Carnival Cruise Line will offer unique onboard features to the entire family Embodying the cruise lines motto of Fun For All, All For Fun.
When the Carnival Vista debuts in Spring 2016 it will have onboard features like no other in the fleet and the entire family will get to enjoy them. From a unique suspended cycling experience called SkyRide and the innovative Family Harbor staterooms and suites featuring a “family concierge” to cruising’s first IMAX Theater, Carnival Vista promises fun for the whole family.
“Carnival is the number one cruise line for families carrying more than 700,000 children annually and Carnival Vista will build upon our leadership position in this area with incredible outdoor attractions and engaging indoor spaces specifically designed with families in mind,” said Christine Duffy, Carnival’s president.
One of the biggest highlights of the upcoming 133,500 gross ton vessel is the much talked about SkyRide. It’s a brand new experience for Carnival is expected to get a lot of attention from guests cruising on the ship. The SkyRide will let adventure seekers pedal hanging recumbent-like cycles at speeds of up to 18 miles an hour across an elevated 800-foot-long track, while enjoying panoramic views to the sea 150 feet below. There will be no charge for Sky Ride.
Adjacent to SkyRide is SportSquare, a fun-tastic all-ages open-air recreation area with a 270-foot-long suspended ropes course, a two-level miniature golf course, a 700-foot-long jogging track, a variety of outdoor fitness equipment, and the new Clubhouse, a modern indoor sports hangout with mini-bowling, ping-pong, sports-themed video games, arcade-style sports games and more.
The ships WaterWorks will feature the new Kaleid-o-Slide, Carnival’s first inner-tube slide. Riders can zip down 455 feet of exhilarating corkscrew turns enhanced by music and stunning kaleidoscopic effects. There is also the twister slide along with plenty of water spray fun for kids.
There are indoor thrills, too, with the cruise industry’s first IMAX Theater with a three-deck-high screen that brings an immersive cinema experience to sea with the latest Hollywood blockbusters and family favorites, IMAX classics and IMAX documentary content. The 182-seat IMAX Theater is part of the Carnival Multiplex, which includes Thrill Theater, a multi-dimensional experience where seats move back and forth and side to side and viewers are sprayed with water and bubbles to make them feel like they’re part of the movie. The Warehouse, featuring video and arcade games, is located next door. And no trip to the multiplex is complete without popcorn and other movie favorites, available at a nearby concession stand.
Exclusive to Carnival Vista is Family Harbor, located within a dedicated family zone aft on Deck 2 with 96 specially designed “family ergonomic” accommodations, including extra-large family suites accommodating five guests and featuring two bathrooms.
Carnival Vista will also include a 4,000-square-foot Camp Ocean play area where kids ages 2-11 are immersed in the wonders of the sea through a variety of age-appropriate, fun-filled and engaging experiences and activities.
The Carnival Vista will also be featuring all the very latest FUN 2.0 features that most of the fleet has been upgraded with over the last few years. This means passengers can look forward to enjoying favorites like Guys Burger Joint, Cherry on Top, The Punchliner Comedy Club and a lot more. One of the cruise lines newest programs known as Seuss At Sea will also keep the kids busy onboard while the adults are chilling in the adults only area!
Carnival Vista is scheduled to enter service from Europe May 1, 2016, then reposition to New York for a series of voyages in November 2016 followed by the launch of year-round Caribbean service from Miami later that month. The ship is currently being built at the Fincantieri Shipyard in Trieste, Italy. You can also discover more of the ship by watching a virtual tour showcasing all the new onboard spaces.