BELIZE, July 7, 2021 – As part of Carnival Cruise Line’s highly anticipated return to guest operations, Carnival Vista arrived in Belize on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, for the first time in 16 months. Carnival Vista is one of the line’s first two ships to depart from the U.S., since resuming service this past weekend. Belize is among the featured ports on the ship’s seven-day Caribbean cruise that departed Galveston July 3.
“The return of Carnival Vista to Belize represents a tremendous step forward for the local community,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “The resumption of service and pent-up demand for cruising translates to an immediate positive economic impact for our valued destinations partners. We look forward to bringing back the benefits and fun of cruising, while remaining committed to our highest responsibilities and top priorities of the health, safety and well-being of our guests, crew and the many communities we serve and visit.”
In the past five years, Carnival has brought approximately 2.5 million guests to the port.
The line returned to guest operations this week with Carnival Vista from the Port of Galveston and Carnival Horizon from PortMiami. Sailings on Carnival Breeze and Carnival Miracle will begin later this month, followed by the inaugural sailing of Carnival’s newest and most innovative ship, Mardi Gras, on July 31. Carnival will resume sailing from the West Coast with Carnival Panorama sailing from Long Beach beginning in August. Additional ships will resume service in August, as well.