Global music icon Gwen Stefani has been bestowed the prestigious title of godmother for Carnival Cruise Line’s newest flagship, Carnival Jubilee. The official naming ceremony and vibrant celebration will take place in Galveston, Texas on Saturday, February 24th.
Gwen Stefani, a recipient of three GRAMMY Awards, has achieved global success in various roles such as a songwriter, performer, and the charismatic frontwoman of No Doubt. As a solo artist, she has achieved multi-platinum status. Alongside her musical accomplishments, Stefani has also made a significant impact on fashion trends, earning her numerous accolades including four MTV Video Music Awards, two Billboard Awards, an American Music Award, and a Brit Award. With worldwide sales exceeding 60 million units, Stefani’s influence continues to resonate. Additionally, she recently returned for her seventh season as a coach on the Emmy-winning NBC series The Voice.
Stefani is acknowledged for her philanthropic endeavors, which encompass her dedication to supporting causes centered around the welfare of children.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be welcoming Gwen Stefani onto Carnival Jubilee so we can honor her as the ship’s godmother,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “She 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.”
Stefani expressed her gratitude for being chosen as the godmother of the new Carnival Jubilee. She highlighted Carnival’s dedication to enhancing enjoyment and their unwavering support for causes related to children, military families, and veterans.
Carnival Jubilee entered service on December 23, 2023 and is homeported year-round from the Port of Galveston. The ship is the third of Carnival’s Excel class, is powered on a liquefied natural gas (LNG) technology platform and can hold 6500 guests and 1750 crew.
The naming ceremony is an invitation-only event that will be held on board the ship.