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Carnival Jubilee

Come aboard the Carnival Jubilee, the third marvelous Excel-class ship, where you’ll discover the epitome of Carnival’s perfected and carefree cruise experience. Carnival Jubilee brings to life the beloved features from her sister ships that guests know and cherish. Among these features, you’ll find the award-winning BOLT roller coaster, which promises heart-pounding excitement. Additionally, the ship offers an array of expanded dining options, over 20 unique stateroom categories, and a wealth of spacious and luxurious suites. As an added bonus, there’s a breathtaking three-deck atrium located on the starboard side of the ship. This atrium not only provides ocean views but also transforms into an enthralling entertainment venue once the sun sets.

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Galveston serves as a popular cruise departure point in Texas, offering travelers a convenient gateway to various cruise destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico.

Carnival Jubilee Overview

A warm welcome in advance to Carnival Jubilee! Following the footsteps of Mardi Gras® and Carnival Celebration®, this ship has some grand flip-flops to fill, and Carnival Jubilee is more than ready to elevate your cruise experience with its six distinctive “zones” of fun. Each zone has its unique theme, offering you a diverse blend of experiences. Hop from one zone to another throughout your day to create a truly one-of-a-kind vacation. Among these zones, you’ll find two new additions, Currents™ and The Shores™, which bring fresh and ocean-inspired fun to the mix.

The ship boasts remarkable elements such as Emeril’s Bistro 717™, the third bistro at sea, from Carnival’s Chief Culinary Officer, Emeril Lagasse. Additionally, Carnival classics like BOLT®, RedFrog® Tiki Bar, Family Feud™ Live, Cucina del Capitano®, Seuss at Sea™, and Playlist Productions™ are there to keep the excitement alive. You’ll also encounter inventive highlights like The Golden Mermaid™ and Dr.Inks, Ph.D.™, along with brand-new onboard fun spaces. It’s worth noting that all these experiences are powered by clean-burning LNG fuel, contributing to a more sustainable and eco-friendly journey. Get ready for a Carnival Jubilee adventure like no other!

Carnival Jubilee Cruise Ship

Carnival Payments & Refunds

To reserve your cabin and lock in the final price, you will be required to place a deposit on your cruise. After you have placed a deposit to secure your reservation, you will be asked to pay the remaining balance of your fare at the final payment due date.

Deposit and Final Payment

Cruise TypeDeposit AmountFinal Payment Due Date
3-night cruises$100 per person ($200 for single occupancy) 76 days prior to sailing 
4 to 5-night cruises$150 per person ($300 for single occupancy) 76 days prior to sailing 
6 to 9-night cruises$250 per person ($500 for single occupancy) 91 days prior to sailing 
Alaska, Europe, Panama Canal, Transatlantic, Transpacific and cruises that are 10-nights and longer$400 per person ($800 for single occupancy) 91 days prior to sailing   

Non-Refundable Deposit at the time of booking: Early Saver and Super Saver
Non-Refundable Total Fare at the time of booking: Pack & Go

Note: Select promotions require full payment at the time of booking.

Carnival accepts American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover Card for all cruise payments.

Cancellations and Refunds

Penalties may apply if you cancel or change your reservation. Penalties can be up to 100% of the amount paid, and deposits are often non-refundable. We recommend purchasing insurance to protect against covered unexpected events. Please check with your Vacations To Go cruise counselor for cancellation and refund policies for Carnival cruises.

