Carnival Cruise Line Takes Delivery of Carnival Vista | Cruise News – Apr. 28, 2016
Carnival Cruise Line Takes Delivery of Carnival Vista
Cruise News – Apr. 28, 2016
At a traditional maritime handover ceremony held earlier today at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, Carnival Cruise Line took delivery of its newest, largest, and most innovative ship, the 133,500-ton Carnival Vista.
The 3,954-passenger ship will reposition to Trieste, Italy, where it will depart on its maiden voyage May 1, kicking off inaugural itineraries that include a summer schedule in Europe that runs through October 2016. Following a 13-day trans-Atlantic crossing, Carnival Vista will operate a pair of 11-day cruises from New York in November 2016 then launch year-round Caribbean service from Miami later that month. (The ship’s official naming ceremony will take place when it arrives in New York in November.)
Carnival Vista offers a number of unique features, including a suspended cycling experience called SkyRide, the first IMAX Theatre at sea, and the RedFrog Pub & Brewery offering three different kinds of beer brewed on board.
Also new for families is Family Harbor with special family accommodations and a family concierge, along with the tropics-inspired Havana staterooms and suites featuring a dedicated pool area. The ship’s outdoor spaces include a massive WaterWorks aqua park, highlighted by the 455-foot-long Kaleid-o-slide, the longest slide in the fleet.
“Carnival Vista is a spectacular addition to our fleet and we can’t wait for our guests to experience all of the ship’s exciting new features,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “Carnival Vista will provide our guests an opportunity to create a lifetime of wonderful vacation memories.”
Check out Carnival’s behind-the-scenes of Carnival Vista video series here.
Photo: Carnival Cruise Line
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