Carnival Cruise Line has cancelled three upcoming sailings on the Carnival Vista, a cruise line representative has confirmed to Travel Agent, due to an issue affecting the ship’s maximum cruising speed. It has also modified two other upcoming itineraries.
Due to the speed issue, the seven-day cruise that had been scheduled to depart on June 22 from Galveston will now be an eight-day cruise departing June 23, returning July 1. The cruise that had been scheduled for June 29 will now depart July 1, and it will also last eight days.
Following the July 1 sailing, the ship will be taken out of service for 17 days to reposition and complete the required repairs, Carnival said. As a result, the July 6, July 13 and July 20 cruises will be cancelled. The ship will return to service July 27.
Carnival said that guests on the June 23 and July 1 sailings will receive the extra day complimentary, an onboard credit and a 50 percent future cruise credit. Those who elect not to travel will receive a full refund and a 50 percent future cruise credit. Guests booked on the cancelled sailings will receive a full refund of their cruise fare and a 100 percent future cruise credit. All guests with airfare change fees and related expenses associated with new itineraries or cancelled trips are also being offered reimbursement.
“We sincerely apologize for this disruption to our guests’ travel plans and appreciate their understanding,” the cruise line said in a statement provided to Travel Agent.