Carnival Corporation celebrated dual milestones on Sunday with the maiden voyage of their newest cruise ship and the departure of the first U.S. ship to sail to Cuba in over 50 years.
Carnival Vista, Carnival Cruise Line’s most innovative and largest cruise ship to date, set sail on her maiden voyage earlier today from Trieste, Italy. The ship will sail a 13 night cruise to the Mediterranean before arriving in Barcelona, Spain on May 14, 2016.
Carnival Vista was voted the most anticipated new cruise ship in 2016 by the readers of CruiseFever.net. The ship is bringing many new features to the cruise industry such as the first IMAX at sea and Skyride, a suspended cycling track above the Lido deck. Read 8 must see features on Carnival Vista.
After a season of sailing in Europe, Carnival Vista will head to Miami, Florida and sail week long cruises to the Eastern and Western Caribbean.
— ✨☯ Andrea Nicola ☯✨ (@OltreCoscienza) May 1, 2016
In addition to Carnival Vista embarking on her first cruise today, Fathom’s Adonia left Miami, Florida at 4 p.m. and will be first U.S. cruise ship to dock in Cuba in more than 50 years.
Fathom is Carnival Corporation’s 10th cruise brand and is the first cruise line that has gained approval from the U.S. and Cuban governments to cruise to the Caribbean island.
Adonia will stop in Havana on Monday, Cienfuegos on Thursday, and Santiago de Cuba on Friday. A large number of media outlets are on board Adonia to document this special sailing.
Adonia will sail to Cuba every other week to take part in culture exchange activities. When not sailing to Cuba, Adonia will spend time in the Dominican Republic for social impact cruises.
— Stewart Chiron (@CruiseGuy) May 1, 2016