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2017-03-29 CARNIVAL VISTA - IMO 9692569, in Willemstad, Curaçao.jpg
Carnival Vista in Willemstad, 2017
NameCarnival Vista
OwnerCarnival Corporation & plc
OperatorCarnival Cruise Line
Port of registryPanama City,  Panama
BuilderFincantieri, Monfalcone, Italy
CostUS$780 million[3]
Yard number6242
Laid downOctober 14, 2014[2]
LaunchedJune 25, 2015
AcquiredApril 28, 2016[1]
Maiden voyageMay 1, 2016
General characteristics
Type Vista-class cruise ship
Tonnage133,596 GT[4]
Length323.63 m (1,061.8 ft)[4]
  • 37.2 m (122 ft)[4] (waterline)
  • 48.34 m (158.6 ft)[4] (max)
Draught8.55 m (28.1 ft)[4]
Depth11.2 m (37 ft)[4]
Installed powerMAN Diesel & Turbo 3x8L48/60CR + 2x14V48/60CR generating sets
PropulsionDiesel-electric; Two ABB Azipod XO units[5]
Speed18 knots (34 km/h; 21 mph) [6]
  • 3,934[6] (double occupancy)
  • 4,977[6] (max)

Carnival Vista is a cruise ship operated by Carnival Cruise Line. She is the lead ship of her namesake class, which includes two additional Carnival ships, Carnival Horizon and Carnival Panorama, as well as two Costa ships, Costa Venezia and the upcoming Costa Firenze.

Carnival Cruise Line announced the suspension of all North American itineraries until June 26, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[7]


Carnival Vista on April 30, 2016.

The ship was delivered on April 28, 2016.[8] 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 City by its godmother, Miss USA 2016 Deshauna Barber.[9]

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.[10][11]

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.[12] BOKA Vanguard was used as a floating dry dock for repairs to the azipod system,[13][14][15] following the closure of one of Grand Bahama Shipyard's drydocks after one of the drydock's cranes collapsed on Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas.[16]

Design and construction

By gross tonnage, Vista was the largest ship within Carnival Cruise Line's fleet at that time. The ship was constructed in the Fincantieri shipyard of Monfalcone (Gorizia) and was delivered in April 2016.[17] The first steel for the ship was cut in late February 2014, and the keel was laid in October 2014.[8] The Carnival Vista Coin Ceremony/Float out was done in June 2015.[18]

Carnival Vista is the first Carnival cruise ship fitted with ABB azipod propulsion units since the 2004-built Carnival Miracle.[5]

Home port

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.[19] She offered six-, seven-, and eight-day Caribbean cruises with ports of call such as Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Aruba, Curaçao, and Bonaire.[20]

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 Roatán.[21] In July 2019, when the ship was sailing to Galveston, it temporarily loses its power at the middle of sea after being posted by the company at Facebook.[22]


On 28 November 2019, seven guests were traveling on Carnival Vista were on an independent bus tour in Belize was crashed and resulting into two dead and five injured.[23]

On 6 March 2020, a man was charged in the alleged assault of a teenage boy aboard the ship.[24]

Coronavirus pandemic

During the coronavirus pandemic, the CDC reported, as early as 22 April 2020, that at least one person who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 had tested positive within 14 days after disembarking.[25]


  1. ^ "FINCANTIERI: CONSEGNATA A MONFALCONE "CARNIVAL VISTA"" (PDF). April 29, 2016. Retrieved April 29, 2016.
  2. ^ Kiellegung der Carnival Vista bei Fincantieri Archived October 25, 2014, at the Wayback Machine Schiffe & Kreuzfahrten, October 15, 2014. Retrieved October 19, 2014.
  3. ^ "Cruise Ship Orderbook". Retrieved January 31, 2016.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Carnival Vista (9692569)". LR Class Direct. Lloyd's Register. Retrieved October 31, 2019.
  5. ^ a b ABB wins $180 million in orders from cruise ship builders in 2013 ABB, December 6, 2013. Retrieved December 6, 2013.
  6. ^ a b c d e "Carnival Vista Fact Sheet". Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  7. ^ "Carnival Cruise Line Suspends Cruise Operations Due to COVID-19 Outbreak". Cruise Hive (in American English). March 13, 2020. Retrieved March 14, 2020.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ Barber
  10. ^ Pam Wright, Carnival Vista Cruise Ship Creates 'Mini-Tsunami' That Destroys Italian Marina,, September 11, 2016
  11. ^ "Messina, l'onda della nave da crociera travolge il porticciolo". Repubblica Tv - la September 2, 2016.
  12. ^ "Carnival cancels three summer cruises out of Galveston". Galveston County Daily News.
  13. ^ Thakkar, Emrys (July 13, 2019). "Carnival Vista Arrives to Begin First-Ever Floating Dry Dock". Cruise Hive.
  14. ^ Labrut, Michele (July 4, 2019). "Heavy lift world first for Boskalis to transport Carnival Vista to drydock". Seatrade Maritime - Shipping, Maritime and Offshore Marine News.
  15. ^ "Carnival Vista Repair Underway". (in British English). July 15, 2019.
  16. ^ Riotta, Chris (April 2, 2019). "Crane crashes into one of world's largest cruise ships, injuring eight". The Independent.
  17. ^ "Carnival Vista is Officially Delivered". (in American English). Retrieved January 29, 2018.
  18. ^ "Carnival Vista - What You Need to Know". Cruise Radio. January 22, 2015. Retrieved January 26, 2016.
  19. ^ "Carnival Vista Heads to Galveston, Carnival Breeze to Port Canaveral | Travel Agent Central". Retrieved January 17, 2018.
  20. ^ "Carnival Cruise Lines News". February 12, 2015. Retrieved January 26, 2016.
  21. ^ "Carnival Cruise Line's Three Newest Cruise Ships Headed to New Homeports". (in American English). Retrieved August 14, 2018.
  22. ^ "Carnival Vista, which sets sail from Galveston, temporarily loses power at sea". July 3, 2019.
  23. ^ Zamora-Nipper, Briana (November 28, 2019). "Two Carnival Cruise Line passengers killed in Belize bus accident, cruise line says". KPRC.
  24. ^ Hermosillo, Danny (March 9, 2020). "FBI: Man charged with assaulting teen aboard Carnival Vista".
  25. ^ "CDC's role in helping cruise ship travelers during the COVID-19 pandemic | CDC". April 22, 2020. Archived from the original on April 22, 2020.

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