Costa Venezia

Costa Venezia current position

Costa Venezia current location is at Marmara Sea (coordinates 41.02525 N / 28.98290 E) cruising en route to TR ISTANBUL. The AIS position was reported 2 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of Costa Venezia

Costa Venezia current cruise is 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul. Prices start from USD 1799 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 26 Jun, 2022 and ends on 10 Jul, 2022.

Date / TimePort
26 Jun    Departing from Istanbul, Turkey, Galataport hotels
28 Jun 14:00 - 21:00    Izmir, Turkey
29 Jun 09:00 - 19:00    Bodrum, Turkey
30 Jun 10:00 - 21:00    Piraeus-Athens, Greece
01 Jul 06:00 - 19:00    Mykonos Island, Greece
03 Jul 06:00 - 04 Jul 18:00    Istanbul, Turkey, Galataport
05 Jul 18:00 - 06 Jul 18:00    Kusadasi, Ephesus, Turkey
07 Jul 08:00 - 20:00    Heraklion, Crete Greece
08 Jul 08:00 - 19:00    Rhodes Island, Greece
10 Jul 06:00    Arriving in Istanbul, Turkey, Galataport hotels

Specifications of Costa Venezia

Year built2019  /  Age: 3
Flag state Italy
BuilderFincantieri (Monfalcone, Italy)
ClassVISTA
Building costUSD 780 million
Engines (power)MAN (62.4 MW / 83680 hp)
Speed22 kn / 41 kph / 25 mph
Length (LOA)324 m / 1063 ft
Beam (width)37 m / 121 ft
Gross Tonnage135225 gt
Passengers4232 - 5260
Crew1278
Decks13
Cabins2116
Decks with cabins11
Last Refurbishment2023
Sister-shipsCosta Firenze, Carnival Vista, Carnival Horizon, Carnival Panorama
Christened byGan Beiye and her family
OwnerCarnival Corporation & PLC
OperatorCoast Asia

