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Ship News

New Ocean-Themed Children's Program for Carnival Cruise Lines

posted April 20, 2014

Carnival Cruise Lines today unveiled Camp Ocean – an exciting, new marine-themed children’s program coming to its fleet of 24 “Fun Ships.” Set to debut on Carnival Freedom on May 24, the expansive new program will immerse children ages 2-11 in the wonders of the sea through fun, engaging and educational experiences. Read more...

Carnival Offers Shore Excursion Guarantee

posted January 15, 2014

Carnival is guaranteeing the lowest prices on over 1,100 shore excursions. In the event passengers find a shore excursion from another tour operator booked before or during their cruise can fill out a claim form for a 110 percent shipboard credit. Read more...

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Itinerary

 

Island-Intensive Caribbean Cruises from Miami

Carnival Vista sails year-round six- and eight-day cruises.

Six-day cruises feature Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman and Cozumel, while a mix of different eight-day itineraries visit some of the Caribbean’s most sought-after destinations, including Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Kitts, St. Maarten and La Romana (Dominican Republic).

Deck Plan

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Deck 15 Serenity

Adult-only retreat (aft)

Deck 14

Cloud 9 Spa staterooms (forward)

Deck 12

Carnival WaterWorks, SportSquare

Deck 11

Cucina del Capitano, Dr Seuss Bookville, Ji Ji Asian Kitchen, spa staterooms

Deck 10 Lido

Beach Pool, Bluelguana Cantina, Bluelguana Tequila Bar, Guys Burger Joint, Pizzeria del Capitano, Red Frog Rum Bar, Seafood Shack, Tides Pool

Deck 9

Passenger staterooms

Deck 8

Passenger staterooms

Deck 7

Passenger staterooms

Deck 6

Carnival Multiplex, passenger staterooms

Deck 5 Promenade

Alchemy Bar, Bonsai Sushi, Cherry on Top, Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse, Havana Bar and Pool, Library Bar, Piano Bar 88, Red Frog, passenger staterooms (aft)

Deck 4 Mezzanine

Vista Atrium, Horizons Restaurant

Deck 3 Lobby

The Chef's Table, Horizon Restaurant, passenger staterooms

Deck 2

Passenger staterooms, Family Harbor Lounge

Adults Only

The Serenity Adults Retreat is for guests 21 and older. It features complete bar service, whirlpools, and a sun deck with the best views of the sea. The Serenity will have cabanas and massage huts plus a full salad creation bar complimentary so you don't have to go to Lido deck.

Kids Only

Indoor/outdoor Camp Ocean for children under age 12 is a dedicated undersea-themed play space with more than 200 fun and educational ocean-inspired activities.

Family Fun

Dr. Seuss

Carnival Vista will be the second ship in the fleet to feature Dr. Seuss Bookville, a special reading and play space inspired by the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss. Here kids and their families can read beloved Dr. Seuss books, make arts and crafts and stretch their imagination with toys and games. Also part of the line’s Seuss at Sea program, Carnival Vista guests can enjoy Green Eggs and Ham with The Cat in the Hat and Friends character breakfast, the Seuss-a-palooza Story Time and Parade and more.

Hasbro

The Game Show where guests are part of the show through a series of larger-than-life productions and entertainment activities based on the company’s iconic and popular games.

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Carnival Vista

carnival vista image courtesy of John Heald's Blog

Carnival Vista, is designed to connect guests to the ocean with sweeping views and plenty to do both outdoors. The Carnival Vista features the SkyRide, a breakthrough suspended open-air cycling experience; the world’s first IMAX® Theatre on a ship; an expanded water park featuring the colorful Kaleid-O-Slide, the line’s first raft-riding water tube slide; Seafood Shack, a New England-inspired eatery; RedFrog Pub, including the line’s first onboard brewery, and other enhanced dining, bar and entertainment options.

What's New

 

Specifications

Ship Builder: Fincantieri

Keel Laying: October 14, 2014

Launch: May 2016

Refurbished:

GRT: 135,000

Length: 1064 ft.

