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Overview

Introduced in mid-2016, Carnival Vista is one of the cruise line's newest and largest ships, welcoming up to 4,977 passengers and 1,450 crew members. The ship offers unique dining, entertainment and cabin options not found on other ships in the fleet. In addition to staples like kids clubs, an adults-only retreat and a waterpark, new activities include the SkyRide suspended bike course, the first IMAX theater at sea and a Dr. Seuss-inspired library.

Recent passengers were most impressed with the accommodations. Typical cabin categories (Interior, Ocean View, Balcony and Suite) are available, but cruisers recommend splurging on one of the new cabin types: the Family Harbor or Havana staterooms and suites. Those who select Family Harbor cabins receive exclusive 24-hour lounge access with free breakfast and kid-friendly movies and games. Plus, children staying in these rooms enjoy free meals at most specialty restaurants and a free night of babysitting. Havana category rooms cater to adults, with access to a private bar and pool, as well as extra-large outdoor spaces and rainfall showers in suites. 

Dining options are just as diverse. While the Lido buffet offers everything from pasta to stir-fry to salad, other complimentary venues include BlueIguana Cantina and Guy's Burger Joint. A number of specialty restaurants are also available for an extra fee, such as JiJi Asian Kitchen and Cucina del Capitano.  

In 2018-19, Carnival Vista departs from Galveston for sailings in the Caribbean

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Introduced in mid-2016, Carnival Vista is one of the cruise line's newest and largest ships, welcoming up to 4,977 passengers and 1,450 crew members. The ship offers unique dining, entertainment and cabin options not found on other ships in the fleet. In addition to staples like kids clubs, an adults-only retreat and a waterpark, new activities include the SkyRide suspended bike course, the first IMAX theater at sea and a Dr. Seuss-inspired library.

Recent passengers were most impressed with the accommodations. Typical cabin categories (Interior, Ocean View, Balcony and Suite) are available, but cruisers recommend splurging on one of the new cabin types: the Family Harbor or Havana staterooms and suites. Those who select Family Harbor cabins receive exclusive 24-hour lounge access with free breakfast and kid-friendly movies and games. Plus, children staying in these rooms enjoy free meals at most specialty restaurants and a free night of babysitting. Havana category rooms cater to adults, with access to a private bar and pool, as well as extra-large outdoor spaces and rainfall showers in suites. 

Dining options are just as diverse. While the Lido buffet offers everything from pasta to stir-fry to salad, other complimentary venues include BlueIguana Cantina and Guy's Burger Joint. A number of specialty restaurants are also available for an extra fee, such as JiJi Asian Kitchen and Cucina del Capitano.  

In 2018-19, Carnival Vista departs from Galveston for sailings in the Caribbean

Ship Size
XL
Price
$$$$
Year Built
N/A

Pros & Cons

  • One of Carnival's newest and largest ships

  • Long lines for buffet

3.75Scorecard
  • 3.5Expert Rating »
  • 4.2Traveler Rating »
  • 3.0Health Rating »

Rankings

Carnival Vista ranks #13 out of 25 Carnival Cruise Line Cruise Ships based on an analysis of expert and user ratings, as well as health ratings.

Cabins

Carnival Vista offers a wide range of accomodation options. Browse cabins to find the stateroom that suits your needs.

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Deck Plans

Carnival Vista contains 14 decks. Find out which features are available on each Carnival Vista deck.

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Traveler Reviews

A ship’s traveler rating is provided under license by Cruiseline.com , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 1683 guests have reviewed Carnival Vista, giving it a rating of 4.2 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

4.2 out of 5(1683 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples27%
Families w/older children13.6%
Groups12.2%
Families w/young children9%
Singles/Friends7.9%
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Ship Photos

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