CCL-Carnival's Chief Culinary Officer and President to welcome guests on Venezia ship’s first voyage

   April 1, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

CCL-Carnival Cruise Line's President (Christine Duffy) and Chief Culinary Officer (Emeril Lagasse) will welcome tourists on Carnival Venezia ship’s first CCL voyage departing Barcelona (Spain) on May 29th, 2023, and they will sail for the first part of the trip.

Guests will meet and interact with "CCL's celebrities" while experiencing all that the new “Fun Italian Style” the renovated liner has to offer. Programming highlights feature a Sail Away Party, Captain’s Venetian Toast with Christine & Emeril, guest appearances on The Wave Morning Show, and a special Fireside Chat, along with their participation in other events/entertainment.

A special cooking demonstration will allow guests to learn from the pro himself on the first sea day. Spaces for the private cooking demo can be purchased once onboard and are filled on a first-come first-served basis. Proceeds will serve as a fundraiser for the line’s charitable partner St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Duffy said they were eagerly awaiting the debut of Carnival Venezia and so they had wanted to welcome the ship with ‘BAM’ by having Emeril join her onboard as they interacted with guests and showed off that beautiful ship.

“Together for the first part of Carnival Venezia’s first sailing, we’ll experience Carnival’s signature fun with a new Italian flair, exclusive onboard events and beautiful European destinations – I can’t wait!”

The 15-day Transatlantic Carnival Journeys voyage from Barcelona (Spain) will stop in Malaga, Gibraltar, Lisbon, Ponta Delgada, and Halifax on the way to NYC’s Manhattan Cruise Terminal.

Carnival Venezia cruise ship

Carnival Venezia (2019-built as Costa Venezia) is scheduled for a year-round homeporting in New York City beginning June 15th. The vessel offers a range of travel options, with 10 different durations and 22 unique itineraries featuring 25 call ports across 14 different countries.