All about the Carnival Venezia

The Carnival Venezia was built in 2019. 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 Venezia 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 Venezia Ship

The Venezia 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 Venezia 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

The Venezia 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 Venezia is very similar to its sister-ships; Firenze, although each ship may have some differences.

Carnival Venezia Restaurants

Food is a big part of any cruise, and there will plenty on the Carnival Venezia. You have 14 different dining options to choose from. Of those options, 8 are complementary, or included with your cruise fare. The other 6 options have an additional fee. Some of those options are a set price and some have a la cart menu pricing. 57% 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 serveIncludedDeli
Cherry on TopQuick serveA la cartDessert
Fahrenheit 555 SteakhouseSit downFlat feeSteakhouse
Guy's Burger Joint (Italian)Quick serveIncludedBurgers
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
TomodoroQuick serveIncludedMexican

In terms of drinks and cocktails, you have a variety of choices. Carnival serves the Pepsi family of products. That means Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sierrna Mist, Mug Root Beer, and Mountain Dew, although the selection can vary by ship.

There are also plenty of bars available on this ship. You can see the recent bar menus for the venezia at this link (Carnival Drink Menus).

Pools and Hot Tubs on Carnival Venezia

Main pool on the Carnival Venezia
Main pool on the Carnival Venezia

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 Venezia 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

Carnival Venezia Features

There are quite a few things to do on the Venezia. 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
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.

Carnival Venezia 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$2.75
Domestic Beer Price$7.50
See drink menus
Drink Package Price$59.95
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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