Nobody knows Mexican dining like a blue iguana. Well, Carnival's blue iguana, at least. That’s why it should come as no surprise that the BlueIguana Cantina features freshly made tacos and burritos stuffed specially for your enjoyment. Throw in homemade tortillas and salsa into the mix, and you have a casual dining experience that will make you say “mmmm” (which is actually Iguanese for “more, please”).
So maybe you've had sushi before, but you've never had it like Bonsai Sushi, Carnival Vista's onboard seafood-and-soy-sauce spot. Dine indoors or out, amidst expertly-pruned bonsai trees while enjoying sit-down service and a menu of delectable catches, plus soups, sides, sakes and desserts. So the next time you're taking an onboard stroll, stop at Bonsai Sushi for a roll, a box or maybe a whole ship - it satisfies two.
Treat your taste buds to the experience of a lifetime, culminating in a sumptuous multicourse dinner hosted by one of Carnival's master chefs. Your VIP experience starts with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres for a select group of 14, followed by a tour to see the galley in operation.
Cucina del Capitano
Say arrivederci to ordinary and ciao to an exciting dining experience at the restaurant that pays homage to our unique heritage. Italian-American dishes inspired by the recipes from our Italian captains’ and officers’ childhoods are served up family-style in a comfy, eclectic environment decorated like an Italian country home. Vintage images of captains and ships adorn the walls, and there’s even a Captain’s table where you just might see the man himself dine.
Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse
High cuisine meets great atmosphere at Fahrenheit 555, a dining experience that stands toe-to-toe with some of the best steakhouses on land. This one features your choice of steak cuts, lobster, lamb and more, and inside, there's even a full bar to pour great pairings. Outside, there's seating for dining al fresco. They're the building blocks of an amazing experience
- delectable elements that combine with great service to offer an evening to remember.
Guy's Burger Joint
Carnival has teamed up with best-selling author, restaurateur and Food Network personality Guy Fieri to bring all the authentic appeal of a roadside burger shack to Guy’s Burger Joint, the cool poolside spot for hot burgers and hand-cut fries. Try a fresh-off-the-grill burger Guy’s way, or take it off-road to our toppings bar and truly make it your own.
Guy's Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que
When the cool ocean breeze hits your nose with the sweet smell of smoke, you know you better follow it to Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse. At this onboard, open-air spot, Guy's doin’ his authentic, real-deal barbecue, his way. The Barbecue Hall of Famer is bringin’ some big time meats like Championship Pork Butt, Smoked Round of Beef, Smoked Andouille Sausage and his famous Blue Ribbon Chicken as well as rockin’ sides like Mac Daddy Mac n Cheese, Old Skool Potato Salad and Collard Greens. Throw in his signature line of barbecue sauces and you’ve got a rockin’ sea day on deck.
Every night at dinner you'll find your menu featuring a selection of favorites' and perhaps future favorites, new and surprising dishes to try because your taste buds don't get a vacation' Bring all your buds and gather around a big table for a sit-down meal, complete with a fresh design twist you can't miss'
Choose Your Time Dining and do dinner - plus a pre-dinner drink at Horizon's
full bar - whenever the time is right'
Maybe you take your coffee straight-up, or perhaps you prefer your pick-me-up with an upgrade. From the simply caffeinated to the simply sublime, nothing satisfies your coffee craving like JavaBlue Café, featuring fun twists on the hot and cold drinks you enjoy. While the coffee is the main event here, there’s more to JavaBlue — enjoy the baked treats we like to call “comfort snacks”… which you’ll call “delicious!”
JiJi Asian Kitchen
A modern dining spot inspired by a society that measures its history in millennia, JiJi Asian Kitchen serves up enticing dishes in a thoughtfully-designed space that’s ripe for experiencing not only good food, but good fortune… and perhaps a surprise or two. You’ll enjoy your meal among Asian prayer rolls and Mongolian-inspired fabrics that infuse northern-country style into this unique culinary experience. JiJi offers a full-service menu featuring a mix of exotic and familiar dishes designed to challenge and delight your senses.
Carnival's kids' menu features delicious, fun foods to keep even the pickiest eaters happy. They've got all the familiar options they love from home, like spaghetti & meatballs, chicken nuggets, hot dogs, mac & cheese, peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, and fresh fruit and veggies.