Costa Venezia Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2022 Jun 19 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1759
2022 Jun 26 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $719
2022 Jun 26 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1799
2022 Jun 30 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Athens Piraeus-Athens $1739
2022 Jul 03 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $679
2022 Jul 03 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1739
2022 Jul 10 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $749
2022 Jul 10 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1859
2022 Jul 14 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Athens Piraeus-Athens $1989
2022 Jul 17 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $799
2022 Jul 17 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1989
2022 Jul 24 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $749
2022 Jul 24 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1989
2022 Jul 28 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Athens Piraeus-Athens $2229
2022 Jul 31 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $809
2022 Jul 31 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $2229
2022 Aug 07 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $849
2022 Aug 07 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $2289
2022 Aug 11 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Athens Piraeus-Athens $2419
2022 Aug 14 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $919
2022 Aug 14 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $2419
2022 Aug 21 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $919
2022 Aug 21 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $2419
2022 Aug 25 15 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Athens Piraeus-Athens $2309
2022 Aug 28 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $809
2022 Aug 28 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $2169
2022 Sep 04 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $749
2022 Sep 04 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1929
2022 Sep 09 13 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Athens Piraeus-Athens $1689
2022 Sep 11 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $649
2022 Sep 11 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1799
2022 Sep 18 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $649
2022 Sep 18 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1799
2022 Sep 22 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Athens Piraeus-Athens $1679
2022 Sep 25 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $599
2022 Sep 25 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1679
2022 Oct 02 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $599
2022 Oct 02 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1679
2022 Oct 06 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Athens Piraeus-Athens $1549
2022 Oct 09 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $549
2022 Oct 09 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1549
2022 Oct 16 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $549
2022 Oct 16 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1549
2022 Oct 20 15 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Athens Piraeus-Athens $1459
2022 Oct 23 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $449
2022 Oct 23 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1379
2022 Oct 30 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $449
2022 Oct 30 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1259
2022 Nov 04 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Athens Piraeus-Athens $1259
2022 Nov 06 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $449
2022 Nov 06 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1259
2022 Nov 13 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $399
2022 Nov 20 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1049
2022 Nov 25 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Haifa Haifa $1179
2022 Dec 01 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1049
2022 Dec 06 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Haifa Haifa $1179
2022 Dec 12 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1179
2022 Dec 17 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Haifa Haifa $1179
2022 Dec 23 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1449
2022 Dec 28 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Haifa Haifa $1449
2023 Jan 03 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1159
2023 Jan 08 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Haifa Haifa $1289
2023 Jan 14 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1069
2023 Jan 19 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Haifa Haifa $1199
2023 Jan 25 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1069
2023 Jan 30 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Haifa Haifa $1199
2023 Feb 05 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1069
2023 Feb 10 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Haifa Haifa $1199
2023 Feb 16 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1199
2023 Feb 21 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Haifa Haifa $1329
2023 Feb 27 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1179
2023 Mar 04 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Haifa Haifa $1329
2023 Mar 10 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1249
2023 Mar 15 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Haifa Haifa $1399
2023 Mar 21 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1399
2023 Mar 26 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Haifa Haifa $1399
2023 Apr 01 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1449
2023 Apr 12 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1449
2023 Apr 23 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $849
2023 Apr 23 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1629
2023 Apr 30 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1629
2023 Apr 30 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $849
2023 May 07 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $849
2023 May 07 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1629
2023 May 14 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $849
2023 May 14 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1629
2023 May 21 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $849
2023 May 21 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1629
2023 May 28 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $949
2023 May 28 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1829
2023 Jun 04 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $949
2023 Jun 04 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1829
2023 Jun 11 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1019
2023 Jun 11 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1969
2023 Jun 18 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1019
2023 Jun 18 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1969
2023 Jun 25 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1039
2023 Jun 25 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $2009
2023 Jul 02 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1039
2023 Jul 02 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $2009
2023 Jul 09 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1039
2023 Jul 09 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $2009
2023 Jul 16 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1169
2023 Jul 16 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $2269
2023 Jul 23 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1169
2023 Jul 23 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $2269
2023 Jul 30 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1229
2023 Jul 30 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $2389
2023 Aug 06 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1289
2023 Aug 06 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $2509
2023 Aug 13 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1359
2023 Aug 13 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $2649
2023 Aug 20 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1359
2023 Aug 20 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $2649
2023 Aug 27 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1229
2023 Aug 27 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $2389
2023 Sep 03 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1109
2023 Sep 03 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $2149
2023 Sep 10 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1039
2023 Sep 10 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $2009
2023 Sep 17 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1099
2023 Sep 17 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $2129
2023 Sep 24 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $969
2023 Sep 24 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1869
2023 Oct 01 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $969
2023 Oct 01 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1869
2023 Oct 08 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $919
2023 Oct 08 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1769
2023 Oct 15 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $919
2023 Oct 15 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1769
2023 Oct 22 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $829
2023 Oct 22 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1589
2023 Oct 29 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $819
2023 Oct 29 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1569
2023 Nov 05 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $759
2023 Nov 05 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1449
2023 Nov 12 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $759
2023 Nov 19 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1199
2023 Nov 30 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1199
2023 Dec 11 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1199
2023 Dec 22 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1469
2024 Jan 02 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1309
2024 Jan 13 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1219
2024 Jan 24 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1219
2024 Feb 20 6 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $759
2024 Feb 26 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1349
2024 Mar 08 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1419
2024 Mar 19 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1419
2024 Mar 30 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1469
2024 Apr 10 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Istanbul Istanbul $1469

Costa Venezia Review

Review of Costa Venezia

The 2019-built Costa Venezia cruise ship is the first liner for Costa Cruises constructed and designed specifically for China's market. Venezia and the sistership Costa Firenze (2020) were both produced by the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri - Venezia at Monfalcone Shipyard (near Trieste), Firenze - at Marghera Shipyard (near Venice). Each vessel has GT tonnage 135,500 tons, 2116 cabins and passenger capacity 4200 (max / double-occupancy 5260 pax).

The vessel (IMO number 9801689) is currently Italy-flagged (MMSI 247391100) and registered in Genoa.

