Carnival Cruise Line today took delivery of its newest, largest and most innovative ship, during a handover ceremony at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy where the 133,500-ton Carnival Vista has been built.
“Carnival Vista is a spectacular addition to our fleet and we can’t wait for our guests to experience all of the ship’s exciting new features,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “Carnival Vista will provide our guests an opportunity to create a lifetime of wonderful vacation memories while offering our valued travel agent partners another exciting vacation option to market to their clients.”
The 3,954-passenger ship will depart on its maiden voyage from Trieste, Italy this Sunday, kicking off a summer season in Europe until October 2016, when the ship will set sail on a 13-day transatlantic crossing. Carnival Vista will operate a pair of 11-day cruises from New York in November 2016 then launch year-round Caribbean cruises from Miami later that month.
Carnival Vista offers a number of unique features, including a groundbreaking suspended cycling experience called SkyRide, the first IMAX Theatre at sea and the RedFrog Pub & Brewery offering three different kinds of beer brewed on board.