As the brand new Carnival Vista rounds out her maiden voyage we thought it was the perfect time to give you the low down on what to expect from this state of the art mega-cruise ship. Read on to find out all about Carnival Vista!
About Carnival Vista
At 133,500 gross-tons and carrying 3,954-guests the Carnival Vista is the biggest cruise ship in the Carnival fleet. She measures and incredible 324 m/1,062 ft long and rises 15-decks above the waterline.
The Carnival Vista left the Italian port of Trieste on 1 May for her 13-day maiden voyage. The cruise ship will remain in the Mediterranean until October this year. The Carnival Vista will then be moved to her new homeport of Miami.
There is so much that’s new about Carnival Vista. She is bursting with entertainment options, new dining experiences and stunning guest rooms.
Now that’s entertainment!
There’s a host of A-grade entertainment onboard Carnival Vista. One of the most popular is a brand new attraction called the SkyRide. It’s a first-of-its-kind aerial ride featuring hanging recumbent-like bikes that guests peddle around a 240m/800ft long, elevated track 45m/150ft above the sea.
Carnival Vista also boasts the largest aquatic park in the Carnival fleet. The centerpiece of the water park is the Kaleid-o-Slide, a thrilling 135m/455ft water tube enhanced by unique kaleidoscopic and music effects.
The worlds first IMAX Theatre at sea is also on Carnival Vista. The huge three-deck high screen offers a totally immersive experience. It will show the latest Hollywood blockbusters and family favourites. The cost for first-run movies is US$12.95 for adults and US$9.95 for children 12 and under and guests aged 55 and over. The cost for IMAX documentaries and Thrill Theater is US$5.50 per person.
At night the Carnival Vista’s outdoor adults-only retreat is transformed into a South Beach-style club under the stars. It features spectacular lighting effects and a mix of popular music by one of Carnival’s DJ’s.
New dining concepts
When it comes to dining Carnival Vista has new and popular dining options to satisfy your inner foodie’s palate. Guests are spoilt for choice with no fewer than 6 up-scale restaurants on board, including:
- Seafood Shack – a New-England-style seaside spot.
- Horizons Restaurant – the anytime dining main restaurant.
- Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse.
- Bonsai Sushi onboard seafood-and-soy-sauce spot.
- Ji Ji Asian Kitchen.
- Cucina del Capitano – cooking Italian favorites, family-style.
There’s also more casual dining available at Guy’s Burger Joint and BlueIguana Cantina taco and burrito place.
Dining isn’t the only great thing about Carnival Vista. Carnival have really raised the bar when it comes to guest rooms too. The Carnival Vista offers a great range and style of guest rooms.
The resort-style Havana staterooms and suites have exclusive club-style amenities. They also boats a balcony with sun loungers and hanging chairs.
Cloud 9 Spa rooms and suites are a haven of tranquility with stylish décor and amenities like Elemis toiletries. If you have kids you’ll love the Family Harbor rooms!
“Carnival Vista is an absolute ‘wow’ in every respect and we have put together a line-up of entertainment, activities and experiences like nothing else at sea,” said Sarah Beth Reno, vice president of entertainment for Carnival Cruise Line. “Our guests are going to love this ship and their biggest challenge will be trying to choose from among so many different things to do on board.”
Carnival Vista is currently cruising the Mediterranean. To find out more about the new Carnival Vista visit the website.