The innovative SkyRide feature on Carnival Horizon and Carnival Vista is to remain closed longer than expected due to enhanced maintenance.
SkyRide Remains Closed
We have extensively covered the closure of the SkyRide feature on the two Vista-class cruise ships of Carnival Horizon and Carnival Vista recently. It now seems the closure on both ships will take much longer than the cruise line first expected. SkyRide is to remain closed on the two Carnival cruise ships until the end of September.
A letter was sent to guests booked on upcoming sailings through to Carnival Vista’s September 28 departure and Carnival Horizon’s September 29 departure. In a letter sent to guests yesterday on five upcoming sailings the cruise line stated the following:
SkyRide will be closed for the duration of your cruise while our team completes an enhanced plan for the ride. Regrettably, this is taking longer than anticipated.
We apologize for any disappointment this may cause and know you’ll enjoy the many other fun features on board.
We thank you for your understanding and look forward to welcoming you on board for a fun and memorable cruise.
With the ride already being closed for much of August and all through September, it will disappoint many cruisers who were looking forward to enjoying Carnival’s latest and most innovative feature.
The cruise line had already closed the ride for some enhanced maintenance which has not been detailed. The rides have been taken out of service after findings on recent inspections and the cruise line is working on a plan to reopen the feature as quickly as possible. Engineering experts are working on the ride to bring it back to good condition and to make sure it remains safe for passengers to use.
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Let’s hope the ongoing enhancements will be able to keep the SkyRide open even longer in the future and no further sailings will be impacted after September. Cruise Hive will keep readers updated on new developments.
Here’s a video detailing our original post of when it was confirmed the ride would be taken out of service for enhancements:
The SkyRide is an innovative feature which was first introduced on the Carnival Vista in 2016. It offers guests to pedal at their own speed 150-feet above the waterline on the very top deck towards the aft. Guest can race each other or take it easy and enjoy ocean views.
The third Vista-class cruise ship Carnival Panorama joins the fleet this December from the U.S. West Coast and she will also feature the same ride.
The ships are 133,500 gross tons with a guest capacity of over 3,000. Carnival Vista is currently based out of Galveston, Texas and Carnival Horizon out of Miami, Florida.