Pizzeria del Capitano
Pizzeria del Capitano is open to everyone, 24 hours a day! And since the captains tend to be Italian, you know the quality of the ingredients truly pass muster. (Sorry, nautical pun.) Hand-tossed dough, made from imported Italian flour, plus fresh mozzarella form a solid base, and a choice of toppings put the finishing touches on this piping hot, fresh-from-the-oven mealtime — or anytime — classic. (Also, try our caesar salad — buono, capisce?)
Get into an island state of mind before you even set foot on one. RedFrog Pub is Carnival's laid-back, no-worries, oh-so-lively Key West-inspired pub. Sample Caribbean fare, dominate at the foosball table, enjoy some sweet tunes from live musicians and sip their tasty signature private-label brew, ThirstyFrog Red. So kick back and feel the island vibe come to life. You’ll be a local here before you know it.
A good seafood dish is quite the catch. However you like yours served — whether it’s on a roll or a platter — Seafood Shack’s the place to cast your net. Imagine a New-England-style seaside spot where you can take it all in, enjoying a great meal complete with a side of ocean view. On a Carnival cruise is where you’ll find this shack by the sea, wherever in the world you happen to be!
The Chef's Table
When you cruise Carnival Vista, take a seat at The Chef's Table. At this gathering of fellow foodies you'll indulge in a cascading series of delectable plates as our chef shows off a little, all to the delight of the discerning palates seated around the table. Dinner is the main event, but prepare to have your eyes opened as you enjoy a galley tour, for a behind-the-scenes look at where the magic happens.
The Taste Bar
A voyage to new destinations is the perfect time to try new things… and here’s the perfect place: The Taste Bar. Stop by for a taste of the flavors awaiting you at dining venues across the Carnival fleet. Pick up a complimentary appetizer before dinner for a taste of something different.
Spa and Beauty
Hair and Beauty Salon
Helloooo, gorgeous! Yes, we're talking to you. Because after you've met with Carnival's experienced staff, you'll be seeing your best self ever. The European-style salon is staffed with trained professionals who specialize in pampering you and bringing out all your best features.
Hey man, been to the spa lately? Well, why let the ladies have all the fun? You can actually enjoy a lot of the same stuff they do, plus manly services like razor-close barbershop-style shaves — pair one with a facial to really get a good thing going up top. Speaking of the barber, a cruise is a great time to rock a whole new hairstyle, a quick grey-hair darkening, or even just a fresh trim. And what guy wouldn’t go for a little extra relaxation with a massage?
When it comes to relaxation from the inside out, nothing beats a trip to the spa. From the minute you step inside, the soothing ambiance begins to work its magic. Renew yourself with premium beauty and wellness therapies, like hot stone massages, aromatherapy or full-body wraps.
Carnival Seaside Theater
Night time isn't the only time you'll find stars on your cruise. Day or night, find a spot on deck and check out Carnival's Seaside Theatre's huge outdoor screen. Hit movies, live sporting events, concerts and even cartoons for the kids are just some of what you'll find featured at this large-scale outdoor entertainment zone. Grab a copy of the FunTimes and check the day's listings... then grab a friend or three and get ready to kick back and enjoy.
Cherry On Top
Cherries make the already-sweet a little bit sweeter. That's why you'll find Cherry on Top, our candy-and-more store, on Carnival Vista. This is the go-to spot for the sweet stuff, but there are surprises in store, like a premium ice cream counter with goodies for mixing and topping. Cherry on Top also features accessories for celebrations, plus great gifts to take home for that special someone, even if
- admit it - that someone happens to be you!
DJ IRIE'S Spiniversity
Nobody can get the party started like a great DJ, right? That's why Carnival brought DJ IRIE into the mix (pun intended) to make the nightlife on board Carnival hotter than ever. He'll be heading up "DJ IRIE's Spin'iversity," a program designed to train our DJs to keep their spinning skills sharp and their personalities party-ready.
FunHub is your Carnival connection to everything you need to know — oh, and want to know — about your vacation. Need to get around? We’ve got ship maps. Want to know what’s when? See activity schedules. Missed that morning’s Fun Times? Get the whole scoop… plus let’s not forget FunAshore guides and entertainment schedules, to help plan your day and your evening. Best of all, all this is free, either from a FunHub location or your WiFi-enabled mobile device!
