Carnival Firenze has officially joined the Carnival Cruise Line fleet from sister brand Costa Cruises.
Team members from both cruise lines met onboard to complete the handover in Cadiz, Spain, on 2 February 2024. Carnival’s fleet now consists of 27 cruise ships.
Carnival Firenze will undergo a two-month refurbishment before embarking on its maiden journey under the Carnival flag on 25 April 2024. The ship will boast many signature Carnival venues, such as the Heroes Tribute Lounge, Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse, Java Blue Café, Serenity Adult-Only Retreat and Carnival WaterWorks, as well as a “touch of Italy”. The ship’s atrium will be modelled after Florence’s main public square, Piazza del Duomo, while the decor on the Lido deck will draw inspiration from the Italian Riviera.
“The beauty of Florence, Italy, is about to meet the fun of Carnival Cruise Line,” said Christine Duffy, president 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’.”
The ship will spend its maiden season offering three- and four-day sailings to Mexico and Catalina Island, as well as five-, six- and seven-day cruises to the Mexican Rivera from its year-round homeport of Long Beach in California, USA.