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Carnival Cruise Line Expands Travel from Galveston

The newest Carnival ship will make its debut voyage in December

By Amy Durham

The cruise ship Carnival Jubilee is docked on a river in Germany.
Carnival Jubilee docked in Germany || Courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Cruise Line is adding two ships to its Galveston fleet, bringing the number of vessel options out of Texas to four by late 2025. Both the newest ship, Carnival Jubilee, and Carnival Legend, arriving from its previous port next year, will offer a variety of Western Caribbean and European voyages.

A cruise ship is docked and shows its blue bow and multilevel structure.
Carnival Jubilee || Courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Jubilee completed the first sea trials on Nov. 14, with crew testing all elements of the vessel. Scheduled to make its debut in Galveston on Dec. 23, the Carnival Jubilee is the first Carnival ship constructed in Germany. The vessel proudly displays a Texas star on its bow and features a sunny boardwalk, ocean-floor themed promenade, and top-deck roller coaster.

Carnival Jubilee is the third ship to incorporate a liquefied natural gas propulsion system. Embarking on year-round journeys, the Carnival Jubilee will sail to Caribbean destinations, including Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico, as well as Mahogany Bay in Roatan.

A cruise ship the Carnival Legend is sailing in open waters with blue skies.
Carnival-Legend || Courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line

Joining the Carnival Jubilee, Carnival Breeze, and Carnival Dream, the Carnival Legend will set sail from Texas in fall 2025. Before its transition to Galveston, the Carnival Legend will embark on a 16-day Carnival Journeys cruise departing from San Francisco on Oct. 6, 2025. From Galveston, the ship will embark on Western Caribbean voyages, as well as two Panama Canal cruises. Voyages for 2025-26 are available for booking now.