Eye on the World: Carnival Vista

This past weekend, PortMiami welcomed Carnival Cruise Line’s newest and largest ship, Carnival Vista. On Sunday the ship kicked off a year-round schedule of 6- and 8-day cruises to the Caribbean. We got a peek at some of the onboard fun, starting with its Havana Bar and those “yummy” Havana Staterooms and Suites.


Other highlights include:

The Alchemy Bar, a vintage-themed cocktail “pharmacy” with mixologists who “prescribe” concoctions or create custom-created cocktails.

Red Frog Pub & Brewery, the first craft brewery on board a cruise ship in North America. It offers three distinctive craft beers including ThirstyFrog Caribbean Wheat, an unfiltered lager with aromas of bananas and spices.

• Havana Pool, located aft behind the Havana Bar with stunning views and whirlpools.

IMAX Theater, the  only one on any ship, with 187 seats and featuring the latest movies and IMAX documentaries.

• On the Lido deck, guests will find Guy’s Burger Joint, as well as the Blue Iguana Tequila bar and the RedFrog Rum Bar.

SkyRide has got to be one of the coolest adventures at sea with its hanging recumbent-like bikes that cycle their way around an 800-ft. suspended track with views from 150 ft. above the sea.