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  • carnival-vista-Vista-Suite-entrance.jpg - Book a Vista Suite on Carnival Vista, which features a private balcony and lounges.
  • carnival-vista-vertical.jpg - Sail on Carnival Vista to warm-weather ports in the Mediterranean or  Caribbean.
  • carnival-vista-in-dubrovnik.jpg - Visit Dubrovnik, Croatia, during the summer months on Carnival Vista.
  • carnival-vista-in-naples.jpg - Explore Naples, Italy, during a summer cruise on Carnival Vista.
  • carnival-vista-at-sea.jpg - Carnival Vista, the newest ship in the Carnival fleet, sails the Caribbean in winter and the Mediterranean in summer.
  • beach-relax-St-Maarten - Grab a towel and hit the beautiful beaches of St. Maarten.
  • Carnival-Vista-Havana-Cabana-rendering - A Havana Cabana Suite on Carnival Vista is shown in this digital rendering.
  • carnival-vista-Atrium.jpg - The Atrium on Carnival Vista is a lively spot for taking in the action after a day in port.
  • carnival-vista-Horizons.jpg - For stylish dining on Carnival Vista, arrange for a table at Horizons.
  • carnival-vista-Bonsai-3.jpg - On the new Carnival Vista, you have many dining options including Bonsai Sushi.
  • carnival-vista-Reflections.jpg - Reflections, one of two main dining rooms on Carnival Vista, seats up to 702 people.
  • carnival-vista-cucina-delcapitano.jpg - Enjoy family-style Italian dining in Cucina del Capitano on Carnival Vista.
  • carnival-vista-Fahrenheit555.jpg - Try steak, lobster, lamb and maybe an extra dry martini at Farenheit 555 Steakhouse on Carnival Vista.
  • carnival-vista-Chefs-Table.jpg - Enjoy the tastes of Chef's Table, a special dining experience on Carnival Vista.
  • carnival-vista-Bonsai 2.jpg - Enjoy sushi, sashimi, and sake at Bonsai Sushi, one of the many dining options on Carnival Vista.
  • carnival-vista-Bonsai.jpg - Bonsai Sushi is one of the lighter dining options on the new Carnival Vista.
  • carnival-vista-Chef-Table-dish.jpg -  Chef's Table on Carnival Vista features a private tour and some of the chef's favorite dishes.
  • carnival-vista-Guys-Burger-Joint.jpg - Some days you just need a really good burger. On Carnival Vista, you'll find the best at Guy's Burger Joint.
  • carnival-Fahrenheit-555.jpg -  Enjoy premium-quality steaks, fresh seafood, salads and gourmet starters at the alternative restaurant Fahrenheit 555 on your Carnival cruise.
  • carnival-Horizon-Chefs-Table.jpg - For an extra fee, Chef's Table is your chance for a multi-course dinner prepared specially by the executive chef.
  • carnival-Pig-and-Anchor-family.jpg - Head to Guy's Pig and Anchor Bar-B-Que, featuring smoked beef, pork, andouille sausage and all the sides, during your Carnival cruise.
  • carnival-vista-Atrium2.jpg - Enjoy music and meet fellow travelers in the Atrium on Carnival Vista.
  • Carnival-America-Rocks.jpg - The show "America Rocks!" performed on Carnival Vista.
  • carnival-vista-OceanPlaza.jpg - Meet and mingle at Ocean Plaza on Carnival Vista.
  • carnival-vista-PianoBar88.jpg - For a relaxing evening of entertainment, visit Piano Bar 88 on Carnival Vista.
  • carnival-vista-blueiguana-cantina.jpg - Pull up a stool in the BlueIguana Cantina, featuring a wide variety of tequilas and beer, on Carnival Vista.
  • carnival-vista-BlueIguana-TequilaBar.jpg - The BlueIguana Tequila Bar on Carnival Vista is the perfect spot to chill and enjoy a slushy tequila drink or an ice-cold Mexican cerveza.
  • carnival-vista-Camp-Ocean-stingrays.jpg - Your children will have lots to keep them entertained at Camp Ocean on Carnival Vista.
  • carnival-vista-Casino.jpg - Try your luck in the Casino aboard Carnival Vista.
  • carnival-vista-ClubO2.jpg - Club O2 is the teen hangout on Carnival Vista.
  • carnival-vista-Havana-Bar.jpg - Step back in time and up to the bar at Havana Bar on Carnival Vista.
  • carnival-vista-Havana-Pool-sitting-area-sunset.jpg - Savor the sunset in the open-air Havana Bar on Carnival Vista.
  • carnival-vista-Havana-Pool-sitting-area.jpg - Poolside on Carnival Vista mean you are just steps from the Havana Bar.
  • carnival-vista-Havana-Pool-sun-chairs.jpg - Find a comfortable lounge and enjoy warm breezes and sunshine on Carnival Vista.
  • carnival-vista-Havana-Pool.jpg - Take a dip in the Havana Pool on Carnival Vista.
  • carnival-vista-Havana-Pool2.jpg - Belly up to the pool bar at the Havana Bar on Carnvial Vista.
  • carnival-vista-IMAX.jpg - Take in a movie on an IMAX screen on Carnival Vista.
  • carnival-vista-Lanai.jpg - Watch the world go by in the Lanai, an outdoor promenade deck area with 60 seats on Carnival Vista.
  • carnival-vista-Limelight.jpg - Take in a high-energy stage production at Limelight on Carnival Vista.
