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Carnival Vista

The remarkable Carnival Vista offers a plethora of family-friendly activities, tranquil spaces for relaxation, innovative onboard attractions, and a delightful array of dining and entertainment options. Explore the Carnival Multiplex and the Thrill Theater, where you can immerse yourself in 3D experiences and captivating visuals. The SportSquare boasts the exhilarating SkyRide, allowing guests to zip around a bike course high above the deck. There’s also a basketball court, a ropes course, mini-bowling, and a mini-golf course, all within easy reach. In addition to Carnival’s classic accommodations, Carnival Vista presents Havana staterooms and suites adorned with distinctive Cuban charm, Family Harbor staterooms and suites featuring nautical decor and close proximity to the Family Harbor Lounge, and Cloud 9 Spa staterooms and suites offering exclusive amenities. A variety of dining options awaits, from the Seafood Shack and Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse to Bonsai Sushi and Cucina del Capitano. Carnival Vista delivers the epitome of Caribbean comfort and perfection at sea.

Over the years, Carnival has crafted numerous remarkable ships, but for a truly unparalleled voyage, you must experience Carnival Vista. Carnival Vista offers an entirely new perspective on the sea, allowing you to embark on a Caribbean adventure with fresh and captivating views.

As you begin your journey, you’ll undoubtedly be drawn to the great outdoors. Prepare to be captivated by the sight of flying bicycles, or what seems like them. SkyRide® at SportSquare™ is a dual-track suspended bike course where you can either race for victory or enjoy a leisurely ride with spectacular views. At Havana Bar™ & Pool, you’ll discover an island-inspired oasis that exudes the classic ambiance of Cuban-style lounging, complete with style, mesmerizing views, and traditional cocktails. Carnival WaterWorks™ offers a watery wonderland filled with splash-tastic attractions, including the kaleidoscopic Kaleid-O-Slide™ waterslide, which adds a touch of funky light and color to the usual high-speed splash. If you’re a fan of Guy Fieri, indulge in the mouthwatering offerings at Guy’s Burger Joint™ and Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse™. Adding to the ship’s sun-soaked highlights is the Serenity Adult-Only Retreat™, a tranquil haven for grown-ups focused on relaxation and rejuvenation.

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Galveston serves as a popular cruise departure point in Texas, offering travelers a convenient gateway to various cruise destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico.

Carnival Vista Overview

Moving indoors, the ship maintains its cool factor. Take RedFrog Pub & Brewery®, for instance. Yes, you read that correctly. The latest rendition of our Caribbean-cool pub features a fully operational onboard brewery that crafts exclusive craft beers for you to savor just steps away from the brewing kettle. If seafood is your preference, tantalize your taste buds with Bonsai Sushi™ or the seaside Seafood Shack™, while JiJi Asian Kitchen® and Cucina del Capitano® stand ready to fulfill specific culinary cravings. Carnival Vista also accommodates young travelers with a Dr. Seuss Bookville™ and a variety of youth activities suitable for all kids, whether they’re the little ones, the taller ones, or somewhere in between. On the stateroom front, Carnival Vista introduces two new room categories. The Family Harbor is a dedicated area designed for families and includes a private lounge. All Havana staterooms and suites are conveniently located just off the Havana Bar & Pool and feature unique tropical decor, while Havana Cabanas come with a patio and hammock chair.

One more thing to note: Carnival Vista offers more onboard spaces than ever before that seamlessly blend the indoors with the outdoors. Whether you prefer a crisp indoor environment or the perfect sea breeze, you’ll revel in your ideal brand of Caribbean comfort aboard Carnival Vista.

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Carnival Payments & Refunds

To reserve your cabin and lock in the final price, you will be required to place a deposit on your cruise. After you have placed a deposit to secure your reservation, you will be asked to pay the remaining balance of your fare at the final payment due date.

Deposit and Final Payment

Cruise TypeDeposit AmountFinal Payment Due Date
3-night cruises$100 per person ($200 for single occupancy) 76 days prior to sailing 
4 to 5-night cruises$150 per person ($300 for single occupancy) 76 days prior to sailing 
6 to 9-night cruises$250 per person ($500 for single occupancy) 91 days prior to sailing 
Alaska, Europe, Panama Canal, Transatlantic, Transpacific and cruises that are 10-nights and longer$400 per person ($800 for single occupancy) 91 days prior to sailing   

Non-Refundable Deposit at the time of booking: Early Saver and Super Saver
Non-Refundable Total Fare at the time of booking: Pack & Go

Note: Select promotions require full payment at the time of booking.

