April 2016 - Southampton Port Parking

The traditional maritime handover ceremony took place yesterday at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy.

Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, said: “Carnival Vista is a spectacular addition to our fleet and we can’t wait for our guests to experience all of the ship’s exciting new features.”

The maiden voyage for the 3,954-passenger ship will be on 1 May and she will spend summer in Europe. Carnival Vista will not be officially christened until she reaches New York in November.

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Featured image photo by ChrisCruises


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AIDAprima, AIDA Cruises’ new flagship will make her inaugural visit to the port of Southampton, UK on 27 April.

Initially calling as part of a four-day cruise the AIDAprima will return to Southampton every Monday from 3 May as part of her seven-day Western Europe tours from the port of Hamburg. These all year round voyages will take guests to destinations such as London, Southampton, Paris, Brussels, Zeebrugge and Rotterdam.

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Photo by kees torn