Hasbro, The Game Show
You've played Connect 4 and Yahtzee, but have you ever played giant versions of them onstage in a competition that puts your gaming skills to the test? You'll have your chance when you take part in Hasbro, The Game Show. From SORRY! SLIDERS to YAHTZEE BOWLING, CONNECT 4 BASKETBALL, OPERATION SAM DUNK and SIMON FLASH, you can team up with your friends and family to win great prizes, all in front of a live audience. Be sure to check your FunTimes for show times so you don't miss out on the action… or the prizes.
Carnival Vista features two theaters, and we call the whole great big thing Carnival Multiplex. Behind door number one is an actual IMAX Theatre in all its big-screen, big-fun glory... the first of its kind you'll find anywhere at sea. And behind door number two? Surprise! It's Thrill Theater, the 3D experience where jump-off-the-screen visuals are only the beginning of a truly moving experience.
Internet cafés harken back to kinder, simpler times — bygone days when the Internet was a place you would visit and stay a while, before returning to your “real life.” These days, with the whole Internet always right there in our pockets, we’ve forgotten the simple pleasures of surfing in moderation. A Carnival cruise is the perfect place to return to a (mostly) disconnected lifestyle — visit the onboard Internet café to check in with the outside world now and then.
Grab the mic and get ready for your singing superstar dream to come true! Croon country classics, belt Broadway showstoppers, sing out some soul or serenade your sweetie with "your song." Whether your musical dreams are made of classic rock or '80s pop, you'll be sure to find some tracks that you want to sing out loud.
Lip Sync Battle: Carnival
This series of competitions throughout your vacation is designed to see who’s got what it takes to truly channel their inner idols and make the crowd go wild. You’ve got what it takes, but we don’t expect you to do it alone. Fight your way to the finals, where we'll provide the props, music, lighting, choreographers and even backup dancers to elevate your performance. But the attitude — superstar, diva, rockstar — that is all you. So get up there and work it, twerk it, give it all you got.
Foooooooore! Have a swinging good time at the onboard mini-golf course. The greens are meticulously maintained and the view is pretty spectacular. (When's the last time you played with an unobstructed view of the Caribbean?)
Ocean Plaza’s where it all comes together — and all in all, it’s all kinds of delicious. Enjoy live music, coffee and snacks, dancing… and best of all the outdoors are right next door, so expect extra helpings of sunshine and sea breezes, simply ripe for the sitting and savoring. Oh, and when nature’s all done sunning for the day, Ocean Plaza transforms into a spot that’s seriously stunning for the night.
Serenity Adult Only Retreat
The Serenity Adult-Only Retreat is a world of complete peace, sea breezes and swaying hammocks. On Carnival Vista, we're taking the chill to new highs with even more options for stretching out and getting comfy. And now, you can get a light bite with a chopped salad station right here. Serenity's the place to do the stuff that's hard to do in everyday life
- reconnect with your partner, finish that book, or do absolutely, blissfully, nothing at all.
Seuss at Sea
Dr. Seuss’s timeless stories are the kind kids memorize, and this is the kind of cruise you’ll remember for a lifetime. The whole family will still enjoy all the classic Carnival activities, but the littlest ones, and their families, will also enjoy an all-new, extra-special experience as the fantastical world of Dr. Seuss comes to life around them. Enjoy a special onboard character parade, interactive story time, arts & crafts activities, character breakfast featuring their favorite Dr. Seuss friends and more. Seuss at Sea truly brings your child’s favorite books to life.
We’re supposed to be quiet at the movies, right? Well… that might be a little hard at Thrill Theater. Here, the action doesn’t just stay on the screen — it makes you a part of the experience. You’ll laugh, you’ll cheer… you know, you may even scream a little. It all starts with state-of-the-art 3D video effects, but moves into even more dimensions — feel the wind in your hair, a light splash here and there, plus your seat even gets in on the action for total cinematic immersion.
If you love to play video games, you’re in luck. Carnival's video arcade boasts a huge array of games, and is open to players of all ages, all night and all day. So get some tokens from the vending machine and let the fun times begin. Challenge your friends to a game, or just see if you can beat the top score.
Feeling lucky? Grab your favorite good-luck charm and head on over to the place to make the most of this feeling: Carnival's Casino. From roulette to blackjack, slots to poker, if you play your cards right, there are more ways to be a winner here than just about anywhere else at sea!
