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Meyer Werft has delayed the delivery of Carnival Cruise Line’s new Carnival Jubilee by two months due to issues in the supply chain.
Carnival Cruise Line said Friday it has notified guests that the first six cruises will need to be cancelled.
The LNG-powered Carnival Jubilee is under construction at Meyer Werft’s shipyard in Papenburg, Germany and has its delivery planned in October 2023. But due to “supply chain logistics and related matters,” the expected delivery date has been pushed back to December 2023.
Carnival Cruise Line is hoping that the first cruise, now scheduled to depart Dec. 23, 2023, will take place in time for the Christmas sailing out of Galveston, Texas.
The original Oct. 30, 2023 transatlantic voyage from Southampton, UK to Galveston, and then five Caribbean sailings from Galveston after that, have been cancelled.
“This is disappointing news, but with the notification from the shipyard, we are advising our guests as quickly as we can,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “We appreciate their understanding as we work to deliver another spectacular ship that will provide a vacation experience our guests deserve and will absolutely love.”
Carnival Jubilee is the third ship in a series Meyer Group is building for Carnival Cruise Line. Previously, the Meyer Turku in Finland delivered the Mardis Gas in 2020, followed by the Carnival Celebration earlier this year. All three are equipped with LNG propulsion.
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