Carnival Vista will offer family activities that get the adrenaline pumping.
If the family that plays together, stays together, then it’s beginning to look like there’ll soon be a drop in the divorce rate for families that cruise. Family-friendly onboard activities dominate the future for the three mass market cruise lines that includes Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian. Each of those cruise lines’ newest ships are targeted for families to cruise together. And Carnival’s new Carnival Vista is on the cutting edge of family fun activities that just about everyone can enjoy.
Making its debut is the thrilling SkyRide, a first-of-its-kind aerial attraction. Imagine pedaling a recumbent-style bicycle suspended on cables at speeds of up to 18 miles an hour across an elevated 800-foot-long track. And there’s no fee for this adrenaline-rush experience.
Below the SkyRide is the outdoor SportsSquare recreation area, home to the two-level miniature golf course, a challenging ropes course and outdoor fitness equipment.
WaterWorks Aqua Park
Of course the Carnival Vista will include their trademark WaterWorks aqua park. The kiddie area is filled with water toys and sprayers and mini water slides for older tots. Everyone else can ride an inner tube to zoom down the new 455-foot long Kaleid-o-Slide. Carnival’s signature 300-foot Twister water slide and the PowerDrencher’s 300-gallon tipping bucket add even more ways to get soaked.
Take a quick tour of the Carnival Vista…by the Carnival Vista.
“Carnival is the number one cruise line for families carrying more than 700,000 children annually and Carnival Vista will build upon our leadership position in this area with incredible outdoor attractions and engaging indoor spaces specifically designed with families in mind,” said Christine Duffy, Carnival’s president.
Dr. Seuss on the loose!
Carnival Vista will also feature Dr. Seuss Bookville, a family reading and play venue featuring iconic décor and funky furniture inspired by the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss. There’ll be Seuss character breakfasts too.
Camp Ocean for 2-11 year olds.
An enormous 4,000 sq. ft. Camp Ocean (née Camp Carnival) has supervised activities in appropriate age groups, from 2-11 years old. Tweens and teens up to 17 yrs old have their own hang-out and activity spaces, also supervised.
A three-story IMAX Theater…the first ever at sea!
May 1, 2016 is the scheduled date to debut the Carnival Vista in Europe. After a summer season across the pond, the Carnival Vista will sail to New York City for a few cruises in November. Before month’s end, the ship will reposition and homeport in Miami.
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