Carnival Cruise Line’s newest, biggest and most innovative ship, Carnival Vista, has been named "Best Cruise Ship for Families" in 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards of USA Today. The awards were based on nominations from a team of cruise industry experts and the winners were determined by an online vote by USA Today readers.
Carnival Vista earned Best Cruise Line for Families honors for providing a truly fun and memorable vacation experience for guests of all ages with unique family-friendly amenities such as Family Harbor, a special section on Deck 2 with nautical-themed family staterooms, a family concierge and the Family Harbor lounge; a bike-ride-in-the-sky attraction called SkyRide, part of the expansive SportSquare outdoor recreation area; the first IMAX Theatre at sea, and the most elaborate park in the fleet highlighted by the 455-foot-long Kaleid-o-slide, the line’s first inner tube ride.
Adults have their own spaces as well with the exclusive Serenity adults-only retreat, the 22,000-square-foot Cloud 9 Spa and tropics-themed Havana staterooms and suites featuring its own infinity pool and Cuban-inspired bar. There are also opportunities for shared experiences with the all-ages Hasbro, The Game Show, family-friendly comedy shows at the Punchliner Comedy Club, the popular Seuss at Sea program developed in partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises and the line’s newest on-board activity, Build-A-Bear Workshop at Sea.
These features and facilities build upon Carnival’s position as the leader in family cruising carrying more than 700,000 children annually – the most in cruising.
Carnival Vista debuted in Europe earlier this year and launched year-round six- and eight-day Caribbean service from Miami last month, visiting some of the region’s most beautiful and spectacular destinations.