Carnival Cruise Line’s President and Chief Executive Officer Gerry Cahill recently revealed the name for what is to be the line’s 25th cruise ship, due to hit the ocean waves in the winter of 2016.
Carnival Vista, as the 135,000 ship will be known, will cater for 4,000 passengers and will feature the line’s ‘Fun Ship 2.0’ enhancements, in which the line added many new bars, restaurants and entertainment features to many of its existing ships. It will be the line’s newest vessel since the Carnival Breeze first set sail in September, 2009.
At the time of its unveiling, Carnival Breeze was part of the line’s Dream Class, but it is not clear whether or not Carnival Vista will be the newest addition to the Dream Class or the first of a new class, but it is set to feature a number of innovations unique to the ship.
Carnival’s Chief Marketing Officer Jim Berra said of the ship: “It will look different from Breeze and the layout will be different but there will be a lot of the same spaces on-board.”
The three key areas of development for the ship will be dining, entertainment and kids’ clubs, with the dining experience set to be more of an ‘open dining’ one, the entertainments programme to feature both performers and musicians and the Camp Carnival kids club to offer more innovation and technology.
By Simon Brotherton