Aboard the first all-new ship to homeport in Galveston, Carnival Jubilee will host a Texas-sized celebration as one of many Texas twists enhancing Carnival’s award-winning entertainment on its newest ship that will welcome its first guests on Dec. 23.

Lone Star Tailgate, a Texas-sized deck party, will take over the ship’s Lido during each cruise. Celebrating the spirit of all-things Texas, the three-hour tailgate is divided into four quarters – much like a football game – with the energy of a country fairground and rodeo, with games and giveaways that promise fun for guests of all ages.

“The Lone Star Tailgate isn’t just a party – it’s a celebration of family, fun and fierce competition,” said Chris Nelson, vice president of entertainment for Carnival Cruise Line. “We have created Carnival University, a fictious university in the heart of Texas. It’s the big game night and we are throwing a tailgate party for the whole family. The activities, from races and challenges to a party band celebrating Texas born musical artists, put a fresh take on our crowd-pleasing fun.”

In addition to the tailgate party, Carnival Jubilee’s entertainment pays homage to Texas in other ways. Guests on the ship, which is proudly adorned with a Texas star on its hull, will hear music from Texas artists across several areas of the ship. For example, Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse and Brewhouse will feature the Backyard Band – mixing Texas tunes with party band music.


Carnival Jubilee to Raise Curtain on New Live Show: Dear Future Husband

Adding to popular Playlist Productions performances already loved by guests across the fleet, Carnival will unveil a new live show aboard Carnival Jubilee: “Dear Future Husband,” an interactive pop musical. Guests will follow a bride and groom on a wedding adventure – aboard a cruise ship – with their best friends. The cast performs four acts of pop mega hits, like “Marry You” by Bruno Mars, “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5 and “Man! I Feel like a Woman!” by Shania Twain. After the show, guests join in on the fun with a reception of sorts, where they’ll dance to more pop hits and interact with the cast. The party includes a first dance, a groom and groomsman surprise, and of course, the iconic garter toss and a toast to the happy couple.

Along with the new show, guests can also see another live Playlist Production already popular aboard other Carnival ships. With its roots deeply set in the south, the R&B-infused Soulbound tells a sinister story of mischief, mayhem and dastardly deeds set to the greatest R&B hits of all time.

Carnival Jubilee’s entertainment offerings also include live game shows like “Family Feud Live” and “Deal or No Deal,” along with stand-up comedy at the Punchliner Comedy Club. Popular comedians at Punchliner keep guests laughing with live shows throughout each cruise. Carnival Jubilee will also feature the guest-favorite venue Piano Bar, where guests can sit around a grand piano for an intimate musical performance by a live entertainer nightly. From a skilled DJ on Lido to “Dive-In Movies” at the Seaside Theater, there’s something for everyone to enjoy on board.

Carnival Jubilee will sail from Galveston year-round on week-long Western Caribbean voyages, visiting destinations like Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico and Mahogany Bay, Isla Roatan. To see cruises currently open for sale on Carnival Jubilee, click here.

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