Carnival Vista problems

The past couple of cruises the Vista came in late in Galveston, leaving late, and cancelling cruise ports due to propulsion problems. It was in emergency drydock a couple years for the same problem. Anyone taking bets if it will have to return to drydock again? Last update sent, they supposed to have a propulsion specialist come on board to try to fix it. Got a cruise on Vista in July. Facebook posts indicate the Horizon and Panarama having problems too. I guess the Vista class ships were lemons in the propulsion area.

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I was on one of those slow cruises to Mexico in July of 2019.. we knew of the issues prior to leaving and got $600.00 to spend onboard and a future cruise credit (finally able to use it on our June sailing). They changed our itinerary before we even got on the ship, and while yes I was bummed out, I was still pretty happy. Got an extra day at sea, and plenty of OBC to do what we wanted.

I hope they can get it fixed before your trip in July! I know they sent her to dry dock after our cruise and it took a little while to get her there and fixed.

The last rumor I heard, was it was going to dry dock in August. Maybe they'll have to change that. We don't sail on her until January. But I'll be watching these happenings with great interest.

We're going on the Vista at the end of March. Hopefully they'll have all the propulsion issues worked out by then. I'd hate for them to resort to breaking out the oars, then ask for "volunteers".

Get a taste of life in the galleys the slaves all had...wait for it...inside cabins...hehehehe

Hmmm ... Sounds like a lemon Vista .....

Cruising on her on June 11. I'll try to post an update on port cancellations then. The itinerary is calling for Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. Nothing on the website or emails about cancelling ports yet, but that is expected. Also they cancelled the Chefs Table (for which I had a paid reservation) and dinners at the Italian place (which I was planning to book onboard) due to staffing issues.

At least it's not as bad as the Viking Voyages pictured above!Big Smile

Our next on her is Oct 22, another HAVANA (yeh I'm addicted to those things) I'm waiting with great interest any reports from the vets in here as to whassup with her. Not sure the reports from CCL are to be trusted 100%...Frankly i don't care what ports she goes to or misses...Been to them all several times, took some tours that we were interested in, and now we don't bother to get off. Thing could sail in circles for 7 days as far as we're concerned. We almost always book dinner reservations onboard...those OBC, well, have to be used "on board".....

I think you missed an important memo. Carnival starting back in mid-March came inline with their competition and you can now pay for most of the Cruise Manager purchases using your OBC.

THANKS! You earned your pay for the week!!!. So I guess if you do that, and they cancel a venue, that OBC gets reinstated?

That is correct! I had some room decorations I ordered for my kiddo (just a fun surprise) they no longer offer them and I got a refund.


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