Carnival Cruise Line has announced that Gwen Stefani, the three-time Grammy award winning singer and songwriter, will serve as godmother of Carnival Jubilee.
Stefani will attend the ship’s official naming ceremony in Galveston, Texas on February 24.
The 6,500-guest Carnival Jubilee entered service on December 23, 2023. It is the third ship in Carnival’s Excel class and uses a liquefied natural gas technology platform to support emissions reduction targets.
Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, said: “Gwen Stefani has demonstrated her commitment to our Carnival values, including promoting diversity and inclusion, supporting charitable causes, being a leader in her field, and of course, having fun. We are going to show her an enthusiastic welcome in only the way Carnival can when she joins us on February 24.”
Gwen Stefani said: “I am honoured to be the godmother of the new Carnival Jubilee. Carnival is taking it to the next level of fun while being committed to children’s causes and supporting our military families and veterans.”
Onboard it features two new ‘zones’, Currents and The Shores – which include bars, restaurants and live music venues – as well as the Bolt rollercoaster, the Waterworks pool area and Sportsquare.
A section of the naming ceremony – to be held onboard the ship – will be broadcast live on Carnival’s Facebook page at 9:30pm UK time.
Other ships in the Excel class include Mardi Gras and Carnival Celebration.