Mark your calendars! The newest, largest and most innovative “Fun Ship” to date, Carnival Vista, is scheduled to enter service from Europe exactly one year from today – May 1, 2016.

In just 365 days from now, guests can begin experiencing the ship’s incredible array of on-board innovations - from a groundbreaking suspended cycling attraction called SkyRide and cruising’s first IMAX Theater at sea to the line’s first on-board brewery at the RedFrog Pub and Kaleid-o-slide, a new raft slide promising 455 feet of exhilarating twists and turns.  Other features include the tropical-themed Havana Bar and Pool, as well as Family Harbor, with extra-roomy staterooms accommodating up to six guests and its own recreation area and family concierge.

Currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, Carnival Vista is set to debut May 1, 2016 on an inaugural 13-day voyage from Trieste, Italy to Barcelona, followed by a series of Mediterranean voyages from Barcelona and Athens through October.  The ship will reposition to New York for a series of voyages then operate year-round Caribbean cruises from Miami beginning in November 2016.

Cruise fans, those new to cruising and travel partners can get a preview of Carnival Vista at and follow @CarnivalVista for regular Twitter updates.  Fans can also check out a fun new video showcasing Carnival Vista by clicking here.