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Superstar Gwen Stefani Names Carnival Jubilee

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Carnival Cruise Line celebrated the naming of its new flagship Carnival Jubilee on Saturday (February 24, 2024), with global music superstar Gwen Stefani honoured as the ship’s godmother.

The event marked the first cruise ship christening to take place in the port of Galveston, Texas.

Carnival Cruise Line President, Christine Duffy, welcomed guests to the naming ceremony which took place in the ship’s theatre, following a cocktail reception and celebratory lunch.

A special reference was made to Galveston for its decades of support, through a new embossed Texas star on the bow of the ship.

The ceremony was concluded by Gwen Stefani joining Christine Duffy and Captain Stefano Bonica on stage to bless and officially christen Carnival Jubilee.

Stefani blessed and named the ship, and then pulled a lasso rope and lever that released the champagne bottle that struck the ship’s bow to officially christen Carnival Jubilee.

Stefani also treated guests to a private concert of some of her hit songs, including ‘Just a Girl’, ‘The Sweet Escape’ and ‘Hollaback Girl’.

Christine Duffy said: “Gwen Stefani has been honoured in so many ways for her music, with numerous awards and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and now she has a ship.

“She’s also put giving back as an important focus in her life, especially to a number of children’s causes, so we are truly thrilled to have Gwen as the godmother of our flagship Carnival Jubilee.”

Carnival Jubilee is homeported year-round in Galveston, sailing week-long Western Caribbean cruises.

The ship is powered by a liquefied natural gas (LNG) technology platform and accommodates 6,500 guests and 1,750 crew.

Leveraging technology and enriched by detailed theming, the ship celebrates the sea and features the ultimate fun, from a top-deck roller coaster to a resort-like retreat.

Carnival recently announced that a fourth Excel sister ship will join Carnival Jubilee, Carnival Celebration and Mardi Gras in 2027.

For more information go to carnival.com or call 0808 234 0680.

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