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Carnival Names Cruise Director for New Carnival Jubilee

Carnival Names Cruise Director for New Carnival Jubilee

Carnival Cruise Line has named Kyndall “Fire” Magyar as Cruise Director of the new Carnival Jubilee and Matthew Boyd as the ship’s Entertainment Director.

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In anticipation of Carnival Cruise Line’s next new ship, Carnival Jubilee, the cruise line today announced Matthew Boyd will serve as Entertainment Director and Kyndall “Fire” Magyar will be Cruise Director for the ship’s inaugural season.

The pair will lead the teams that provide all the fun aboard the new ship when she begins sailing on December 23 from her homeport of Galveston, Texas.

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“Watching their dedication come to life on board Carnival Jubilee’s sister ships, I know Kyndall and Matthew are perfectly suited to deliver Texas-sized fun that maximizes the capabilities of this spectacular new ship and upholds our high standards for entertainment,” said Chris Nelson, Carnival’s vice president of entertainment.

Magyar and Boyd are both accomplished leaders who will bring a combined 20 years of Carnival experience to their teams.

The news comes a week after the company announced the appointment of the ship’s senior officers, including Captain Andrea Catalani.

Matthew Boyd: Jubilee’s new Entertainment Director

Boyd was recently named Carnival’s 2023 Entertainment Director of the Year. He has been part of the Carnival family since 2010 and has served as an entertainment director aboard several ships since 2018.

Matthew Boyd will be Entertainment Director on Carnival Jubilee (image courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line)

Matthew most recently led the entertainment team aboard Carnival Celebration. The company shared that he is honored to be the inaugural Entertainment Director of Carnival Jubilee and is excited to present guests with all the new entertainment offerings in development for the new ship.

Kyndall “Fire” Magyar: Jubilee’s new Cruise Director

Magyar is a Texas native who has worked on Carnival ships since 2016. She most recently served as cruise director aboard Mardi Gras. Kyndall was also part of the inaugural team for Carnival Horizon and served as the cruise director of Carnival Vista when the ship returned to service in 2021.

Kyndall “Fire” Magyar will be Carnival Jubilee‘s Cruise Director (image courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line)

According to a press release, she’s elated to be part of the inaugural Carnival Jubilee family, and to sail from her home state of Texas.

The new Carnival Jubilee

Carnival Jubilee will soon join her sisters Carnival Celebration and Mardi Gras as the third ship in the fleet powered by a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) propulsion system.

When she sets sail in December 2023, Jubilee will also debut unique and immersive ocean-themed experiences in two new zones: Currents and The Shores.

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The new ship will be home to other features already popular on board her sister ships, like BOLT: Ultimate Sea Coaster and a three-deck atrium offering expansive views during the day. The transforming atrium space will double as an entertainment venue at night, with movable theatrical lighting and LED screens.

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Are you looking forward to the new Carnival Jubilee? Have you sailed with Kyndall Fire or Matthew Boyd on other Carnival ships? I’d love to hear from you in the comments!

Carrie Ann Karstunen