Today’s traveling families can include little tykes, college-age children and their 20-something siblings, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and friends. Grandparents are also taking their children and grandchildren on multi-generational vacations, so there are plenty of adults to please. To serve this changing family travel market, cruise ships must offer programs, amenities and attractions for every interest and age group.
Carnival Cruise Line understands this market well. The cruise line carries an industry-leading 700,000 children each year and has been a family favorite for decades. Carnival’s newest ship, Carnival Vista, caters to this new family travel demographic perfectly. “Carnival takes our position as the number one cruise line for families seriously and designed Carnival Vista to provide everyone, regardless of age, with an unforgettable vacation experience,” says Carnival spokesman Vance Gulliksen. “Whether it’s the young or young at heart zipping around the SkyRide or experiencing our longest water slide to date, Kaleid-o-slide, there’s something for everyone on board.”
Here are nine reasons why Carnival Vista is a hit with families and multigenerational groups:
1. Innovative New Accommodations
Parents and kids usually need more family room on vacation. With this in mind, Carnival designed a new area called Family Harbor on Carnival Vista, featuring an innovative set of 96 “family ergonomic” accommodations. Some are family suites for five people with two bathrooms, a must for many families. Guests staying in Family Harbor can use the Family Harbor Lounge, a cool hangout with large screen televisions, board games, and complimentary breakfast and snacks.