  • carnival-vista-Liquid-Lounge.jpg - Meet your friends at the Liquid Lounge on Carnival Vista for some libations and entertainment.
  • carnival-vista-Pool-area.jpg - The main pool area on Carnival Vista offers activities day and night.
  • carnival-vista-Pool-Area2.jpg - Choose the spa or the pool for a quick dip — Carnival Vista offers many activities poolside.
  • carnival-vista-Red-Frog-Pub.jpg - Lift a pint at Red Frog Pub on Carnival Vista.
  • carnival-vista-Serenity.jpg - Head to the adults-only Serenity retreat on Carnival Vista for some quiet time.
  • carnival-vista-Skybox.jpg - Follow your teams on Carnival Vista at the Skybox sports bar.
  • carnival-vista-Skyride.jpg - Get some exercise and an aerial view of the goings-on below when you pedal around Carnival Vista on the Skyride.
  • carnival-vista-VIP-show.jpg - Evenings on Carnival Vista include the VIP show.
  • carnival-vista-VIP-show2.jpg - Book a seating at the VIP Show on Carnival Vista.
  • carnival-vista-WaterWorks-2.jpg - Kids big and small will enjoy the waterslides on Carnival Vista.
  • carnival-vista-WaterWorks.jpg - On Carnival Vista, the largest pool, Waterworks, features a huge spiral waterslide.
  • cocktail-at-sunset.jpg - Enjoy a tall, cool drink while you watch the sunset on Carnival Vista.
  • carnival-Alchemy-Bar.jpg - Head to the Alchemy Bar on your Carnival cruise, featuring your favorite drinks as well as new and innovative cocktails.
  • carnival-BlueIguana-Bar.jpg - Head to the BlueIguana Tequila Bar on your Carnival cruise if you like ice-cold cervezas and slushy tequila drinks.
  • carnival-Casino-Roulette-Wheel.jpg - Enjoy a night of gaming at the casino during your Carnival cruise.
  • carnival-Cloud9-Spa-Thermal-Lounge.jpg - Relax in the Cloud 9 Thermal Lounge, where the temperature is always perfect, during your Carnival getaway.
  • carnival-Havana-Bar-musicians.jpg - Enjoy music with a Cuban beat at Havana Bar on your Carnival cruise.
  • carnival-Havana-Bar.jpg - Head to the Havana Bar for daiquiris, mojitos and great music during your Carnival cruise.
  • carnival-Punchliner-comedy-club.jpg - Choose your show and laugh out loud at Punchliner Comedy Club, one of the entertainment options during your Carnival sailing.
  • carnival-Red-Frog.jpg - Enjoy private-label brews, appetizers and upbeat tunes from live musicians at RedFrog Pub on your Carnival cruise.
  • carnival-Serenity-spa.jpg - Get rejuvenated in the spa of the Serenity Adult Only Retreat during your Carnival cruise.
  • carnival-Serenity.jpg -   Soak in the relaxing vibe of the Serenity Adult Only Retreat with your significant other during your Carnival sailing.
  • carnival-Skyride-child.jpg - Take a spin on the Skyride and zip high above the ship (and sea) during your Carnival cruise.
  • carnival-SkyRide.jpg - Soar above the ship and tell the tale of what you spotted after taking the Skyride on your Carnival sailing.
  • carnival-WaterWorks-2girls.jpg - Frolic in the warm weather at WaterWorks, your Carnival waterpark.
  • carnival-WaterWorks-girl.jpg - Splish-splash the day away at WaterWorks, Carnival's onboard waterpark.
  • carnival-WaterWorks-kids.jpg - Have some fun with family members at WaterWorks during your next Carnival cruise.
  • carnival-WaterWorks.jpg - WaterWorks features the Twister, a huge corkscrew ride, and the enclosed DrainPipe spiral slide on your Carnival cruise.
  • beach-rocks-Aruba - Miles of beaches await on Aruba.
  • rocks-tidepools-Aruba - Tidepools along a craggy stretch of coastline on Aruba.
  • Marseille-France-Notre-Dame - Cruise the Mediterranean and discover the beautiful Notre-Dame de la Garde, a Catholic basilica in Marseille, France.
  • Duomo-Florence - The ornate facade of the iconic Duomo in Florence, Italy.
  • beach-relax-St-Maarten - Grab a towel and hit the beautiful beaches of St. Maarten.
  • La-Rambla-Barcelona - La Rambla is a main hub for shopping, dining and sightseeing in central Barcelona.
  • Casa-Batllo-Barcelona-at-night - Casa Batlló in the heart of Barcelona is one of the most famous art buildings in Spain.
  • Colosseum-panoramic-Rome - The Colosseum in Rome was long the largest amphitheater in the word, holding 50,000 to 80,000 spectators who watched gladiatorial contests and public spectacles. It was built between 70 AD and 80 AD.
  • dome-florence-italy - The interior of Florence Cathedral, the landmark 1200s cathedral known for its red-tiled dome.
  • library-Celsus-Ephesus-Turkey - The library of Celsus is an ancient Roman building in Ephesus, now part of Selçuk, Turkey. It was built in honor of the Roman senator Tiberius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus.

