It’s a play on words, but Carnival’s newest ship Vista really is a ‘carnival’ at sea!
This summer my family and I embarked in Barcelona for an 8 night western Mediterranean cruise, taking in 7 cities over 3 countries on one amazing ship. Carnival prides itself on being a company providing fun family vacations and one of their messages is ‘Switch on Fun‘!
Fun is certainly what we got! Under the leadership of Cruise Director Matt Mitcham, the youngest and most fun Cruise Director I have ever sailed with – this holiday was a party from start to finish! On a side note, Matt is also British (yay!) and something of a hottie! Check out his Instagram!
If you have been on a cruise ship before you will probably have embarked the ship at the gangway level, gone through the X-ray machines with your bags then headed straight for the lifts to take you up to the action – which can usually be found on the Lido deck. Not on the Vista! We embarked the ship straight into the party! It was unlike anything I was expecting. Deck 3 – the Atrium, was home to the guest services desk, shore excursions desk and the Vista lobby and bar and from the centre of the Atrium you could also see the shops surrounding the LED feature column on decks 4 and 5. DJ Cruz supplied the ‘welcome aboard music’, and the atmosphere was paaaarty!
You could tell straightaway that this was going to be a cruise unlike any other. It may have been ‘all go’ from the start but there were also plenty of quiet times on this cruise holiday – you could escape the music and people milling round if you headed for Serenity – an adults only area on deck 15, but Matt really did bring the fun – starting entertainment on the Lido deck on our fun day at sea, getting the passengers up off their loungers and dancing. We all go on our holidays to rest and relax, but often we do this in our own ways. Matt and his buddy Orlando brought the passengers together – giving it a community feel and breaking down shyness barriers with these strangers who were now just the people we were dancing with! It was very inclusive – you could feel free to dance and join in the fun because everyone around you was too. This is a short video clip I shared of the buzzy atmosphere on our sea day.
The Vista is the first ship in Carnival’s new Vista class, the second ship to join the class will be the Carnival Horizon which sets sail in 2018. Until then, Vista is having all the fun… What a place to party!
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