The new Carnival Vista from Carnival Cruise Line is closer to its May 1, 2016 launch after the cruise ship’s coin ceremony and float-out. At the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, a commemorative coin was recently welded to the 133,500-gross-ton vessel’s mast, signaling the completion of exterior construction. Soon afterwards, the ship was first floated out and docked to finalize its interior fittings.

Carnival Vista Float-Out
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Highly anticipated features to be included onboard he Carnival Vista include the first IMAX Theater at sea, a SkyRide suspended cycling attraction on deck, Carnival’s first onboard brewery and a colorful 455-foot-long inner-tube water slide called the Kaleid-o-Slide. Vista will also highlight unique accommodations such as Family Harbor and Havana staterooms and suites.

Carnival Vista Superstructure
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After a season of European sailings, the Carnival Vista will homeport in Miami, Florida, embarking on year-round Caribbean cruises, starting in November 2016. For more information, visit Carnival Cruise Line‘s website here.

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