Shanida Marks

Explore with Shanida Travels LLC

Carnival Vista-Eastern Caribbean Cruise

Jul 20, 2025 to Jul 26, 2025
Caribbean Cruise

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Cruising Dates: Sunday July 20, 2025-Saturday July 26, 2025
 
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Carnival Vista

Carnival Vista. Carnival Vista has a whole new relationship to the sea, and you get to experience this as you explore the Caribbean with all-new views.

It's only natural that you'll want to start outdoors… so let's. Wait, are those flying bicycles? Pretty much! SkyRide® at SportSquare is a twin-track suspended bike course — strap in and race around for the win or just cruise for great views. At Havana Bar & Pool you'll find an island retreat that evokes classic Cuban-style lounging with an emphasis on style... and on views, and on traditional cocktails! Carnival WaterWorks is packed to the gills with wet ways to get-a-splashin', including Kaleid-O-Slide, which adds funky light and color effects to the 'speed-n-splash' story. If you can't get enough Guy Fieri, we invite you to try at Guy's Burger Joint and Guy's Pig & Anchor Smokehouse. Rounding out this ship's sunlight highlights is Serenity Adult-Only Retreat, the low-key grown-up spot that's more ‘lounging and hot tubs’ than ‘action and adventure.’ (But Serenity's complimentary chopped salad station gets our inner grown-up excited!)

Indoors, things are every bit as cool. Take RedFrog Pub & Brewery® for example — our Caribbean-cool pub has an onboard brewery producing exclusive craft beers you can enjoy just feet from the brewing kettle. We love to toast to what matters, so Heroes Tribute Bar was made for honoring service members. If you do seafood, you'll want to try Bonsai Sushi or the seaside Seafood Shack, while JiJi Asian Kitchen® and Cucina del Capitano® satisfy cuisine-specific cravings. Of course Carnival Vista features a Dr. Seuss Bookville and youth activities for all kinds of kids (the smallers, the tallers and the in-betweeners). On the stateroom side, Carnival Vista adds new types of rooms to the mix: Family Harbor is a special area reserved for families and features a private lounge. All Havana staterooms and suites are located just off the Havana Bar & Pool and feature a unique tropical décor, while Havana Cabanas add a patio with hammock chair!

One last thing you should know: on Carnival Vista more onboard places than ever before span the indoors and outdoors — so whether you set the thermostat to 'cool-and-crisp' or 'sea-breezy perfection' you'll enjoy your kind of Caribbean comfort on Carnival Vista.

 

 

 

lagoons surround multiple recreational and leisure locations at celebration key

 

 

 

The Cruise Port: Port Canaveral (Orlando FL)
You will have the option to fly in a day before the cruise to stay at a local hotel overnight.
 
 

What's included in this trip:

  • 5 days / 6 nights on the Western Caribbean Cruise on Carnival Vista
  • All Meals EXCEPT Specialty Dining
  • Entertainment by the Ship
  • Video Arcade
  • Waterslides
  • Pools
  • Nightclubs
  • Gym & Spa
  • Adults Only Serenity Deck
 
 

What's not included:

  1. Airfare (Available upon request)
  2. Travel Insurance 
  3. Gratuities
  4. Transportation to the Cruise Port
  5. Pre Cruise Hotel Accommodations
  6. Resort fees & Taxes
  7. Wi-Fi on Ship
  8. Specialty Dining
  9. Bottomless Bubbles & CHEERS (Alcoholic & Wine )
 
 
Passengers are responsible for ensuring they are in compliance with each country’s policy regarding required vaccinations and/or proof of vaccination status.
 
Any information provided on travel description pertain to US citizens only. Non-US citizens should check with the respective consulate of the country(s) to be visited for current entry requirements.
 
In order to sail, guest must be in possession of ONE of the following forms of travel documentation; otherwise, guest will be denied boarding without compensation.
 

US Passport Book

Carnival highly recommends that all guests travel with a passport.

US Passport, valid for at least 6 months beyond the completion of travel
 
OR
 

WHTI Compliant Documents

Guest must be in possession of one of the following if they do not have a valid US Passport:

  • US Passport Card
  • State Enhanced Driver’s License (EDL)
  • Original Certificate of U.S. Naturalization and an unexpired government-issued photo ID if a photo is not affixed to this WHTI document.
 
OR
 

Birth Certificate AND Unexpired Government-Issued Photo ID

Guest must be in possession of the following if they do not have a valid US Passport or a WHTI Compliant Document:

  • Birth Certificate: and Government-issued, Original or Copy
  • Photo ID:  unexpired, government-issued for guests ages 16 and older **
** A Mobile/Digital version of a photo ID is not an acceptable form of identification. 
 
 
 

No refunds will be given to individuals who fail to bring proper documentation.

