Carnival Vista will set sail on May 1

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The Carnival Vista, Carnival’s newest cruise ship. The latest reports indicate the cruise industry will grow within the next decade. (Photo courtesy of

With a gross tonnage of 133,500, Carnival Cruise Line is making waves with Carnival Vista, the line’s largest ship, when it enters service next month.

Carnival Vista will make its maiden voyage on May 1 as the first in the line’s Vista-class, and is offering a number of firsts found in the cruise industry.

Found aboard the 3,934-passenger Carnival Vista is the first-ever North American floating brewery, the RedFrog Pub. This working brewery serves up microbrew options created on board to guests. Vista also houses an IMAX theater, the first ever located aboard a cruise ship, with seating for 182 to showcase Hollywood blockbusters, classics and documentaries.

Among the industry firsts is the ship’s signature SkyRide experience. Invented by the creator of rollerblades, SkyRide is an aerial attraction where guests pedal on recumbent-like cycles at speeds up to 25 MPH on an elevated 800-foot-long track. There is no charge for the ride, which boasts a panoramic view of the sea.

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The Skyride aboard Carnival Vista (Photo courtesy of

In terms of accommodations, the Cuban-themed Havana Cabanas on deck 5 provide guests with outdoor patios, while Havana suites provide hammocks to lazily enjoy the sea air. Guests can also enjoy an onboard retreat at the Havana Bar and Pool, which doubles as a music and dancing venue at night.

Deck 2 of the ship is designated as the Family Harbor, offering inside, ocean-view and balcony staterooms that fit up to five family members. These guests gain access to the Family Harbor Lounge, a space offering large-screen TVs, games and snacks.

Other features aboard Vista include the New England-inspired Seafood Shack as well as the SportsSquare recreation area, featuring a suspended rope course, basketball court and mini-golf course. The ship also holds the 455-foot-long Kaleid-o-Slide, the cruise line’s longest water slide.

Like the 100-plus other cruise ships sailing around the world, Park West Gallery is pleased to be aboard Vista to provide guests with unmatched art auctions and art seminars.

Carnival Vista’s maiden voyage starts with a 13-day cruise from Trieste, Italy to Barcelona, Spain. Its inaugural season will sail in the Mediterranean before it re-positions to New York for a pair of round-trip cruises. Vista will ultimately have its home port in Miami as of November 2016.

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  • Don Lucy

    I hope to meet my friends from Park West on board in Trieste. I am sure you will have a wonderful collection to show us.

  • Josephine Mallory

    I purchased 2 pieces of art on the Royal Carribbean Enchantment of the seas but not the frame,ran out of money where can I get frames for my art work?????

  • keith doc tor

    check out frames by mail
    it work for me

  • gary lange

    Too many pax!

  • Kim and Bernie timms

    Very exciting and hope to see you all from Parkwest on the Vista. Considering sailing it from Europe to NY with my dad who is already booked!!!

  • Gary Hampton

    Jill and I will be aboard the Vista,this summer and we will be sure and stop by your gallery to see some of the new Chris Derubis works

  • Rose

    I’ll bet you will never do that again. Wait til you see what framing on land costs. I never leave the ship without PWG doing the framing for me.

  • Donald and Joni Strong

    Would love to attend another VIP experiment at sea. Will you be offering anything in the near future. Thanks Donald Strong

  • Michael sewell

    I purchased several art pieces on carnival cruise lines two years ago for investment purposes …. I have since retired and would like to sell the art pieces. They were framed beautifully by park west !!! Does park west purchase framed art ??? I would love for park west to make me an offer !!! Thank you. Michael Sewell

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