Carnival will operate the ships, which will marry the great service, food and entertainment that Carnival's guests enjoy with Costa's Italian design features. "Costa Venezia and Costa Firenze will bring Carnival's guests the ambiance and beauty of Italy," said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. "We're going to invite our guests to Choose Fun with Carnival, Italian Style!"
"This is an exciting opportunity for us to operate two additional beautiful Vista class ships in the U.S. and bring a unique experience to those who love the culture, food and vibe of Italy," said Duffy. "There are lots of ways we plan to create an immersive fun experience for our guests who choose to sail on these ships, which have beautiful Italian-design elements, dining and retail that will deliver Carnival fun leveraging the spirit of Italy from our sister line Costa Cruises."
Mario Zanetti, president of Costa Cruises said, "We are excited to see these iconic ships make their debut in the U.S. under the leadership and operation of our sister brand. Costa providing the beautiful ship with its' Italian design and Carnival delivering FUN, Italian Style!" Zanetti said that Costa will be informing clients impacted by this news.
Duffy said that the ships will continue operating their regular Costa itineraries until they are assigned to Carnival for dry dock work and deployment. Deployment and itinerary plans are being finalized, with the Venezia announcement coming soon given the spring 2023 launch date. Costa Venezia and Costa Firenze are sister ships to Carnival Vista, Carnival Horizon and Carnival Panorama, weighing 135,500 gross tons and accommodating up to 5,260 guests.
Image Credit: © Carnival Cruise Line
The most interesting news
Türkiye's Antalya Airport sets record for most daily flights
Over 1,000 planes landed at and took off from airport on Saturday, says governor.
Sanliurfa province chosen OIC City of Tourism for 2023
Announcement made during 11th session of OIC's tourism ministers being held in Azerbaijan, says Turkish ministry.
UNWTO participates in the 6th edition of Conecta Fiction and Entertainment
The World Tourism Organization presented its initiatives in audio-visual tourism and its vision regarding the future of the sector.
NCL´s New Season of ‘Embark With NCL’ Premiers June 30
Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), the innovator in global cruise travel with a 55-year history of breaking boundaries, today announced the next season of its visual storytelling platform, "EMBARK with NCL," with the first episode, "Caribbean Adventures,"
Radisson Hotel Group advances on growth plans as it establishes regional offices across the world
Building on a strong start to 2022, Radisson Hotel Group continues its ambitious expansion plans in key markets across EMEA and APAC.
Holland America Line Sees a Surge in Demand for Alaska Cruising
With pent up demand and the U.S. Independence Day travel rush approaching, premium cruise line Holland America Line is reporting a surge in interest for Alaska, experiencing the highest booking levels for Alaska cruising to the bucket list travel des
Fosun's Businesses Show Strong Recovery Momentum
Consumption Regains Vitality and Tourism Industry Continues to Recover.
Scaling-up Tourism Action at UN Oceans Conference
Tourism has the potential to lead the shift towards a circular and regenerative blue economy, the UN Oceans Conference has been told.
Qatar Airways Increases Berlin Services from Daily to 10 Weekly Flights
The capital city of Germany, Berlin, is set to benefit from enhanced connectivity to over 150 destinations, courtesy of the World’s Best Airline, Qatar Airways.
Supervisory Board confirmed: Sebastian Ebel appointed as new CEO of the TUI Group
Supervisory Board expresses its thanks to Fritz Joussen: He rescued TUI twice in difficult situation, made merger a success and led hotel and cruise business to current strength.
Qatar Airways and Airlink sign comprehensive codeshare agreement
Qatar Airways and Airlink have signed a comprehensive codeshare agreement to offer travellers more choices, enhanced services and greater connectivity between 45 destinations in 13 countries across southern Africa and the rest of the world.
Club Med Announces All-New Family and Wellness Programming
Club Med, the pioneer of the all-inclusive concept and leader in family vacations, announced today new enhancements to its existing family and wellness programming.
US, Israeli, Arab officials meet in Bahrain as part of Negev summit
Negev summit held last March at level of foreign ministers.
Holland America Line Adds Second Commemorative 150th Anniversary Transatlantic Crossing
As its 150th anniversary approaches April 18, 2023, Holland America Line is adding a second commemorative transatlantic crossing aboard Rotterdam to the schedule of celebratory events.
‘Be Messengers of Hope’: Pope Francis Addresses Global Youth Tourism Summit
His Holiness Pope Francis has sent an historic message of support to UNWTO’s first Global Youth Tourism Summit.
Lufthansa reactivates Airbus A380
First flights expected from summer 2023.
Radisson Hotel Group plans of 100 new signings by 2025 in Thailand
Radisson Hotel Group is gearing up for the recovery of travel and hospitality in Thailand with plans to exponentially expand its portfolio by adding 100 hotels and resorts in the country by 2025.
Radisson Collection celebrates hotel opening in Bilbao
Radisson Collection - Radisson Hotel Group’s luxury lifestyle collection of iconic properties - is proud to launch its second global Art Series exhibition in partnership with English photographer and visual artist, Rich McCor (aka Paperboyo).
Emirates brings premium content from MBC GROUP’s Shahid exclusively onboard ice
Emirates partners with Shahid, the world’s leading Arabic streaming platform, to offer premium content exclusively onboard its award-winning inflight entertainment system, ice.
Hyatt Announces Plans for Hyatt Centric Sapporo
The first Hyatt Centric hotel in Hokkaido, northern Japan, is slated to open in 2024.
Radisson opens another exciting upscale hotel in the heart of Istanbul
Radisson Hotel Group is proud to announce the opening of Radisson Hotel Istanbul, Harbiye, located in the heart of Istanbul near the lively Taksim Square, known as the cultural center for the arts and entertainment in Istanbul.