Carnival Cruise Line has provided a new update on the Carnival Vista dry dock repair due to the maximum cruising speed issue.
Carnival Vista Dry Dock Update
Carnival Vista has had a rough time with a propulsion issue and is about to be taken out of service for an urgent repair. The cruise line has now provided some more details about the repair after canceling three sailings departing on July 6, 13, and 20.
The ship will be taken out of service on July 9, 2019, after completing its altered voyage out of Galveston, Texas. Carnival Vista will sail to Freeport, Bahamas which is where the popular Grand Bahama shipyard is located. However, the dry dock was damaged when the Royal Caribbean operated Oasis of the Seas and the dock was damaged after a crane collapsed in April.
Carnival has stated it’s working with the Azipod manufacturer ABB to make the repairs needed ready for the return to service from Galveston with the 7-day Western Caribbean cruise departing on July 27.
Carnival Vista Technical Issue Full Coverage:
- Three Sailings Canceled to Repair Carnival Cruise Ship
- Second Altered Itinerary Released for Carnival Cruise Ship
- Second Carnival Cruise Ship Sailing Affected Due to Speed Issue
- Carnival Cruise Ship Suffers Another Setback
- Delay Impacts Carnival Cruise Ship with Propulsion Issue
The cruise line is working with a shipping vessel operator to plan a protocol which will be the first of its kind procedure to make the repair. Further details will be released soon of this new procedure without the use of the dry dock.
If all goes to plan guest will be able to enjoy their original itinerary for the July 27 sailings which includes calls at Montego Bay, Jamaica; George Town, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel, Mexico before returning back to Texas on August 3.
Carnival Vista is one of the newest ships and only entered service in 2016 as the first in its class. The ship 133,500 gross tons and has a passenger capacity of over 3,900 at double occupancy.