6 Reasons Why Families Will Love the Carnival Vista

by Carrie McLaren with no comments

This past January, I attended the unveiling for Carnival Cruise Lines newest ship coming in 2016 – the Carnival Vista. And if you heard a lot of cheering that day, it was just me squealing with excitement about this new ship.

Here’s a look at why families are going to love the new Carnival Vista

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Family Harbor Staterooms

The new Family Harbor staterooms and suites feature more room for families with accommodations for five with deluxe, ocean view and interior options. And just look at the decor – so nautical, I just love it.

The exclusive Family Harbor Lounge offers families a place to make even more memories. With a special family concierge desk, large screen televisions, board games, complimentary breakfast and around the clock snacks – there will also be scheduled activities for families to have fun together.

Carnival Vista Family Harbor Suite Staterooms

 A European Vacation

If you’ve ever wanted to cruise through Europe, here’s your chance! The new Carnival Vista debuts on May 1, 2016 with a 13-day cruise departing from Trieste, Italy. There will be numerous itineraries will be  with port calls throughout Italy, France, Spain, Croatia and Turkey.

On October 21, 2016, Carnival Vista will embark on a special 13-day transatlantic crossing and arrive in New York November 3, 2016, then operate a series of voyages from the Big Apple. (Doesn’t a transatlantic sailing sound amazing?!)

Carnival Vista Atrium Artist Rendering

Adventures at Sea

SportsSquare is one of my family’s favorite spots to hang out on Carnival ships, so I was thrilled to hear that the area will be expanded on Carnival Vista. The Clubhouse will feature mini-bowling, ping-pong, arcade basketball and plenty of sports video gaming.

The showpiece of the new SportsSquare is the SkyRide. This aerial, pedal-powered attraction features an 800-foot suspended track with panoramic views from 150 feet above the sea. Climb aboard the bike-like contraptions and buckle up as you can either race family members or leisurely take in the views.

Carnival Vista SportsSquare SkyCoaster

Ride the Kaleid-O-Slide

With the largest WaterWorks park in the fleet, the fun expands with the addition of the Kaleid-O-Slide! The 455-foot slide takes riders on twists and turns as Carnival’s first water tube attraction. I know my kiddos are ready for the fun – and with the ability to ride two at a time, looks like this mama can ride too!

Carnival Vista Kaledi-Slide Water Works

Dr. Seuss is On The Loose

We are huge fans of Dr. Seuss and love participating in the onboard Seuss at Sea programming – especially the Green Eggs and Ham breakfast.

The Carnival Vista will be home to the fleet’s second Dr. Seuss Bookville – a whimsical area for families filled with Dr. Seuss books, board games and puzzles. While on the Carnival Freedom, we spent time each day at Bookville reading and relaxing – it’s a great spot for a little downtime.

Carnival Vista Dr Seuss Bookville

First-ever IMAX® Theatre On A Ship

The Carnival Vista will be home to the very first IMAX Theatre on the seas. The three-decks high screen will feature new release films, even day-of releases seen at theatres on the mainland.

Next door, the Thrill Theatre offers movie-goers a special effects experience with family-favorite films. And of course, there will be plenty of popcorn and snacks too!

Meet the Carnival Vista

Here’s a look inside the Carnival Vista and all of the new additions. And, be on the lookout for a cameo by Molly with the Cat In The Hat!

From family suites, water park, Dr.Seuss and more, Carnival Vista has plenty of fun for families. Click To Tweet 

Follow Along For The Latest News

For the latest news, be sure to follow along on the Carnival Cruise Lines Facebook page and on Twitter at @CarnivalVista. Be sure to check out the hashtag too – #TakeInTheVista.

 What excites you about the Carnival Vista? 


** I attended the Carnival Vista unveiling event in New York City as a guest of Carnival Cruise Lines. Travel was been provided by them. Thoughts and opinions here are 100% my own. **

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