Carnival accepts American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover Card for all cruise payments.

Cancellations and Refunds

Penalties may apply if you cancel or change your reservation. Penalties can be up to 100% of the amount paid, and deposits are often non-refundable. We recommend purchasing insurance to protect against covered unexpected events. Please check with your Vacations To Go cruise counselor for cancellation and refund policies for Carnival cruises.

Carnival Vista Dining Options
Carnival Vista CruiseHorizons Restaurant
Cuisine: Continental
Dress Code: Two formal nights; others resort casual attire. Shorts and swimwear not permitted.
Surcharge: No
Reservations Required: Yes
Hours
Breakfast: 7:30 am – 9:30 am on days in port / open seating brunch from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm on days at sea
Dinner: Your Time Dining nightly
Carnival Vista CruiseLido Restaurant
Cuisine: Buffet, Asian, Grill, Salads, Pasta, Chicken
Dress Code: Casual
Surcharge: No
Reservations Required: No
Hours
Breakfast: 7:00 am – 10:30 am
Lunch: noon – 2:30 pm
Dinner: 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Carnival Vista CruiseCucina del Capitano
Cuisine: Italian
Dress Code: Casual
Surcharge: Yes, $18 per adult, $6 per child 11 and under
Reservations Required: Yes
Hours
Lunch: complimentary pasta bar from noon – 2:30 pm
Dinner: 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Carnival Vista CruiseFahrenheit 555 Steakhouse
Cuisine: Steakhouse
Dress Code: Formal
Surcharge: Yes, $48 per adult, $13 per child 11 and under
Reservations Required: Yes
Hours
Dinner Only: 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Carnival Vista CruiseBonsai Sushi
Cuisine: Sushi
Dress Code: Casual
Surcharge: Yes
Reservations Required: Yes
Hours
Lunch: noon – 2:30 pm on sea days
Dinner: 5:00 pm – midnight
Carnival Vista CruiseJi Ji Asian Kitchen
Cuisine: Asian
Dress Code: Resort Casual
Surcharge: For dinner only; $18 per adult, $6 per child 11 and under
Reservations Required: Yes
Hours
Dinner: 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Carnival Vista CruiseGuy’s Burger Joint
Cuisine: Burgers
Dress Code: Casual
Surcharge: No
Reservations Required: No
Hours
Noon – 6:00 pm
Carnival Vista CruiseBlue Iguana Cantina
Cuisine: Mexican
Dress Code: Casual
Surcharge: No
Reservations Required: No
Hours
Breakfast: 7:30 am – 10:30 am
Lunch: noon – 2:30 pm
Carnival Vista CruiseChef’s Table
Cuisine: Continental
Dress Code: Smart casual
Surcharge: Yes, $99 per person
Reservations Required: Yes
Hours
Dinner only: Ask onboard for specific times.
Carnival Vista CruiseGuy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que
Cuisine: Barbecue and smokehouse
Dress Code: Casual
Surcharge: No
Reservations Required: No
Hours
Lunch only
Carnival Vista CruiseRedFrog Pub
Cuisine: Caribbean
Dress Code: Casual
Surcharge: No
Reservations Required: No
Hours
Ask on board for hours
Carnival Vista CruisePizzeria Del Capitano
Cuisine: Pizza
Dress Code: Casual
Surcharge: No
Reservations Required: No
Hours
24 hours
Carnival Vista CruiseSeafood Shack
Cuisine: Seafood
Dress Code: Casual
Surcharge: Yes
Reservations Required: No
Hours
Lunch only; check onboard for hours
Carnival Vista CruiseShake Spot
Cuisine: Dessert
Dress Code: Casual
Surcharge: Yes
Reservations Required: No
Hours
Ask on board for hours

In addition to the restaurants mentioned above, the Carnival Vista also features continental breakfast available by room service every morning until 10:00 am, full breakfast and lunch served on deck, including salad bar and sushi in the late afternoon, a 24-hour Pizzeria and healthful, low-fat Nautica Spa® menu available in the dining rooms.

Note: Open seating at dinner (Your Time Dining) is available in one dining room on each sailing. Guests who choose Your Time Dining may dine anytime between 5:30 pm and 9:00 pm in the main dining room.

Carnival Vista Onboard Activities
Dr. Seuss' Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast

Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast

Additional
Sit down to breakfast with the world of Dr. Seuss.
Build-A-Bear Workshop at Sea

Build-A-Bear Workshop at Sea

Additional
Make cuddly new friends at sea.
Art Exhibitions

Art Exhibitions

INCLUDED
Let us show you what we’ve got.
Men's Services

Men’s Spa Services

Additional
Hey man, been to the spa lately?
martini tasting on carnival cruise lines

Alchemy Martini Tasting

Additional
A martini tasting never tasted this good.
Jogging Track

Jogging Track

INCLUDED
Enjoy a run with a view.

