There is a lot to like about Carnival Cruise Line’s new Carnival Vista. Above the deck SkyRide takes riders on a high flying ride that includes amazing views of the ship and the ocean. Water parks, sports-oriented attractions and some unique entertainment options can keep cruise travelers busy with plenty to do on their vacation. It may be difficult to find time to enjoy their nicely-appointed stateroom, complete with 24-hour room service from the standard menu plus premium offerings for a small fee. Perhaps the biggest challenge when sailing on Carnival Visa: Where to eat. Carnival guests will have to choose between 20 different venues each and every day. Let’s take a look:
BlueIguana Cantina – serving authentic tacos on fresh-made tortillas and made-to-order burritos that can be personalized by diners at an extensive salsa and toppings bar.
Bonsai Sushi —expanded to offer cooked-to-order items like Shrimp Tempura, Chicken Katsu, Omakase and various noodle bowls, complementing a variety of sushi, sashimi and bento boxes.
Cherry on Top —Cool concoctions of ice cream and toppings, from whipped cream and hot fudge to Oreo cookie pieces & pineapple chunks. When guests order Brownie Buoy, chosen by kids at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – a donation is made to the hospital.
Cucina del Capitano — A celebration of Carnival Cruise Line’s deep roots in Italy —serves up a variety of Italian favorites family-style.
Fahrenheit 555 — This classic American steakhouse offers mouth-watering steaks and other gourmet fare with impeccable service.
Guy’s Burger Joint — A guest favorite, Guy’s features fresh-made burgers, hand-cut fries and innovative toppings created in partnership with Food Network personality Guy Fieri.
Havana Bar — This popular bar specializing in mojitos and Cuba Libres has added a bar menu. From Sabor de Habana, a sampler plate, to ceviche de mariscos, ropa vieja and pan con bistec, guests can taste authentic dishes of Cuba.
JavaBlue Café — Featuring coffee straight-up, or perhaps with an upgrade, JavaBlue Café serves hot and cold drinks with a fun twist. Guests also can enjoy sweet treats and comfort snacks.
Ji Ji Asian Kitchen — Serving up enticing dishes in an eclectic space. Offering a full-service menu featuring a mix of exotic and familiar dishes designed to challenge and delight the senses, the venue offers a truly unique culinary experience.
Pizzeria del Capitano — Pizzeria del Capitano offers five varieties of hand-tossed artisanal-style pizza, all available free of charge 24 hours a day.
Ocean Plaza — An indoor/outdoor café serving cappuccinos, lattes, and espressos as well as pastries and other confections.
RedFrog Pub & Brewery — Delicious Caribbean bites are served here, but the star is the hand-crafted beer brewed on board in the line’s first onboard brewery developed in collaboration with Miami-based Concrete Beach Brewery.
Seafood Shack – A Carnival Vista exclusive, Seafood Shack features traditional fare like New England clam chowder, lobster rolls, crab cake sliders and fried clam strips served by the bucket, with steamed lobster, snow crab, peel-and-eat shrimp and raw oysters sold by the pound.
Serenity — Salads, sandwiches, wraps and other light fare is available at the ship’s exclusive adults-only retreat.
Shake Spot — Shake Spot offers more than just your average shakes and floats. Guests can sip on hand-crafted classics, fruity-flavored treats and even spiked indulgences.
The Chef’s Table — This VIP experience starts with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres for an exclusive small group, followed by a tour to see the galley in operation. The evening concludes with an impressive full-service dinner of appetizers, entrees and desserts, all hosted by the ship’s master chefs.
The Taste Bar — Offering complimentary bite-size preview offerings inspired by popular Carnival dining venues, along with a signature cocktail tied to the day’s particular theme available for purchase.
American Table/American Feast – Featuring extensive menus and wine lists in the Horizons and Reflections main dining rooms with a wide range of appetizers, side dishes, entrees and desserts, as well as shareable items for the table.
Lido Marketplace — A casual poolside eatery offering an array of international favorites, from paninis to comfort food to a New York-style deli and just about everything in between.
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