New Carnival Vista Offers Array of New Entertainment and Activities

Currently on its maiden voyage, the new Carnival Vista features an array of entertainment and adrenaline-inducing thrill experiences.

“Carnival Vista is an absolute ‘wow’ in every respect, and we have put together a line-up of entertainment, activities, and experiences like nothing else at sea,” said Sarah Beth Reno, vice president of entertainment for Carnival Cruise Line. “Our guests are going to love this ship, and their biggest challenge will be trying to choose from among so many different things to do on board.”

First IMAX Theatre at Sea, Thrill Theater Part of Carnival Multiplex

Carnival Vista houses the first IMAX Theatre at sea, including a three-deck-high screen that offers an immersive cinema experience featuring the latest Hollywood blockbusters, family favorites, and IMAX documentary content.

The 187-seat IMAX Theatre is part of the Carnival Multiplex, which also includes the Thrill Theater, a multi-dimensional experience where seats move back and forth and side to side, and viewers are sprayed with water and bubbles to make them feel like they’re part of the feature.

Available on Carnival Vista only is Thrillogy, a scary-yet-fun multi-sensory horror movie experience within the Thrill Theater that is designed for guests 17 and older.

The cost for first-run movies in the IMAX Theatre is $12.95 for adults and $9.95 for children 12 and under and guests aged 55 and over.  The cost for IMAX documentaries and Thrill Theater is $5.50 per person.

New Playlist Productions Shows

Carnival Vista will debut three new high-tech Playlist Productions shows that combine captivating live performances with spectacular LED staging and special effects to create evenings of unforgettable entertainment.  The three shows include:

  • Amor Cubano: A Caribbean Dance Romance, an exhilarating get-on-your-feet show that blends classic Latin songs with today’s hits and features an authentic reproduction of Carnival Vista’s Havana Bar. A seven-piece Cuban-inspired band performs songs by Gloria Estefan, Celia Cruz, and others amid a tropics-inspired backdrop of Cuba and Miami, the latter of which will be the ship’s eventual year-round homeport.
  • America Rocks!, a high-energy show featuring rock anthems by American artists like Bruce Springsteen, Aerosmith, Styx, and Kiss. The glow stick-waving audience cheers on a rockin’ house band with sizzling guitars, pulsating drums. and a horn section, evoking the feeling of classic rock concerts from bygone days.
  • Flick: The Power of Motion Pictures, a celebration of filmmaking with some of the greatest anthems of all time showcasing songs from popular movies like Footloose, Dirty Dancing, and others.  The main character of the show, Flick, takes viewers on a magical journey through different genres of film with stunning theatrical illusions and show-stopping cinematic effects.

All three shows feature high-energy after parties in Carnival Vista‘s atrium, Havana Bar, and other spaces where guests can dance and interact with the stars following the show.

Additional Live Entertainment Options

A roster of popular comedians perform at the 385-seat Punchliner Comedy Club which offers family-friendly and adults-only shows and guests are the stars of Hasbro, The Game Show, which features larger-than-life adaptations of iconic Hasbro games.

New Serenity Nights, Deck Parties and More

At night, the ship’s outdoor adults-only retreat is transformed into a South Beach-style club under the stars complete with spectacular lighting effects and a crowd-pleasing mix of popular music spun by one of Carnival’s professionally-trained DJs.

Already known for hosting the best deck parties at sea, the cruise line takes it to another level on Carnival Vista with the Rock-N-Glow 80s Deck Party where participants don day-glo and other attire from the 80s and dance the night away.

A new Island Deck Party celebrates the fun and spirit of RedFrog and BlueIguana – the colorful namesake characters of Carnival Vista’s poolside watering holes.  In early summer, the Clue murder mystery experience will debut as well.

Spectacular Outdoor Fun

Carnival Vista takes cruising to new heights – literally – with SkyRide, a first-of-its-kind aerial attraction where adventure seekers pedal hanging recumbent-like cycles at speeds of up to 18 miles an hour across an elevated 800-foot-long track.

Kaleid-O-Slide is a new inner-tube slide where riders zip down 455 feet of exhilarating corkscrew turns enhanced by music and stunning kaleidoscopic effects.

Carnival Vista also features a suspended 270-foot-long ropes course, a high speed Twister slide, an aqua spray park with a 300-gallon tipping bucket.

Exciting European and Caribbean Departures

Carnival Vista debuted in Europe on May 1, 2016, and will operate a summer schedule of Mediterranean cruises through October.  Following a trans-Atlantic crossing, Carnival Vista will offer a pair of 11-day voyages from New York in November 2016 before repositioning to Miami for year-round Caribbean sailings later that month.

Additional Information and Reservations

Reservations are currently being accepted for all of Carnival Vista’s European and Caribbean itineraries.  For additional information and reservations, contact any travel agent, call 1-800-CARNIVAL, or visit

Dana Lawson
Dana Lawson
Dana Lawson is a writer and editor who lives in Parrish, Florida, with her husband and son. She has been on several cruises and loves to explore new destinations!

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