All about the Carnival Firenze

Carnival Firenze cruise ship
Carnival Firenze

The Carnival Firenze was built in 2020. It's considered a medium size ship. Coming in at 1,061 ft long and 122 ft wide, it's roughly the length of 2.9 football fields, as wide as 2.3 tractor trailers, and the same height as a 14-story building. The Firenze is part of Carnival's "Fun Italian Style" Program. This ship is on loan from sister company Costa cruises. It's similar to Carnival's Vista-class ships, but it has a distinct Italian style.

Carnival Firenze Overview

Carnival Firenze Size and Passengers

The Firenze can hold 4,072 based on double occupancy (two people per room) and more when you take into account 3rd and 4th passengers. When you compare the total tonnage of the ship to the number of passengers, the Firenze has a space ratio of 32. Depending on the ship, this number can range from 30 to 52 (with a bigger number meaning more space per person) so this ship has less space per person than average.

Gross Tonnage135,500
Passenger Decks14
Passengers (double occupancy)4,072
Passenger to Crew Ratio2.9
Space Ratio (tons of ship per passenger)32
Carnival Firenze Space Ratio
30 32 52

The Firenze is one of two Venice-class ships currently sailing with Carnival. This class of ships is very similar to the Vista-class, but they were built for Carnival's sister cruise line Costa. Because of that, they are distinctly different from the Vista, Horizon, or Panorama. They are Italian-themed and may not have everything you would usually find on a Carnival ship. Some key differences from Carnival's Vista-class ships are that they lack an onboard brewery, IMAX theater, and SkyRide. However, they add a covered pool and still have an exclusive area at the back of the ship called the Terrazza (instead of Havana). The Firenze is very similar to its sister-ships; Venezia, although each ship may have some differences.

Carnival Firenze Food and Restaurants

Food is a big part of any cruise, and there will plenty on the Carnival Firenze. You have 17 different dining options to choose from. Of those options, 10 are complementary, or included with your cruise fare. The other 7 options have an additional fee. Some of those options are a set price and some have a la cart menu pricing. 59% of the dining options are included which means if you're watching your budget, you won't feel like you're missing out by not going to a lot of extra fee dining places.

RestaurantRestaurant TypeCostType of Food
Bonsai SushiSit downA la cartAsian
Bonsai TeppanyakiSit downFlat feeAsian
Carnival DeliQuick serveIncludedSandwiches
Cherry on TopQuick serveA la cartDessert
Fahrenheit 555 SteakhouseSit downFlat feeSteakhouse
Fresh CreationsQuick serveIncludedSalad
Guy's Burger Joint (Italian)Quick serveIncludedBurgers
Il MercatoQuick serveIncludedItalian
Il ViaggioSit downFlat feeItalian
La Strada GrillQuick serveIncludedItalian
Lido BuffetBuffetIncludedBuffet
Main Dining RoomSit downIncludedMain dining room
Pizzeria del CapitanoQuick serveIncludedPizza
Seafood ShackQuick serveA la cartSeafood
SwirlsQuick serveIncludedDessert
The Chef's TableSit downFlat feeFoodie
TomodoroQuick serveIncludedMexican

Carnival Firenze Bars and Drinks

Amari Bar on the Carnival Firenze
Amari Bar on the Carnival Firenze

Carnival Firenze has 12 different bars and lounges where you can enjoy a beer or cocktail.

Amari BarDeck 5 MidSee Menu
Atrium BarDeck 3 MidSee Menu
FrizzanteDeck 5 MidSee Menu
Heroes Tribute BarDeck 4 MidSee Menu
Java Blue CafeDeck 10 MidSee Menu
Limelight LoungeDeck 4 AftSee Menu
Moda Bar & LoungeDeck 5 Aft
Pergola BarDeck 11 Mid
Piano Bar 88Deck 5 MidSee Menu
RococoDeck 10 MidSee Menu
Tuscan LoungeDeck 5 Aft
Versilla Pool & BarDeck 10 Aft

Alcohol is not included in the base price of this cruise ship. To see if you would save money with a drink package, try our Drink Package Calculator.

Carnival also serves the Pepsi family of products. That means Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Starry, Mug Root Beer, and Mountain Dew, although the selection can vary by ship.

Pools and Hot Tubs on Carnival Firenze

Main pool on the Carnival Firenze
Main pool on the Carnival Firenze

Nothing beats relaxing by a pool with a nice drink in hand as you feel the fresh sea breeze pass by you. The problem is that with thousands of people on a ship, there's not always room. If you want to spend all day in a pool, a cruise might not be the right choice. You would have a much better bet choosing a resort with a huge pool complex. That being said, a quick dip in the pool can be nice on a hot day.

The Carnival Firenze has a total of 2 pools and 6 hot tubs.

Tired of loud kids and splashing? 2 of the hot tubs are adults only. 2 of the hot tubs are exclusive access, which means there's either an extra charge to access them or you need to book a certain class of cabin to have access to them.

Total Pools2
- Pools - General Access2
- Pools - Adults Only0
- Pools - Exclusive0
Total Hot Tubs6
- Hot Tubs - General Access2
- Hot Tubs - Adults Only2
- Hot Tubs - Exclusive2

cruise coloring book

Cruise Coloring and Activity Books for Kids
Get your kids ready for their cruise or keep them entertained while on board with our custom made coloring and activity books. These are the Carnival editions with featuring places Pizza Pirate and mini-golf.

Cruise Ship Coloring Book for Kids 3-5 - Carnival Edition

Let's Get Cruising Activity Book for Kids 6-8 - Carnival Edition

Carnival Firenze Features and Activities

There are quite a few things to do on the Firenze. These are the main amenities that are available. Some are included in the cost of the cruise, while others have an additional charge.

Adult Only Relaxation AreaIncluded
ArcadeA la cart
CasinoA la cart
Comedy ClubIncluded
Dr Seuss BreakfastA la cart
Fitness CenterIncluded
Jogging TrackIncluded
Mini golfIncluded
Outdoor gymIncluded
Pool-side MoviesIncluded
Ropes courseIncluded
Shows - musical reviewIncluded
SpaFlat fee
Splash parkIncluded
Water slidesIncluded

Cruise Costs

Carnival is a mainstream cruise line. Mainstream cruise lines cater to a variety of guests, hoping to provide something for everyone. These typically cost about $100 - $350 per person per day.

Cruise pricing is dynamic and varies for each specific sailing based on factors such as departure point, ports of call, and time of year.

The cost will also vary depending on the type of cabin you book. You can see the differences between the Carnival cabins and how to choose the best one here:

Carnival Firenze Onboard Costs

Another way to gauge the cost of a cruise is to consider how much you'll spend on board. Even though a lot is included in the base cruise fare, you may still spend money on things like spa treatments, specialty dining, drinks, and excursions. In addition, guests can also have to pay for things like gratuities and tips.

Typically guests can expect to spend about 25 - 40% of the cost of the cruise on onboard expenses. In other words, if the cruise fare is $1,000 per person, you might spend between $250 and $400 on extra expenses.

The table below will help you understand what you might spend onboard a Carnival ship.

Base Daily Gratuities*
(Per Person Per Day)
Tip added to drinks & services18%
Soda Price$3.00
Domestic Beer Price$7.75
See drink menus
Drink Package Price$59.95 - $69.95
Learn more
Internet Plan$12.75 to $18.70 per device per day
*Daily gratuities for a standard cabin. Suites or specialty rooms may have higher rates.

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