Deck 6 contains cabins. There is also the kids club, Circle C, video arcade and thrill theater. Unfortunately all of these were closed during embarkation day.
Then on the other side of the stairwell, you reach the teen areas.
Deck 7 contains cabins. The IMAX theatre is also on this deck. It’s closed during port days so unfortunately I was not able to get in.
Deck 8 contains cabins and the Bridge.
Deck 9 contains only cabins. It also contains the secret hidden deck all the way forward. This is the outdoor area that stick outs over the side of the ship and give you an amazing view when coming in/leaving port.
Deck 10 starts with cabins in the first third. Walking back you emerge in the main pool area.
Main pool on Carnival Vista. Photo taken from Deck 12
There’s also the Blue Iguana Tequila Bar.
The Red Frog Rum Bar.
Blue Iguana Cantina.
And last but certainly not least, probably the most popular spot on the ship, Guy’s Burger Joint. This is the original Guy Fieri restaurant onboard.
Back inside there is the Lido buffet.
At the very back is the Pizzeria on the port side.
There is also the first Seafood Shack on a Carnival ship on the starboard side.
Tides Bar at Tides pool.
The back portion of the deck is an open pool called Tides Pool.
Deck 11 has cabins for the first third. Outside, there is the sundeck that encircles the pool.
The rest of the deck has outdoor areas with a few indoor venues under the funnel.The forward part is Camp Ocean and the aft part are two restaurants.
Entrance to JiJi’s Asian Kitchen and Cucina del Capitano.
The back part on the port side is the Asian restaurant, Ji Ji’s.
On the starboard is the family style Italian restaurant Cucina del Capitano.
Carnival has always prided itself in its Italian heritage. All of their officers, deck & engine, are all Italian dating back to their very first ship. So it’s fitting that the Italian restaurant onboard pays homage to the history of the line. I actually spent about 15 minutes looking at all the photos they have around the restaurant. Here’s just a small sampling of them.
At the very front of Deck 12 is the Spa and Fitness Center.
There are a few spa class cabins on the deck also.
Outside there is the Carnival Waterworks water park.
The second level sun deck surrounding the pool is just past that.
Past the pool area is the Sports complex with the jogging track. There’s a mini golf course forward of the funnel. There’s also the indoor clubhouse there.
Aft of the funnel is the basketball court.
Tucked away on either side it the outdoor fitness area.
Carnival Ships do not have a Deck 13.
Deck 14 is split into two sections that are not connected. The forward part is more cabins and the hair salon and additional spa rooms.
The aft section is the entrance to the Skyride aerial course. It’s only accessible by stairs.
There’s also the entrance to the ropes course as well.
Deck 15 is only the forward section. This is an adults only Serenity outdoor area. The Serenity bar is forward as is a salad bar.
The area contains luxury outdoor sun bedding and chairs
There are two hot tubs on either side.
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