Carnival Cruise Line will honour global music superstar Gwen Stefani as the godmother of its new flagship, Carnival Jubilee, at a naming ceremony in Galveston, Texas on Feb. 24.
A three-time Grammy Award winner, Stefani has achieved global success as a songwriter, performer, charismatic frontwoman of No Doubt, and as a multi-platinum solo artist.
Throughout it all, Stefani has remained a trend-setting music and fashion icon with an impressive array of honours – four MTV Video Music Awards, two Billboard Awards, an American Music Award, and a Brit Award.
To date, she's sold more than 60 million units worldwide. Stefani also returned for her seventh season as a coach on the Emmy-winning NBC series The Voice this past fall.
Stefani is also recognized for her philanthropic work, including her support of children's causes.
"We are absolutely thrilled to be welcoming Gwen Stefani onto Carnival Jubilee so we can honour 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."
"I am honoured to be the godmother of the new Carnival Jubilee," said Stefani in a statement. "Carnival is taking it to the next level of fun while being committed to children's causes and supporting our military families and veterans."
Carnival Jubilee entered service on Dec. 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.
A portion of the event will be broadcast live on Carnival's Facebook page starting at 3:30 CST on Feb. 24.