Carnival Vista has successfully completed her 30-day dry dock in Cadiz, Spain and is returning to her homeport of Port Canaveral, Florida.
While in dry dock, Carnival Cruise Line’s first Vista-class ship received a variety of enhancements and upgrades. At first sight, guests will see she now possesses the cruise line’s signature red, white and blue livery on her hull. Once inside, guests will find new upgrades and the addition of public spaces.
Guests can now enjoy the cruise line’s signature Heroes Tribute Bar & Lounge. The venue is a tribute to military veterans and active-duty service members and is an expanding venue across Carnival’s fleet. The bar is located on Deck 4 in place of the SkyBox Sports Bar.
Guests will also find an all-new Effy Jewelry store on Deck 5 where Cherry on Top used to be. Cherry on Top was relocated to Deck 4 next to the new Carnival Adventures store. A new Club O2 was also relocated to Deck 6 where the arcade had been, and the arcade was redone and moved to the former location of the Thrill Theater. Additionally, the entrance to the IMAX theater was relocated to Deck 7. With the relocation of Club O2, the Vista Casino was expanded with a new layout, updated gaming options, and now includes a non-smoking section.
The Lido Marketplace has been refreshed with a new look and layout. The Dreams Studio has been relocated to Deck 3. The miniature golf course on Deck 11 has been updated, as has the new Fun Yard. Staterooms have been refreshed, including an automatic night light that has been added to all stateroom bathrooms. Some staterooms, as well as public areas, have been updated to improve accessibility for passengers with varying physical needs.
Carnival Vista’s first booked cruise post-drydock is a three-day round-trip voyage that will set sail from Port Canaveral on Thursday, February 15, 2024. The itinerary includes a visit to Nassau and two fun days at sea. She will then resume year-round sailing from Port Canaveral and offer six- and eight-day Eastern and Southern Caribbean cruises that include ports of call to Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos; Aruba; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Maarten and St. Thomas, and more. She will also be one of the first ships to visit Carnival Cruise Line’s new private island, Celebration Key, when it debuts in 2025.
Carnival Vista is joining Carnival Freedom, Carnival Liberty and Mardi Gras as part of the cruise line’s four-ship deployment in Central Florida.