pass by you. The problem is that with thousands of people on a ship, there's not always room. If you want to spend all day in a pool, a cruise might not be the right choice. You would have a much better bet choosing a resort with a huge pool complex. That being said, a quick dip in the pool can be nice on a hot day.
The Carnival Jubilee has a total of 6 pools and 7 hot tubs.
Tired of loud kids and splashing? 1 of the pools and 2 of the hot tubs are adults only. 2 of the pools are exclusive access, which means there's either an extra charge to access them or you need to book a certain class of cabin to have access to them.
|- Pools - General Access||3|
|- Pools - Adults Only||1|
|- Pools - Exclusive||2|
|Total Hot Tubs||7|
|- Hot Tubs - General Access||5|
|- Hot Tubs - Adults Only||2|
|- Hot Tubs - Exclusive||0|
Carnival Jubilee Features
There are quite a few things to do on the Jubilee. These are the main amenities that are available. Some are included in the cost of the cruise, while others have an additional charge.
|Adult Only Relaxation Area||Included|
|Arcade||A la cart|
|Brewery Tour||Flat fee|
|Casino||A la cart|
|Cooking Class||Flat fee|
|Roller Coaster||Flat fee|
|Thermal Suites||Flat fee|
Carnival is a mainstream cruise line. Mainstream cruise lines cater to a variety of guests, hoping to provide something for everyone. These typically cost about $100 - $350 per person per day.
Cruise pricing is dynamic and varies for each specific sailing based on factors such as departure point, ports of call, and time of year. Typically newer ships cost more, so a cruise on Carnival Jubilee will likely cost more than other ships in the fleet.
Carnival Jubilee Onboard Costs
Another way to gauge the cost of a cruise is to consider how much you'll spend on board. Even though a lot is included in the base cruise fare, you may still spend money on things like spa treatments, specialty dining, drinks, and excursions. In addition, guests can also have to pay for things like gratuities and tips.
Typically guests can expect to spend about 25 - 40% of the cost of the cruise on onboard expenses. In other words, if the cruise fare is $1,000 per person, you might spend between $250 and $400 on extra expenses.
The table below will help you understand what you might spend onboard a Carnival ship.
|Base Daily Gratuities*|
(Per Person Per Day)
|Tip added to drinks & services||18%|
|Domestic Beer Price||$7.50|
See drink menus
|Drink Package Price||$59.95|
|Internet Plan||$12.75 to $18.70 per device per day|
|*Daily gratuities for a standard cabin. Suites or specialty rooms may have higher rates.|
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