Carnival Vista: Action-packed sailings through Caribbean


The 3,934-passenger Carnival Vista debuted as Carnival Cruise Line's largest ship when it launched in 2016, and it's been matched in size by sister ships Carnival Horizon and Carnival Panorama and overtaken by the considerably larger 5,282-passenger Mardi Gras and the 5,374-guest Carnival Celebration.

Carnival Vista is a handsome and action-packed ship, boasting the first IMAX theater at sea, an adults-only Serenity retreat area, a Cloud 9 spa, Camp Ocean for kids up to 12, a 450-foot waterslide, a SkyRide that lets passengers pedal on an 800-foot track located 150 feet above the sea, and Cuban-themed rooms and outdoor hangouts such as the Havana Bar & Pool.

Where Carnival Vista sails

Home port: Galveston, Texas

Destinations: Carnival Vista now sails out of Galveston on mostly 7-night Caribbean cruises to Cozumel, Ocho Rios and Montego Bay, Jamaica.

A fun animated tour of new features on Carnival Vista.

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Carnival Visa has some 20 dining and drinking options, including an at-sea brewery. Here are a few: 

  • Seafood Shack: This seafood restaurant mimics a New England-style seaside spot where you can enjoy your meal with an ocean view. 
  • Horizons Restaurant: Choose Your Time Dining is available for this dining venue, which offers a menu of contemporary favorites mixed with new inventive dishes.  
  • Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse: This steakhouse features your choice of steak cuts, lobster, lamb and more. Inside, there’s a full bar to pour pairings of wine. Outside, there’s seating for dining al fresco.
  • Bonsai Sushi: Dine indoors or out amid pruned bonsai trees while enjoying sit-down service and a menu of catches plus soups, sides, sakes and desserts. 
  • The Chef's Table: Take a seat at The Chef's Table and be served a cascading series of courses. Dinner is the main event, but guests can also enjoy a galley tour for a behind-the-scenes look at where dinner preparation takes place.
  • Ji Ji Asian Kitchen: Enjoy your meal among Asian prayer rolls and Mongolian-inspired fabrics in this unique culinary experience, which includes a full-service menu featuring a mix of exotic and familiar dishes.
  • Cucina del Capitano: This restaurant serves up Italian favorites family style and is adorned with old snapshots from the family albums of on-board officers.
  • Guy's Burger Joint: This partnership with celebrity chef Guy Fieri brings passengers delicious burgers and fries amid a rustic atmosphere you’d find at, say, a roadside burger shack just off a coastal highway. 
  • BlueIguana Cantina: Carnival's on-board Mexican restaurant serves up tacos, burritos and other Mexico-inspired fare and also features a salsa bar.

