Carnival Vista

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Carnival Vista in Valletta in 2016
Name: Carnival Vista[1][2]
Owner: Carnival Corporation & plc
Operator: Carnival Cruise Line
Port of registry:  Panama
Route: 6 - 8 day Caribbean cruises November 2016 - present
Ordered: 2012
Builder: Fincantieri, Monfalcone, Italy
Cost: US$780 million[3]
Yard number: 6242
Laid down: October 14, 2014[4]
Launched: 25 June 2015
Acquired: April 28, 2016[5]
Maiden voyage: May 1, 2016
Identification:IMO number9692569[6]
Status: In service
General characteristics
Type: Vista-class cruise ship
Tonnage: 133,500 GT
Length: 1,055 ft (322 m)
Beam: 122 ft (37 m)
158 ft (48 m) at pool decks [7]
Draught: 27 ft (8.2 m)
Decks: 15
Installed power: MAN Diesel & Turbo 3x8L48/60CR + 2x14V48/60CR generating sets
Propulsion: Diesel-electric; Two ABB Azipod XO units[8]
Speed: 18 knots (34 km/h; 21 mph) [9]
Capacity: 3,934 passengers (double occupancy)
Crew: 1,450

Carnival Vista is a cruise ship built for Carnival Cruise Line.


The ship was delivered on April 28, 2016.[10] Sea trials were completed in March 2016; the ship's maiden voyage embarked on May 1, 2016 from Trieste, Italy on a 13-day Europe Cruise that ended in Barcelona, Spain. Carnival Vista is the first ship in the Vista-class cruise ships; the ship was christened in New York by its godmother, Miss USA 2016 Deshauna Barber.[11]

On August 28, 2016, a wave caused by the ship's maneuver caused extensive damage to the tourist harbor of Marina del Nettuno, near Messina, Italy.[12][13]

On June 21, 2019 it was announced by Carnival that the ship would cancel three scheduled cruises due to performance issues with the ship's propulsion system.[14]

Design and construction[edit]

By gross tonnage (and therefore volume), she was the largest ship within Carnival Cruise Lines's fleet at that time; the ship was constructed in the Fincantieri shipyard of Monfalcone (Gorizia) and was delivered in April 2016.[15] The first steel for the ship was cut in late February 2014, and the keel was laid in October 2014;[10] the Carnival Vista Coin Ceremony/Float out was done in June 2015.[16]

Carnival Vista is the first Carnival cruise ship fitted with ABB Azipod propulsion units since the 2004-built Carnival Miracle.[8]

Home port[edit]

From May to October 2016 Vista operated an inaugural season in the Mediterranean before repositioning to New York to offer a pair of cruises, she then moved to her new home-port in Miami in November 2016 where she sailed year round until September 2018 when she moved to Galveston, Texas.[17] She offered 6,7 and 8 day Caribbean cruises with ports of call such as Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Aruba, Curaçao, and Bonaire.[18]

After moving to Galveston, Carnival Vista offers two itineraries: a cruise to Cozumel, Grand Cayman, and Montego Bay, Jamaica and a cruise to Cozumel, Belize, and Roatan.[19]


  1. ^ "New 135,000-ton 'Fun Ship' Set to Debut in 2016 to Be Named Carnival Vista". July 20, 2013. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
  2. ^ Sloan, Gene (July 20, 2013). "Next Carnival ship to be called Carnival Vista". USA Retrieved July 20, 2013.
  3. ^ "Cruise Ship Orderbook". Retrieved January 31, 2016.
  4. ^ Kiellegung der Carnival Vista bei Fincantieri Archived October 25, 2014, at the Wayback Machine Schiffe & Kreuzfahrten, October 15, 2014. Retrieved October 19, 2014.
  5. ^ "FINCANTIERI: CONSEGNATA A MONFALCONE "CARNIVAL VISTA"" (PDF). April 29, 2016. Retrieved April 29, 2016.
  6. ^ "Carnival Vista". Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  7. ^ Why Carnival Vista Will Be The Best Fun Ship Ever Ports of Call, January 25, 2015. Retrieved February 3, 2015.
  8. ^ a b ABB wins $180 million in orders from cruise ship builders in 2013 ABB, December 6, 2013. Retrieved December 6, 2013.
  9. ^ "Carnival Vista Fact Sheet". Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  10. ^ a b "Keel-Laying Ceremony Held For New Carnival Vista; 133,500-Ton Ship Set To Debut In Spring 2016" (Press release). Carnival Cruise Line. October 14, 2014. Retrieved December 23, 2014.
  11. ^ Barber
  12. ^ Pam Wright, Carnival Vista Cruise Ship Creates 'Mini-Tsunami' That Destroys Italian Marina,, September 11, 2016
  13. ^ Wave damage
  14. ^ "Carnival cancels three summer cruises out of Galveston". Galveston County Daily News.
  15. ^ "Carnival Vista is Officially Delivered". Retrieved January 29, 2018.
  16. ^ "Carnival Vista - What You Need to Know". Cruise Radio. January 22, 2015. Retrieved January 26, 2016.
  17. ^ "Carnival Vista Heads to Galveston, Carnival Breeze to Port Canaveral | Travel Agent Central". Retrieved January 17, 2018.
  18. ^ "Carnival Cruise Lines News". February 12, 2015. Retrieved January 26, 2016.
  19. ^ "Carnival Cruise Line's Three Newest Cruise Ships Headed to New Homeports". Retrieved August 14, 2018.

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