Spotlight on Carnival Vista

by Sherri Eisenberg

Spotlight on Carnival Vista

by Sherri Eisenberg

From amazing eateries, incredible entertainment, and a lively, family-friendly atmosphere, Carnival Vista is certainly a stand-out ship. Read on to find out what makes Carnival Vista so special. 

From amazing eateries, incredible entertainment, and a lively, family-friendly atmosphere, Carnival Vista is certainly a stand-out ship. Read on to find out what makes Carnival Vista so special. 

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Aerial view of Carnival Vista / Kristen Boatright
Beer and wings at RedFrog Pub
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1. There's An Onboard Brewery

A lot of Carnival ships have the Caribbean-themed RedFrog Pub, complete with live music, island-inspired snacks (such as conch fritters, grouper “fingers,” jerk-style wings, and coconut cake), games (including foosball tables), and beer. Although these pubs all have a wide array of beverages to choose from, Carnival Vista actually has its own on-site brewery -- right on board the ship! Choose from a variety of craft brews, including Java Stout, Port Hoppin’ IPA, and Caribbean Wheat.

Read more: 8 Tips for Your First Carnival Cruise

A lot of Carnival ships have the Caribbean-themed RedFrog Pub, complete with live music, island-inspired snacks (such as conch fritters, grouper “fingers,” jerk-style wings, and coconut cake), games (including foosball tables), and beer. Although these pubs all have a wide array of beverages to choose from, Carnival Vista actually has its own on-site brewery -- right on board the ship! Choose from a variety of craft brews, including Java Stout, Port Hoppin’ IPA, and Caribbean Wheat.

Read more: 8 Tips for Your First Carnival Cruise

The Havana pool
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2. The New Havana Area of the Ship is Not to Be Missed

The Havana area is a totally new concept for Carnival. Cabins in this part of the ship have a colonial-inspired décor (think shutters, dark wood, and four-poster beds) and terraces with hammock chairs. These cabins share a pool that, during the day, is private. There, you’ll find palapa-style umbrellas, palm trees, and cushy wicker deck chairs with floral-patterned pillows in bright pops of color. In the evenings, cruises can enjoy live music, a long list of tropical drinks, and Cuban-inspired bites like empanadas and plantains.

The Havana area is a totally new concept for Carnival. Cabins in this part of the ship have a colonial-inspired décor (think shutters, dark wood, and four-poster beds) and terraces with hammock chairs. These cabins share a pool that, during the day, is private. There, you’ll find palapa-style umbrellas, palm trees, and cushy wicker deck chairs with floral-patterned pillows in bright pops of color. In the evenings, cruises can enjoy live music, a long list of tropical drinks, and Cuban-inspired bites like empanadas and plantains.

Seafood Shack
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3. The Seafood Shack Has Some of the Best Bites at Sea

The New England-inspired Seafood Shack serves up baskets of fried shrimp, lobster rolls, crab cakes, fried clam rolls, and even fresh fish that was caught in port. Here, passengers can also order the catch of the day and send it to any restaurant onboard to be cooked however you'd like. 

Read more: Our Expert Review of Carnival Vista

The New England-inspired Seafood Shack serves up baskets of fried shrimp, lobster rolls, crab cakes, fried clam rolls, and even fresh fish that was caught in port. Here, passengers can also order the catch of the day and send it to any restaurant onboard to be cooked however you'd like. 

Read more: Our Expert Review of Carnival Vista

Family Harbor Cabin
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4. The Family Harbor Cabins Are Amazing

The nautical-inspired Family Harbor cabins can accommodate up to five passengers. Those who book Family Harbor cabin have access to a private lounge that’s open 24 hours a day. Filled with snacks, TVs, and board games, it’s a great place for parents and kids to hang out together and watch movies and spend some quality time together.

The nautical-inspired Family Harbor cabins can accommodate up to five passengers. Those who book Family Harbor cabin have access to a private lounge that’s open 24 hours a day. Filled with snacks, TVs, and board games, it’s a great place for parents and kids to hang out together and watch movies and spend some quality time together.

IMAX theater
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5. The IMAX Theater Can't Be Beat

The ship’s IMAX theater (the first at sea!) shows first-run films in their entirety and is equipped with comfy, stadium-style seating.  There'e even includes a concession stand with candy and popcorn -- making it one of the best date-night options on board. Bonus: You get to take silly selfies in the funny 3-D glasses the theater provides.

Read more: How to Save Money on a Carnival Ship

The ship’s IMAX theater (the first at sea!) shows first-run films in their entirety and is equipped with comfy, stadium-style seating.  There'e even includes a concession stand with candy and popcorn -- making it one of the best date-night options on board. Bonus: You get to take silly selfies in the funny 3-D glasses the theater provides.

Read more: How to Save Money on a Carnival Ship

SkyRide
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6 Adrenaline Junkies Will Love The SkyRide

This suspended, tricycle-like ride allows you to bike your way across the deck’s two-lane aerial course, midair. Sure, it’s a little funny-looking, but you get to control the speed. Plus, you'll get to admire postcard-worthy the views of the ship and the port. 

This suspended, tricycle-like ride allows you to bike your way across the deck’s two-lane aerial course, midair. Sure, it’s a little funny-looking, but you get to control the speed. Plus, you'll get to admire postcard-worthy the views of the ship and the port. 

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