Meyer Werft: Ship-laying of the Carnival Jubilee in Papenburg

With the traditional laying of the keel, the construction of the Carnival Jubilee at Meyer Werft in Papenburg has reached another milestone. For the first time, a ship of this brand and shipping company from Miami is built in Papenburg.

“We are delighted to take another symbolic step in the construction of the Carnival Jubilee with the laying of the keel. The Meyer team will once again produce a progressive and innovative cruise ship that will enable millions of passengers to enjoy wonderful vacations”, says Bernard Meyer, Managing Director of Meyer Werft.

The Carnival Jubilee is now being completed at the world’s largest covered shipbuilding pier at Meyer Werft and will be delivered in late 2023. Carnival Cruise Line will use the ship for Caribbean cruises from the Port of Galveston in Texas. That’s why the American state was omnipresent during the keel-laying ceremony: shipping company president Christine Duffy, wearing a cowboy hat-shaped crash helmet, placed the traditional lucky coins under the block of 375-ton steel.

The Carnival Jubilee is the third ship in a series that the Meyer Group is building for Carnival Cruise Line. Meyer Turku has already delivered Mardi Gras in 2020, and the Carnival Celebration will still be there in 2022. All ships are equipped with low-emission LNG propulsion. For the first time, the highlight for passengers aboard all three ships is a roller coaster.

In response to the pandemic and the associated crisis, Meyer Werft and Carnival Corporation decided to use this ship for a different brand than originally intended within the group and thus agreed on a design change in record time. For the first time, a ship design from MEYER TURKU will be used for the transfer to Meyer Werft.

This step was only possible thanks to the joint development, planning and conception organization of Meyer Global Design at all Meyer Group locations and thus shows the great flexibility of the entire Meyer Group in being able to react to ad hoc requirements. From the market.

For this reason, the Design and Engineering department of the entire group must continue to grow and is therefore looking for more architects, engineers, and experts in the areas of entertainment, sustainability, and IT development. The formation of our own young people, p. in the dual studies course in all disciplines, you will also focus more.