As the inaugural Vista-class ship, Carnival Vista made a real splash when she joined Carnival's fleet in May 2016. Not only has she got the latest on-board innovations, such as the open-air SkyRide, the first IMAX theatre at sea and the 450-foot Kaleid-O-Slide water slide; but she is also the first to have an on-board microbrewery and a dedicated family-only zone with games lounge. With fourteen decks and luxury staterooms, more than twenty restaurant and bar options, and a vibrant entertainment scene, Carnival Vista is sure to impress from the moment you step aboard.
Days at sea are your chance to enjoy the highlights of Carnival Vista. Feeling active? Head to SportSquare and meet the challenge of the SkyRide and the SkyCourse ropes circuit. Looking to relax? Unwind under the unique sensory shower in the Cloud 9 Spa, or chill out in the tranquillity of the adult-only Serenity retreat. What about the kids? Discover fun times and lots of activities for all ages in Camp Ocean and Dr. Seuss Bookville library. On top of this, the ship docks in some amazing ports of call, opening up a variety of sightseeing and adventures ashore.
The restaurants and eateries on board Carnival Vista offer an amazing a mix of flavours and dining styles. Start the evening with pre-dinner drinks at Horizons Bar before tucking into a daily-changing menu of culinary treats in either Horizons or Reflections Restaurant. Dine in the casual surroundings of Lido Marketplace 24/7, with Mongolian Wok, Chef's Choice, Carnival Deli, and Fresh Creations Salad Bar adding to the food choices. Guy's Burger Joint is the go to for authentic, American-style burgers or sample gourmet taster dishes in Taste Bar. Tuck into freshly-baked pizzas at Pizzeria del Capitano or spicy Mexican tacos and burritos at BlueIguana Cantina.
Indulge in healthy Japanese cuisine in Bonsai Sushi, while at Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse the steaks are as tasty as the views. Cucina del Capitano presents a choice of family-style sharing dishes with an Italian flavour, or you can savour Asian-inspired dishes in the mystical surroundings of Ji Ji Asian Kitchen. Seafood Shack combines New England style seafood and fish cuisines with ocean views. Take a seat at The Chef's Table for the ultimate foodie experience as the chef creates culinary magic before your eyes. Cherry on Top combines a mouth-watering sweet shop with an ice cream bar.
The mix of bars and lounges on Carnival Vista offers something for your every mood. Treat the kids to a milkshake while you sip a latte at JavaBlue Cafe and Shake Spot. The intimate Library Bar is the perfect spot to relax with an ice-cold glass of wine as you take in the views. A variety of ales are available on tap at Red Frog Pub & Brewery, along with tours and tastings. Savour exotic tequila-based cocktails in BlueIguana Tequila Bar and freshly-mixed cocktails at Alchemy Bar. Vista Atrium Bar hosts live music or unwind in the ambient surrounds of Piano Bar 88. Havana Bar is open for cocktails and light bites by day, transforming into a Latin dance club at sunset.
The evening scene on Carnival Vista offers something for everyone. Take your seat in Liquid Lounge for a selection of revue-style stage shows from Playlist Productions. Limelight Lounge presents live music and cabaret acts or enjoy rib-tickling comedy at Punchliner Comedy Club. Film buffs should grab a tub of popcorn and head to Thrill Theater and IMAX Theater to watch the latest blockbusters and 3D films. Then, risk a few cents on the slot machines and gaming tables in Vista Casino.
Day 1 - 3: UK to Miami, Florida
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Miami and make your way to the 4* Marriott Miami Biscayne Bay Hotel^ for your 3 nights stay.
Day 4: Miami, Florida
After check-out, make your way to Miami Port to board Carnival Vista for you cruise around the Caribbean.
Day 6: Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Nestled in a verdant Jamaican backdrop; Ocho Rios is home to one of Jamaica’s best known attractions, Dunns River Falls. Climb the 180 meters of limestone tiers to the top of this spectacular waterfall or swim in the cool lagoons at the base. Over the road from the waterfall, you can stop by Dolphin Cove and encounter sharks and stingrays alongside the friendly dolphins. Relax on the white sands of Turtle Beach, snorkel in the shallow blue waters of Mahogany Bay, or escape to secluded Reggae Beach. Spend the afternoon exploring the restaurants, shopping centres, and craft markets on the busy Main Street. Travel to the village of Nine Mile, the birthplace and final resting place of Bob Marley, and tour the reggae legend's museum and mausoleum. Firefly and Blue Harbour, playwright Noel Coward's former island homes, are well worth a visit too.
Day 7: Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
The ship drops anchor at British-style Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands. Stroll around the shops, cafes and museums in nearby George Town and spend time relaxing on the white sand of Seven Mile Beach. Swim with marine life at Stingray City or go snorkelling in search of local angel and parrot fish at Coral Garden. Keep your eyes peeled for indigenous rare blue iguanas when you visit Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Park. Make sure to see the original Batmobile and Batcyle from the Batman TV series at the Cayman Motor Museum before you depart, too.
Day 8: Cozumel, Mexico
Today, the ship docks at Cozumel. This tropical island in the Caribbean Sea sits just 12 miles off Mexico's coast and features beaches, ancient Mayan ruins and coral reefs. The rich Palancar Reef is the second-largest coral reef system in the world and attracts thousands of divers each year. San Miguel — Cozumel's largest city — is just minutes away from the port. Here, you can explore the Chankanaab Beach in Cozumel's National Marine Park and a variety of seafood restaurants and Mayan-themed souvenir shops. Admire the marine life and Mayan artefacts at Museum of the Island of Cozumel or soak up the sun on the white beach at Chankanaab National Park. Dive among tropical fish along Mesoamerican Reef; follow sightseeing jungle trails; and view dolphins and sea turtles in their natural habitat. You can also spend a few hours at Xcaret Adventure Park or try the zip lines at nearby Xplor Park.
Day 10: Miami to UK
Your cruise comes to an end in Miami where you disembark. Make your way to the airport for your flight back to the UK.