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Carnival Vista brings Texas-sized fun to Galveston

Carnival Cruise Line has reinforced its place as cruise leader in Texas with the arrival of Carnival Vista – the largest ship ever homeported in Galveston.

The arrival was celebrated with Carnival Cruise Line president Christine Duffy and ship godmother Deshauna Barber, the first member of the US military to be named Miss USA, before the ship left on its first voyage from Galveston on Sunday (23 September).

Carnival Vista in Galveston
Carnival Vista arrives in Galveston

The 133,500-ton Carnival Vista is part of the line’s newest and largest class of ships with new features like the SkyRide aerial bike ride, an IMAX theater, onboard brewery, two dining venues developed by Food Network star Guy Fieri, an expansive water park, and the Family Harbor accommodations with larger staterooms and lounge area.

She offers two distinctly different week-long western Caribbean itineraries from Galveston, visiting the region’s most popular destinations. The first itinerary includes calls at Montego Bay; Grand Cayman; and Cozumel, while the other features visits to Mahogany Bay (Isla Roatan); Belize; and Cozumel.

Joining Carnival Freedom and Carnival Valor with year-round departures from Galveston, these three ships operate more than 200 sailings each year carrying more than 600,000 passengers annually – the most in cruising.

“Carnival Vista brings Texas-sized fun to Galveston for guests of all ages and we are thrilled to celebrate the arrival of the port’s newest ship and show our appreciation for the local community,” said Duffy.

“Carnival is Texas’s number one cruise operator and positioning one of our newest ships, Carnival Vista, in Galveston underscores our commitment to our confidence in growing this key market.”

Deshauna Barber added: “As godmother, Carnival Vista remains very near and dear to my heart and I’m proud and honoured to be a part of the festivities to bring this spectacular ship to its new homeport of Galveston.”

Posted on 25th September 2018 at 08:57 am in Cruise News | Cruise Lines | Carnival Cruise Line |

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