Vista to move to Galveston

For all you big ship lovers, I just read that Carnival has announced that Vista will be sailing from Galveston starting around September 2018.

Unfortunately, it will offer the same two itineraries as always: Honduras-Belize-Cozumel or Jamaica-Grand Cayman-Cozumel.

It would be nice if they offered a 7-10 day Eastern Caribbean in the mix more than once a year.

Tags: Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Vista

7 Answers

I presume that once a year EC is a repo cruise. Its not worth it to send a ship out of Galveston to the EC. They have what ? 40 ships that leave from Florida for that ? Here in NY we get 4 (+/- ) itineraries; Canada/New England, Bermuda, Nassau, & Eastern Carib. Convenient ? Yes. Variety ? No. That's the sacrifice.

That is twice as many itineraries as Galveston gets.

All three lines (RCL, CCL and DCL) doing the same two itineraries.

Add to that, most FL ports also do those itineraries.

A few years ago, they did a regular 7 day Key West/Bahamas cruise, but they no longer do that.

Once a year, they did a 10 day to Puerto Rico, and 11 day return with different ports. If they could do that on a regular basis, it would be great.

It looks like I'll continue to have to continue going to FL for the eastern cruisesSad

OTOH, for the ship being the destination, Vista is a good choice.

It would be good to offer alternative itineraries.

Sometimes the ship and/or your fellow traveling companions is the reason for a cruise. That is true for this next one for us. Although the new port of embarkation is for us.

I like cruising out of Galveston Happy

We haven't cruised out of Galveston, but, never say never.......

I like cruising on different Carnival ships. Last year it was the Breeze, next year Vista. So far the ships out of Galveston I sailed on was Conquest,Magic(ignaural cruise),Triumph, Freedom, and Liberty. Tomorrow another one out of Galveston, Valor. Galveston supports the business, so I will wait paitently for Horizon. Sure beats flying to a port


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