From the same series (Vista-Class sisterships) are also the CCL-Carnival liners Vista (2016), Horizon (2018) and Panorama (2019).

IMPORTANT: In June 2022, CCL-Carnival Cruise Line and Costa Cruises announced the "COSTA by CARNIVAL" cruise program targeting CCL's North American source market. The program is based on two newbuild Costa ships - Venezia (starting in 2023 with homeporting in NYC New York USA) and Firenze (starting in 2024 with homeporting in Long Beach/Los Angeles California USA). Both Costa liners are CCL-managed (while operating out of the USA) and were scheduled for drydock refurbishments prior to the Carnival service.

History - construction and ownership

Costa Cruises is a Genoa-headquartered subsidiary company owned by Carnival Corporation. Costa is Europe's second-largest cruise line (after MSC) with year-round operations in the Mediterranean. Costa was founded in 1854 as a cargo shipping company. It started passenger shipping services in 1947, with regular Transatlantic crossings between Europe (Italy) and South America. In 2000, Costa Cruises was acquired by Carnival Corporation (shipowner).

Costa Venezia cruise ship

Ship's design features more efficient use of both indoor and open-deck spaces, with several multi-functional areas. The activity (Lido) deck features aqua park with a water slide, high-rope garden, mini-golf course. The pool deck is covered with a retractable glass roof. The Beach Club (adults only complex) is beneath the glass roof and features a swimming pool, waterslides, rock climbing wall, sports deck area. This deck also has a giant LED wall for movies and other outdoor video entertainment.

The ship has dedicated club lounges for teens and kids, including for toddlers. The panoramic glass elevators also connect the outdoor areas. There is a glass-bottomed skywalk, huge wellness complex (Organic Spa and Fitness), Plaza (with numerous bars and shops), Atrium Lobby Lounge (meeting place with a stage for street performers), large-capacity Theater (main show lounge).

Costa Venezia cruise ship

Another agreement (with the German shipbuilder Meyer Werft) was signed in July 2015 and included the construction of 4 new ships of the Excellence/Helios-Class. The contract was finalized in April 2016. Of these 4 vessels, 2 were for Costa Cruises (Costa Smeralda and Costa Toscana) and the other 2 for AIDA Cruises (AIDAnova) and CCL-Carnival (TBN-2023).

Vista-Class Costa cruise ship

Managed by Costa Group, the Costa and AIDA combined fleet is Europe's largest. In 2014, one out of every two cruise ship tourists in Europe sailed on either AIDA or Costa ship. In 2015, Costa Group had 20 offices in 14 countries, around 27,000 shipyard employees and total passenger capacity of over 68,000 berths (across the combined fleet). Costa Group also is the leader of China's rapidly growing cruise market in Asia.

 

Besides the ship's staff and crew, Costa cruise passengers are also served by Peper robots - the latest cyborg technology implemented fleetwide in 2016. These humanoid robots greet and guide passengers upon embarkation. They also assist them throughout the cruise by providing information and tips on onboard dining, entertainment, enrichment program (workshops, pre-scheduled events), casino and shopping promotions, shore excursions and tours. Pepper robots are mobile and communicate in 3 languages (English, German, Italian). They can also interpret human emotions by analyzing voice tones and facial expressions.

 

Decks and Cabins

Costa Venezia staterooms (2116 total, in 9 grades) all provide as standard amenities 2 twin beds (convertible to Queen-size double bed), wardrobe, electronic safe box and lifejackets (in the closet), seating/lounge area (with mirrored vanity/writing desk with chair), smart HDTV (satellite reception, infotainment system), direct-dial phone, hairdryer, refrigerator (minibar), en-suite bathroom (WC, shower, mirrored single-sink vanity).

All balcony staterooms are with sofabeds. Wifi is available in all staterooms for an additional charge as well as in public areas. Suites receive free 24-hour room service, slippers, bathrobes plus drinks package and personal valet.

