Carnival Vista

Carnival Vista Review and Specifications

Specifications of Carnival Vista

Year built2016  /  Age : 2
Flag state Panama
BuilderFincantieri (Monfalcone, Italy)
ClassVista
Building costUSD 800 million
OwnerCarnival Corporation & PLC
OperatorCarnival Cruise Line
Speed23 kn / 43 kph / 26 mph
Length (LOA)322 m / 1056 ft
Beam (width)37 m / 121 ft
Gross Tonnage133500 gt
Passengers3930 - 4716
Crew1450
Passengers-to-space ratio28
Decks14
Cabins1965
Decks with cabins12
Sister-shipsCarnival Horizon, Carnival Panorama
Christened byDeshauna Barber

Current itinerary of Carnival Vista

Carnival Vista current cruise is 4 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean. Prices start from USD 239 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 16 Sep, 2018 and ends on 20 Sep, 2018.

Date / TimePort
16 Sep      Departing from Miami, Florida   
18 Sep 08:00 - 17:00     Grand Turk Island   
20 Sep      Arriving in Miami, Florida   

Review of Carnival Vista

Launched in 2016, Carnival Vista cruise ship is the first Vista-class (modified Dream-class) vessel in Carnival Cruise Lines fleet. Vista is Carnival's "the most family-friendly ship" with the company's newest kids- and family dedicated staterooms, facilities and amenities. Vista is the 25th and largest ship in the fleet - together with the sister-ship Carnival Horizon (2018), followed by the Dream-class vessels Breeze, Magic and Dream.

History - construction and ownership

Carnival Cruise Lines (CCL) is an US company, trademarked brand and subsidiary of Carnival Corporation (shipowner). CCL was founded in 1972 as independent company by Ted Arison (1924-1999, co-founder of NCL Norwegian). Carnival Cruise Lines has Corporation's largest fleet as both number of vessels and GT tonnage (ship sizes and capacities). CCL has over 1/5 of cruise industry's worldwide market.

Carnival Vista cruise ship

The 133,500-ton, 4000-passenger cruise ship Carnival Vista was delivered on April 28, 2016. The ship has all the "Carnival Fun Ship 2.0" facilities and amenities / programs. Among the many first at sea features are the Multiplex (the first at sea IMAX theater with a 3-deck high LED screen), Skyride (peddled roller coaster bike ride), Havana cabins complex (with exclusive pool, lounge and bar), Family Harbor staterooms (new cabin grades), fleet's biggest SportsSquare (sport complex).

Carnival cruise ship havana pool (Vista, Horizon)

Cruise itinerary program

Following her May 1, 2016 inaugural cruise from Trieste, Vista operated on 8- to 13-day Mediterranean sailings from Athens and Barcelona. In November the ship repositioned to New York for a couple of 11-day cruises and later that month started year-round Caribbean service from Miami.

Carnival Vista itinerary program is based on departures from PortMiami Florida. On its Florida round-trips, the ship visits popular islands and ports of call in the Eastern, Western and Southern Caribbean. Feature call port destinations include Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, CozumelJamaica, Grand Turk, St Kitts, St Maarten, Bonaire, Aruba, Curacao.

Cabins

Carnival Vista has a total number of 1823 cabins (of which 72 Suites, 880 Balcony, 293 Oceanview, 723 Inside, 35 wheelchair accessible, 61 Cloud 9 Spa cabins) in 34 grades.

Most Carnival Vista staterooms are 185-220-sq.foot insides (723), oceanview (293), balcony (880, with verandas of 35-75 sq.feet) and Suite (72). Vista also offers 60 Cloud 9 Spa cabins and 35 wheelchair accessible rooms. All Carnival Cloud 9 Spa cabins have exclusive access to private Spa facilities on Panorama Deck. Cloud 9 Spa rooms feature the following amenities: Spa reservations, complimentary use of Thalassotherapy Pool and Thermal Suite, fitness classes and deluxe bath amenities.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Carnival Vista offers two main dining rooms, Horizons and Reflections. Horizons hosts a small bar suited for pre-dinner drinks. The main dining rooms feature select items from the onboard steakhouse, available for an additional fee. Vista also has a Lido buffet. Seafood lovers are pampered with the Seafood Shack - brand new to Carnival fleet, New England-inspired casual eatery located on ship's top deck. It offers both indoor and outdoor seating and the menu includes steamed lobster, lobster rolls, fried shrimp, fried clams, crab cakes and other seafood surprises. Seafood Shack serves lunch and dinner and is priced a la carte starting at $4.

The available on all Fun ships Chef's Table is a dining experience that affords a dozen guests to experience multicourse dinner with the master chef, private cocktail reception and a tour of the galley. This dining option usually takes place in a non-traditional venue, like the library or the galley, and can be booked onboard for US$75 per person.

