Carnival Vista

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Carnival Vista in Trieste, Italy 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 2x8L48/60CR + 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 the wave caused by the ship's maneuver caused extensive damage to the tourist harbor of Marina del Nettuno, near Messina (Italy).[12][13]

Design and construction[edit]

By gross tonnage (and therefore volume), she is the largest ship within Carnival Cruise Lines's fleet. The ship was constructed in the Fincantieri shipyard of Monfalcone (Gorizia) and was delivered in April 2016.[14] 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.[15]

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.[16] She offered 6 and 8 day Caribbean cruises with ports of call such as Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Aruba, Curaçao, and Bonaire.[17]

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.[18]


  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 2016-01-31.
  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). 2016-04-29. Retrieved 2016-04-29.
  6. ^ "Carnival Vista". Retrieved 2016-03-24.
  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 2018-09-06.
  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 Vista is Officially Delivered". Retrieved 2018-01-29.
  15. ^ "Carnival Vista - What You Need to Know". Cruise Radio. 2015-01-22. Retrieved 2016-01-26.
  16. ^ "Carnival Vista Heads to Galveston, Carnival Breeze to Port Canaveral | Travel Agent Central". Retrieved 2018-01-17.
  17. ^ "Carnival Cruise Lines News". 2015-02-12. Retrieved 2016-01-26.
  18. ^ "Carnival Cruise Line's Three Newest Cruise Ships Headed to New Homeports". Retrieved 2018-08-14.

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