During our sailing on the Carnival Vista, we had the opportunity to tour the new Family Harbor accommodations and lounge. From the bright colors, design and amenities, the Carnival Vista Family Harbor was designed specifically for those traveling with kids — and it shows in a big way!
As Carnival’s newest ship, these accommodations are exclusive to the Vista and I think it is safe to say they are going to be a huge hit with families. Here’s my look at the Carnival Vista Family Harbor area –
Show Me Inside!
Located on Deck 2 mid- and aft-ship, the Family Harbor staterooms and suites allow families to choose from interior, porthole, balcony and suite staterooms.
I had the opportunity to visit a balcony stateroom and fell in love with the nautical decor, created especially for these rooms. Upon entering the room, you’ll notice the carpet, curtains and art are different than typical rooms — the colors instantly brought a smile to my face.
While the room layouts are the same as typical staterooms on the ship, the suites do have an additional seating area that turns into a bed. There’s even a curtain that you can swing closed for when little ones are napping or just need some quiet time.
Each of the Family Harbor rooms are located within close proximity to the Family Harbor Lounge. (More on that in a minute.)
What’s Inside The Carnival Vista Family Harbor Lounge?
This common lounge area located just steps from the Family Harbor staterooms allows families to have more room to make memories. Grab breakfast in the lounge, instead of making your way to the Lido deck and enjoy snacks throughout the day – including ice cream!
There’s also plenty of Hasbro board games, movies, video game consoles and plenty of books to choose from for relaxing.
Open 24 hours a day, access to the lounge requires your Sign & Sail card – so no stowaways allowed!
What are the Benefits of a Family Harbor Stateroom?
In addition to the spacious Family Harbor Lounge, families staying in these particular staterooms also receive a free night of Night Owls babysitting service (after 1o p.m.) at Camp Ocean and children eat free at most of the specialty dining restaurants onboard the ship.
There’s also a dedicated concierge in the lounge, ready to help with any questions and planning throughout your trip.
I can’t wait for the Carnival Vista to arrive in New York this November — I really think this is a great space for families to have an enhanced cruise experience.
From the added space of the lounge, (hello ice cream!), the colorful decor and the ability to make more memories as a family, I hope to experience it with my family. For a family that has cruised together often, the Family Harbor area would be special for my girls — and our entire family.
Ready to Set Sail on the Carnival Vista?
Carnival’s newest, largest and most innovative ship, Carnival Vista is set to operate a series of Mediterranean voyages through October before repositioning to New York for a series of departures in November 2016.
Carnival Vista will launch year-round six- and eight-day Caribbean service from Miami in December 2016.
Would You Like to Stay in the Family Harbor Suites?
** My husband and I sailed on the Carnival Vista Mediterranean sailing as guests of Carnival Cruise Line. Thoughts and opinions here are my own. **