In May 2017, Carnival Cruise Line created a tropical-flavored draft beer via partnership with the Miami-based Concrete Beach Brewery. The special beer is served exclusively at the "RedFrog Pub and Brewery" on Carnival Vista - the first brewery found on a North America-based cruise liner. The new Miami Guava Wheat Beer was hand-crafted by Colin Presby (brewmaster on the shipboard brewery) and made with best ingredients.

  • The Miami Guava beer has a light body and its primary ingredient is pink guava, also used in Miami's popular guava pastries. The new beer is available on a limited basis, and joins the 3 other original draft beers brewed on the Carnival Vista ship - ThirstyFrog Port Hoppin' IPA (floral flavor, with passion fruit and citrus overtones), ThirstyFrog Caribbean Wheat (unfiltered lager with banana aroma and spices) and FriskyFrog Java Stout (with hints of coffee).
  • Concrete Beach Brewery is an "Alchemy and Science" beer brand, operating as an independent subsidiary of "The Boston Beer Company". Other "Alchemy and Science" breweries in the USA include Angel City Brewery (Los Angeles) and Coney Island Brewing Co (Brooklyn, NYC New York). Their most popular draft beers are named "Tropic of Passion" (Miami), Angel City IPA (LA), and Coney Island Mermaid Pilsner (NYC).
  • US-homeported Carnival ships serve the Concrete Beach Brewery’s Rica Wheat IPA, Angel City Brewery’s Pilsner, Coney Island’s Hard Root Beer and 1609 Amber. On a regional basis, Carnival ships leaving from Miami offer Concrete Beach Brewery’s Stiltsville Pilsner, ships from Long Beach (Los Angeles) offer Angel City Brewery IPA, and ships departing from NYC offer Coney Island Mermaid Pilsner.
  • Carnival Cruise Line also offers draft beers brewed either locally (in homeports) or within the homeport state. Such beers are offered on cruise ships leaving from NOLA New Orleans, Galveston TX, Baltimore MD and Tampa FL, as well as on ships to Alaska and Hawaii.

Follows the complete list of Carnival Vista restaurants and food bars.

  • Reflections Restaurant (1474-seat, complimentary MDR; the bigger of ship’s two main dining rooms; offers two fixed dinner seatings and open seating Breakfast and Lunch; “Seuss At Sea” themed breakfasts costs $5 cover charge)
  • Horizon’s Restaurant (702-seat; offers formal dining with two fixed dinner seatings and “Anytime Dining” between 5:45-9:30p.m.)
  • Bonsai Sushi Bar (Japanese restaurant)
  • (new) Guy's Pig and Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse / Brewhouse is an open-air complimentary restaurant for a variety of BBQ favorites (with shipboard-smoked meats) and house-made craft beers. The menu features pork butt, blue ribbon chicken, sliced smoked beef, Guy Fieri's traditional sides and gourmet burgers, variety of BBQ sauces, hot sauce bar. Signature menu items are named Mac Daddy Mac'n Cheese, Old Skool Potato Salad, Scratch-Made Slaw, Collard Greens with Smoked Turkey, Molasses Baked Beans with Bacon and Burnt Ends. The new complimentary eatery is via partnership with celebrity chef Guy Fieri. The other Fun Ship with a brewery is Carnival Horizon.
  • Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse (specialty restaurant, with “Chef’s Table” dining)
  • Guy’s Burger Joint (poolside burger bar)
  • Guy’s Pig and Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse
  • Bluelguana Cantina (poolside Mexican fast food bar)
  • Alchemy Bar
  • Lido Marketplace (825-seat self-service buffet restaurant)
  • Pizzeria del Capitano (24-hour pizzeria restaurant)
  • Seafood Shack (offers indoor and outdoor seating, lobster and shrimp; a la carte priced)
  • Cucina del Capitano (Italian Trattoria)
  • Ji Ji Asian Kitchen (specialty Asian restaurant)

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Long-known for abundance of entertainment, Carnival is not sitting on its laurels with new Carnival Vista. The fun onboard starts with SkyRide, industry's first open-air, pedal-powered aerial ride. Riders have to climb onboard a hanging bike and "cycle" their way around the 800ft suspended track, 150 feet above sea level.

Carnival cruise ship SkyRide (Vista, Horizon)

If you consider that SkyRide does not provide the needed adrenaline-pumping action, SkyCourse ropes circuit will do. Both SkyCourse and SkyRide are part of the SportSquare, which also features an indoor hangout, mini-bowling, The Clubhouse, Ping-Pong, sports video gaming, arcade basketball and more.

