From cycling above the high seas to the first at-sea IMAX cinema, Carnival Cruise Line’s newest Fun Ship is set to transform cruising as we know it.
Carnival Vista isn't your usual cruise ship. Hosting 3,954 passengers, this floating fun-park takes onboard entertainment to a whole level. Launching in the Mediterranean in May 2016, the ship is packed with groundbreaking new features that the whole family – especially the more adventurous cruisers – will enjoy.
Here’s a sneak peek of Carnival Vista’s highlights:
Ever wanted to ride a bike above the sea? Now’s your chance! SkyRide is the first open-air suspended cycling experience every to be seen on a cruise ship. Passengers climb up to the hanging bikes and use pedal power to cycle around an 800-foot suspended track, some 150 feet above the sea. And because there are two tracks, passengers can challenge their mates to a race. Word of warning: if you have vertigo, this ride is not for you!
First IMAX Cinema at Sea
Movie buffs, hang onto your seats because Carnival Vista’s Carnival Multiplex is the world’s most immersive cinema experience at sea. The Multiplex features the first-at-sea IMAX cinema, where you can settle down with your popcorn and enjoy the latest IMAX documentaries and Hollywood blockbusters on a screen that’s three decks high. Meanwhile, in the Thrill Theatre, moviegoers experience multidimensional special effects with 3D images and moving seats bringing the action to life.
Onboard beer brewing
Beer lovers rejoice – when you head down to the RedFrog Pub for a pint, you can now choose a truly local brew. Carnival will be brewing its own beer. While you’re enjoying your pint, be sure to check out the two massive glass and copper kettles where the beer is brewed. And when you fancy another, simply pour your own using the tabletop taps. Not a beer lover? Try something from the Caribbean-inspired cocktail menu instead!
Carnival Vista is home to a new class of cabin: Havana Cabanas. Passengers who choose to cruise Havana-style will enjoy private outdoor patios complete with hammocks and lounge chairs. Because the patios face out onto the Lanai promenade, you’re just seconds from the Latin-style Havana Bar and Pool, which you'll have exclusive access to during the day.
These are just four of the amazing features on offer aboard the Carnival Vista. The ship will also feature a 450-foot-plus-long water tube slide stretching over 450 feet, an open-air aerial rope course, Seafood Shack, and dedicated family-only zones including lounges and cabins.
Carnival Vista makes its maiden cruise from Trieste, Italy, in May 2016. For 13 nights, she will sail around the Mediterranean, calling at Italy, Spain, France, Turkey and Croatia. Then she'll voyage to New York City, arriving in November 2016 ready to begin a new series of cruises. Stay tuned for more news about Carnival Vista on the Ozcruising blog.