Carnival Cruise Line was forced to cancel 3 Carnival Vista itineraries due to ongoing propulsion issues impacting the cruising speed of the ship. The impacted voyages are departures July 6, 13, and 20.
Carnival Vista first announced propulsion issues on June 15, changing a 7-night itinerary to an 8-night. On Wednesday, June 19, the cruise line sent a letter to passengers on the June 22 voyage, that will also be changed from a 7-night to an 8-night.
Early Thursday morning, June 20, Carnival sent a letter to guests on the July journeys, saying that Carnival Vista had been "experiencing an issue affecting its maximum cruising speed" and that unfortunately, they would be unable to operate the above cruises, as it was necessary to remove the vessel from service "to complete the required repairs.”
Vista will be taken out of service for a total of 17 days after the July 1 voyage to reposition and complete the repairs. The ship is expected to be back to service on July 27.
Refunds offered to passengers include a full refund of the canceled July cruises, a refund of all pre-purchased items prior to sailing, a US$200 per-person to air fee changes and expenses, and a 100% future cruise credit to rebook before December 20, 2020.
For other Carnival Vista accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.