Carnival cruise ship which has an altered itinerary due to a propulsion issue is also having a delayed disembarkation and embarkation process.
Carnival Vista Delay Expected
Carnival Cruise Line has informed guests booked for the June 15 Carnival Vista sailing out of Galveston of a delayed embarkation process. Guests are being asked to delay their arrival to the terminal by one hour. So for guests scheduled to arrive at 12:30 PM would now be arriving at 1:30 PM and so on.
The reason for the delay is due to U.S. Customs and Border Protection carrying out more detailed checks on guests disembarking the cruise ship today at the end of its June 8 seven-day Western Caribbean cruise.
The delay will impact guests ending the current cruise and all type guests for the next voyage including Diamond, Platinum, Faster to the Fun and Suite passengers. Carnival has stated that anyone who arrives early will be asked to check in their luggage and then enjoy a visit to The Strand Historic District nearby.
This impact the Carnival Vista even further after its June 15 sailing from Port of Galveston has already been altered due to a propulsion issue. Just days ago we posted about the itinerary being altered with Mahogany Bay in Isla Roatan and Costa Maya in Mexico replacing Jamaica and Grand Cayman due to the ship having an issue with its maximum cruising speed. However, the cruise line is making repairs which should not impact the next sailing on June 22.
Update: The itinerary has now been changed even further. Please read our latest post here.
Carnival has offered guests booked for the June 15 voyage compensation including $50 onboard credit and 25% future cruise credit. Even though Carnival is making up for the technical issue the embarkation delay won’t go down well with guests who are already dealing with the port of calls they weren’t expecting.
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Carnival Vista is one of the newer ships int he fleet after joining in 2016. The ship is 133,500 gross tons with a guest capacity of over 3,900 at double occupancy.