5-Day Mexican Riviera from Los Angeles (Long Beach), CA
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.