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.
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.
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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