Popular Ship to Resume
Caribbean Cruises from Galveston July 27
(July 2, 2019) – Carnival Cruise Line announced today that
Netherlands-based Boskalis, a worldwide leader in marine solutions, will deploy
a transport vessel as a first of its kind "floating dry dock" facility to
complete the repairs to Carnival Vista's two azipods, the ship's main propulsion
system. The procedure will entail loading the ship onto a semi-submersible
heavy transport vessel, Boka Vanguard, and then docking the vessel at the Grand
Bahama shipyard for the repair work.
video animation detailing the "floating dry dock" process can be viewed here www.vimeo.com/boskalis/vista.
groundbreaking procedure made possible by Boskalis is a revolutionary way to
ensure Carnival Vista's repairs are completed in a safe, timely and efficient
manner, so the ship can resume her popular seven-day schedule from Galveston
later this month," said Lars Ljoen, executive vice president of marine
operations for Carnival Cruise Line.
Vanguard is expected to arrive in Bahamian waters on Friday, July 5 to prepare
for Carnival Vista's arrival on July 12. The loading, transport and
repairs are expected to take approximately two weeks, allowing Carnival Vista
to return to Galveston in time for her July 27 voyage and
continue with year-round seven-day Caribbean itineraries.
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About Carnival Cruise Line
Carnival Cruise Line, part of Carnival
Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), is "The World's Most
Popular Cruise Line®" with 26 ships operating three- to 24-day voyages to
The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, New England,
Bermuda, Cuba, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands and
Southeast Asia. The line currently has three new ships scheduled for delivery –
Carnival Panorama™ in 2019, Mardi Gras in 2020 and an as-yet-unnamed
ship in 2022.