Carnival Cruise Line sent a letter to guests on the June 15 voyage of Carnival Vista notifying them of the change. The letter explained, “the ship is experiencing an issue affecting its maximum cruising speed.”
It is not yet known if further itinerary changes will have to be made moving forward.
Due to the unexpected change, Carnival Vista will now enjoy 2 days at sea prior to stopping at Mahogany Bay, Costa Maya, Cozumel, and a final day at sea on the return to Texas. Ship's original itinerary included departure from homeport Galveston TX and 2 seadays before visiting Montego Bay, Grand Cayman, seaday and return to Galveston.
Passengers on the impacted cruise will be receiving US$50 onboard credit posted to their Sail and Sign accounts, along with a future cruise credit that is valid sailings booked by December 12, 2020, and equals 25% of the cost they paid for the current trip. Carnival also provides all bookings with the option to cancel with a full refund.
For other Carnival Vista accidents and incidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.