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Carnival Ship Extends Cruise Due to Technical Issue

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It’s either a good thing or a bad thing for guests sailing on Carnival Vista, depending on how much vacation time they have.  Carnival Cruise Line advised guests sailing on Carnival Vista today that their itinerary would again be altered because of a technical problem… and this time, they’d have an additional day added to their cruise!

A note from the captain said, “Our technical team was able to complete a full assessment of the necessary work this afternoon. It is now clear that we will need to further reduce our cruising speed.”

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Photo by Andy Newman/Carnival Cruise Line

Earlier this week, the cruise line sent out a memo to guests embarking on Vista indicating that the ship would be forced to cancel Grand Cayman and Jamaica because of a technical issue. The original seven-night cruise has now been changed to an eight-night sailing, adding two more sea days.

The scheduled itinerary had the ship  returning to Galveston on Saturday, June 22. That has now been bumped to Sunday, June 23.

READ MORE: Technical Issues Alters Carnival Cruise Itinerary

At embarkation, guests were given a note indicating  that the itinerary would once again be modified, this time to only two ports, Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico.

The New Carnival Vista Itinerary

  • Saturday: Leave Galveston
  • Sunday: Fun Day at Sea
  • Monday: Fun Day at Sea
  • Tuesday: Fun Day at Sea
  • Wednesday: Costa Maya, Mexico
  • Thursday: Cozumel, Mexico
  • Friday: Fun Day at Sea
  • Saturday: Fun Day at Sea
  • Sunday: Return to Galveston

What Compensation Guests Will Recieve

  • 50 percent future cruise credit
  • Airline-related expenses and change fees
  • $200 onboard credit posted to their Sign and Sail account
  • Complimentary day for guests who purchased the CHEERS! beverage package and a WiFi plan
  • A refund to any shore excursions booked and port taxes charged for the day in Mahogany Bay, Roatan

Guests Who Wished To Cancel

  • Full refund
  • 50 percent future cruise credit
  • Reimbursement of any airline expensed and change fees

Carnival Vista will also be leaving the port of Galveston at 8 p.m. on Saturday evening.

There is no word yet how the next sailing of Carnival Vista will be impacted.

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