Carnival Cruise Line’s newest, largest and most innovative ship, Carnival Vista finds her voice in a new tour video recently released by the cruise line.
Narrated by the ship itself in a carefree wise-cracking female voice that mirrors Carnival Vista’s online social media persona, the video ranges from bird’s-eye overhead views of the vessel to swooping careens through engaging public spaces and expansive outdoor decks. The video also highlights the openness and indoor-outdoor integration of Carnival’s newest ship, set to debut in Europe in May 2016.
The video opens with a three-quarter exterior panoramic view of Carnival Vista plying sunny seas as the voice-over introduces herself and sets the casual, conversational tone the narration employs throughout the five-minute segment. The tour begins with a fly through the atrium, anchored at its centre by a three-deck-high LED column with ever-changing colours and shapes extending from the centre of the atrium bar.
From there, it’s on to the main pool area where the RedFrog Rum Bar and BlueIguana Tequila Bar are situated on a bright yellow deck filled with blue deck chairs. The video sweeps up to SportSquare, Carnival’s top-deck center of physical activities ranging from a running track and mini golf to a rope course and SkyRide — Carnival’s groundbreaking suspended cycling experience which Carnival Vista describes as “mind-blowing.” Still on the outer decks, the video swoops in on WaterWorks and its colorful Kaleid-O-Slide, the line’s first raft-riding water tube slide.
The pace slows down for a look at the relaxing Tides Pool on the aft deck that provides a panoramic ocean view and a great place to, as the Carnival Vista says, get lost in a “deep-sea thought.”
The video then plunges into the Lido dining area with its 24-hour pizzeria, New England–inspired Seafood Shack serving lobster rolls and other fare, and Guy’s Burger Joint, designed by celebrity chef Guy Fieri. That’s followed by a visit to RedFrog Pub featuring the line’s first-ever brewery.
Carnival Vista then gives us a first look at the Family Harbour staterooms and suites, along with the Family Harbour Lounge where kids and parents can hang out, play games or help themselves to the cookie and snack bar. Then it’s on to another exceptional accommodations category — tropical-themed Havana staterooms and suites, which feature outdoor sitting areas complete with hammocks. Nearby is the Havana Bar and Pool, which our narrator describes as “a slice of Old Cuba magically transported to the middle of the ocean.”
A quick tour of Carnival Vista’s kids’ facilities, including the marine-themed Camp Ocean and Dr. Seuss Bookville, a family reading venue that’s part of the line’s exclusive Seuss at Sea programme, is followed with a zoom through the Serenity adults-only retreat.
The voice of Carnival Vista informs us, “holiday isn’t just about relaxing,” as she introduces us to the ship’s multiplex featuring the first IMAX Theatre at sea.
There’s also a whirlwind tour of indoor-outdoor dining venues including the Fahrenheit 555 steakhouse, Bonsai Sushi, the Cucina del Capitano family-style Italian restaurant, and the Far East-inspired JiJi Asian Kitchen.
The video tour ends on a “sweet note,” our narrator suggests, at Cherry On Top, a candy shop and ice cream bar featuring outdoor seating, too.
Carnival Vista is scheduled to enter service from Europe on 1 May, 2016, then reposition to New York for a series of voyages in November 2016 followed by the launch of year-round Caribbean service from Miami later that month.
Info courtesy of Carnival Cruise Lines