Carnival Venezia opens for sale, will sail from New York starting June 2023
Carnival Venezia

Carnival Venezia opens for sale, will sail from New York starting June 2023

MIAMI — Bookings have opened for the inaugural season of Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship – Carnival Venezia.

The ship will begin sailing year-round from New York City starting June 15, 2023, offering a wide range of sailing options. There’ll be 10 different cruise durations and 22 unique itineraries that feature visits to 25 ports across 14 countries.

“Our summer season in New York has been extremely popular, so increasing our offerings with a larger, newer ship that sails year-round provides the opportunity for more guests in the tri-state area and beyond to enjoy the convenience of sailing right from Manhattan,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “Carnival Venezia will give guests our signature fun, combined with Italian theming, to beautiful destinations from The Bahamas and the Caribbean to Bermuda and Canada.”

Following a 15-day transatlantic Carnival Journeys cruise from Barcelona that departs on May 29, 2023, Carnival Venezia will sail a variety of cruises from New York’s Manhattan Cruise Terminal in the summer, alternating between four-, five-, six- and eight-day sailings to the Caribbean, Bermuda and ports in Canada and New England, including Halifax and Saint John.

Beginning Sept. 29, 2023, the ship will alternate between operating eight- to 12-day cruises to the Eastern Caribbean, Southern Caribbean and The Bahamas, visiting destinations like St. Thomas, San Juan and Aruba, along with four of Carnival’s private destinations (Half Moon Cay, Princess Cays, Amber Cove and Grand Turk). In addition, the ship’s nine-day cruises will feature Miami as a port of call.

Carnival Venezia opens for sale, will sail from New York starting June 2023

Carnival Venezia Atrium, Piazza San Marco

Among the itineraries to choose from are:

  • 9-day sailing to Miami and the Bahamas, departing Oct. 14, 2023 to Miami, Nassau, Half Moon Cay and Freeport, Bahamas
  • 10-day Eastern Caribbean sailing departing Jan. 23, 2024 to Princess Cays, Bahamas; Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos; Amber Cove, Dominican Republic; and San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 12-day Southern Caribbean Carnival Journeys sailing Feb. 11, 2024 to Antigua, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia and St. Maarten
  • 15-day Caribbean Carnival Journeys sailing Sept. 29, 2023 to Grand Turk, Aruba, Curacao, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Maarten and St. Thomas

Carnival Venezia, built in 2019, is set to undergo enhancements before entering service. Onboard, guests will find many of the activities and experiences found on other Carnival ships, including Carnival Waterworks, Piano Bar 88, Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse, Bonsai Sushi, Seafood Shack, Cloud 9 Salon & Spa, and the Serenity Adult-Only Retreat.

In 2024, Carnival Cruise Line will welcome a second ‘Carnival Fun Italian Style’ ship when Carnival Firenze joins the fleet. It will sail year-round from Long Beach, California.