Carnival Cruise Line has unveiled details of its most innovative ship ever, Carnival Vista, set to debut in spring 2016.
Designed to connect guests to the ocean with sweeping views and plenty to do both outdoors and in, officials say Carnival Vista will take cruising to new heights and introduce an exciting array of groundbreaking new features including: SkyRide, a suspended open-air cycling experience; the world’s first IMAX Theatre on a ship; an expanded water park featuring the colourful Kaleid-O-Slide, the line’s first raft-riding water tube slide; Seafood Shack, a delectable New England-inspired eatery; RedFrog Pub, including the line’s first onboard brewery, and other enhanced dining, bar and entertainment options; as well as new scenic and family friendly accommodation types. The ship’s inaugural Mediterranean itineraries will mark the line’s return to Europe.
“Carnival Vista celebrates the connection to the oceans on which we sail and gives our guests amazing seascapes around every corner and more ways to enjoy every moment of sun and fun during their cruise vacation,” said Mark Tamis, Carnival’s senior vice-president of guest operations. “From our exhilarating new high-altitude SkyRide to the Kaleid-O-Slide water tube slide to our IMAX anchored Carnival Multiplex to the multitude of dining and bar options, we are thrilled to share the details about our largest and most innovative ship with our guests while providing our valued travel agent partners with an exciting new option to offer to their clients.”
The largest ship in the fleet, Carnival Vista will measure 133,500 tons, 1,055 feet long and have a guest capacity of 3,936 (based on two per cabin). The new vessel will debut May 1, 2016, with a 13-day cruise departing from Trieste, Italy – the first European voyage for Carnival in three years. A variety of Mediterranean itineraries will be offered with port calls throughout Italy, France, Spain, Croatia and Turkey, as well as several new destinations for Carnival such as Crete (Heraklion), and Corfu, Greece; Valletta, Malta; Palermo, Sicily; Cagliari, Sardinia; and Gibraltar.
Pictured, Carnival Cruise Line executives (l-r) Jim Berra, Mark Tamis, Anne Bramman, Lynn Torrent, Ruben Rodriguez, and Gus Antorcha were on hand in New York yesterday to announce the details of Carnival Vista.