Carnival Venezia 2023 Voyages Released, Includes a Sailing with 9 Sea Days

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Carnival Cruise Line has detailed 2023 itineraries for its newly acquired ship Carnival Venezia, which will be sailing year-round from New York City starting next June.

When Venezia enters New York Harbor for the first time next summer, it’ll be sporting new livery and the words “Carnival Fun Italian Style” across the side. It’ll also feature a number of signature Carnival venues including the WaterWorks aqua park, Bonsai Sushi, Piano Bar 88, Seafood Shack, Fahrenheit 555 steakhouse, Cloud 9 Spa, and the adults-only Serenity Retreat sundeck.

Carnival Venezia ship
(Rendering via Carnival Cruise Line)

Where will Carnival Venezia Sail?

Following a two-week transatlantic voyage from Barcelona to New York City next May, the ship will sail a variety of itineraries to Bermuda, the eastern and southern Caribbean, and the Bahamas.

Carnival Venezia will kick off service with a 15-night transatlantic cruise that will depart Barcelona on May 29, 2023 bound for New York City with stops in Málaga, Gibraltar, Lisbon, Ponta Delgada, and Halifax, Nova Scotia. That transatlantic sailing will have a total of nine sea days.

Starting June 15th, the Costa Venezia will sail its first North American voyage from Manhattan to Bermuda. The itinerary will be a four-night voyage with a single stop to the island.

Eastern Caribbean sailings will have four sea days, a stop in Amber Cove, Grand Turk, and private island Half Moon Cay.

Southern Caribbean voyages will go deep south into Aruba and Curaçao.

From Costa to Carnival Venezia

Carnival Venezia dining room
The dining room on Carnival Venezia. (Photo via John Heald)

This past summer, Carnival Corporation announced that Costa Venezia will sail under the flag of Carnival Cruise Line starting in spring 2023. The ship, currently sailing as Costa Venezia, was originally built for the Chinese market and entered service from Shanghai in 2019 sailing East Asia itineraries.

The ship is currently sailing with Costa Cruises from Istanbul, Turkey through December, and then will go into the shipyard for renovations before entering service as a Carnival ship.

With restrictions on lines returning to Asia, Carnival made the decision to reposition its two Chinese-built ships to North America to sail under Carnival Cruise Line.

A second ship, Carnival Firenze, will join the Carnival Cruise Line fleet in 2024 sailing from Long Beach, California.

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