The summer of 2016 brings a new exciting addition to the Carnival fleet!
Their brand new ship Carnival Vista will based in the Mediterranean and this will be their first ship in a long time to be based in Europe. I am expecting great things from this ship judging by the information released from Carnival. The ship is themed on a connection to the sea and this is visible on board with much more al fresco dining opportunities and outdoor activities.
I thought I would share with you the information I have learned about this ship to whet your appetite!
One of the features that will be on board is a definite first at sea, an IMAX full size cinema!! If you have ever seen a movie on an IMAX screen you will know how big they are, this one will span 3 decks and even feature its own cinema style entrance with ticket kiosks selling popcorn and the usual cinema snacks. The cinema will feature first run releases along with older films and documentaries. There will be a nominal charge for this but it is expected to be much lower than if you paid to see an IMAX screening on land. I love this idea and imagine it will be very popular!
There will be the introduction of some new cabin types, ‘Havana Cabanas’ and ‘Family Harbor’ being my favorite! The Family Harbor rooms will accommodate up to 5 people and have a very nautical nod in the decoration. There will also be a dedicated lounge that is only available for those staying in these rooms. This will be a great meeting place and getting to know other families. In addition for families, the Dr Seuss kids program will be very popular, with character breakfasts available and story time on board for the little ones. Baby sitting facilities will also be available up until till 3am so everyone can enjoy their cruise to the max.
The ‘Havana Cabanas’ will have direct access to the Havana pool on the ship and this is only available for those staying in these rooms! This gives exclusive access to this area until 5pm after which it is open for other guests to enter. The lanai balconies will have sun chairs and hammocks to relax on if you just want to stay near to your cabin. This would be my kind of cabin!
The atrium on board is stunning! The blue columns you can see on the picture below are actually LED screens allowing all kinds of images to be projected giving a different feel on board.
Carnival ships are well known for their water-parks at sea and the Carnival Vista features a brand new ‘tube’ slide called the Kaleidoscope. In addition to the new slide will be the rope walking course and the new Skyride cars. These will be fixed to an overhead track and using pedal power you can take yourself around the track taking in the views from top deck of the ship below and the surrounding area. This looks like great fun!
I am sure you will agree this looks to be a great addition to the fleet and for the European market to be given this exclusive for the maiden season it is such a big privilege from Carnival!
We have some fantastic rates for the summer 2016 season so if you would like prices or more information please do not hesitate to give me a call directly on 0161 7982506.