Presently in the final stages of construction at Italy’s Fincantieri shipyard, the 3,954-passenger vessel had a full contingent of officers, technicians and engineers on board who thoroughly tested Carnival Vista’s navigation, technical, and mechanical systems.
Carnival Vista will offer a number of innovative features, including a unique suspended cycling attraction called SkyRide, the RedFrog Pub & Brewery, the Family Harbor staterooms and suites, the first IMAX Theatre at sea, and the 455-foot-long Kaleid-o-slide, the longest water slide in the fleet.
Following its May 1st inaugural sailing from Trieste, Carnival Vista will operate a schedule of 8- to 13-day Mediterranean cruises from Barcelona and Athens. The ship will then reposition to New York in November for a pair of 11-day voyages before launching year-round Caribbean service from Miami later that month.
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