The Carnival cruise ship which has been suffering from technical issues was hit with a power outage yesterday evening.
Carnival Vista Power Cut
There was a brief power cut aboard the Carnival Vista yesterday evening which impacted mid-ship to the forward section. Carnival Cruise Line ambassador John Heald was on the ship at the time and kept everyone updated on his popular Facebook page.
Heald wrote on his post that there was no elevators, lighting, and air-conditioning during the outage and thankfully no guests were using the elevators at the time. There was still control of navigational control and the Carnival Vista was safe.
Heald also headed up to the bridge for around 40 minutes and even posted a photo of the officers working hard on restoring power. the cruise director Matt Mitcham and the captain kept passengers updated of the power cut through the public PA system and not long after the air conditioning and lights were the first to be restored.
At no time was the Carnival cruise ship not safe and many guests continued to enjoy their vacation as normal. The Punchliner Comedy club was full and not impacted as it’s located towards the back of the ship.
Carnival Vista has been through a really hard time and we’ve covered the ship extensively here on Cruise Hive. The vessel is currently suffering from a propulsion issue which is affecting the azipod system. Several cruises have been canceled so a repair can be made.
We just posted about the Carnival cruise ship which will undergo a first of its kind floating dry dock from July 12. This is to repair the propulsion issue as the regular dry dock at the Grand Bahama Shipyard is out of service due to damage in April, you can learn more about how it was damaged here.
Carnival Vista will resume regular cruises out of Port of Galveston, Texas on July 27. From then on we hope the large vessel which only entered service in 2016 will have no more issues.