The boat has 13 passenger decks, of which 11 are with cabins.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Costa Venezia offers a total of 15 restaurants and 8 main bars/lounges. The food offerings consist of classic Italian dishes, fast food, traditional Asian and Chinese cuisine. Italian food includes the menu of 3-star Michelin chef Umberto Bombana in Casanova Restaurant. However, authentic Chinese cuisine is available in the main and specialty restaurants at any time.

Follows the complete list of Costa Venezia restaurants and food bars.

  • The Main Restaurant (waiter-served) and the Lido deck buffet restaurant offer Chinese and Italian food from the early hours until night.
  • The specialty Lu Hot Pot restaurant is where vacationers can cook their own choice of vegetables, seafood, and meat in a stockpot that is placed in the middle of the dining table.
  • Another option is the street food, with Dim Sum offering traditional Chinese food and the Japanese Yan Teppanyaki where chefs work at the passengers’ tables.
  • Casanova Restaurant is the ship's stand-out specialty restaurant. Its menu was created by Italian chef Umberto Bombana of 3-star Michelin restaurant Otto e Mezzo Bombana.
  • Frutti di Mare is a seafood restaurant serving Venetian and oriental dishes.
  • Lanai BBQ Restaurant and La Fiorentina Steak House both feature sea views.
  • Napoli Pizza delivers classic Italian pizza anytime anywhere onboard.

Introduced in 2021, "Destination Dishes" are complimentary and available at the MDR's/main dining rooms fleetwide. They are based on individual recipes designed by a "celebrity chef trio" (Bruno Barbieri/Italian, Helene Darroze/French, Angel Leon/Spanish) and interpret the traditional food of the destinations to be visiting by the ship on the following day of the voyage.

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Costa Venezia was specially designed to showcase Italian food, lifestyle, and culture, which is why the ship's atrium is modeled on the St Mark’s Square in Venice and there are a couple of real gondolas onboard. The Gondola Lounge is where travelers can have a virtual reality trip through the port city in a gondola and the Grand Canal Restaurant features a “canal-side” walk to admire the Bridge of Sighs - Ponte dei Sospiri. The restaurant replicates the architecture of Venetian alleys and guests are served by waiters specially dressed as 17th century Venetians. Costa Venezia voyages also offer a Venice Carnival party night with Italian entertainment and Venetian masks.

Every night there are shows in the theatre with a focus on Italian productions like Venezia Innamorata, which is based on the life of Venetian lover Giacomo Casanova. The Lounge delle Stelle is where guests can join Costa Venezia Film Festival, being entertained with songs from popular films and watching Venice Film Festival movies.

Despite the Italian ambiance of Costa Venetia, the vessel has been designed exclusively for Chinese passengers with much of the entertainment Chinese, including the Golden Party where there are gifts and surprises to be won every ten minutes.

Typical family entertainment is at the heart of the experience, including kids' clubs, mini-golf, Rope Garden, and Water Park Laguna for onboard fun. Chinese guests can also enjoy duty-free shopping with luxury brands like BVLGARI, Cartier, and Tiffany.

The ship also features some of the most popular Asian entertainment. 11 rooms are dedicated to karaoke, and the masquerade ball is a colorful take on the famous Carnevale in Venice. Half a dozen main lounges are available for pre-dinner cocktails, plus Bella Bar for bubble teas and fruit juices.

Itineraries

Costa Venezia's Maiden Voyage was scheduled for March 8, 2019.

  • The eastbound repositioning cruise from Europe to China (53-day "world voyage" March 8-April 29/from Trieste to Yokohama via Suez Canal) included popular ports of call in Italy, Croatia, Greece, Israel, Suez Canal (transit), Jordan, Oman, UAE (Dubai, Abu Dhabi), India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, China (Hong Kong), Taiwan and Japan.
  • The Maiden Voyage was offered for booking in 3 different segments - 20-day (Trieste-Dubai), 18-day (Dubai-Singapore) and 17-day (Singapore-Yokohama). The inaugural cruise deals were also available for booking by European customers.

The Costa ship Venezia was originally planned for a year-round deployment exclusively in Asia, with homeporting in China (Shanghai). However, in September 2021, Costa announced that in 2022-2023-2024 Venezia will be redeployed from China to Europe-Eastern Mediterranean and homeported in Istanbul Turkey (docking at Galataport).

