If you look up the word “vista” in the dictionary you’ll find that the definition is, in essence, a pleasing view. And by the end of my first day aboard Carnival’s newest ship, it was quite easy to see why they had dubbed her the Vista, given the numerous spaces on board where one could take in the always-inspiring views of the ocean we cruisers love so much. What else makes Carnival Vista so special? Here are my first impressions.
1. The ship has a lot of places to hang out.
There are 25 bars and 10 restaurants on Vista. Just let that sink in for a second, because it’s a whole lot of places to eat and drink! It seems pretty clear that Carnival is looking to create their own unique onboard experiences in order to move away from branded partnership. (This, of course, doesn’t include the relationship they have with Guy Fieri. Pretty sure if they tried cutting that cord, they’d have a revolt on their hands!) This ship also has a whole lot of outdoor dining options, making it easier to stay connected to the sea.
2. This is the more understated side of Carnival.
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