You don’t need to be a mix-master to appreciate Alchemy – you just have to be up for trying something new. They’ve been stirring up some magic behind the scenes at Carnival to produce a tasty series of all-new cocktails served at this unique vintage-themed cocktail “pharmacy.” Let the cocktail specialists prescribe you something from the bar, with both nonalcoholic and alcoholic elixirs to remedy what ails you. Or, create your own custom concoction from a variety of unique ingredients.
BlueIguana Tequila Bar
BlueIguana Tequila Bar is the onboard spot to chill and enjoy a slushy tequila drink or an ice-cold Mexican cerveza. The menu offers up Mexican favorites, including several brands of tequila and a slew of Mexican brews. There’s a lineup of frozen concoctions, cocktails and margaritas served by the glass or by the pitcher, and even a special Mexican beer cocktail (yes, really). So stay cool and take in the bar’s vacation vibe while you kick back on your cruise – that’s what official bar mascot Blue the Iguana would tell you.
A spot that's intriguing by night and friendly anytime, step into the Havana Bar and be transported to antebellum Cuba preserved today in old postcards, vintage literature…and classic delicacies. Take in great ocean views as you try something authentically Cuban, like café Cubano (that’s Cuban coffee!) or handcrafted Cuban cocktails (think daiquiris, mojitos and more). And this spot definitely doesn’t cool down when the sun goes down, with music and dancing keeping things hot well into the night.
The limelight's where you want to be if you're an artist. The Limelight Lounge is too, but it's also a great place to be as a fan! Here on the stage, entertainers of all kinds — musicians, vocalists, comedians... even karaoke stars and more — make themselves at home as they practice their craft the enjoyment of the audience. So whether it's tapping your foot, bobbing your head, laughing out loud... or of course, cheering wildly, don't forget to show the entertainers some love.
Get up and get down at the most happenin' club in the Caribbean. The DJs are spinning today's hottest hits and yesterday's golden oldies, guaranteed to get you out of your seat and tapping your feet.
Play it again, Sam. Or Diana. Or whatever your name is. Because this is the bar where you call the shots – and the songs. Pull up a seat, order your favorite cocktail, and let your friendly piano player know the songs you'd like to hear. Then join the sing-along for a hand-clapping, foot-tapping, finger-snapping good time.
When was the last time you got up and danced… at the theater? Playlist Productions takes tunes you know and presents them like you’ve never experienced before — past favorites become full-blown musical productions featuring singers and dancers bringing down the house.
RedFrog Rum Bar
Carnival has taken the best parts and brought them poolside with the RedFrog Rum Bar, where the frog keeps the fun hopping day and night with all the island flava you know and love. Join the party at this poolside bar featuring a great selection of frog-approved Caribbean rum-based concoctions available by the glass or pitcher, plus plenty of Carnival’s signature private-label draft beer, ThirstyFrog Red.
SKYBOX Sports Bar
Get hands-on with a game, a drink… and high-fives galore! SKYBOX Sports Bar gets you right onto the 50-yard line of onboard sports action. Grab a drink or order some snacks — they’re great while kicking back and watching your favorite teams on one of the big screens, or just dropping by to check out real-time scores and headlines on the panoramic ticker.
Carnival's stage shows are designed to razzle and dazzle. Featuring talented singers, musicians and dancers performing crowd-thrilling numbers in extravagant costumes with awesome sets and scenery, it's like catching one of the best shows on land.
The Library Bar
For relaxing times, check out The Library Bar, where great literature meets great wine! This intimate wine lounge features state-of-the-art self-serve dispensers. So swing by, pour yourself a bit of vino and unwind with quiet conversation, a board game, or by simply plucking a new book off the shelves for a good read.
The Punchliner Comedy Club
Comedy clubs on land… well, it’s kinda funny. Nobody likes paying cover charges, and you know that two-drink minimum? They’ve gotta be joking! You won’t find either of these at The Punchliner Comedy Club aboard your Carnival cruise. Up on stage you will find some real pros who know how to wedge a little laughter into anyone’s evening. You can count on these comedians to not hold back either. Since some of them get up and say exactly what’s on their mind, Carnival also schedules family-friendly performances… so the only red faces in the audience are from laughing a little too hard.
