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CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE TO BRING COSTA VENEZIA TO THE U.S. IN 2023, COSTA FIRENZE 
                IN 2024, TO SAIL AS PART OF THE CARNIVAL FLEET 
 
MIAMI, June 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Cruise Line - proudly known as 
America's cruise line - is teaming up with Costa Cruises - Italy's favorite 
cruise line - creating a new concept for Carnival's North American guests when 
COSTA® by CARNIVAL® debuts in the spring of 2023 and Costa Venezia joins the 
Carnival fleet sailing from New York. Costa Venezia will be followed by Costa 
Firenze arriving in the spring of 2024 to sail from Long Beach. 
 
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. 
 
ABOUT CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE 
Carnival Cruise Line, part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: 
CUK), is proud to be known as America's Cruise Line.  Since its founding in 
1972, Carnival has continually revolutionized the cruise sector, making a 
cruise vacation an affordable and popular option for millions of guests. 
Carnival operates from 14 U.S. homeports and employs more than 40,000 team 
members representing 120 nationalities. Carnival's newest ship, Mardi Gras, 
featuring the first roller coaster at sea, is the first cruise ship in the 
Americas powered by eco-friendly Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).  Carnival returns 
to Australia in October 2022 and will welcome four additional ships over the 
next two years, including Carnival Celebration, which arrives to Miami in 
November to close out Carnival's 50th birthday festivities. 
 
CONTACT: media@carnival.com 
 
 
 
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