Carnival Vista Gets Enhanced

Enhanced Carnival Vista


Ship Returning to Port Canaveral after Dry Dock 

MIAMI, Feb. 9, 2024 – Carnival Vista is returning to her homeport of Port Canaveral, Fla. following a 30-day dry dock where she received several enhancements including Carnival’s signature red, white and blue hull livery, a new Heroes Tribute Bar & Loungeretail stores, a teen club, arcade and expanded casino.

On the exterior, Carnival Vista now sports Carnival’s signature red, white and blue livery on her hull.  Among several interior public areas refreshed, one of the most significant new features is the addition of a Heroes Tribute Bar & Lounge, which is an expanding venue across the Carnival fleet and honors military veterans and active-duty service members. The casino was expanded with a new layout and a separate non-smoking annex has also been added.

For shoppers, there’s an all-new Effy Jewelry store and a new Cherry on Top. A new Club O2 for teens was created in a new location and the ship’s arcade was relocated and redone as well. The Lido Marketplace was also refreshed with a new look.

The 4,000-guest Carnival Vista will resume year-round sailing from Port Canaveral, offering mostly six- and eight-day itineraries that feature popular destinations, including Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos; Aruba; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Maarten and St. Thomas. The vessel is part of Carnival’s four-ship deployment in Central Florida, which is also home to Carnival Freedom, Carnival Liberty and Mardi Gras.

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The Carnival Vista stands out for its innovative design and wide range of features that cater to both families and adults looking for adventure, relaxation, and entertainment. Here are some of the key features and advantages of cruising on the Carnival Vista:

Outstanding Features of Carnival Vista

  1. Accommodations: Carnival Vista offers a variety of stateroom options, including luxurious Havana Cabanas with private patios, Family Harbor rooms with exclusive lounge access, and Cloud 9 Spa staterooms for those looking to relax and rejuvenate.
  2. Dining: The ship boasts an impressive selection of dining options. From casual eateries like Guy’s Burger Joint and BlueIguana Cantina to upscale dining in the Fahrenheit 555 steakhouse, there’s something to satisfy every palate. It also features Seafood Shack, JiJi Asian Kitchen, and Cucina del Capitano for a taste of international cuisine.
  3. Entertainment: Carnival Vista offers a wide range of entertainment options, including the first IMAX Theatre at sea, offering a mix of blockbusters and documentaries. The ship also features Playlist Productions shows, comedy clubs, live music, and the thrilling SkyRide – a bike-ride-in-the-sky attraction.
  4. WaterWorks: A family favorite, this onboard water park includes the Kaleid-O-Slide, a thrilling water tube slide, and other fun water features perfect for kids and the young at heart.
  5. SportSquare: For those looking to stay active, the SportSquare offers a mini-golf course, a ropes course, basketball courts, and more.
  6. Serenity Adult-Only Retreat: An oasis for adults, this area provides a calm relaxing space, with loungers, whirlpools, and a bar for those 21 and over.

A Few Things to Know When Considering Carnival Vista

  • Variety of Activities: With such a wide range of activities and entertainment options, there’s something for everyone, ensuring that no two days are the same.
  • Family-Friendly: Carnival Vista is designed to cater to families, offering dedicated kids’ and teens’ clubs, family-friendly accommodations, and activities that can be enjoyed together.
  • Culinary Experiences: The diversity of dining options means that guests can enjoy a different culinary experience every night without leaving the ship.
  • Innovative Amenities: Features like the IMAX Theatre and SkyRide are unique to Carnival Vista, offering experiences that are hard to find on other cruise ships.
  • Relaxation and Adventure: Carnival Vista has you covered whether you’re looking to relax in the Serenity Adult-Only Retreat or seeking adventure at WaterWorks or SportSquare.

Cruising on the Carnival Vista offers a memorable vacation with the convenience of experiencing multiple destinations while enjoying the comfort and entertainment of a state-of-the-art ship. Whether you’re planning a family vacation, a couple’s getaway, or a solo adventure, the Carnival Vista provides an exciting and diverse experience that caters to all types of travelers.


Carnival Cruise Line, part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), is the first cruise line to sail over 100 million guests and is proud to be known as America’s Cruise Line, for carrying more Americans and serving more U.S. homeports than any other. Since its founding in 1972, Carnival has continually revolutionized the cruise industry and popularized the cruise vacation as an affordable and fun travel option.

Carnival operates from 14 U.S. and two Australian homeports and employs more than 40,000 team members representing 120 nationalities. Carnival currently sails 27 ships and continues an exciting period of growth with an all-new exclusive destination, Celebration Key, set to debut on Grand Bahama in summer 2025.

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