Yesterday afternoon, Carnival Cruise Line announced an array of new features for their upcoming ship, the Carnival Vista.
New features include the first IMAX theater at sea; SkyRide, a thrilling suspension ride on the upper deck; a revamped and thrilling Carnival Waterworks; Seafood Shack, a New England style seafood restaurant; Cherry On Top, which will see the addition of an ice cream bar; and expanded bars, including the RedFrog Pub and Havana Bar.
New accommodations will include Lanai level Havana Cabana staterooms, featuring a private cabana style balcony complete with lounge chairs and a hammock. Families will enjoy new expanded nautical themed Family Harbor family staterooms. Each stateroom can accommodate up to 5 family members and feature access to an exclusive family lounge, complete with televisions, games, breakfast and snacks throughout the day. Each Family Harbor stateroom will also feature nightly babysitting service for up to 5 hours.
The Carnival Vista will also feature a number of popular Carnival staples, including Guy’s Burger Joint, Blue Iguana Cantina, Alchemy Bar, Sports Square, Fahrenheit 555, Camp Ocean, and the Punchliner Comedy Club.
“Carnival Vista celebrates the connection to the oceans on which we sail and gives our guests amazing seascapes around every corner and more ways to enjoy every moment of sun and fun during their cruise vacation,” said Mark Tamis, Carnival’s senior vice president of guest operations. “From our exhilarating new high-altitude SkyRide to the Kaleid-O-Slide water tube slide to our IMAX anchored Carnival Multiplex to the multitude of dining and bar options, we are thrilled to share the details about our largest and most innovative ship with our guests while providing our valued travel agent partners with an exciting new option to offer to their clients.”
The Carnival Vista is currently under construction at Fincantieri’s Monfalcone shipyard. The newest Fun Ship will make her debut in spring of 2016 in the Mediterranean. Her inaugural season will see her sailing a variety of 8 and 10 night itineraries throughout the Mediterranean from Athens and Barcelona.