Carnival Jubilee Dining Options
Dining at Carnival JubileeAft Main Dining Room
Cuisine: Continental
Dress Code: Two formal nights; others resort casual attire. Shorts and swimwear not permitted.
Surcharge: No
Reservations Required: Yes
Hours
Breakfast: 7:30 am – 9:30 am on days in port / open seating brunch from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm on days at sea
Dinner: Your Time Dining nightly
Dining at Carnival JubileeForward Main Dining Room
Cuisine: Continental
Dress Code: Two formal nights; others resort casual attire. Shorts and swimwear not permitted.
Surcharge: No
Reservations Required: Yes
Hours
Breakfast: 7:30 am – 9:30 am on days in port / open seating brunch from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm on days at sea
Dinner: Your Time Dining nightly
Dining at Carnival JubileeCucina del Capitano
Cuisine: Italian
Dress Code: Casual
Surcharge: Yes, $18 per adult, $6 per child 11 and under
Reservations Required: Yes
Hours
Lunch: complimentary pasta bar from noon – 2:30 pm
Dinner: 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Dining at Carnival JubileeFahrenheit 555 Steakhouse
Cuisine: Steakhouse
Dress Code: Formal
Surcharge: Yes, $48 per adult, $13 per child 11 and under
Reservations Required: Yes
Hours
Dinner Only: 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Dining at Carnival JubileeBonsai Teppanyaki
Cuisine: Japanese
Dress Code: Casual
Surcharge: Yes, $38
Reservations Required: Yes
Hours
Lunch: noon – 2:30 pm on sea days
Dinner: 5:00 pm – midnight
Dining at Carnival JubileeBonsai Sushi
Cuisine: Sushi
Dress Code: Casual
Surcharge: Yes
Reservations Required: Yes, $38
Hours
Lunch: noon – 2:30 pm on sea days
Dinner: 5:00 pm – midnight
Dining at Carnival JubileeGuy’s Burger Joint
Cuisine: Burgers
Dress Code: Casual
Surcharge: No
Reservations Required: No
Hours
noon – 6:00 pm
Dining at Carnival JubileeBlue Iguana Cantina
Cuisine: Mexican
Dress Code: Casual
Surcharge: No
Reservations Required: No
Hours
Breakfast: 7:30 am – 10:30 am
Lunch: noon – 2:30 pm
Dining at Carnival JubileeChef’s Table
Cuisine: Continental
Dress Code: Smart casual
Surcharge: Yes, $99 per person
Reservations Required: Yes
Hours
Dinner only: Ask onboard for specific times.
Dining at Carnival JubileeHavana Bar
Cuisine: Cuban
Dress Code: Casual
Surcharge: No
Reservations Required: No
Hours
Breakfast and Lunch; Ask on board for hours
Dining at Carnival JubileePizzeria Del Capitano
Cuisine: Pizza
Dress Code: Casual
Surcharge: No
Reservations Required: No
Hours
24 hours
Dining at Carnival JubileeGuy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que
Cuisine: Barbecue and smokehouse
Dress Code: Casual
Surcharge: No
Reservations Required: No
Hours
Lunch and dinner; check onboard for hours
Dining at Carnival JubileeBig Chicken
Cuisine: Assorted chicken dishes
Dress Code: Casual
Surcharge: No
Reservations Required: No
Hours
Breakfast, lunch and dinner; check onboard for hours
Dining at Carnival JubileeLido Marketplace
Cuisine: Buffet, Asian, Grill, Salads, Pasta, Chicken
Dress Code: Casual
Surcharge: No
Reservations Required: No
Hours
Check onboard for hours
Dining at Carnival JubileeRudi’s Seagrill
Cuisine: Seafood Grill
Dress Code: Smart casual
Surcharge: Yes, $48 per adult, $13 per child
Reservations Required: Yes
Hours
Dinner only: Ask onboard for specific times.

In addition to the restaurants mentioned above, Carnival Jubilee also features continental breakfast available by room service every morning until 10:00 am, full breakfast and lunch served on deck, including salad bar and sushi in the late afternoon and healthful, low-fat Nautica Spa® menu available in the dining rooms.

Carnival Jubilee Onboard Activities

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For those who flock to waterparks just ready to make a splash, we’d suggest sliding on over to WaterWorks aboard Carnival Jubilee. Three large-scale spiraling slides, a giant dumping bucket, twin racing slides and more — you know, the works — are all practically overflowing for your hydro-delight. When you spot the big slides on board you’ll see that they mean business, splashy business: Blue Lightning is packed with headfirst, high-speed twists and turns, while Orange Thunder starts you off standing before propelling you down into a world of wetness… and of course, our signature Twister slide keeps on thrilling splash-seekers.

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To find uncharted flavors, never before seen on land, we had to dive deep. Far below the waves we met a mermaid who swims the depths of the oceans to find the long-lost treasures of ancient civilizations. Oh, and it wasn’t just any mermaid. The mermaid was golden. You’ve gotta trust us… or you can join us at The Golden Mermaid™, where amazing drinks are just the beginning. Some of the mixological treasures we’re recovered from the deep? Cocktail recipes inspired by precious metals and gemstones, drinks served in exquisite glassware, plus garnishes like edible glitter to remind you of sunlight streaming through the waves from up above! All this glitz pairs perfectly with live music, making this the perfect place to relax with an elegant drink before or after dinner.

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They’re not concerts, they’re not exactly plays… these shows are something else entirely. Every performance is built on amazing songs you know and love, presented like you’ve never seen before. Multi-talented performers fill the stage with song, dance… and superstar attitude. Carnival Jubilee™ plays host to a lineup of shows like Soulbound and its spooky, atmospheric R&B, and Visual Symphony, which is innovative with LED walls and special effects three decks high. Of course there’s also Celestial Strings, which reimagines rock and pop favorites as symphonic classical compositions, and We Are One, which has performers sometimes leave the stage behind, actually soaring above the audience.

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You’ll find an oasis of friendly competition at SportSquare®, located at The Ultimate Playground on Carnival Jubilee. Take on friends at mini-golf, battle strangers at basketball, or push yourself to new heights at the ropes course… or to record-setting low times at the jogging track. SportSquare gets you in the game with soccer and volleyball, plus it brings pool, foosball and ping-pong to the table. Are you game?

