Carnival Cruise Line has opened bookings for the inaugural season of Carnival Venezia, which will begin sailing year-round from New York City starting June 15, 2023. The ship is the of the Costa ships, which have been transferred to Carnival and showcases the line’s new “Carnival Fun Italian Style.”
During its inaugural season, the ship will offer a wide range of sailing options, with 10 different cruise lengths and 22 itineraries featuring visits to 25 ports across 14 countries.
“Our summer season in New York has been extremely popular, so increasing our offerings with a larger, newer ship that sails year-round provides the opportunity for more guests in the tri-state area and beyond to enjoy the convenience of sailing right from Manhattan,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “Carnival Venezia will give guests our signature fun, combined with Italian theming, to beautiful destinations from The Bahamas and the Caribbean to Bermuda and Canada.”
Starting June 15, 2023, Carnival Venezia will alternate between sailing, four-, five-, six- and eight-day sailings to the Caribbean, Bermuda, and ports in Canada and New England. The ship will change its itineraries starting September 29, offering eight- to 12-day cruises to the Eastern Caribbean, Southern Caribbean, and The Bahamas.
Carnival Venezia is one of three ships that were transferred from Costa Cruises to Carnival Cruise Line. The first, Carnival Luminosa, arrived in Australia earlier this month to begin its life as a Carnival cruise ship. In 2024, Carnival will welcome the third “Carnival Fun Italian Style” ship, Carnival Firenze, when it begins sailing year-round from Long Beach, California.
Built in 2019 and set to undergo enhancements before entering service, Carnival Venezia will be home to many of the activities and experiences past Carnival guests expect including Carnival Waterworks, Piano Bar 88, Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse, Bonsai Sushi, and the Serenity Adult-Only Retreat.