Carnival Vista

The Carnival Vista is Carnival’s newest ship (until the Carnival Horizon comes out in 2018) and is a beautiful ship.  Gone are the days of the bright, glaring décor and it is now a subtle décor that is pleasant to everyone.

Above atrium bar

This ship has a lot of the features you’ll find on other newer Carnival cruise ships.  They’re also adding some of the features when they refurbish older ships as well.  One of the favorites is Guy’s Burger Joint.  You’ll find wonderful burgers here along with a very nice toppings bar.  There are a few different burgers on the menu or you can build your own at the toppings bar.

Guy's Burger Joint

There is also the Blue Iguana Cantina that serves up Mexican favorites.  They also have breakfast burritos which were very popular.  You can also find pizza 24-hours-a-day at Pizzeria del Capitano.


Two of the specialty restaurants offer lunch without the surcharge on most days.  These are the Italian restaurant Cucina del Capitano and Ji Ji Asian Kitchen where you can build your favorites from the Mongolian wok.  The dinner menu is larger but there is also a small surcharge dinner.


Along with these complimentary places to dine on sea days you’ll find the Pig and Anchor BBQ on deck 5.  This offers your typical BBQ favorites such as pulled pork, chicken, beans, potato salad and cole slaw.

Pig and Anchor BBQ

Deck space

Just want to get yourself a drink?  You can go to the Blue Iguana Tequila Bar and Red Frog Rum Bar on the Lido deck or get that fun pub feeling at the Red Frog Pub and Brewery where they have their own brewery right on the ship!  You can get a tour of the brewery on sea days as well.

Red Frog Pub and Brewery

Red Frog Pub

Red Frog Brewery on the Carnival Vista

There’s plenty to do other than eat and drink, though.  The Ocean Plaza has games and trivia each afternoon.  There are pools and WaterWorks if you want to get wet, or just enjoy the sun.  The Carnival Vista has their signature slides to enjoy as well!  Nighttime brings fun at the Piano Bar, try your luck in the casino, catch a show in the Liquid Lounge or a comedian in the Limelight Lounge.

Ocean Plaza

Pool and slides

Piano Bar


And when you have had too much activity retreat to your stateroom so you can relax and get ready for the next round of fun.

Cove Balcony 7C

Cove Balcony

There’s a reason they call these the Fun Ships!  Book a cruise and find out for yourself.

Beautiful sunset at sea


Deb Chambers

Debbie didn’t make her first trip to Walt Disney World until 1990, but she’s made up for it since then! She and her husband even bought a house that’s just nine miles from Animal Kingdom. Debbie is a graduate of the College of Disney Knowledge and has completed Graduate ourses at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. She has cruised several times on the Disney Cruise Line, has also sailed various other cruise lines and is an Master Cruise Counselor (MCC). She is certified with Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Princess cruise lines as well as is Universal, Las Vegas and several destination specialist programs. She has also taken a training class with the Sandals chain in Jamaica. She’s traveled a good deal of the US and Europe, including an Adventures by Disney trip to Costa Rica. Debbie¹s love for people and travel make this the perfect job for her.

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