Carnival Cruise Line has canceled a month of sailings for Carnival Vista, because the ship might be getting into dry dock on the time. Impacted visitors are being contacted with particulars for rebooking or refunding their now-canceled cruises.
Month of Carnival Vista Sailings Canceled
Carnival Cruise Line has canceled all sailings for Carnival Vista from the ship’s January 7, 2024 departure by means of the February 10, 2024 cruise. In whole, 5 sailings have been impacted, and visitors and journey companions are at present being contacted through e-mail about their choices.
“In our steady efforts to reinforce our product, Carnival Vista has now been scheduled for dry dock,” the e-mail learn. “In consequence, we’re sorry to tell you that your reservation has been cancelled.”
Visitors will have the ability to rebook their cruise to a comparable crusing, in the same stateroom, with worth safety. This new crusing may be aboard Carnival Vista at a later date, or on a special vessel, although some limitations apply to make sure a comparatively equal rebooking.
Visitors who rebook may also obtain a $50 (USD) onboard credit score to be used on their new crusing, as much as $100 per stateroom.
Anybody who doesn’t wish to rebook to another cruise can obtain a full refund of their cruise fare, in addition to any pre-purchased gadgets corresponding to shore excursions, drink packages, spa therapies, and specialty eating reservations. Refunds might be processed again to the unique type of cost, however might take as much as three weeks to course of at particular person banks.
Throughout the timeframe of the canceled cruises, Carnival Vista will as a substitute be present process a dry dock. The small print of the dry dock haven’t been revealed, however the course of is more likely to embrace a wide range of upgrades and upkeep that’s not sensible to do whereas visitors are onboard.
Typical repairs and upkeep throughout dry docks embrace flooring upgrades, refreshing public areas, lighting upgrades, and different inner modifications, corresponding to updating onboard methods for extra environment friendly operation. Carnival Vista first entered service in 2016, and final underwent dry dock in July 2019.
At the moment, the dry dock operation was accomplished by Boskalis Vanguard utilizing a floating dry dock close to Freeport in The Bahamas, the first time such a process was used on a cruise ship.
That restore cycle, which lasted roughly three weeks, included repairs to the ship’s Azipod engines, which had been troublesome for the first-in-class vessel.
Return to Service
Carnival Vista is scheduled to return to service following her 2024 dry dock with a 6-night Japanese Caribbean crusing from Port Canaveral, Florida, departing on Feburary 18, 2024. On that cruise, the ship will go to Grand Turk, Amber Cove, and Half Moon Cay, Carnival Cruise Line’s personal island vacation spot in The Bahamas.
The 133,500-gross-ton ship will stay crusing from her central Florida homeport a minimum of by means of 2024, although deployment modifications and itinerary changes are at all times doable.
Carnival Vista can welcome 3,934 visitors when booked at double occupancy, and as much as 4,977 passengers when all berths are crammed. The ship is at present crusing Japanese Caribbean and Southern Caribbean cruises from Port Canaveral, and is deliberate to proceed that schedule after this new dry dock.