Bars & lounges

Savor the sunset in the open-air Havana Bar on Carnival Vista.
Rick Diaz / Courtesy of Carnival Cruise LineSavor the sunset in the open-air Havana Bar on Carnival Vista.

Havana Bar

This Latin-inspired venue on deck 5 is near the Havana pool area and offers Cuban cocktails such as the Havana Especial, Cuba Libre, classic mojitos, and even Cuban coffee. During the day, this bar is a bit quiet with several guests reading or playing cards in the venue. But the Havana Bar comes alive in the evenings with Latin music and dancing.

RedFrog Pub & Brewery

The next-generation RedFrog Pub comes with an amazing brewery that churns out its own microbrew options. Everything else there is to love about RedFrog Pub is back — the snacks, the games, the live music, plus atmosphere by the pint.


SportsSquare featuring SkyRide

At the all-new SkyRide, strap in and zip around a bike course high above the deck. The Clubhouse features indoor activities like mini-bowling and arcade-style basketball while soccer, volleyball and ping-pong are just steps away. Try for a hole-in-one at SkyGreens, sink threes on the basketball court, and push yourself to amazing new heights at SkyCourse, a ropes course.

Havana Bar & Pool

On Carnival Vista you'll find Havana Bar & Pool, an onboard space that's an exclusive retreat by day and a dancing hotspot at night. Grab a seat at the bar and order up handcrafted Cuban cocktails such as the classic mojito or a traditional daiquiri, plus fresh and free Cuban snacks. The bar is just steps from the Havana Pool, whose ocean view and atmosphere mingles with the bar’s own, for a bit of that old-time Cuban resort flavor.

Carnival Multiplex featuring IMAX

Two theaters make up the Carnival Multiplex. It features an IMAX Theatre — the first at sea — and Thrill Theater, a 3D experience where jump-off-the-screen visuals are only the beginning of a moving experience.

Carnival WaterWorks

Classic spiraling waterslides, a giant bucket, an expanded SplashZone, water toys and more are simply overflowing here for your hydro-delight. Make sure to see the all-new Kaleid-O-Slide. This raft slide — for one or two — takes speedy-good times to the next level with lights, colors and all-around fun.

Serenity Adult-Only Retreat

The Serenity Adult-Only Retreat is a world of complete peace, sea breezes and swaying hammocks. And now, you can get a light bite with a chopped salad station right here. 


Carnival Vista offers a wide variety of staterooms, including Havana-themed cabins complete with an outdoor shower and lounge-ready hammock. Family Harbor staterooms feature a nautical theme, while Cloud 9 Spa staterooms feature a relaxing setting matched by spa robes and slippers. Interior staterooms, ocean-view staterooms, balcony staterooms and suites are also available.

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Top highlights on this ship

  • What: Skyride
  • Where: Deck 14

  • What: Serenity Adult Only Retreat
  • Where: Deck 15

  • What: Vista Atrium
  • Where: Deck 4
  • Delicious burgers and fries at Guy's Burger Joint
  • Fun waterslides and fountains at Carnival WaterWorks
  • The first IMAX theater at sea

Top dining options on board

Cucina del Capitano

  • Style: Italian cuisine
  • Additional cost
  • Open: Dinner

Fahrenheit 555

  • Style: Steakhouse
  • Additional cost
  • Open: Dinner

Chef's Table

  • Style: Private premium dinner
  • Additional cost
  • Open: Dinner

Fast facts

3,934 Passengers [?]
1,450 Crew
15 Decks
2016 Maiden voyage
133,500 Tonnage [?]
1,055 Length in feet
158 Width in feet (max beam)
21 speed (mph) [?]

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