The Carnival Vista is one of many cruise ships that will be affected by a new U.S. government regulation change, which puts an end to cruises to nowhere. These are essentially short voyages where a ship can sail from a US port into international waters for a few days, only to return without visiting any other port.
The new ruling comes into effect from 2016, which means anyone booked on Carnival Vista cruises to nowhere has been cancelled, although this is not the only ship in the Carnival fleet to be affected.
We have yet to see Carnival reveal its Vista itinerary changes for these 2016 sailings, but passengers booked on one of these will be notified, and then told of the new itinerary. If you were booked on one of these cruises and have heard from Carnival, then we would love for you to share those new details with Cruise Ship News readers.
Norwegian Cruise Line has also had to cancel three of its Norwegian Breakaway 2016 cruises because it will be in breach of this new regulation. The US Government has not given details as to why they have made the changes, although we suspect it has something to do with the Visas of the crew. The ships are not registered in the US, and so this could mean the crews Visas do not allow them not to port in a foreign port.