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Fincantieri's Monfalcone yard delivers Carnival Vista

Carnival Cruise Lines' latest fleet addition
Fincantieri's Monfalcone yard handed over the 133,500gt Carnival Vista on Thursday. The repositioned to Trieste where it was presented during an evening ceremony attended by Carnival Corp. president and ceo Arnold Donald, Carnival Cruise Line president Christine Duffy, Fincantieri ceo Giuseppe Bono and officials including Debora Serracchiani, president of the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, and Monfalcone mayor Silvia Altran.

Carnival Vista will depart from Trieste for its inaugural voyage on May 1, beginning a summer season of Mediterranean cruises.

Following a 13-day trans-Atlantic crossing, the ship will operate a pair of 11-day cruises from New York in November before beginning year-round Caribbean service from PortMiami later that month.

Carnival Vista offers a number of new features, including a suspended cycling experience called SkyRide, the first IMAX Theatre at sea and the RedFrog Pub & Brewery, offering three kinds of beer brewed on board.  

Also new is Family Harbor with special family accommodations and a family lounge with concierge, and the tropics-inspired Havana staterooms and suites with their own dedicated pool area.