Carnival Cruise Line has announced three sailings for the Carnival Vista have been canceled so the ship can be repaired.
Three Carnival Vista Sailings Canceled
The cruise line has issued a notice about three sailings for Carnival Vista which have been canceled so the current technical issues can get repaired. The Carnival cruise ship is suffering from a maximum cruising speed limitation and two itineraries have already been affected with revised itineraries and other delays.
Cruises departing Port of Galveston on July 6, 13, and 20 have all been canceled. The ship, which joined the fleet in 2016 and is currently one of the largest in the fleet, will be taken out of service so work can be made to make the repair of the propulsion issue.
Carnival Cruise Line included in the notice:
We sincerely apologize for the unanticipated disruption to your vacation plans. We are deeply disappointed that we will not be able to deliver the cruise we had planned for you.
Carnival will be offering compensation to guests who were booked on those three cruises. A full refund will be provided to guests, including any port fees and taxes. Any shore excursions and packages booked through the cruise line will also be refunded.
Up to $200 will be provided to passengers who need to change their travel arrangements, including flights. A 100 percent future cruise credit is also being offered for a sailing which must take place before December 20, 2020, so passengers can make new cruise vacation plans if they so choose.
Full Carnival Vista Technical Issue Coverage:
- 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
We’ve covered the maximum cruising speed issue here on Cruise Hive extensively and have already updated readers about the current June 15 and June 22 itinerary changes. Those cruises have now changed from 7-day itineraries to 8-day voyages and now only feature two port of calls, Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico. Guests have been compensated for those affected sailings.
So the first voyage back once the repair has been made will be the 7-day Western Caribbean July 27 sailing from Galveston, Texas. No details were released of where the repair will be made or if any other adjustments may be necessary, but Cruise Hive will keep our readers updated.