 

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Carnival Cancellation Policy & Penalty:

· Cancellation penalties apply to all guests in a stateroom and are assessed in the event of either partial or full stateroom cancellations.
· The system will keep the higher calculated penalty amount when the guest is cancelled.
· Cancellation of Air guests may result in an additional penalty for the air portion, up to, but not limited to, the full air add-on amount, as imposed by the air carrier.
· Percentage penalty charged applies to cruise fare, air add-on, supplemental fare, cruise only transfers and pre and post cruise packages where applicable.
· No refund in the event of interruption or cancellation by guests after the start of the cruise. We strongly recommend the purchase of trip cancellation insurance such as Carnival's Cruise Vacation Protection Plan.
· Prior to receipt of final payment and if for any reason accommodations are not available, Carnival may substitute accommodations of the same or better quality on another of Carnival's vessels.
· Groups reaching 250 staterooms or more at any time during the booking lifecycle are subject to different terms and conditions - please consult the Charters, Meetings & Incentive dept.
· Vacation Protection Plan premiums are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
· Any unsold space must be released prior to the full penalty date noted above or cancellation penalties will be assessed.
. Fares booked under the Early Saver promotion and subsequently changed to a new rate code will continue to follow the Early Saver terms, conditions, and restrictions.
 
 
 
For Cancellations send email to info@explorewithshanida.com

 

 

When purchasing your cruise vacation, the following are optional:  

  • Ground transportation (transfers) to/and or from the airport to the cruise terminal
  • Fly2Fun air transportation
  • Hotel packages (on select itineraries)
  • Carnival Vacation Protection
Activities & Entertainment
  • Serenity – relaxation area for adults only  (Additional Fee)
  • Free access to all clubs, bars and lounges (karaoke, disco and much more)
  • Spectacular stage shows
  • Live music with band and orchestra
  • Comedy and international singers
  • IMAX  (Additional Fee)
  • Fitness center, steam bath, sauna, jogging track
  • Pools, jacuzzis and splash pool
  • Club 9 Spa  (Additional Fee)
  •  Water Works
  • Sky Ride
  • Mini golf
  • Specialty Restaurants (Additional Fee)
  • Basketball 
  • Library
  • Video Arcade  (Additional Fee)
  • Pickleball
  • Entertainment at the pool (Live music, water games, disco and much more)
  • Massage (Additional Fee)
Youth programs
    • Camp Carnival (2-11 years)
    • Circle “C” (12-14 years)
    • Club O2 (15-17 years)
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SPECIALTY RESTAURANTS - DINING RESERVATION INFORMATION

Like any destination restaurant, reservations are highly recommended. Reservations can be made prior to your cruise on Carnival.com by accessing 'Manage My Booking/Cruise Manager'. Requested dates and times will be honored on a first come, first served basis. To secure your reservation, payment is required at time of making your dining reservation.

Online reservations can be made up to 48 hours prior to your sail date. Reservations can also be made on board at the specialty restaurant or by calling from your stateroom. Walk-ins are welcome as well and will be seated, space permitting. 

If you find the need to cancel or change your reservation, we appreciate you making the change online prior to your cruise. For the Chef's Table and Bonsai Teppanyaki, there is a $25 USD fee for cancellations made within 24 hours of your reservation.

The Steakhouse | Ji Ji Asian Kitchen | Cucina del Capitano | Bonsai Teppanyaki | Rudi's Seagrill | Il Viaggio
The Chef's Table | Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast | Thing 1 & Thing 2 Birthday Breakfast

 

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COMPLIMENTARY DINING INCLUDING
 

“Hey, which side does the fork go on?” is a question you’ll never have to ask at a dining room dinner aboard a Carnival cruise… we set the table for you. We also bring to the table a full three courses in an experience that’s satisfying, not stuffy — after all, you’re just as likely to catch waiters table-dancing as you are to order dessert.

The menu is amazing — and included in your cruise fare! — with fan-favorite Carnival cornerstones now being joined by innovative selections from Emeril Lagasse and our chefs. New choices like Pappardelle with Braised Lamb, Coffee Glazed Roast Duck and Hawaiian Shrimp Poke are sure to please, to be honest… almost every palate. That’s why Carnival’s new vegan dining room menu is so important to making sure everyone finds food they love. Look for plant-based options like Baked Vegetable Au Gratin, Eggplant Cutlet a la Parmigiana — and even modified versions of Hawaiian Salmon Poke and Spaghetti Carbonara! Our chefs always work to accommodate dietary needs, but this menu puts delicious choices front-and-center.

Tip: When you book, choose Early Dining or Late Dining for reserved seating nightly, or go with Your Time Dining to chow whenever the clock strikes “hungry.”