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True or false: cruises are a time for relaxation. Our answer: whether you’re all action all the time, or chill to the core, everybody needs a chance to take it easy! And nobody will find an easier spot than Cloud 9 Spa aboard Carnival Jubilee. This is an oasis built from the ground up for relaxation, from a full complement of traditional spa services like massages, facials, body wraps to the carefully-designed climates of Cloud 9’s thermal suites… rooms swirling with moist or dry air, each heated very precisely. It turns out it’s true: anyone can find a reason to say ‘ahhh’ at Carnival Jubilee’s Cloud 9 Spa.

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Carnival Jubilee has its own Punchliner Comedy Club in the Grand Central zone, and up on stage you’ll find some real pros who know how to wedge a little laughter into anyone’s evening. You can count on these comedians to not hold back either. Since some of them get up and say exactly what’s on their mind, we also schedule family-friendly performances… so the only red faces in the audience are from laughing a little too hard.

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Carnival's Vacation Protection Plan

In life, you never really know what may happen. Carnival Vacation Protection can help protect your vacation payment against the unexpected from the time you leave until you return home. Here’s how…
 

  • Trip Cancellation – In life, you never really know what may happen… but you can rely on the Vacation Protection trip cancellation. If you need to cancel for some of the most common reasons (severe weather, illness, etc.) you’ll get 100% of the cost of your trip back, in cash. If you need to cancel for any reason not listed in the plan — any reason at all — you’ll get 75% back in a Future Cruise Credit Certificate.  Provided by Carnvial Cruise Line.
  • Travel Insurance – Sail through your vacation with less to worry about.
    • Trip Interruption: Up to total trip cost reimbursement if you must start your vacation late or need to come home early due to illness, injury and more
    • Baggage: Up to $1,500 if your stuff is lost, stolen or damaged, and up to $500 reimbursement if you have to buy necessary items while your bags are delayed 24+ hours
    • Medical: Up to $10,000 if you get sick or injured on your vacation
    • Emergency Evacuation: Up to $30,000 for emergency medical evacuation and repatriation (services provided by LiveTravel)
  • 24/7 Worldwide Travel Assistance – Need help while you travel? Assistance is there for you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week… anywhere in the world. Provided by LiveTravel.

 

Carnival Vacation Protection is not available to residents of Quebec, New York or Puerto Rico.

Travel Insurance is underwritten by Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and Affiliated Companies, including Nationwide Life Insurance, Columbus, Ohio (NAIC #23787).
 

This is not a complete description of all benefits and limitations. For full terms and conditions of coverage, ask your Vacations To Go cruise counselor. Prices, terms, and conditions listed in this summary are subject to change without notice, and need to be reconfirmed with your Vacations To Go cruise counselor at the time of booking.

If you book a Carnival cruise, you can purchase insurance from Carnival or from the independent insurance provider, Generali Global Assistance (formerly CSA Travel Protection). Click here to see details of the Go Plan from Generali Global Assistance. 

Carnival Jubilee Parking Information

Departure for Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Jubilee will be via Cruise Terminal 25. Parking can be found at one of several outdoor parking garages, covered parking lots, indoor parking garages, or the is also free cruise parking at one of the many cruise friendly hotels on the island. Simply arrive the day before departure and stay as a guest at their hotel and you can safely park your car with them until you return from your cruise.

The Official Port Of Galveston Parking - Galveston Park

Our Port of Galveston discount cruise parking allows cruise passengers to reserve a parking spot when sailing out of Galveston. Find where to park in Galveston for Cruises for the port of Galveston parking. Find Parking near Galveston Cruise for Carnival and other cruises. With the pre-paid parking program, the Port is offering discounted parking rates for spots in the Port of Galveston’s official parking lots. Cruise passengers can secure a spot in advance through our online service and be sure to secure a worry free spot for parking near Galveston Cruise Port. This port parking can be used by Carnival Cruise parking. We value our customers and so if you Park by the Ports, it is safe cruise parking.

Go To the Official Port Of Galveston Parking Page

What you need to know before visiting Galveston

Operating out of Galveston Island, the Port of Galveston is at the heart of cruise life and sits in the West Bay at the beginning of the Houston Ship Channel. This port currently has 3 cruise terminals and serves, on average, over 1 million cruise passengers a year. Located on Harborside Drive in Galveston, the port is connected to the mainland via the San Luis Pass toll bridge and Interstate 45.  The city’s cruise industry has grown significantly over the years, making it a key player in the Gulf of Mexico cruise market.

Galveston Island

Galveston - Destination details

Captivating destination that offers a blend of rich history, beautiful beaches, vibrant culture, and numerous activities for visitors

Galveston Cruise Terminals

Terminals and Transportation

Uncover terminal insights and explore the diverse transportation choices for a hassle-free cruise departure. Get ready to set sail!

Galveston Beach

Cruise FAQs

Are you planning a cruise adventure from Galveston but have a boatload of questions? You’re in the right place! This FAQ page is your one-stop source for everything you need to know about cruises departing from Galveston.

Itinerary for Galveston

Before Cruising Itinerary

Relax and Explore Galveston by visiting some of the most delicious seafood restaurants and steak houses in the area, or explore the iconic Moody Gardens and Pleasure Pier.

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