Cruise Ship Cabins on Carnival Vista

Carnival Vista in Malta

Vista in Malta

Carnival Vista has all the usual cabin categories – inside, oceanview, balcony, suites, and spa cabins. It also has two brand new categories not available on any of Carnival’s previous ships – Family Harbor and Havana.

inside cabin with bunks

Low budget cruising – inside cabin that sleeps 4

The most affordable cabins are the regular inside cabins. Inside cabins are also the least expensive way to upgrade yourself to special locations on the ship. You can find inside cabins in the spa, Havana, and Family Harbor areas so they are the cheapest option to book there and take advantage of the unique perks each of those locations have to offer.

cheap cruise ship cabin

this porthole cabin is called upper lower because it has one real bed and one couch bed

There are even some cabins that book as inside but have a view – the porthole cabins and the obstructed view cabins at the bow. There aren’t many of those though so you have to book early to get one. Inside cabins with just one regular bed are called upper lower whether the second bed is a bunk or a couch bed and are the lowest priced cabins on the ship even though some have portholes.

oceanview spa cabin

spa oceanview cabin

Oceanview cabins provide more space and a view without breaking the bank. These cabins are found on exterior areas of the ship in places where balconies can’t go, mainly on lower decks. Some of the ocean view cabins are among the largest cabins on the ship other than suites. Vista doesn’t have very many regular ocean view cabins though. Most are deluxe ocean view which have an extra bathroom with tub and sink and of course cost more.

5 person cruise ship cabin

Family Harbor oceanview cabin sleeps 5

Ocean view cabins are also available in the Family Harbor and Spa areas. Some ocean view cabins in the Family Harbor area hold 5 people.

spa balcony cabin

spa balcony cabin is the same as a regular one except the colors and the perks

Balcony cabins give the occupants their own little bit of private outdoor space. Vista has some cove balconies on deck 2 as well as the regular balconies higher up.

cove balcony

cove balcony from Family Harbor suite is 1 1/2 times the size of a regular cove balcony

Cove balconies have a close to the water view from a metal surround with watertight doors that lock down in stormy weather and can be found both as ordinary rooms and in the Family Harbor area. Regular balconies on higher decks have a view through the plexiglass fully across the verenda. Balcony staterooms are also available in the Havana and Spa areas.

Vista grand suite

Grand Suites are the biggest accommodations on the ship

The most luxurious accommodations are found in the suites. The ocean suites start the suite category, and for ever increasing prices passengers can move up to Family Harbor, Cloud 9 Spa, Havana, or the extra spacious grand suite. Besides bigger rooms most suites have larger balconies, whirlpool tubs, and come with extra perks like VIP boarding.

spa suite

spa suite

Spa cabins and suites are decorated in soothing colors and come with spa products for use on board, special spa bathrobes and slippers, unlimited use of the thermal suite, priority spa reservations, free fitness classes, and exclusive spa discounts.

family harbor stateroom

Family Harbor inside cabin

Family Harbor cabins are decorated in a nautical theme. They come with access to the exclusive Family Harbor lounge which is open 24 hours. The lounge has board games, video games, concierge service, breakfast and snacks. Kids from Family Harbor rooms eat free in the specialty restaurants and get one night of free Night Owls babysitting at Camp Ocean.

inside Havana Cabana cabin

Havana Cabana Suite

Havana cabins have their own Cuban style decor specific to those cabins and are all located at the back of the ship on decks 5, 6, and 7 near the Havana Bar and the Havana pool. Havana cabins have exclusive use of the Havana pool at the back of deck 5 during daytime hours.

Havana Cabana

Havana Cabana

Havana Cabana rooms have a large lanai on the promenade deck and private access to an exclusive area of the promenade deck from their cabanas. Havana Cabana suites feature rainshowers instead of the whirlpool tubs found in other suites. All guests in Havana cabins must be at least 12 years old.

Havana Cabanas

Havana Cabanas have a walkway on the promenade deck gated off for just those cabins

Some staterooms throughout the ship have connecting doors so families or other guests traveling together can book more than one room and have access to both rooms from within. Wheelchair accessible rooms are also found in a variety of categories although it may be necessary to call or book through an agent to get one because they aren’t always offered online.

cruise ship passenger laundry

launderette on the Vista

Like all Carnival ships, the Vista has self-serve passenger laundries.

Vista inside cabin

inside cabin 6328 is more square than the average cabin and accessed from a third hallway

To view staterooms on other ships, see the Ships and Cabins page.

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2 Responses to Cruise Ship Cabins on Carnival Vista

  1. Den John says:


    I love the interior view of the Cabin, it really looks cool . I will also be taking my first cabin cruise tomorrow, I’m really very excited

  2. never been into a cruise ship…sound really exciting

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