7 Best Updates on Carnival Vista

7 Best Updates on Carnival Vista

Not much longer now!  That’s right we only have a handful of days left until the Carnival Vista welcomes her first guest on board!  As of right now she has finished all of the sea trials and the crew should be on board getting everything ready!  May 1st will be the first sailing and she will continue to travel around the Mediterranean until later in 2016 when she makes her way across the Atlantic to the US.

Carnival Vista Cruise Ship

***Photo Courtesy of Carnival***

It’s been a few years since the Carnival Breeze started sailing and I have no doubt in my mind that this one will be better than the last!  We are booked on one of the first sailings, so keep an eye out for that!  I am really excited to get over to Europe and see her for myself, but for now, Carnival pics will have to do!  With that in mind, I decided to do a preview post of a few of the new and improved features that I am most excited to see!

Red Frog Pub 

Red Frog Pub is not a new feature to Carnival but the Vista will have something a little special that we have not seen before…the 1st American brewery at sea. Yes you heard me right…they are going to be brewing beer on the cruise ship! Cruisers will be able to see the brew tanks on board, get the house made beer at the regular bar and pour their own beers through special tabletop beer taps.  Here are the beers that are to be brewed on board.  Cheers!

  1. ThirstyFrog Port Hoppin’ IPA – aromatic, floral and hoppy notes with passion fruit and citrus overtones
  2. ThirstyFrog Caribbean Wheat – unfiltered lager with aromas of bananas and spices
  3. FriskyFrog Java Stout – Carnival Vista’s take on a traditional stout, rich and creamy with hints of coffee
Carnival - Red Frog Pub Brew Tanks

Sneak peek of the Red Frog Pub’s brew tanks on the Vista!  ***Photo Courtesy of Carnival***

IMAX Theater

IMAX Theater Carnival Vista

***Courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line*** We all love to settled down from time to time to watch a flick, whether it is poolside or inside.  I’m sure we are all familiar with the Seaside Theater and Dive-In Movies…some of you may even be familiar with the Thrill Theater.  But wait… what is this?  The Vista is going to have the 1st IMAX theater at sea.  Even better is that it will be showing 1st run movies that will be shown on two screens.

SkyRide

Carnival Vista SkyRide

***Courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line***

Skyride is a peddle-powered roller coaster car that goes around the ropes course on the top deck.  The ride is 800 feet long and 150 feet above the water and can get going up to 25mph. Hope you’re not afraid of heights!  I am pretty interested to see this in person and I am not afraid of heights so it should be lots of fun!

Kaleid-O-Slide

At a dizzying 455 feet long this slide features visual effects along with twists and turns.  This will be the cruise line’s first water raft ride.  I’m kind of interested in seeing how they plan to get the rafts back up to the top once people are done at the bottom of the slide…

Havana Pool

Palm trees, thatched huts, hot tubs, colorful umbrellas, comfy seating, and the best view on the ship.  Sound like paradise?  I’m pretty sure this might be a possibility!  There is also the Havana Bar that will authentic Cuban food and drinks.

Carnival Vista - Havana Pool

Photo Courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line

Atrium

A new kind of atrium will be found on the Carnival Vista.  It will feature a multi-deck funnel-shaped LED screen and visuals to help set the mood.  So far, I have seen a varieties of blue and green with tropical beach themes and shades of red.

New Restaurant and Some Old Favorites

Seafood Shack Carnival Vista

***Courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line***

The Seafood Shack – indoor/outdoor dining venue near the Lido Marketplace. The menu is full of delicious seafood and fresh favorites available for purchase with prices ranging from $3-$16

Cherry on Top – The candy shop is upgraded and will include ice cream bar with outdoor seating.  Can you say yummy?

Guy’s Burger Joint, BlueIguana Cantina, Fahrenheit 555, Bonsai Sushi, The Chef’s Table, Ji-Ji Asian Kitchen, Cucina del Capitano – All the normal favorites will be there.  Mmmmm!

So there is my list of things I am really excited to see on board the newest member of the Carnival family, the Carnival Vista!  Of course, just being on a boat make me happy but to experience a brand new ship will be something completely different!


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  1. I’ve never been on a cruise because I thought they would be boring, but I am amazed how much there is to do! It looks like you are going to have a great trip and I can’t wait to read about it when you get back!

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      Laura – You should definitely try one! I wasn’t sure I would like it either and now I am hooked! Every cruise line is a little different in what they have to offer. Check out some of our other articles about cruises…we have some for Royal Caribbean, Holland America and MSC! Cheers and happy sailing!

  2. I got married on a Carnival ship years ago and it was a wonderful and fun experience. They keep evolving and glad to see they are still going strong. perhaps we’ll get on one again for our 20th!

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      They really are floating cities and there is something for everyone! I am really excited to see this new Carnival ship. You should subscribe to my newsletter and follow my trip in a couple weeks! 🙂

  3. How exciting! I’m going on my first cruise ever in exactly one month via Carnival Inspiration (Los Angeles to Ensenada) – only 3 days but I’m still so excited since it’ll be a completely new experience! Looking forward to seeing your post after your trip!

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