Camp Ocean is the place where the youngest cruisers - ages 2 through 11 - can have the best time, featuring games, finger painting, story time, movies and more, all in a supervised environment, while their parents can be off having fun of their own. The fun doesn't end at bed time, either; Carnival's babysitting program offers, for a fee, a fun late-night option for kids while their parents stay out until as late as 3 A.M.
What does the “C” in Circle “C” stand for? Well, “chill,” “connect” and “cool,” just to name a few. It’s where young teens ages 12 to 14 go to hang out, meet new friends, and enjoy some pretty awesome activities like dance parties, games, outdoor movies and more, in the special Circle “C” area or around the ship. It’s all supervised by friendly and fun-loving counselors who want your young teens to have the best vacation ever.
Your parents deserve a nice vacation… but then again, so do you. So let’s let them go do their thing while you do yours. Where to? Club O2. Hang out and do stuff like watch movies, listen to music from this decade, play sports and video games, join karaoke jam sessions… maybe even have a pool party or two, all with other high schoolers ages of 15 to 17.
Dr. Seuss Bookville
Let’s use our imaginations — just think what would happen if we took a normal library and put it through one of Dr. Seuss’s wacky contraptions… set to maximum fun, of course. It would probably come out looking much like Dr. Seuss Bookville, which as you can imagine, is exclusively aboard Carnival! The room is all decked out in bright colors, fun and whimsical furniture and even has some of your all-time favorite Dr. Seuss characters on the walls.
Sports and Fitness
Stay fit on your vacation with the help of Spa, Carnival's fully equipped fitness center. Go for a jog, lift some weights, or use state-of-the-art equipment to work up a sweat and get stronger.
You can have all the will in the world, a great attitude that keeps you working hard at the gym, but still not see the results you’re hoping for. If that’s the case — or you’re just looking to shake things up with a little extra fun or challenge in your workout — check out Carnival’s selection of onboard fitness classes. Whether it’s yoga, pilates, indoor cycling or boot camp, there’s a fitness class that’ll get you the workout you need, and the instruction you need to do it right.
Who said you can't run on water? Lace up your sneakers and hit the deck for a run alongside the ocean at any time of day or night. Whether you feel like an early morning jog or a midnight run under the stars, the jogging track is always open and available for anyone looking to get their heart rate up over the great blue sea.
SkyRide is a bit like riding a bike — you’ll never forget it. But SkyRide is also completely unlike riding a bike, because when was the last time you biked around a ship, high above the deck and even higher above the sparkling blue sea? Zip safely around our two-lane suspended course in a pedal-powered go-mobile, in search of your biggest racing victory, lowest lap time… or simply the greatest view.
SportSquare on Carnival Vista makes not only winning - but even simply playing - fun. At the all-new SkyRide, strap in and zip around a bike course high above the deck. The Clubhouse features indoor activities like mini-bowling and arcade-style basketball... while soccer, volleyball and ping-pong are just steps away. Try for a hole-in-one at SkyGreens, sink "threes" on the basketball court, and push yourself to amazing new heights at SkyCourse, our ropes course.
An ever-changing collection of fine art and limited-edition prints adorns the ships' corridors. These works aren't just pleasing to the eye - many are available to buy during art auctions. Sip some champagne, browse the gallery, and bid on a piece to take home as a trip memento.
You'll find the perfect gifts for friends, family or yourself at the onboard gift shops, stocked with so much good stuff you'll want to shop 'til you drop. With everything from T-shirts to high-end timepieces, lockets to your favorite spirits (available duty-free), you're bound to find something special for that special someone, or perhaps even you.
Wanna splish and splash the day away? Head on over to WaterWorks, our very own onboard waterpark. First up, there's the Twister Waterslide, designed to make other waterslides jealous. It's four decks high and 300 feet of spiraling awesomeness, and the largest on any cruise ship.
POOL DAY! Whether today's the day for a bit of a dip, a dash of splash or even some swimming — or just a serious poolside lounging session — your Carnival cruise has the just pool for you. In fact, pools are so important to a great cruise that we designed many of our ships to have two of them. At an aft pool you'll catch a breeze, plus a sea view featuring the ship's wake, while midship pools have an grand view of a different kind: the big screen's right there for the viewing.