Carnival Vista Cancels Port of Call On Maiden U.S. Cruise

Carnival Vista
Photo by Andy Newman/Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Vista has been forced to cancel its call in Amber Cove yesterday due to bad weather conditions including heavy rain and flooding.

The largest and newest ship in the Carnival fleet is on its maiden cruise out of the United States but unfortunately, a scheduled call at Amber Cove had to be canceled. The ship was scheduled to visit Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic on November 8 but instead sailed a day at sea. The region has been hit by bad weather and even Carnival Ambassador John Heald posted some flood photos:

To make up for the lost port the ship will be arriving at San Juan Puerto Rico earlier at 7:00 AM today. The ship was originally scheduled to call in San Juan at 1:00 PM so Carnival Vista will be extending its stay. The ship is expected to continue with the remainder of the itinerary as normal including calls in St. Thomas, St. John’s and St Maarten before arriving back in New York on November 16. Carnival Vista will sail a second cruise out of New York before settling at its new homeport in Miami, Florida on November 27.

Carnival Vista just arrived in the United States last week for the very first time after spending an inaugural season in the Mediterranean. The ship first entered service in May 2016 and is 133,500 gross tons and carrying 3,900 guests at double occupancy.