Carnival cruise ship SkyCourse (Vista, Horizon)

Vista also boasts the biggest Carnival WaterWorks park, including enclosed Kaleid-O-Slide water tube, on which riders enjoy 455 ft (139 m) of turns, twists and unique kaleidoscopic visual effects. Traditionally, the WaterWorks park also includes the Carnival's signature Twister waterslide, kids splash zone and the 300-gallon tipping bucket PowerDrencher.

Carnival Vista cruise ship WaterWorks slides

The following official YouTube video reviews Carnival's Vista-class vessels (Vista and Horizon) as facilities and onboard amenities.

Follows the complete list of Carnival Vista lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Family Harbor Lounge (a new, dedicated to families space with 24-hour complimentary dining, concierge and babysitting service, movies, video games, board games by Hasbro)
  • Liquid Lounge (1400-seat, 2-level show lounge, with “Playlist Productions” and “Hasbro Game Shows”)
  • Vista Atrium (3-deck high midship lounge area with LED screens, live-performances, visual displays; served by 100-seat Vista Lobby Bar)
  • Shopping Arcade (with two Boutique Shops and two Fun Shops); Pixels Photo Gallery and Shop; Dream Photo Studio; Cherry on Top (candy shop)
  • Vista Casino (484-seat)
  • Limelight Lounge
  • Lanai promenade (with 60 outdoor seats, served by Lanai Bar-BQ Bar)
  • FunHub (Internet room)
  • Shake Spot; Taste Bar; Havana Bar; Clubhouse and Bar; JavaBlue Café
  • Ocean Plaza (270-seat lounge served by 50-seat Plaza Cafe)
  • Havana Outside (Havana pool area with one swimming pool, two whirlpools, palm threes)
  • Carnival Multiplex (includes IMAX and Thrill cinemas)
  • Thrill Theatre (5D cinema room)
  • IMAX Theater (the first IMAX at sea, with 3-deck high screen)
  • Circle C (kids club lounge); Club O2 (teens club lounge)
  • Warehouse (Video Arcade)
  • BlueIguana Tequila Bar (poolside Mexican bar)
  • RedFrog Rum Bar (also serves the ThirstyFrog Red draught beer)
  • Tides Pool (with one swimming pool, two Whirlpools, sunbathing area; served by Tides Bar)
  • Camp Ocean (formerly known as "Camp Carnival" - youth activities program)
  • Dr Seuss Bookville (family-themed kids room with all Dr Seuss books available to read; offers games and themed activities)
  • Carnival Cloud 9 Spa (wellness complex)
  • Carnival WaterWorks (water-play outdoor area with AquaPark, Twister waterslide, Kaleid-O-Slide)
  • Seaside Theatre (with huge LED screen)
  • SportSquare (outdoor sporting area); SkyGreens (mini golf); Jogging Track
  • SkyTrack
  • SkyFitness (outdoors)
  • SkyRide (“bicycle ride in the sky”)
  • SkyCourse (suspended ropes course)
  • Serenity Retreat (adults relaxation area served by Serenity Bar, with 2 cantilevered Whirlpools and sunbathing area).

Carnival Vista wiki

  • The ship's steel cutting ceremony was in February 2014, the keel was laid in October.
  • By gross tonnage, Vista-class are currently the largest Carnival ships. They also have new for the fleet features, like Multiplex media entertainment complex (IMAX theater - 3-deck high LED screen for first-run movies, plus 3D Thrill cinema), SkyRide (roller coaster with multiple riding bicycles on 2 paralleled tracks), larger SportsSquare complex, Havana Outside complex (pool, jacuzzies, bar, new Havana cruise accommodations), Family Harbor staterooms (with its own family-themed lounge /24-hour dining, concierge, babysitting, entertainment).
  • Ship's powerplant consists of 5x MAN marine diesel engines (4-stroke, common-rail injection) - two 14V48/60CR and three 8L48/60CR. Their combined power output is 62,4 MW.
  • On April 28, 2016, the ship was officially delivered to Carnival Corporation by Fincantieri. After the repositioning from shipyard Monfalcone to Trieste started the "Inaugural Cruise" (May 1). The 13-day maiden voyage itinerary (Trieste to Barcelona, May 1 - 14) visited Dubrovnik, Athens, Izmir, Iraklion, Valletta, Palermo, Rome, Livorno and Marseille.
  • On June 25, 2015, was the vessel's launch at the Monfalcone shipyard. The ceremony was preceded by the traditional “coin ceremony”, during which a silver dollar was welded on the ship's last deck. Godmothers of the launching were Heidi Heald and Kye Heald - respectively, wife and daughter of John Heald (Carnival Corporation's Brand Ambassador). The ceremony was also attended by Benoit Clement (Carnival's VP New Builds & Refurbishment),  Gabriele Cocco (Fincantieri's Merchant Ships Business Unit's SE and VP) and Attilio Dapelo (Monfalcone shipyard's Director).
  • On November 4, 2016, was the vessel's christening ceremony held in NYC New York. The ship's official godmother is Mrs Deshauna Barber ("Miss USA 2016"). Mrs Barber is the first US military serving woman who won the 65th Miss USA pageant (held on June 5, 2016, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada). The cruise ship's naming ceremony was part of an overnight onboard event honoring "Operation Homefront" (a nonprofit supporting US military families). This special event featured an exclusive (invitation-only) concert performances by the US country music star Carrie Underwood. Being an overnight ceremony, the invited nearly 2000 guests (Carnival executives, travel agents, media, hundreds of military families) also enjoyed free accommodations, food, drinks, and all the themed activities and onboard entertainment.
  • Carnival Vista's Inaugural season was in Europe. Mediterranean itineraries were scheduled for the whole 2016 summer, visiting ports in Greece and Greek Isles (Athens, Corfu, Rhodes, Crete /Heraklion), Turkey (Izmir), Spain (Barcelona, Palma), Croatia (Dubrovnik), Italy/Sicily (Livorno, Messina, Sardinia, Trieste, Naples, Rome), Malta (La Valetta) and France (Marseille).
  • The ship's "Inaugural Cruise" started on May 1, 2016 from Trieste, Italy. The itinerary was a 13-days ending in Barcelona Spain. The maiden voyage was followed by a total of 18 Mediterranean cruises in Europe.
  • After the summer European season (May through October 2016) followed the 13-day Inaugural Transatlantic cruise crossing to NYC.
  • The ship's first home-port in the USA was Miami Florida. Out of Miami, it operated year-round, roundtrip 7-day Caribbean and Bahamas cruises. The year-round Caribbean cruise program from Miami started in November 2016.

