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Departing on 7 Dec 2025 from Long Beach (Los Angeles ) aboard the Carnival Firenze - Cruise No: 2100153
Discover a sunny Southern California playground hidden beyond the Los Angeles horizon, on a Carnival cruise to Catalina Island. Just 22 miles from the mainland, Catalina Island has long been a getaway for savvy city hikers, sun-seekers… and film crews looking for a slice of accessible paradise. Access the breathtaking views from up high on the island’s rugged cliffs, or way down low as you snorkel or scuba the Pacific Ocean waters at Avalon Beach. Cruises to Catalina Island give you a rare opportunity to see California as it once was — from the seaside town of Avalon and tiny Two Harbors, to the undeveloped parkland of Catalina’s interior.
Thanks to its stunning coastline, Ensenada will give you plenty of postcard-worthy moments…, and it couldn’t be easier to get there. Escape to Mexico’s original seaside getaway with Carnival cruises to Ensenada. Once a favorite hideaway for high-rolling Hollywood stars, Ensenada is now one of Mexico’s most popular ports of call. You can sightsee, shop or kayak at Punta Banda… but the true pleasures of this festive city are culinary. That’s why a cruise to Ensenada, Mexico should top every foodie’s wish list. Have your fill of fresh oysters and sip a rich Baja merlot. Soak up the richness of the local culture as you enjoy the journey.
Long Beach is fun, but it isn’t known as a hotspot of Italian culture… yet! In spring 2024, Carnival Firenze will debut, setting sail from this homeport towards south-of-the-border fun along Mexico’s Pacific coast!
So, Long Beach, you’re wondering what to expect from Fun Italian Style™? Grab your movie star sunglasses and throw on a scarf — just for style — as you make your entrance at Piazza Duomo, named for Florence’s iconic domed cathedral. To get a taste for onboard flavor and flair, check out spots like the elegant three-course Palazzo and Medici Restaurant, Italian street food spot La Strada Grill™ and even sources of fusion-y goodness like the Mexican-Italian Tomodoro™ and Guy’s Burger Joint, now featuring classics and burgers with Italian twists. For refreshment served up in a glass, look to cocktail bar Amari™, Frizzante™ with its three specialties (bubbly drinks, snacks and coffee!), frozen drinks with a bit of attitude at Rococó™, plus fine Italian wines at Carnevale Bar & Lounge™. Spots for entertainment include the classic-theater vibe of Teatro Rosso featuring Playlist Productions shows, and Tuscan Lounge paying tribute to Florence’s iconic home region. Let’s not forget Terrazza staterooms — we could never! — which give you a stylish, comfy place to unwind from all the fun… near a private deck featuring exclusive amenities like all-day lounging with great drinks, entertainment, whirlpools and more.
While we’re excited about the Italian side of this ship, it’s not the whole story. Carnival has some true fan-favorites we know folks will be asking for. () That’s why Carnival Firenze also includes familiar flavors… starting with special dining spots like Bonsai Teppanyaki™ and Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse™. Places to celebrate absolutely anything (or just nothing!) include Piano Bar 88 and Serenity Bar, while you can seriously kick back at Cloud 9 Spa™ and Serenity Adult-Only Retreat™. Kids are going to love Camp Ocean™, Circle “C”® and Club O2® — each one is perfectly designed for a different age group. And if active/splashy fun is your thing, that’s honestly a great thing and we can tell you’re going to be spending time at WaterWorks™ and SportSquare™, home to a ropes course, jogging track, mini golf course and outdoor fitness center.
It won’t be long, Long Beach! Carnival Firenze sets sail from your sweet shores next spring. Andiamo!
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