The ex-Turkey program also included the optional fly-cruise packages with flights to Istanbul (via partnership with Turkish Airlines) from most European countries.

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In January 2016, the shipowner Carnival Corporation signed a MoA agreement with Fincantieri to build 4 new vessels. Contracts were finalized in April 2016. Of these, 2 units were for Costa Asia (Venezia and Firenze), 1 for Princess (Enchanted) and 1 for P&O Australia (TBN-2022). With this shipbuilding order, Carnival Corporation had a total of 17 new ships on order scheduled for deliveries between 2016-2020. All four units are Fincantieri-built (at the shipyards Monfalcone and Marghera) with scheduled deliveries in 2019-2020.

The vessel's keel-laying/coin ceremony was held on November 1, 2017, at the Fincantieri Monfalcone Shipyard (near Trieste Italy). The propulsion system is diesel-electric. The ship's powerplant consists of all 5x Tier-II compliant MAN marine diesel engines (two model 14V48/60CR and three model 8L48 / 60CR) providing total power output 62,400 kW.

 

The vessel was launched/floated out from drydock on June 22, 2018.

Costa Venezia cruise ship construction

On December 9, 2018, the shipowner Carnival Corporation announced that the new liner will be christened in Port Trieste (Italy) on March 1, 2019.

Costa Venezia cruise ship construction

The Costa ship Venezia was officially delivered by Fincantieri Monfalcone on February 28, 2019. The delivery documents were signed by Arnold Donald (Carnival Corp's President and CEO) and Giuseppe Bono (Fincantieri's CEO).

The ship's christening ceremony was on March 1, held in Port Trieste. The special event featured an air show by Frecce Tricolori (aerobatic team of the Italian Italian Air Force / Aeronautica Militare) and a midnight firework show. The ceremony was attended by Massimiliano Fedriga (Friuli Venezia Giulia Region's President), Roberto Dipiazza (Mayor of Trieste) and the godmother Gan Beiye and her family (Costa Crociere fans since 2011).

 

After the naming ceremony, the liner was repositioned (via Suez Canal) to China for year-round deployment. Costa Venezia was one of all 7 newbuilds ordered by Carnival Corporation for Costa Group (scheduled deliveries 2019-2023) and part of the company's EUR 6 billion investment plan. Venezia and Firenze are Costa's largest vessels homeported in China.

 

Liner's namesake is the Uniworld-owned riverboat SS La Venezia (2003-launched as River Countess, 2020-reconstructed).

Inaugural Mediterranean itineraries 2022-2023-2024

Next table shows the ship's first Mediterranean cruise (part of the 2022-2023-2024 program) following the redeployment from Asia to Europe.

This is a 14-day B2B/back-to-back cruise leaving roundtrip from Istanbul/Galataport .

Date / TimePort
02 May 17:00Departing from Galataport Istanbul, Turkey
03 May 14:00 - 21:00Izmir, Turkey
04 May 10:00 - 20:00Bodrum, Turkey
05 May 09:00 - 20:00Mykonos Island, Greece
06 May 09:00 - 20:00Piraeus-Athens, Greece
08 May 08:00 - 09 May 18:00 (overnight)Istanbul
10 May 18:00 - 11 May 18:00Kusadasi-Ephesus, Turkey
12 May 08:00 - 20:00Rhodes Island, Greece
13 May 08:00 - 20:00Heraklion, Crete Greece
15 May 08:00Arriving in Istanbul

Prices started from USD 500-700 per person (double occupancy) for a 7-day itinerary and $1030-1520 for a 14-day B2B.

Inaugural itineraries 2019

The ship's inaugural cruise is scheduled for March 3 (2019) - 5-day Adriatic Sea itinerary roundtrip from Trieste.

