Cruise line Carnival has announced the Captain, Chief Engineer, and Hotel Director for its upcoming ship, Carnival Jubilee.
Carnival Cruise Line has named the senior officers at the helm of its newest cruise ship, Carnival Jubilee, just months before her arrival. Captain Andrea Catalani, Chief Engineer Vittorino Perasole, and Hotel Director Pierre Camilleri have been named as the new ship’s senior officers.
Jubilee is being built by Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany, and will begin sailing from her homeport of Galveston, Texas, on December 23, 2023.
“These accomplished senior officers have combined nearly 70 years of experience and will serve as knowledgeable and inspirational leaders to our more than 1,700 team members on Carnival Jubilee,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.
“They will also ensure that our guests are very well taken care of,” Duffy continued in a press release.
Carnival Jubilee’s Captain: Andrea Catalani
Originally from Corinaldo, Italy, Captain Andrea Catalani joined Carnival in 1999 and brings nearly 24 years of experience to the Carnival Jubilee. He has worked on 18 Carnival ships, including Carnival Sunshine, Carnival Liberty, Carnival Horizon, Mardi Gras, and Carnival Celebration, as well as leading the inaugural team for Carnival Vista.
The arrival of Carnival Jubilee will be Captain Catalani’s second time leading a team in Galveston. He was captain of the Carnival Vista when that ship began homeporting in Texas in 2018, and he is now excited to lead the way for the introduction of a new ship in Galveston.
“I feel honored and privileged for leading such a great team of professionals on Carnival Jubilee, which will soon be the most innovative Carnival ship deployed to Galveston,” said Catalani. “This is a great professional accomplishment for the entire team. We are counting the days until we take delivery and can bring this beautiful new ship to our guests in Galveston.”
Jubilee’s Chief Engineer Vittorino Perasole
Vittorino Perasole joined Carnival in 1998 as a third engineer and quickly rose through the ranks, eventually overseeing various teams as chief engineer since 2014.
Perasole is originally from Torre del Greco, Italy, and has worked on Carnival Dream, Carnival Pride, Carnival Radiance, Carnival Breeze, and Carnival Celebration.
Jubilee’s Hotel Director Pierre Camilleri
Pierre Camilleri, who is now in his 19th year with Carnival, joined the company in 2004 as hotel director after managing a range of hotel and resort properties in his native Malta, Europe, and Asia.
Camilleri has worked as the hotel director on multiple Carnival ships and was a member of the inaugural crews for Carnival Breeze, Carnival Vista, Carnival Horizon, Mardi Gras, and Carnival Celebration.
About Carnival Jubilee
Carnival Jubilee is the third ship in the fleet to use a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) propulsion system, joining Carnival Celebration and Mardi Gras. The ship is currently under construction at Meyer Werft in Germany.
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The upcoming ship will premiere two new zones, Currents and The Shores, with distinctive and immersive ocean-themed experiences.
Other exciting attractions on Jubilee will include BOLT: Ultimate Sea Coaster and a three-deck atrium featuring expansive views during the day. The venue will double as an entertainment space at night with movable LED screens and theatrical lighting.
Carnival Jubilee will begin sailing Western Caribbean itineraries year-round from Galveston beginning in late December 2023.
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