Carnival Receives National Economic Impact Award

Carnival Jubilee

After expanding its homeport operations in Texas, Carnival Cruise Line was honored with the National Economic Impact Award by the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce for propelling Galveston’s local tourism economy, according to a press release.

“Carnival was the first cruise line to offer year-round cruising from Galveston in 2001, and we have continued to grow our operations here recently debuting our flagship Carnival Jubilee, the first brand new ship to homeport here,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. 

“We will have four ships sailing from Galveston when Carnival Miracle repositions this fall. We appreciate the recognition of our positive economic impact on the community by the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce.”

The Chamber commended Carnival for its economic contribution, community enrichment and partnership, referring to the cruise line a catalyst that stimulates growth and fosters business opportunities within Galveston and beyond. The organization also addressed Carnival’s partnership and support of Chamber initiatives, events and the success of regional businesses.

“Carnival Cruise Line’s exceptional commitment to national economic advancement and local community enrichment truly embodies the essence of this accolade. Their dedication to fostering economic growth, coupled with their significant positive impact within Galveston, makes them an unequivocal recipient of our National Economic Impact Award,” said Gina M. Spagnola, president and CEO of the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce.

The recent launch of the Carnival Jubilee generated a $53 million investment in improvements at Cruise Terminal 25. Carnival’s newest ship also ushered in the use of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in Galveston.

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