Carnival Vista will set sail on May 1
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.
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.