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Carnival Cruise Line Expands to a Fleet of 27

Carnival Cruise Line has officially welcomed Carnival Firenze from sister line Costa Cruises. Joining Carnival Venezia as part of the cruise line’s “Fun Italian Style” concept, Carnival Firenze is ship number 27 in the Carnival Cruise Line fleet. Team members from both Costa Cruises and Carnival Cruise Line met on the ship’s bridge in Cadiz, Spain to complete the handover. 

Carnival Firenze will now undergo a transformation in Cadiz, Spain from a Costa cruise ship to the well-known Carnival design. Many of the features that Carnival’s guests know and love will be joined by a touch of Italy. 

“The beauty of Florence, Italy is about to meet the FUN of Carnival Cruise Line! We are elated to welcome Carnival Firenze to the Carnival fleet, joining her sister Carnival Venezia to showcase ‘Carnival Fun Italian Style,’” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.

Guests will be welcomed by Italian architecture inside and out when they board Carnival Firenze. From the ship’s atrium which is inspired by Piazza del Duomo to the Lido which draws its inspiration from the Italian Riviera, Italian charm is everywhere. 

The ship’s food and beverage venues include those already popular on Carnival Venezia as well as other experiences they already enjoy on other Carnival ships. As on Carnival Venezia, Carnival Firenze will include La Strada Grill which features classic Italian street food, a Mexitalian fusion restaurant, Tomodoro, and II Viaggio, Carnival’s newest specialty Italian restaurant which showcases distinct culinary regions of Italy. Guests will continue to find popular venues such as the Heroes Tribute Lounge, Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse, Java Blue Café, Serenity Adult-Only Retreat and Carnival WaterWorks.

Carnival Firenze will begin sailing from Long Beach, California in April 2024. She will offer 3- and 4-day sailings to Mexico and Catalina Island and five-, six- and seven-day cruises to the Mexican Riviera, with ports of call in Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta.