All about the Carnival Vista

The Carnival Vista was built in 2016. It's considered a medium size ship. Coming in at 1,055 ft long and 122 ft wide, it's roughly the length of 2.9 football fields, as wide as 2.3 tractor trailers and the same height as a 15 story building. The Carnival Vista was the first cruise ship to have a working brewery on board.

The Carnival Vista can hold 3,934 based on double occupancy (two people per room) and more when you take into account 3rd and 4th passengers. When you compare the total tonnage of the ship to the number of passengers, the Vista has a space ratio of 33. Depending on the ship, this number can range from 30 to 52 (with a bigger number meaning more space per person) so this ship has less space per person than average.

Gross Tonnage133,596
Passenger Decks15
Passengers (double occupancy)3,934
Passenger to Crew Ratio2.7
Space Ratio (tons of ship per passenger)33

Dining Establishments

Food is a big part of any cruise, and on the Carnival Vista, there will be plenty of it. You have 23 different dining options to choose from. Of those options, 14 are complementary, or included with your cruise fare. The other 9 options have an additional fee. Some options are a set price and some are a'la cart menu pricing. 61% of the dining options are included which means if you're watching your budget, you won't feel like you're missing out by not going to a lot of extra fee dining places.

RestaurantRestaurant TypeDress CodeCostType of Food
Blue Iguana CantinaQuick serveCasualIncludedMexican
Bonsai SushiSit downCasualA la cartAsian
Bonsai TeppanyakiSit downCruise casualFlat feeAsian
Captain's Pasta BarQuick serveCasualIncludedItalian
Cherry on TopQuick serveCasualA la cartDessert
Cucina Del CapitanoSit downCruise casualFlat feeItalian
Fahrenheit 555 SteakhouseSit downFormalFlat feeSteakhouse
Fresh CreationsQuick serveCasualIncludedSalad
Guy's Burger JointQuick serveCasualIncludedAmerican
Guys Pig and Anchor BarBQueQuick serveCasualIncludedBBQ
JavaBlue CaféQuick serveCasualA la cartCoffee
JiJi Asian KitchenSit downCruise casualFlat feeAsian
Lido BuffetBuffetCasualIncludedBuffet
Main Dining RoomSit downCruise casualIncludedMain dining room
Mongolian WokQuick serveCasualIncludedAsian
Ocean PlazaBuffetCasualIncludedBuffet
Pizzeria del Capitano Quick serveCasualIncludedPizza
Redfrog Pub & BrewerySit downCasualA la cartBar food
Seafood ShackQuick serveCasualA la cartSeafood
SwirlsQuick serveCasualIncludedDessert

There are also plenty of bars available on this ship. Alcohol is not included in the base price of this cruise ship. To see if you would save money with a drink pacakge, try our Drink Package Calculator.

Pools and Hot Tubs

Lido Pool on the Carnival Vista
Lido Pool on the Carnival Vista

Nothing beats relaxing by a pool with a nice drink in hand as you feel the fresh sea breeze pass by you. The problem is that with thousands of people on a ship, there's not always room. We're a firm believer that if you want to just spend all day for 7 days in a pool, a cruise isn't for you. You would have a much better bet choosing a resort with a huge pool complex. That being said, a quick dip in the pool can be nice on a hot day. The Carnival Vista has a total of 3 pools and 6 hot tubs.

Tired of loud kids and splashing? 2 of the hot tubs are adults only. 1 of the pools and 2 of the hot tubs are exclusive access, which means there's either an extra charge to access them or you need to book a certain class of cabin to have access to them.

Total Pools3
- Pools - General Access2
- Pools - Adults Only0
- Pools - Exclusive1
Total Hot Tubs6
- Hot Tubs - General Access2
- Hot Tubs - Adults Only2
- Hot Tubs - Exclusive2


There are quite a few things to do on the Vista. These are the main ammeneites that are available. Some are included in the cost of the cruise, while other have an additional charge.

Adult Only Relaxation AreaIncluded
ArcadeA la cart
Brewery TourFlat fee
CasinoA la cart
Comedy ClubIncluded
Fitness CenterIncluded
IMAX TheaterA la cart
Jogging TrackIncluded
Mini golfIncluded
Outdoor gymIncluded
Pool-side MoviesIncluded
Ropes courseIncluded
Shows - musical reviewIncluded
SpaFlat fee
Splash parkIncluded
Thermal SuitesFlat fee
Thrill TheaterA la cart
Water slidesIncluded

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