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Carnival Vista Itineraries

The below listed Carnival Vista cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Carnival Cruise Line fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2018 Jul 14 8 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Miami
2018 Aug 11 8 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Miami
2018 Aug 19 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami
2018 Aug 25 8 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Miami
2018 Sep 02 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$509
2018 Sep 08 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami$599
2018 Sep 16 4 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami$239
2018 Sep 23 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$559
2018 Sep 30 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$559
2018 Oct 07 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$589
2018 Oct 14 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$569
2018 Oct 21 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$559
2018 Oct 28 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$559
2018 Nov 04 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$529
2018 Nov 11 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$519
2018 Nov 18 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$849
2018 Nov 25 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$549
2018 Dec 02 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$559
2018 Dec 09 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$554
2018 Dec 16 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$629
2018 Dec 23 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$959
2018 Dec 30 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$1009
2019 Jan 06 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$579
2019 Jan 13 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$489
2019 Jan 19 8 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$639
2019 Jan 27 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$579
2019 Feb 03 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$599
2019 Feb 10 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$619
2019 Feb 17 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$609
2019 Feb 24 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$599
2019 Mar 03 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$579
2019 Mar 10 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$959
2019 Mar 17 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$729
2019 Mar 24 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$639
2019 Mar 31 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$579
2019 Apr 07 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$559
2019 Apr 13 8 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$759
2019 Apr 21 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$659
2019 Apr 28 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$639
2019 May 05 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$609
2019 May 11 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$669
2019 May 18 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$769
2019 May 25 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$819
2019 Jun 01 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$919
2019 Jun 08 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$939
2019 Jun 15 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$979
2019 Jun 22 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$939
2019 Jun 29 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$969
2019 Jul 06 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$939
2019 Jul 13 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$999
2019 Jul 20 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$939
2019 Jul 27 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$969
2019 Aug 03 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$879
2019 Aug 10 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$929
2019 Aug 17 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$739
2019 Aug 24 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$689
2019 Aug 31 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$569
2019 Sep 07 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$559
2019 Sep 14 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$569
2019 Sep 21 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$569
2019 Sep 28 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$579
2019 Oct 05 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$569
2019 Oct 12 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$579
2019 Oct 19 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$569
2019 Oct 26 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$569
2019 Nov 02 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$569
2019 Nov 09 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$589
2019 Nov 16 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$569
2019 Nov 23 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$779
2019 Nov 30 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$559
2019 Dec 07 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$559
2019 Dec 14 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$609
2019 Dec 21 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$1029
2019 Dec 28 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$1129
2020 Jan 04 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$569
2020 Jan 11 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$569
2020 Jan 18 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$569
2020 Jan 25 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$569
2020 Feb 01 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$599
2020 Feb 08 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$629
2020 Feb 15 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$629
2020 Feb 22 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$629
2020 Feb 29 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$629
2020 Mar 07 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$959
2020 Mar 14 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$859
2020 Mar 21 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$679
2020 Mar 28 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$629
2020 Apr 04 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$709
2020 Apr 11 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$669
2020 Apr 18 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$669
2020 Apr 25 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$669