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Onboard Carnival Vista

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We were onboard Carnival Vista last week for an 8 night Western Mediterranean cruise and I am still feeling the excitement for this ship! Carnival’s newest addition to the fleet is unlike any other cruise ship I have been on before. It has a certain personality of its own, little finds in every corner and a cosy feel – despite being home to 4977 guests and 1450 crew!

I am planning further blog posts to share the entertainment and fun of this ship with you, as well as what we did on our holiday but for now I’d like to showcase the scale and features of this ship, so you can see what it is like for yourself.

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Upon embarking every cruise ship I’ve ever been on in the past, the usual first port of call is upstairs to the Lido deck to see the swimming pools and more importantly after travelling… the buffet! This is exactly what we did onboard Vista! Here is the pool area including an incredible onboard water park.

Lido deck collage

The buffet on deck 10 – Lido Deck was called the Lido Marketplace and had a variety of hot and cold food options. You could eat here for any meal, it opens for breakfast early and caters throughout the day. But there are also a lot of speciality food places onboard Vista too, from Guy’s Burger Joint to the Blue Iguana Cantina for fresh burritos!

I’ll talk more about food in an upcoming blog post but for now I’d like to share the interior of this great ship. Here are a few videos I recorded onboard Vista to share some of the parts of the ship you may not know much about before you set sail!

This is the Family Harbor Lounge – an exclusive area of the ship for guests staying in the Family Harbor Staterooms:

The Family Harbor area of the ship is located on Deck 2.

On Deck 12 is the Cloud 9 Spa. Named as you will feel like you are floating on ‘cloud 9’ after you’ve been there! This video takes you on a tour of the special heated chamber area, that you can purchase cruise-long access to whilst onboard:

I always like to see what the rooms are like on any holiday, so here is a stateroom tour of our balcony room!

Doesn’t this make you just want to drop everything and get on a cruise ship?! Of course a cruise holiday is not just about what the facilities of the ship are – it is also about the itinerary, the places you visit as the view you wake up to changes each day. This video shows you our particular itinerary for our 8 night vacation.

7 cities, 3 countries, 1 amazing ship!
Day 1: Embarkation at Barcelona, Spain
Day 2: Fun day at sea
Day 3: Messina, Italy
Day 4: Naples, Italy
Day 5: Civitavecchia (for Rome), Italy
Day 6: Livorno (for Pisa and Florence), Italy
Day 7: Marseille, France
Day 8: Palma De Mallorca, Spain
Day 9: Disembark at Barcelona, Spain

What do you think of the Carnival Vista? Have you ever been on a cruise ship before? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!

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Comments to Onboard Carnival Vista

  • Ooooh this looks amazing! We have only ever been on P&O cruises but I am going to have check out Carnival Vista after reading this and watching your vlogs. Love the look of the family lounge and the desserts in the buffet 🙂

    Emma @ Island Living 365 1st September 2016 5:41 pm Reply
    • I’ve been on a few cruise lines and Carnival is a lot of fun. Plenty of entertainment.

      Nadine Hill 5th September 2016 3:02 pm Reply
  • It’s so big! I don’t know how they can deal with so many guests. It’s like a whole resort on one ship.

    Ness 2nd September 2016 2:26 pm Reply
    • It really is – a floating resort!

      Nadine Hill 5th September 2016 3:01 pm Reply
  • The ship looks amazing! I’ve never been on Carnival before, despite their offices being ten minutes from our house in Hampshire – but I’ve seen her in dock. What a breathtaking ship she is. I love that you head for the buffet first – I would too! I showed my husband and he was impressed with the burgers!

    Sara-Jayne 2nd September 2016 2:33 pm Reply
    • Wow- you are so close to the action!! The ship really is cool. Thanks for commenting.

      Nadine Hill 5th September 2016 3:01 pm Reply
  • It was amazing wasn’t it – 8 days certainly was not long enough and I wish we were back onboard

    Kara Guppy 2nd September 2016 4:16 pm Reply
  • I’ve never been on a cruise ship but I am totally interested to try it out. The thought of 5000 guests is a bit daunting though. Mich x

    Michelle Twin Mum 2nd September 2016 11:34 pm Reply
    • True – but if it helps, it rarely feels like there are so many on board – there are just so many places to go on a ship!

      Nadine Hill 5th September 2016 3:00 pm Reply
  • What an incredible way to see so many places and the food looks amazing! Hungry for those prawns on the side of the burrito! x

    Karen Langridge 5th September 2016 1:00 pm Reply
    • The food really was outstanding.

      Nadine Hill 5th September 2016 2:59 pm Reply
  • It looks totally amazing. Never fancied a cruise but after seeing some of the photos I could be tempted 😉

    Sonia 5th September 2016 1:26 pm Reply
    • I’m always tempted by holidays!

      Nadine Hill 5th September 2016 3:00 pm Reply
  • I’m becoming more and more convinced that cruises are an ideal way to have a family holiday. All those facilities, and opportunities to see fascinating places. Sounds ideal.

    Nell (the Pigeon Pair and Me) 6th September 2016 8:50 pm Reply
    • They really are fabulous for families to all have a rest! Plus you get the best of both worlds as you can get off the boat and explore new places when you are in port!

      Nadine Hill 7th September 2016 9:40 am Reply
  • Oh my goodness 5000 guests?! How do you stay out of each others way??? I’ve never been on board a cruise ship so it’s hard to imagine the space there must be for everyone to be able to relax. I love your videos, you make it look so lovely. Everyone I know who has cruised loves it. I guess I’ll have to try it one day to see if it’s really true how fabulous it is for a family. My daughter has it on her travel bucket list so I have a feeling it will happen one day 🙂

    Helen 8th September 2016 12:08 pm Reply
    • Before I had cruised I wondered the same – how do you escape from others and find solitude on such a full ship?! But there are always places to go for peace, the trick is to explore the ship in the early days of the cruise, when everyone else heads for the obvious – the Lido deck for the pool. It does get busy in the eating areas at meal times, but there’s always a way to avoid the crowds with some clever planning!

      Nadine Hill 12th September 2016 8:09 am Reply

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