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Next Carnival Cruise Ship Starts Major Overhaul

Next Carnival Cruise Ship Starts Major Overhaul


It’s a busy month for one cruise ship dry dock in Europe. Work has began on changing the previous Costa Firenze to a Carnival Cruise Line ship, ending an period with Costa Cruises.

A map displaying the Carnival Cruise ship's current location in Spain.

The previous Costa vessel arrived at Navantia shipyard in Spain over the weekend, marking the third Costa ship to affix the Carnival fleet since 2022.

Is Carnival Firenze a brand new ship?

Costa Firenze started service in 2021 and sailed within the Mediterranean for over two years. In 2022, Carnival introduced that two Costa ships could be reassigned to Carnival Cruise Line.

Firenze is the ultimate of three ship transfers from Costa Cruises to Carnival Cruise Line, which started in 2022 with Costa Luminosa.

Three former Costa ships:

Carnival Firenze Fast Details
Whole visitor capability: 4126
Size: 1,059 ft
Gross Tonnage: 135,225 GRT
Decks: 18
Staterooms 2,063
Builder Fincantieri

Carnival says the transfer responds to the rising demand for Carnival Cruise Line voyages from North American homeports.

Carnival Firenze cruise ship rendering
Carnival Firenze (Rendering through Carnival)

Costa Firenze, a Vista-class ship, joins its sister ship, the Carnival Vista, in Cadiz. The Carnival Vista can also be present process routine upkeep within the dry dock till early February. As soon as the upkeep is accomplished and the Carnival Vista departs for Florida, Costa Firenze will take its place within the yard.

Carnival’s solely new ship in 2024

Grand Turk carnival Venezia

Whereas in dry dock, the ship will endure conversions comparable to updating livery to mirror the Carnival Cruise Line model, including new ideas, and incorporating Carnival components. The one Costa signature function that may stay is the smokestack.

Carnival favorites that company will acknowledge embody the WaterWorks aqua park, Fahrenheit 555 steakhouse, Cloud 9 Spa, Seafood Shack, Guy’s Burger Joint, and the Serenity adults-only sundeck.

This would be the fifth Vista/Venice class ship sailing for Carnival Cruise Line.

Ship Entered Service
Vista 2016
Horizon 2018
Panorama 2019
Venezia 2019 (Costa)
Firenze 2021 (Costa)

Constructing on the success of the Carnival Venezia, the Carnival Enjoyable Italian Fashion theme continues with the Carnival Firenze, that includes a Mediterranean-inspired design that nods to the aesthetic of Florence, Italy.

After being renamed in late April 2024 to Carnival Firenze, the cruise ship will likely be homeport in Lengthy Seashore, primarily providing four- to five-day journeys alongside the Mexican shoreline.

Its first voyage will likely be a seven-night journey alongside the Mexican Riviera.

Carnival Venezia Ship Tour (Vista-class)



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