Livin’ La Vida Vista

Meet Carnival’s newest ship, the Vista! One of our travel agents, Connie Corbett, had the opportunity to set sail on Carnival’s largest ship. This 135,000 ton ship can hold up to 3954 passengers, so there is room to bring the whole family! The Carnival Vista’s home port is currently in Miami, Florida, but will move to Galveston, Texas in September of 2018.

Let the sea set you FREE! There is nothing better that salty air in the middle of no where! Get lost in paradise in one of these tropical ports. The Carnival Vista offers 6 and 8 day Caribbean cruises with ports of call such as Ocho-Rios, Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Aruba, Curacao, and Bonaire. Dive in to the Caribbean culture and visit the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza during your stop in Cozumel, or swim with dolphins in Ocho-Rios. Let’s not forget about Grand Cayman Island, the largest of the Cayman Islands. Every member of your family from grandparents to grandkids will love the Coral Garden and Stingray Sand Bar! These destinations have perfect tropical weather year round, so there is no excuse to wait!

Let’s get to what is important…FOOD. Nothing brings people together like good food, and it’s a great thing the Carnival Vista has plenty of it. From quick bites to luxurious dinners, the Carnival Vista has it all. Grab a quick lunch at Guy’s Burger Joint (Yes, that Guy. The food guy. Guy Fieri) or stay near the pool and eat at the Havana Bar. Craving something exotic? The Carnival Vista offers food from all over the world including Ji Ji Asian Kitchen, Blue Iguana Cantina, Cucuina del Capitano and Bonsai Sushi. You may be sailing the Caribean, but your taste buds will have traveled the world. Looking for something for the kiddos? Carnival Vista offers a Dr. Seuss themed breakfast buffet called Green Eggs & Ham! Perfect right?

A Connie Cruiser Tip!

On the first day when you board the ship and are looking for great food options, head to one of these venues and bypass the crowds at the first day lunch buffet!

What makes the Carnival Vista so unique? Well, since you asked… let’s talk about SkyRide. SkyRide is an 800-foot-long track suspended around it’s top deck that passengers can circle in pedal powered capsules. Just think about that view! Test your speed by racing with other passengers and winning the quickest  lap time. another unique aspect to Carnival’s newest ship is that it’s home to the very first IMAX on the sea. Watch Hollywood’s latest blockbusters and escape from reality.ccl-vista-rope-course

The Carnival Vista offers activities that are fun for the entire family. I doesn’t matter what age, every member of the family will find something on the Carnival Vista that they will enjoy. Entertainment choices come by the dozens on this ship. The traditional cruise shows are delightful, Flick is full of energy, fun, and full of talent. The Havana Lounge featured Mambo Magic Band including bongo drums! A string trio, String Classics with Essencia, plays most evenings in the main lobby.  One of the most popular attractions with the guests is watching full movies on the outdoor screen around the pool. Evening showings included free popcorn! Who doesn’t love that?! The Clubhouse features indoor activities like mini-bowling and arcade style basketball, soccer, volleyball, and table tennis.ccl-vista-mini-golf

Another one of Connie’s Cruiser Tips:

Travelers that gave been approved for Global entry can bypass the lines when departing the ship and continue though Customs and Immigrations much shorter than the “Global Entry” line.

We could go on and on about everything this fantastic cruise line has to offer, but there is only one way to truly experience it. Call Ambassador Travel today to book your next cruise and ask about the Carnival Vista!

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