Carnival Cruise Line has taken delivery of its newest, largest and most innovative ship, the 133,500-tonne Carnival Vista.

The 3,954-passenger ship re-positioned to Trieste, Italy, where it departed on its maiden voyage at the beginning of this month, kicking off a summer schedule in Europe that runs until October.

Following a 13-day trans-Atlantic crossing, the ship will operate two separate 11-day cruises from New York in November and then launch a year-round Caribbean service from Miami later that month.

Vista offers a number of unique features, including a suspended cycling experience, SkyRide, the first IMAX Theatre at sea and the RedFrog Pub & Brewery which offers three different kinds of beer brewed on board.

Also new is Family Harbour, which offers special family accommodation and a family concierge, along with the tropics-inspired Havana staterooms and suites featuring a dedicated pool area.

The ship’s outdoor spaces include a WaterWorks aqua park, highlighted by the 455ft-long Kaleid-O-Slide, the longest slide in the fleet.

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