Carnival Cruise Line is bringing a new ship to Texas: The Vista!
It’s been a long time since Texas cruisers have had a new ship to explore. While we all love the Breeze and the Valor most of us can’t wait to try out the Carnival Vista. One of Carnivals biggest and most fun ships, it was voted the best new ship by Cruise Critic in 2016 and is a destination in itself!
Some of her outdoor highlights include the SkyRide in the SportSquare – it’s basically a flying bicycle! You strap in and race around a twin-track suspended bike course. Next on my list of must do attractions is a visit to the Havana Bar & Pool for an “island retreat” with a Cuban flair. Carnival WaterWorks is packed to the gills with wet ways to get-a-splashin’, including Kaleid-O-Slide which adds funky light and color effects to the usual “speed-n-splash” story.
If you can’t get enough Guy Fieri, I invite you to try at Guy’s Burger Joint and Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse. Rounding out this ship’s sunlight highlights is Serenity Adult-Only Retreat, the low-key grown-up spot that’s more lounging and hot tubs than action and adventure. (But Serenity’s complimentary chopped salad station gets our inner grown-up excited!)
Indoors, things are every bit as cool. Take RedFrog Pub & Brewery for example — yes, you read right, the latest incarnation of their Caribbean-cool pub has a fully-functional onboard brewery that produces exclusive craft beers you can enjoy just feet from the brewing kettle. If you do seafood, you’ll want to direct your appetite to Bonsai Sushi or the seaside Seafood Shack, while JiJi Asian kitchen and Cucina del Capitano are prepared to satisfy cuisine-specific cravings.
Of course Carnival Vista features a Dr. Seuss Bookville and youth activities for all kinds of kids (the smallers, the tallers and the in-betweens). On the stateroom side, Carnival Vista adds two new types of rooms to the mix: Family Harbor is a special area reserved for families and features a private 24-hour lounge and concierge service. All Havana staterooms and suites are located just off the Havana Bar & Pool and feature a unique tropical décor, while Havana Cabanas add a patio with hammock chair!
One last thing you should know: on Carnival Vista more onboard places than ever before span the indoors and outdoors — so whether you set the thermostat to “cool-and-crisp” or “sea-breezy perfection” you’ll enjoy your kind of Caribbean comfort on Carnival Vista.
Are you ready to book?
Here’s the deal:
The very first sailing out of the port of Galveston that still has cabins available (as of the writing of this post June 2018) departs on September 23, 2018 for a 7-night Western Caribbean sailing to Montego Bay, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, and perennial favorite Cozumel, Mexico.
As of today…Early Saver rates are still available PLUS my host Agency, Avoya Travel, is offering a $50 on board credit PLUS my agency, Hill Top Travel, is offering an additional $50 on board credit!