Category Archives: Vista

The Rock of Gibraltar

Gibraltar We got off the Carnival Vista in Gibraltar expecting to make our way to the Gibraltar cable car, ride it to the top, and then walk down where we would see the siege tunnels, monkeys, and cave on the … Continue reading

Posted in Carnival, Europe, Ports of Call, Vista | Tagged , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Marseilles, France

Marseilles, a port on the Mediterranean coast of France, has been a major commercial port and trading center since ancient Greek and Roman times. It’s second only to Paris for France’s largest city. It has a mild climate and is … Continue reading

Posted in Carnival, Europe, Port Cities, Ports of Call, Vista | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What’s Inside the Leaning Tower of Pisa?

Probably the first thing that comes to mind at the mention of Pisa is the iconic leaning tower. At Carnival Vista’s port stop in Liverno, Italy we decided to go to nearby Pisa to see it. Florence and Pisa are … Continue reading

Posted in Carnival, Europe, Shore Excursions, Vista | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Rome In A Day

They say you can’t see Rome in a day, but if a day is all you have you see what you can. Carnival Vista made a port stop in Civitavecchia, which is as close as a ship gets to Rome … Continue reading

Posted in Carnival, Europe, Ports of Call, Shore Excursions, Vista | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Spaces and Places on Carnival Vista

Some places are standard on all major cruise ships. Besides passenger cabins they all have bars, a variety of places to eat, pools, hot tubs, outdoor decks, shops, a gym, a casino, and a spa. Most cruise lines have more similarities … Continue reading

Posted in Carnival, Vista | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Herculaneum

Pretty much everyone has heard of Pompeii, which was destroyed in an eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. Not so many know about the nearby town of Herculaneum. At our port stop in Naples on Carnival Vista we took … Continue reading

Posted in Carnival, Europe, Ports of Call, Shore Excursions, Vista | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Interview with John Heald – Carnival’s American Table

Ever since Carnival launched their new American Table menus people have complained about everything from the food to the lack of table cloths. A lot of those complaints come from people who have never actually given it a try. We … Continue reading

Posted in Carnival, Cruise Food, Vista | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Food on Carnival Vista

Carnival Vista has a variety of food for passengers to choose from. Some food venues are included in the price of the cruise and others cost extra. The main dining room and Lido buffet are of course included. For no … Continue reading

Posted in Carnival, Cruise Food, Vista | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Halloween on a Cruise Ship

Cruising over a holiday doesn’t mean missing out on celebrations. Holidays give the ships a reason to vary from their everyday events, add extra activities, and do something different and special. Halloween came during the Vista’s transatlantic crossing so that … Continue reading

Posted in Carnival, Shipboard Life, Vista | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Italy – Messina and Taormina

Carnival Vista stopped in Messina, Italy on a Sunday. From the ship Messina looks like a pretty big city with lots of interesting old architecture within walking distance. Being Sunday though they made announcements that not much of anything in … Continue reading

Posted in Carnival, Europe, Port Cities, Ports of Call, Vista | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment