Carnival Cruise Line has informed guests booked on an upcoming sailing of the Carnival Vista of an itinerary change due to a technical issue
Carnival Vista Technical Issue
Carnival Vista is suffering from a technical issue which is related to the ship’s maximum cruising speed. As a result, the cruise line has sent out emails to guests booked on the upcoming June 15 sailing of an itinerary change.
The Carnival cruise ship which is departing its homeport in Galveston, Texas was originally scheduled to call at Montego Bay, Jamaica; George Town, Grand Cayman and finally Cozumel, Mexico during its 7-day Western Caribbean cruise.
The ship will now be sailing an alternative itinerary with port replacements as follows:
- Sat, June 15: Galveston, Texas (Departure at 4:00 PM)
- Sun, June 16: Fun Day at Sea
- Mon, June 17: Fun Day at Sea
- Tues, June 18: Mahogany Bay, Isla Roatan (10:00 am – 6:00 PM)
- Wed, June 19: Costa Maya, Mexico (8:00 AM- 5:00 PM)
- Thu, June 20: Cozumel, Mexico (7:00 AM – 4:00 PM)
- Fri, June 21: Last Sea Day
- Sat, June 22: Galveston, Texas (Arrival at 7:30 AM)
Carnival has apologized to guests for the unexpected change and compensation is being offered. Guests will receive a $50 onboard credit per person which will automatically be added to the Sail & Sign account. Guests will also receive a 25% future cruise credit which must be used on a sailing taking place before December 12, 2020.
Passengers may also cancel their cruise and the cruise line will provide a full refund towards a future cruise and any pre-purchased tours booked through the cruise line will also be refunded.
Carnival Cruise Line has mentioned in the letter to booked guests that technicians are working to fix the technical issue. Let’s hope no further itinerary are affected.
Carnival Vista is currently sailing her June 8 cruise from Port of Galveston and the ship which is the first in her class is 133,500 gross tons with a passenger capacity of over 3,900 at double occupancy. The vessel only joined the fleet in 2016.
Carnival Splendor was the last Carnival ship to suffer from a technical issue. The ship had to remain at the Long Beach port in California with an engine problem. The cruise was delayed and one port of call was canceled.