Carnival Vista’s first-ever call at Antigua was marked with a traditional maritime plaque exchange between officials from the ship and the Caribbean island.

Carnival Vista visited Antigua as part of its inaugural cruise from the U.S. – an 11-day Carnival Journeys voyage that departed New York Nov. 5 and will return to the Big Apple Nov. 16.

Carnival Vista then sails on another 11-day cruise that departs New York on Nov. 16 and arrives in Miami November 27, kicking off the ship’s year-round six- and eight-day Caribbean schedule from that port.

Carnival Vista is the line’s largest and most innovative ship with such groundbreaking features as the first IMAX Theatre at sea, the RedFrog Pub & Brewery – the first brewery on a North American-based ship – along with the one-of-a-kind aerial attraction called SkyRide and the longest water slide in the fleet, the 455-foot-long Kaleid-o-slide.