Date / TimePort
03 MarDeparting from Trieste, Italy
04 MarBari, Italy
05 MarKerkyra, Corfu Island, Greece
06 MarDubrovnik, Croatia
07 MarZadar, Croatia
08 MarArriving in Trieste

Initially, for booking was opened (on March 2, 2018) only the Trieste-Yokohama voyage. Tickets for the Maiden Voyage were available for booking by both European and Asian customers. Prices started from USD 5000 pp (inside cabin rates based on double occupancy).

Date / TimePort
08 MarDeparting from Trieste
10 Mar 07:00 - 19:00Dubrovnik, Croatia
11 Mar 08:00 - 18:00Bari, Italy
13 Mar 08:00 - 16:00Heraklion, Crete Greece
14 Mar 22:00 - 15:00Suez Canal (transition)
16 Mar 09:00 - 22:00Aqaba-Petra, Jordan
17 Mar 01:00 - 19:00Eilat, Israel
22 Mar 07:00 - 18:00Salalah, Oman
24 Mar 08:00 - 18:00Muscat, Oman
26 Mar 08:00 - 20:00Abu Dhabi, UAE
27 Mar 08:00 - 22:00Dubai, UAE
29 Mar 08:00 - 12:00Abu Dhabi, UAE
31 Mar 07:00 - 15:00Khor Fakkan, Sharjah, UAE
03 Apr 10:00 - 22:00Mormugao, Goa, India
05 Apr 08:00 - 12:00Cochin, India
07 Apr 10:00 - 22:00Colombo, Sri Lanka
11 Apr 08:00 - 17:00Pulau Langkawi Island, Malaysia
12 Apr 08:00 - 17:00Klang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
13 Apr 08:00 - 23:00Singapore
16 Apr 06:00 - 17:00Laem Chabang, Bangkok, Thailand
19 Apr 08:00 - 21:00Phu My-Saigon, Vietnam
21 Apr 08:00 - 20:00Da Nang, Vietnam
23 Apr 07:00 - 14:00Shenzhen, Shekou, China
23 Apr 20:00 - 18:00Hong Kong, China
26 Apr 07:00 - 15:00Keelung-Taipei, Taiwan
29 AprArriving in Yokohama, Japan

This eastbound repositioning cruise was offered for booking in 5 different itinerary segments:

  • (March 8-27) 19-day (Trieste-Dubai) - prices from USD 2000 pp
  • (March 27 - April 13) 17-day (Dubai-Singapore) - prices from USD 1700 pp
  • (April 13-29) 16-day (Singapore-Yokohama) - prices from USD 1600 pp
  • 33-day (Dubay-Yokohama) - prices from USD 3600 pp
  • 36-day (Trieste-Singapore) - prices from USD 4000 pp

Homeport operations from Shanghai were scheduled to start on May 18, 2019. Next tables show the revised (slightly changed) repositioning cruise itinerary segments as destinations and port times.

19-day from Trieste to Dubai

Date / TimePort
08 MarDeparting from Trieste, Italy
09 MarDubrovnik, Croatia
10 MarBari, Italy
12 MarHeraklion, Crete Greece
14 MarHaifa, Israel
15 Mar - 16 MarSuez Canal
17 MarAqaba, Jordan
22 MarSalalah, Oman
24 MarMuscat, Oman
26 MarAbu Dhabi, UAE
27 MarArriving in Dubai

17-day from Dubai to Singapore

Date / TimePort
27 MarDeparting from Dubai
29 Mar - 30 MarAbu Dhabi, UAE
31 MarKhor Fakkan, Sharjah UAE
03 AprMormugao-Goa, India
06 Apr - 07 AprCochin, India
08 AprColombo, Sri Lanka
11 AprPulau Langkawi Island, Malaysia
12 AprKlang-Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
13 AprArriving in Singapore

16-day from Singapore to Tokyo

Date / TimePort
13 AprDeparting from Singapore
16 Apr - 17 AprLaem Chabang, Bangkok, Thailand
19 AprSaigon/Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
21 AprDa Nang, Hue, Vietnam
23 AprShenzhen-Shekou, China
23 Apr - 24 AprHong Kong, China
26 AprKeelung-Taipei, Taiwan
29 AprArriving in Tokyo, Japan

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