Vista-class cruise ship (Carnival)

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Carnival Vista in Trieste, Italy
Class overview
Builders: Fincantieri, Italy

Carnival Cruise Lines

Costa Crociere
Preceded by: Dream class
Succeeded by: Excellence Class
Built: 2014-present
In service: 2016-present
Planned: 5
Building: 3
Completed: 2
Active: 2
General characteristics
Type: Cruise Ship
Tonnage: 133,500 GT
Length: 1,062 ft (324 m)
Beam: 122 ft (37 m)
158 ft (48 m) at pool decks [1]
Draft: 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[2]
Speed: 23 knots (43 km/h; 26 mph)
Capacity: 3,936 passengers (double occupancy)
Crew: 1,450

The Vista class is a class of cruise ships built by Fincantieri in Italy. The ships are operated by Carnival Cruise Lines and Costa Crociere, divisions of Carnival Corporation & plc.


The Carnival Vista was constructed in the Fincantieri shipyard of Monfalcone (Gorizia) and was delivered in April 2016. The first steel for the ship was cut in late February 2014, and the keel was laid in October 2014.[3] The Carnival Vista Coin Ceremony/Float out was done in June 2015,[4] with the ship being delivered on April 28, 2016.[3] The Carnival Vista features outdoor spots like Havana Bar & Pool, a ropes course, mini golf, SkyRide at SportSquare (an 800-foot-long track suspended around its top deck that passengers can circle in pedal-powered capsules),[5] and Seafood Shack plus additional spaces like the first IMAX at sea. The Vista has custom Cuban themed staterooms and new Family Harbor staterooms. The Clubhouse features indoor activities like mini-bowling and arcade-style basketball, soccer, volleyball, and table tennis. The ship also has SkyGreens, a mini golf course on Deck 12.

The second Vista ship, the Carnival Horizon was delivered to Carnival in March 2018.[6][7] Like the Carnival Vista, the Carnival Horizon features SkyRide, an IMAX Theatre, a Water Works aqua park which is themed after Dr. Seuss characters, and Carnival’s Seuss at Sea programme. She also has some unique new attractions such as Bonsai Teppanyaki and Guy's Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse | Brewhouse.

In 2019 and 2020 Fincantieri was expected to deliver one ship to P&O Cruises Australia and two ships for Costa Crociere, however on December 15, 2016 Carnival Corporation announced that the ship that was to set sail for P&O Cruises Australia in 2019 would now be sailing for Carnival Cruise Line.[8][9] P&O was then set to receive a retro fitted Carnival Splendor instead, however in September 2017, it was announced that Carnival Splendor will stay in the Carnival fleet and P&O Cruises Australia will get Princess Cruises Golden Princess in 2020.[10]

Two more future ships will be built at China State Shipbuilding Corporation and are due to be delivered from 2022.[11][12] There are options for four more ships.[13][14]

The 3rd Vista Class ship under Carnival brand, Carnival Panorama, was announced on December 1, 2017, scheduled to make maiden voyage in December 2019 from Long Beach, CA.


Built Ship Operator Builder Tonnage Flag Notes Image
2016 Carnival Vista Carnival Cruise Line Fincantieri, Monfalcone 133,500 GT  Panama First Vista-class ship TRIESTE NAVI (26741045166) (cropped).jpg
2018 Carnival Horizon Carnival Cruise Line Fincantieri, Marghera 133,500 GT  Panama Carnival Horizon of the coast of Grand Turk (cropped).jpg
2019 Costa Venezia Costa Crociere Fincantieri, Monfalcone 135,500 GT  Italy Ship designated for Costa's China fleet
keel laid on 1 November 2017. Floated out on 22 June 2018.[15][16]
2019 Carnival Panorama Carnival Cruise Line Fincantieri, Marghera 135,500 GT  Panama Originally set for P&O Cruises Australia, but changed to Carnival on December 15, 2016. Now P&O Cruises Australia will get Golden Princess from Princess Cruises.[9]
Construction started on 7 July 2017.[17]
Keel laid in January 2018[18][19]
2020 TBA Costa Crociere Fincantieri, Marghera 135,500 GT  Italy Ship designated for Costa's China fleet
construction started on 25 May 2018[20]


  1. ^ Why Carnival Vista Will Be The Best Fun Ship Ever Ports of Call, January 25, 2015. Retrieved February 3, 2015.
  2. ^ ABB wins $180 million in orders from cruise ship builders in 2013 ABB, December 6, 2013. Retrieved December 6, 2013.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "Carnival Vista - What You Need to Know". Cruise Radio. 2015-01-22. Retrieved 2016-01-26.
  5. ^ Gene Sloan (2015-01-26). "Latest gee-whiz cruise attraction: Open-air "sky ride"". Retrieved 2016-01-26.
  6. ^ Gibson, Rebecca (August 1, 2016). "Carnival to name newbuild Carnival Horizon". Cruise& Retrieved August 2, 2016.
  7. ^ Sayles, Jill (August 2, 2016). "Carnival Cruise Line's new ship to be named Carnival Horizon". Cruise Trade News. Retrieved August 2, 2016.
  8. ^ "FINCANTIERI: 4 CRUISE SHIPS FOR CARNIVAL The units for Costa Asia, P&O Australia and Princess Cruises are part of the historic program signed in March with a value of roughly 2.5 billion euros" (PDF). 2015-12-30. Retrieved 2016-10-17.
  9. ^ a b "News Release - Carnival Corporation". Retrieved 2016-12-15.
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  11. ^ "Carnival Orders Two Vista Class Cruise Ships For China". 2016-09-23. Retrieved 2016-10-17.
  12. ^ "Carnival to Build Two Vista-Class Cruise Ships in China for Chinese Market". 2016-09-23. Retrieved 2016-10-17.
  13. ^ "Carnival, Fincantieri Make China Ship Order Official". 2017-02-22. Retrieved 2017-02-22.
  14. ^ "Fincantieri : Une première série de six paquebots à construire en Chine". 2017-02-22. Retrieved 2017-02-22.
  15. ^ "Costa Holds Coin Ceremony for China-Bound Venezia". 2017-11-01. Retrieved 2017-11-01.
  16. ^ "Costa Cruises Holds Coin Ceremony for Costa Venezia". 2017-11-01. Retrieved 2017-11-01.
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