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Vision Cruise onboard Carnival Vista

Thursday 23rd June 2016, 12:00am

It’s been a busy and exciting few weeks here at Vision Cruise. A variety of our staff have just arrived back after lovely trip around the Mediterranean on the Carnival Vista. Upon their return, we have found out all the exciting details and top tips so you can take a look before you book!

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Hearing all of the details as the staff rushed to tell us in the office was great, the ship sounded amazing and there are so many features available that I think everyone in the office wished they were there! The Skyride and waterworks park looks like so much fun – and the cloud 9 spa looks like the perfect place to relax.

On Tuesday morning we all received a very strongly capitalised email from Gaynor (who was clearly still in holiday mode) about all of the amazing things onboard and her top selling points about the ship. She has told us that the ship’s average age is 30-50, however she thinks it is suitable for much younger ages too! Luke also found the ship to be perfect for young couples and families, although he suggested the Serenity retreat and library with outdoor reading area were great places for older generations to relax.

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There tends to be a lot of space in the public areas and never any big queues – especially in the buffet. Gaynor’s ultimate idea of relaxation (which she mentions maybe 3 times throughout the email) are the Havana suites. The suites have their very own pool area which turns into a fun for all hot-spot after the sun goes down.

Gaynor’s #1 place to visit onboard is the adults only Serenity Retreat – with their own Jacuzzi area and beautiful seats, sunloungers and cabanas – where else would you want to go to relax and take some time away from the kids?

They all boasted for hours about how great the onboard food is, especially in the speciality restaurants. Luke’s stand out snack bars are Guy’s burger joint, Blue Iguana Cantina which serves tacos and burritos – both of which offer food free of charge. He suggests to anyone planning to go onboard the Vista that they visit Jiji Asian Kitchen and Farenheit 555 Steakhouse – and although they do come at an extra charge, they are truly delicious.

Luke’s Top 3 Facilities and Fun places:

 1. Carnival Waterworks – Carnival’s very own onboard waterpark, with slides, a giant bucket, SplashZone and water toys. A great place for adults as well as the kids!

2. SkyRide and SkyCourse – Strap in and take a ride around the ship high above the deck or soar at new heights on the adventure ropes course.

3. Havana Bar – Transformed from the Havana pool area, at night the Havana Bar comes to life. Try some delicious handcrafted Cuban cocktails in a music and dancing hot-spot once the sun has gone down!

We asked Luke why he thought this was one of the best ships he’s ever been on and here’s what he said:

“The Carnival Vista really has it all. Whether you want to sit back and relax or if you want adventure. There really is something for everyone onboard the Vista, and the thing I like the most about the ship is that it’s big but it doesn’t feel too big! Not once are you fighting over a sunbed or queuing to get food. The flow of the ship works so well that it never feels busy, even with 4,000 passengers onboard!”

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And last but not least, Luke’s top memory onboard the Vista:

“Definitely the Sky Ride, the views of the ship are unbelievable, also being able to do this in port gives you some extra fantastic views!”

By Eleanor Hartley

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