The Carnival Vista has completed its dry dock phase and was recently floated out to a new location at Italy's Fincantieri shipyard, Carnival Cruise Line has announced.
Carnival Vista, currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, has been “floated out” from its dry dock facility and towed to a new location at the yard, marking a significant construction milestone in the ship’s construction progress in anticipation of its May 1, 2016, debut.
Carnival Vista will be Carnivals biggest cruise ship yet clocking in at 133,500 GT and 1,055 feet long. She will hold over 3000 passengers and have a host of new innovations for the line. A couple of the new features of Vista are the first IMAX theater at sea, a new cycle style ride called SkyRide and an onboard brewery.
Carnival Vista will make her debut in May of 2016 with her Maiden voyage from Trieste to Barcelona, Spain. Vista will then make a 13 Day Transatlantic trip from Barcelona to New York before moving to her homeport in Miami. Check out Carnivals press release below and as always stay tuned to Cruise Hive for all the latest news and reviews!
Carnival Vista will bring many first to the cruise industry. The ship will have first IMAX at sea and a suspended cycling experience called Skyride over the lido dek. Families will love the Family Harbor accommodations and the Havana staterooms and suites are likely to be a hit. There will be a wide variety of open air restaurants that will enhance the passenger’s voyage.
The ship will homeport in the Cruise Capital of the World, PortMiami, after a series of cruises in Europe spanning
five months. Carnival Vista will sail 6-8 night cruises to the Caribbean from
Miami beginning in November 2016. A 2nd Vista class ship is scheduled to be completed in 2018 and is rumored to be come in at just under 140,000 gross tons, eclipsing Carnival Vista as the largest Funship at sea.