Draught:

Propulsion: Diesel-electric, two ABB Azipod XO units

Speed: 23 Knots

Passengers: 3,936

Crew: 2,000

 

Family

Parents and kids will have even more room to relax at the new, exclusive Family Harbor Lounge, a secluded space designed as the ultimate family hang out with large-screen TVs, games and complimentary breakfast and snacks. A special family concierge desk will be available here to assist families in making this their best vacation ever. 

Outdoor Fun

The new Havana Pool located aft offers stunning views of the ocean, whirlpools and relaxation area, complete with colorful umbrellas, faux palm trees, thatched patio huts and comfy seating, perfect for soaking up the sun while enjoying a refreshing mojito.

For the adventurous types, Carnival Vista will offer three exciting new features:

SkyRide, a recumbent-like bike quests will cycle their way around the 800-foot suspended track with panoramic views from 150 feet above the sea;

SkyCourse, a suspended ropes course;

Kaleid-O-Slide, Carnival's first-ever water tube attraction. Riders will hop on inflatable one or two-person rafts taking them on a fun-filled 455-foot adventure of exhilarating twists and turns with stunning kaleidoscopic visual effects.

Accommodations

Carnival Vista will offer a wide variety of well-appointed, beautifully designed staterooms and suites including two new accommodation classes.

Tropics-inspired Havana Cabanas feature accommodations with private outdoor patios – complete with lounge chairs and hammock – that face the outdoor promenade. 

Located within a new dedicated family zone on Deck 2, the new Family Harbor accommodations offer an array of deluxe ocean-view, balcony and interior staterooms that accommodate up to five family members. Parents and kids will have even more room to relax at the new, exclusive Family Harbor Lounge, a secluded space designed as the ultimate family hang out with large-screen TVs, games and complimentary breakfast and snacks. A special family concierge desk will be available here to assist families in making this their best vacation ever. 

Dining Venues

Carnival will offer its first-ever outdoor seating options at specialty eateries including Fahrenheit 555, a classic American steakhouse, and Japanese-style Bonsai Sushi restaurant where diners will enjoy sea views as delicious as their meals. Cherry on Top will be the sweetest spot at sea, with a new premium mixed-to-order custom ice cream creation bar, outdoor seating and more than 80 bulk candy options. The intimate Library Bar will also offer guests indoor/outdoor options, in addition to the hoppin’ RedFrog Pub and stylish Havana Bar.

Featured on Carnival Vista and a first for the fleet will be the New England-inspired Seafood Shack, a casual indoor/outdoor dining venue near the Lido Marketplace eateries. This seafood-lovers’ paradise will feature a menu full of delicious, fresh favorites available for purchase, including lobster rolls, steamed lobster, fried shrimp, crab cakes, fried clams and more. 

($) = Specialty restaurant, surcharges apply

Thanks to an expanded Lanai on Deck 5 guests can stroll or sit and enjoy a beverage at one of the many dining and bar venues that will now feature outdoor areas. 

Reflections and Horizons

Main dining rooms offer an array of menu items for guests who want to enjoy a full-service breakfast, lunch or dinner. The striking modern interiors created by award-winning designer BigTime Design Studios offer decidedly different décor than previous Carnival ships. The Horizons dining room will also feature a unique bar that’s the perfect spot for meeting friends and enjoying a pre-dinner cocktail or an after-meal aperitif.

Lido Marketplace

Indoor and outdoor casual dining. Food options include a New York style deli, Indian Tandoor oven, Mongolian Wok, Italian Pasta Bar, and more.

Guy's Burger Joint

Poolside spot for hot burgers, hand-cut fries, more. Choose one of Guy's creations or create your ideal burger.

Cucina del Capitano ($)

A family-style Italian restaurant that brings the heritage of Carnival’s captains to the table, along with a casual two-level poolside eatery, and a classic American-style steakhouse. Complimentary pasta bar at lunch time but full-service dinner is an extra charge.

Bluelguana Cantina

Onboard Mexican featuring freshly-made tacos and burritos. Homemade tortillas and chips and a salsa bar with choices from mild to hot are always ready to go.

Bonsai Sushi ($)

Full-service sushi restaurant offering a wide variety of Asian-inspired delicacies and serving soups, sakes, and desserts. Prices range from $1 for appetizer portions to $15 for a sushi ship for two. Located on Promenade Deck.

Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse ($)

Gourmet steakhouse with seafood, entrees, gourmet appetizers, and an extensive wine list and dessert options are even available. $35 per person surcharge applies.

Chef's Table ($)

A VIP, private tour of the kitchen starts this experience. After signature cocktails, the chefs cook a private, multi-course meal of items not found on regular menus. A $75 per person surcharge applies.

Room Service

Complimentary 24-hour room service menu delivered to your stateroom any time.

Indoor Features

RedFrog Pub

Carnival will brew up great beer for good times in its first ever brewery. During each sailing two giant copper-topped glass kettles will create tasty ales and lagers that can be enjoyed on tap from the bar and through unique tabletop taps that allow guests to pour their own beer. The full bar will also offer an array of Caribbean-inspired cocktails, beers and rums. Indoor/outdoor seating, live music and brewing tours and tastings will also be offered in this fun venue.

Alchemy Bar

A vintage-themed cocktail “pharmacy” that’s the go-to spot for guests seeking a unique experience with mixologists who “prescribe” concoctions from different elixirs and ingredients or guests’ own custom-created cocktails. Bar menu

Cherry on Top $

Celebrates the joys of simple indulgences with bins of bulk candy, fun fanciful gifts and novelties, custom apparel and more.

Havana Bar

Carnival is expanding the line’s popular Latin-infused Havana experience inside and out on Carnival Vista. Celebrating Cuba’s gloried past, Havana Bar serves traditional cocktails and bites during the day and transforms into a sizzling Latin dance club at night.

Vista Atrium

The Vista Atrium will set a festive mood with its giant, multi-deck-high centerpiece that will delight guests with its LED screens and changing visuals to create the right atmosphere. It’s the perfect place to welcome guests boarding the ship, meet friends at the bar or enjoy live entertainment and dancing.

Cloud 9 Spa $

The Cloud 9 Spa will feature an array of chill-worthy amenities, including a thalassotherapy pool, four steam chambers, the line’s first infrared sauna and hamam, and special “experience showers” that provide a soothing fragrance element, along with a high-tech indoor cycling studio.

Punchliner Comedy Club

This club highlights a wide variety of comedians offering both family-friendly and adult-only performances nightly. “Superstar Live” takes karaoke to a whole new level by offering wannabe starlets, crooners and rockers the opportunity to perform accompanied by a live band and backing singers.

Thrill Theater $

Big-Time Entertainment at the Multiplex
Carnival Vista’s views are truly spectacular inside, too. Carnival is partnering with entertainment innovator IMAX® (NYSE: IMAX) to bring the world’s most immersive cinematic experience to sea with the first-ever IMAX® Theatre on a ship. Guests will take in the latest Hollywood blockbusters, IMAX classics and IMAX documentary content on a screen that’s three decks high. Next door at the Thrill Theater, moviegoers can enjoy a multi-dimensional special effects experience. Both are part of the Carnival Multiplex, a first at sea for film fans, complete with concession stand offering popcorn and movie snacks. The Warehouse, featuring a variety of video and arcade games, is located adjacent to the Carnival Multiplex.

Outdoor Features

Havana Aft Pool

The new Havana Pool located aft offers stunning views of the ocean, whirlpools and relaxation area, complete with colorful umbrellas, faux palm trees, thatched patio huts and comfy seating, perfect for soaking up the sun while enjoying a refreshing mojito.

SkyRide

Adventurous riders can climb aboard hanging recumbent-like bikes to cycle their way around the 800-foot suspended track with panoramic views from 150 feet above the sea.

SkyCourse

An exhilarating suspended ropes course.

The Clubhouse at SportSquare

Featuring mini-bowling, ping-pong, arcade basketball, sports video gaming and more.

WaterWorks

The largest WaterWorks water park in the fleet, kids and kids at heart will find a thrilling array of splash-tastic fun including

Kaleid-O-Slide

Carnival's first-ever water tube attraction. Riders will hop on inflatable one or two-person rafts taking them on a fun-filled 455-foot adventure of exhilarating twists and turns with stunning kaleidoscopic visual effects.