Carnival Vista is the name selected by Carnival Cruise Lines for its new 135,000-ton ship scheduled to enter service in 2016. The announcement was made this week by Carnival President and CEO Gerry Cahill and Carnival CMO Jim Berra during a media briefing aboard Carnival Sunshine, which is in the midst of its inaugural European season.
To be built by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, the 4,000-passenger Carnival Vista will be the 25th vessel in the line’s “Fun Ship” fleet. Carnival Vista will offer a wide variety of dining, bar and entertainment options that are part of the line’s groundbreaking Fun Ship 2.0 product enhancement initiative (Red Frog Pub, Guy’s Burger Joint,…), along with a number of innovations unique to this vessel.
“We’re starting to use the ship names as a touchstone for how we think about the design,” Berra said, pointing to the more outward-facing, one-year-old Carnival Breeze as an example.
“A lot of what we are thinking about for the design and the inspiration (for Carnival Vista) is the views out to the ocean,” Berra added. “At the end of the day, that is why people are cruising. They want the salt air. They want the ocean breeze. They want to look out and see the ocean.”
Additional design details regarding Carnival Vista, as well as homeport deployment and itinerary information, will be announced at a later date.