Costa Venezia arrives to be transformed into a carnival cruise ship

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Venice coast, a cruise ship originally built for Costa Cruises, has arrived at the Navantia shipyard in Cadiz, Spain, to be converted into a Carnival Cruise Line ship. After a dry dock period, the ship will be renamed Carnival Venice and adapted to present the new product “Carnival Fun Italian Style”.

Carnival Venice is the first cruise ship to sail under the Carnival Fun Italian Style banner. Carnival Florence will join her in 2024. Meanwhile the former Costa Luminosa has also been converted to a Carnival Cruise Line ship, but is not part of the new program.

The transformation of Venice coast in Carnival Venice

Venice coasta 135,225 gross tonnage Vista-class cruise ship with a capacity of 4,208 passengers, has arrived at the Navantia shipyard in Cadiz, Spain, to undergo a major refurbishment.

This renovation will introduce Carnival’s signature activities and experiences, such as the Carnival Waterworks water park, Piano Bar 88 and Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse. In addition, the ship will feature Bonsai Sushi, Seafood Shack, Cloud 9 Salon & Spa, and the Serenity Adult-Only Retreat.

During the two-month dry dock period, the Venice coast will receive a new livery showcasing the traditional colors and lines of Costa Cruises and Carnival Cruise Line, highlighted by the traditional Costa Cruises funnel. Once the renovation is complete, it will be redesigned Carnival Venice will embark on a 15-day transatlantic crossing at the end of May.

The cruise ship will then be based in New York City and begin year-round cruising operations in June with a variety of four- to 15-night cruises to destinations including Bermuda, the Caribbean, the Bahamas, Canada and New England.

Carnival Venice

Carnival Venice will be perfect for the colder weather expected on the Northeast Coast of the United States as she will be one of the few cruise ships in Carnival’s fleet has a dome above the main pool deck.

Christine Duffy, President of Carnival Cruise Line: “I think this might be my favorite spot on the ship. The Lido deck, believe it or not, and it’s one of a kind. This ship has a dome so we thought it would be the perfect ship to take to New York all year round. Because obviously in the winter months when we leave New York we will probably keep this dome closed.”

For the next three weeks Venice coast will be in a wet dock in preparation for her dry dock period, which will begin once the Symphony of the Seas arrives on April 12.

Introducing the “Carnival Fun Italian Style” concept

Carnival Cruise Line has taken possession of it Costa Luminosa, Costa VeneziaAnd coast Florence due to the collapse of the Chinese cruise market. All three cruise lines were scheduled to call at China, but with the cruise industry in China far from fully operational, Costa Cruises had significant overcapacity.

This acquisition has led to the creation of the “Carnival Fun Italian Style” concept, which combines the signature Carnival experiences with the Italian theme of these ships.

Costa Venezia Atrium
Photo Courtesy: Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival VeniceThe interior design of the is inspired by the city of Venice, with themed areas such as the main restaurants featuring Venetian architecture and life-size gondolas made by local artisans. This unique combination of the characteristic elements of carnival and the Italian theme will be the hallmark of the “Carnival Fun Italian Style” concept.

The Carnival Venice will be the first to sail according to this concept after its transformation in the Navantia shipyard. In the meantime, coast Florence will join in 2024 and will be sailing from Long Beach, California.

Bright carnival joined the Carnival fleet last year and has been operating in Australia ever since. She will be relocating to Alaska for the summer season. Although she was a former Costa cruise ship, she is not part of the Carnival Fun Italian Style. Still, it shares many similarities with the concepts of Carnival Venice And Carnival Florence.
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