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SkyRide On Carnival Vista Is Best Cruise Ship Feature In 2016

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SkyRide on Carnival Vista has been voted the “Best Cruise Ship Feature” in the 2016 Cruise Ship Awards by Cruise Hive readers.

The first ever SkyRide at sea which is only featured on the Carnival Vista has come out on top with the most amount of votes. Second place in the “Best Cruise Ship Feature” category was the North Star, a capsule which elevates above the ship offering outstanding ocean views. The North Star is featured on the Quantum class ships by Royal Caribbean.

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Rendering By: Carnival Cruise Line

In third place was the Seawalk, this glass walk which extends out from the side of the ship is on the Royal class ships operated by Princess Cruises. The Plank on the Norwegian Cruise Line Breakaway class ships came in fourth place. Harmony of the Seas Ultimate Abyss 10-Story slide surprisingly came in last place, this is the very first slide of its kind at sea.


The category was among the first to be posted in this year’s Cruise Ship Awards. Unlike other online awards, new categories were added each month from September 2016 and readers were only ale to vote once in each category. Any double votes were not included int eh final result. We received thousands of votes and made it fair by not including two ships from the same cruise line in the category.

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Photo by Andy Newman/Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Vista is the latest ship from Carnival and arrived into the fleet in May 2016. The SkyRide has been a huge success and you can see just how it all started in a previous video we posted. The SkyRide offers guests to pedal ride along an 800-foot suspended track, the new feature is perfect for guests wanting to enjoy stunning views or those wanting to race each other. The SkyRide is 150 feet above sea level and located on the ship’s open deck near the SkyCourse.

The Carnival ship is 133,500 gross tons and can carry over 3,900 passengers at double occupancy. the vessel is currently based out of Port Miami, Florida.

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