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Carnival Venezia has moved on from Costa and is officially part of the Carnival Cruise Line.

“We are so pleased to welcome Carnival Venezia to the fleet, which following a dry dock, will debut as our first ‘Fun Italian Style’ ship this May,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, in a press statement. “A big thank you to everyone from our sister line Costa and all those within the Carnival family who will work to add the Carnival touches to this ship over the next two months.”

Carnival Venezia headed to NYC in May

The vessel’s transatlantic Carnival Journey departs May 29, 2023, from Barcelona for a 15-day crossing to New York’s Manhattan Cruise Terminal. This will be the homeport for Carnival Venezia, with year-round cruising set to begin on June 15, 2023.

The 5,145-guest Carnival Venezia will offer your cruise-loving clients a broad choice of sailings that include 22 different itineraries with 25 ports of call across 14 countries. The newly upgraded cruise ship will have an interior straight out of Italy with a focus on Venice’s famous Piazza San Marco and a Lido deck that will take your clients to the Italian Riviera. Depending on the weather, the roof can be opened or closed, so bathers can enjoy the pool year-round.

Foodies will be in for a treat with new-to-the-fleet f&b offerings, with everything from classic Italian street food to a Mexitalian fusion restaurant and a bar that specializes in fizzy drinks. Families will thoroughly enjoy Carnival Venezia with its colorful Italian Street Party, Italian-inspired youth programming and special treats like the Dr. Seuss Bookville, but if the grown-ups need to get away, the ship offers the 21-and-older segment a getaway at the Serenity Adult-Only Retreat on Deck 15, where they can chill, sip and catch some rays to their heart’s content—and it’s all included in the price of their cruise purchase.

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