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PRESS RELEASE – Carnival Venezia cruise ship visits Gibraltar during its maiden voyage

June 01, 2023

CEO of the Gibraltar Tourist Board, Kevin Bossino, welcomed the Carnival Venezia cruise ship on its inaugural cruise call to Gibraltar today (Thursday 1st June 2023).

Gibraltar is one of the 7 destinations the cruise ship will visit on its two-week-long maiden voyage from Barcelona to New York.

The Carnival Venezia arrived in Gibraltar from Malaga this morning at 0700hrs and departed at 1530hrs to its next port of call in Lisbon.

The cruise ship has a maximum double-occupancy capacity of 5260 passengers and 1278 staff/crew over its 14 decks.

Mr Bossino met with the ship’s captain, Claudio Cupisti at the Cruise Terminal and engaged in the traditional exchange of plaques to commemorate this inaugural visit.

Minister for Business, Tourism and The Port, the Hon Vijay Daryanani MP, said: “It is always a pleasure to welcome an inaugural call to Gibraltar as it shows the constant work we are doing to attract new cruise business. We will see this continue as more new ships call into our Port. In this extremely competitive industry we have to keep on pushing, keep on marketing and keep on working hard.”