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Carnival Launches New Video Series Chronicling Vista Build

Cruise Line & Cruise Ship | Carnival Cruise Line | Janeen Christoff | June 19, 2015

Carnival Launches New Video Series Chronicling Vista Build

PHOTO: Carnival Vista. Courtesy Carnival Cruise Line.

Ever wonder what it’s like to build a cruise ship? Well, Carnival Cruise Line is going to show you how it’s done with a fun new video series depicting the construction of its newest Fun Ship, the Carnival Vista. The monthly series features behind-the-scenes footage at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, where the 3,954-passenger vessel is being built.

Peter Gonzalez is the host of the video series, shot in Monfalcone, Italy, and will document the duration of the 26-month construction.

The first video of the series is called “Bird’s Eye View” and it features a hard-hat wearing Gonzalez who ventures high above the Fincantieri shipyard to give viewers an idea of the incredible size of the Carnival Vista and also showing the the painstaking process for cutting and assembling the 150,000 tons of steel needed to build the massive 1,055-foot-long vessel – the largest in the Carnival fleet.

Gonzalez visits Fincantieri’s fabrication bunker where he follows workers as they cut six-ton steel panels that are conjoined into 1,000-ton sections positioned via crane to form Carnival Vista’s superstructure.

Future segments in the video series include preparations, both onboard and on shore, to create the line’s first onboard brewery, a below-deck look at the ship’s technical spaces, and the logistics of installing the three-deck-high IMAX Theater, the first on a cruise ship.  

Carnival Vista is scheduled to enter service from Europe May 1, 2016, then reposition to New York for a series of voyages in November 2016 followed by the launch of year-round Caribbean service from Miami later that month.  Preview the Vista at

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