Carnival's Vacation Protection Plan

In life, you never really know what may happen. Carnival Vacation Protection can help protect your vacation payment against the unexpected from the time you leave until you return home. Here’s how…
 

  • Trip Cancellation – In life, you never really know what may happen… but you can rely on the Vacation Protection trip cancellation. If you need to cancel for some of the most common reasons (severe weather, illness, etc.) you’ll get 100% of the cost of your trip back, in cash. If you need to cancel for any reason not listed in the plan — any reason at all — you’ll get 75% back in a Future Cruise Credit Certificate.  Provided by Carnvial Cruise Line.
  • Travel Insurance – Sail through your vacation with less to worry about.
    • Trip Interruption: Up to total trip cost reimbursement if you must start your vacation late or need to come home early due to illness, injury and more
    • Baggage: Up to $1,500 if your stuff is lost, stolen or damaged, and up to $500 reimbursement if you have to buy necessary items while your bags are delayed 24+ hours
    • Medical: Up to $10,000 if you get sick or injured on your vacation
    • Emergency Evacuation: Up to $30,000 for emergency medical evacuation and repatriation (services provided by LiveTravel)
  • 24/7 Worldwide Travel Assistance – Need help while you travel? Assistance is there for you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week… anywhere in the world. Provided by LiveTravel.

 

Carnival Vacation Protection is not available to residents of Quebec, New York or Puerto Rico.

Travel Insurance is underwritten by Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and Affiliated Companies, including Nationwide Life Insurance, Columbus, Ohio (NAIC #23787).
 

This is not a complete description of all benefits and limitations. For full terms and conditions of coverage, ask your Vacations To Go cruise counselor. Prices, terms, and conditions listed in this summary are subject to change without notice, and need to be reconfirmed with your Vacations To Go cruise counselor at the time of booking.

If you book a Carnival cruise, you can purchase insurance from Carnival or from the independent insurance provider, Generali Global Assistance (formerly CSA Travel Protection). Click here to see details of the Go Plan from Generali Global Assistance. 

Carnival Vista Parking Information

Departure for Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Vista will be via Cruise Terminal 25. Parking can be found at one of several outdoor parking garages, covered parking lots, indoor parking garages, or the is also free cruise parking at one of the many cruise friendly hotels on the island. Simply arrive the day before departure and stay as a guest at their hotel and you can safely park your car with them until you return from your cruise.

The Official Port Of Galveston Parking - Galveston Park

Our Port of Galveston discount cruise parking allows cruise passengers to reserve a parking spot when sailing out of Galveston. Find where to park in Galveston for Cruises for the port of Galveston parking. Find Parking near Galveston Cruise for Carnival and other cruises. With the pre-paid parking program, the Port is offering discounted parking rates for spots in the Port of Galveston’s official parking lots. Cruise passengers can secure a spot in advance through our online service and be sure to secure a worry free spot for parking near Galveston Cruise Port. This port parking can be used by Carnival Cruise parking. We value our customers and so if you Park by the Ports, it is safe cruise parking.

Go To the Official Port Of Galveston Parking Page

What you need to know before visiting Galveston

Operating out of Galveston Island, the Port of Galveston is at the heart of cruise life and sits in the West Bay at the beginning of the Houston Ship Channel. This port currently has 3 cruise terminals and serves, on average, over 1 million cruise passengers a year. Located on Harborside Drive in Galveston, the port is connected to the mainland via the San Luis Pass toll bridge and Interstate 45.  The city’s cruise industry has grown significantly over the years, making it a key player in the Gulf of Mexico cruise market.

Galveston Island

Galveston - Destination details

Captivating destination that offers a blend of rich history, beautiful beaches, vibrant culture, and numerous activities for visitors

Galveston Cruise Terminals

Terminals and Transportation

Uncover terminal insights and explore the diverse transportation choices for a hassle-free cruise departure. Get ready to set sail!

Galveston Island

Cruise FAQs

Are you planning a cruise adventure from Galveston but have a boatload of questions? You’re in the right place! This FAQ page is your one-stop source for everything you need to know about cruises departing from Galveston.

Itinerary for Galveston

Before Cruising Itinerary

Relax and Explore Galveston by visiting some of the most delicious seafood restaurants and steak houses in the area, or explore the iconic Moody Gardens and Pleasure Pier.

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