 

Attire: Cruise Casual | Elegant
 
 
 

 

 

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LIDO MARKETPLACE

Featuring an amazing variety of casual dining spots, each just a few flip-flopped steps from the last, Lido Marketplace always has a special something ready to satisfy your latest craving spectacularly. Here we do it with dozens of what-to-eat options... great choices like BBQ, a deli counter, salad bar, an Asian station and a pasta bar... plus one spot where the chef serves up a different surprise daily! At Lido Marketplace, there’s tons of indoor and outdoor seating made for gathering around, so you can enjoy your personal faves in your favorite company for lunch or dinner, or even breakfast! Lido’s also where you can find soft serve, frozen yogurt and fresh pizza... which so far seems to be enough to satisfy everybody.

 

 

 

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PIZZERIA DEL CAPITANO


On Carnival ships, the captain tends to be kind of a big deal — almost a celebrity. On a few select ships, they’ve even got their own pizza spot. The best news? Pizzeria del Capitano is open all day, and late into the night… and you’re invited. (Pizza ‘til 4 a.m.!) And since our captains tend to be Italian, you know we’re talking primo ingredients. Hand-tossed dough, made from imported Italian flour, plus fresh mozzarella form a solid base, and a choice of toppings put the finishing touches on this piping hot, fresh-from-the-oven mealtime — or snacktime — classic. (Also, try our caesar salad — buono, capisce?)


 
 
 

BLUEIGUANA CANTINA

Nobody knows Mexican dining like a blue iguana. Well, our blue iguana, at least. That’s why it should come as no surprise that the BlueIguana Cantina™ features freshly made tacos and burritos stuffed specially for your enjoyment. Throw our homemade tortillas and salsa into the mix, and you have a casual dining experience that will make you say “mmmm” (which is actually Iguanese for “more, please”).

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Payment Information and Due Dates:
 
$75 Placeholder per person is due by April 23, 2024
This is a placeholder stating that you are interested in going on the trip!
 
Deposit of $75 per person is due on July 10, 2024
 
& October 20 2024- $175pp
This is to secure your actual cabin.
 
 Monthly or Bi-weekly Payments will be required
 
 
 
Final Payment due April 10, 2025
 
***Please allow 24-48 hours for payment processing on all payments***
 
 
 
 
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IF YOU HAVE MORE THAN 3 CRUISERS, PLEASE EMAIL  INFO@EXPLOREWITHSHANIDA.COM TO REQUEST A QUOTE

CONTACT US
 
If you have any questions or concerns please contact:

 

 
Shanida Marks

Explore with Shanida Travels

1.646.726.0740

info@explorewithshanida.com

 
 
 

Available Packages

Balcony
Unavailable as of July 10, 2024

Starting At: $1,147.00
Deposit: $75.00 per person

Balcony staterooms were designed for maximumsea breeze and the most stunning views, so look to a balcony if you're looking to cruise aboard Carnival Vista. Any time you're in your room, you're just steps away from your own personal outdoor oasis, featuring the sort of sea view you can also feel.
 
Carnival Horizon Cabin 8208 - Category 8C - Balcony Stateroom 8208 on  iCruise.com

INSIDE CABIN
Unavailable as of July 10, 2024

Starting At: $943.56
Deposit: $75.00 per person

Interior Cabin- Our most affordable way to experience all the excitement, withou t cutting corners on comfort. Full private bathroom, complementary 24-hour room service - plus linens you can feel at home.
 
 
 
 
   Carnival Interior Room Guide: What to Expect (With Photos)(2024) 

Extra Options

GRATUITIES
Available until April 10, 2025

$96.00
Deposit: $96.00

Starting Price $96 per person base room category.
 
You paid add it on now to reservation or later
 
 
It is customary for our guests to extend gratuities to the shipboard staff in appreciation for their hard work and exceptional service. 100% of your gratuities are distributed to the crew who you interact with, such as your stateroom attendants, dining and culinary services staff, as well as others who work behind the scenes to enhance your overall cruise experience. Applying this charge automatically streamlines the recognition process and ensures our crew will share in your generosity.   
 

Additional Information

  • Gratuities are assessed on all guests, with the exception of children under the age of 2.
  • Gratuities apply regardless of the dining options selected, such as eating at the casual dining restaurant or open seating dining.
  • For beverage purchases, an 18% service charge will be added to the bill.
  • An 18% service charge will be added to the cover charge for the Chef’s Table and Bonsai Teppanyaki as well as the nominal à la carte fee at Bonsai Sushi, Emeril’s Bistro 1396, Emeril's Bistro 1397, Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse | Brewhouse and Seafood Shack; additional gratuities can be added at the guest's discretion.
  • A gratuity may be extended to room service staff as service is rendered.
 
Please note if this is not accepted at time of booking, you will be responsible for this amount, and it will be posted to your Sail & Sign account on the second to last day of the cruise.