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Jay Leno Named the Godfather of Carnival Venezia Ship



Source: Carnival Cruise Line
Carnival Cruise Line has picked its first-ever godfather for the Carnival Venezia ship – Jay Leno!
The comedian will christen the former Costa cruise vessel on June 14 in New York City as part of the line’s “Carnival Fun Italian Style” offering. Not only will the Leno christen the Venezia, but he will also perform for guests during the ceremony. And if you’re not able to attend the celebrations in person, Carnival will be live-streaming the event for those who register!
According to Carnival, the Venezia will offer guests dining with a uniquely Italian twist, with three special restaurants including the “Il Viaggio.
“Carnival Venezia originally entered service for our Italian sister brand Costa Cruises and was christened in 2019, so she already has a godmother,” Carnival announced in a press release. “With Carnival Venezia joining the fleet and sailing from New York, we wanted to ensure a proper welcome for the ship and decided having a godfather would be both fun and appropriate.”
“When we thought of someone who would make a FUN godfather with Italian heritage we knew Jay Leno would be the perfect godfather! And he’s already a member of the Carnival family – he entertained guests a few years ago as part of our Carnival LIVE entertainment series.”
“I am truly honored to be named the godfather of Carnival Venezia,” Leno said. “It was an offer I couldn’t refuse…I’m also excited to have my very own cruise ship, although I think I’ll need a bigger garage!”