Carnival Cruise Line has revealed the final two new ‘zones’ set to debut aboard its upcoming cruise ship Carnival Jubilee, the third in its Excellence-class and a sister ship to Mardi Gras and Carnival Celebration.
The two new zones, Currents and The Shores, will be inspired by the oceans on which the ship sails, with Currents using innovative technology to create an underwater experience, while The Shore will the ways people enjoy the seaside including piers, boardwalks and beaches.
These two new zones are the latest to be announced for Carnival Jubilee, rounding out the four that have already been revealed (Grand Central, The Ultimate Playground, Summer Landing, and the Lido).
These zones will be home to a range of guest favorites such as the transformational three-deck-high atrium that guests see when they first board to the fun for all-ages attractions that fill the top deck, such as the fleet’s third roller coaster at sea, BOLT.
Encompassing Decks 6 and 7, Currents will be an immersive and transformative space that takes guests below the waves with a playful vibe featuring innovative technology, new and exciting bar and dining venues and live music.
The zone will be designed as an underwater world with huge LED screens that act as glass walls. There will also be a massive wave-shaped LED ceiling, theatrical show lighting and sound design to create a variety of immersive environments for guests to enjoy throughout the cruise.
Venues within Currents include:
Dr.Inks, Ph.D – Eight crafty octopus arms adorn this fun bar, inspired by the cleverest of sea creatures who spends her time philosophising about life underwater while enjoying a tasty libation.
Unique ocean-themed drinks such as color-changing cocktails, jellyfish and layered shots and playful items featuring sea foam, boba pearls and unique garnishes will be featured alongside live music.
The Golden Mermaid – This ultra-stylish lounge is home to a mysterious golden mermaid who swims to the depths of the oceans to find long-lost treasures of ancient civilizations and uncovers secret cocktail recipes.
Cocktails inspired by precious gemstones and metals are made with edible glitter, as well as drinks presented in artisan glassware and adorned with graceful garnishes for an elevated experience. The live band will perform sets before and after dinner.
Emeril’s Bistro 717 – The line’s Chief Culinary Officer, renowned chef and restauranteur Emeril Lagasse, is back by popular demand, bringing guest-favorite creole cuisine, an expansive seafood selection and expanded raw bar created in his unique style. Named after Carnival Jubilee’s hull number at Meyer Werft in Germany, Emeril’s Bistro 717 first debuted aboard Mardi Gras. It will serve a rich breakfast with dishes such as shrimp and grits, poached eggs and fixings and sweet beignets.
Lunch and dinner will also be on offer with seafood creations such as creole boiled shrimp, fresh oysters, stone crab (seasonally) and lobster, as well as authentic Louisiana cuisine featuring Emeril’s signature jambalaya, New Orleans-style barbeque shrimp and duck and sausage gumbo. Guests can enjoy their meal while sitting beneath impressive LED windows and a ceiling array creating a unique underwater dining experience.
Additional venues in Currents include guest favorites Alchemy Bar and Carnival Kitchen.
The Shores on Deck 8 is inspired by the ways people enjoy the seaside including piers, boardwalks and beaches and features an impressive three-deck-high fish school art installation that bring guests up from Currents below to the surface.
The boardwalk features a fun Ferris wheel- inspired ceiling design, and casual indoor and outdoor seating areas. Guests can enjoy a fresh hot pizza at Coastal Slice or try a tasty sandwich or hot dog at Beach Buns.
Marina Bar features fun nautical designs and comfortable lounge seating for enjoying coffee and cocktails inside by the boardwalk or outside by the sea. Rudi’s Seagrill and Cucina del Capitano return with indoor and al fresco seating.
The other four zones aboard Carnival Jubilee will be:
Grand Central – Spanning Deck 6, 7 and 8, Grand Central will be a space for guests to enjoy a drink from the JavaBlue Café, or one of the area’s bars as they take in breathtaking ocean views by day.
At night, the zone transforms as movable LED screens and a stage create an innovative entertainment space which allows for a range of unique performances. Grand Central will also be home to guest favorites, including Piano Bar 88, The Punchliner Comedy Club, Cloud 9 Fitness Center, Cherry on Top, Bonsai Sushi and Teppanyaki, a variety of shopping venues, as well as the casino and theater.
The Ultimate Playground – BOLT, the Ultimate Sea Coaster, is the centerpiece of the ship’s top deck and features all-electric, motorcycle-inspired vehicles that race along the 800-foot-long track, 187 feet above the sea achieving speeds of up to 40 miles per hour.
BOLT will soar above other popular attractions designed for fun for all ages, including WaterWorks aqua park and SportSquare featuring a mini-golf course, full-court basketball and an exhilarating ropes course.
Summer Landing – Beyond The Shores zone, Summer Landing will continue Deck 8’s relaxed coastal them. This area is home to Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse Brewhouse, which offers smoked-onboard favorites created by longtime Carnival partner, celebrity chef and restaurateur Guy Fieri and an assortment of Carnival’s ParchedPig craft beers from the onboard brewery.
Other popular venues include the Heroes Tribute Lounge, honoring military personnel, as well The Patio – which features a pool and whirlpools – and The Watering Hole poolside bar.
Lido – The poolside zone, which spans Decks 16 and 17, is home to the Carnival Seaside Theater, two-story RedFrog Tiki Bar, BlueIguana Cantina and guest-favorite Guy’s Burger Joint.
Shaquille O’Neal’s Big Chicken restaurant, Seafood Shack, Street Eats, Lido Marketplace, Circle C, Club 02 and The Warehouse Arcade ensure this area is packed with something for everyone.
Carnival Jubilee is due to sail her maiden passenger voyage from Galveston on December 23rd, 2023, joining Carnival Breeze and Carnival Dream homeporting in Galveston year-round.
The ship will sail week-long Western Caribbean cruises, and in 2024, will ibe joined by Carnival Miracle operating a new series of longer cruises from the port.