Carnival Vista has won “Best Cruise Ship Feature” for the second year in a row and received more votes than five other cruise ship features.
The SkyRide feature which was first introduced on Carnival Vista when it joined the fleet in Spring 2016 has won “Best Cruise Ship Feature” for the second time in the 2017 Cruise Ship Awards. SkyRide is an industry first pedal riding feature that is located on the top deck of the Carnival Vista.
The feature is elevated above the deck and is 800 feet-long offering stunning ocean views. Guests can sit back and enjoy the view or race against each other up to 25 MPH. You can see some behind the scenes footage of SkyRide right here.
Best Cruise Ship Feature Results
SkyRide was up against five other cruise ship features and it was pretty close between the top three. The first ever Race Track at sea on Norwegian Cruise Lines Norwegian Joy came in second place. The Race Track is another industry first where guests can race in electric karts on the ship open deck.
In third place came The Ultimate Abyss slide which is 10-storeys high on Harmony of the Seas operated by Royal Caribbean. The slide starts from deck 16 aft and twists all the way down to the boardwalk Neighbourhood a lot further down below!
In fourth came Royal Caribbeans Quantum class RipCord by iFLY feature, located at the aft guests can try their skydiving techniques. Fifth place went to the 4D Cinema on MSC Divina which is based out of PortMiami. In last place with the least amount of votes was the Snow Grotto on Viking Sun.
Just because a feature got a low amount of votes doesn’t mean it isn’t good. In fact, all the cruise ship features are pretty impressive in their unique ways and we suggest trying them all out if possible!
We received thousands of votes in this year’s Cruise Ship Awards which is in its fourth year. Cruise Hive readers were only able to vote once in each category and any repeat votes from the same IP address were disregarded. The annual Cruise Ship Awards are different from most where we focus on the actual ships rather than the cruise lines. Voting opened up in September and ever since readers have been able to make a vote in the category they wanted.
We would like to congratulate the SkyRide feature on Carnival Vista. Readers would be happy to know that SkyRide is also coming to sister ship Carnival Horizon when it joins the fleet in Spring 2018.