The 10 Best Caribbean Cruisesby Dana McMahan | July 28, 2016
Stretch your vacation dollars with amply sized family cabins on the new, 3,954-passenger Carnival Vista, named for its attention to outdoor space. You’ll find a variety of outdoor dining options, including the aft-deck Seafood Shack, Guy’s Burger Joint, and the BlueIguana Cantina, where meals comes complete with a salsa bar and freshly made tortilla chips. On this ship, even the steakhouse and brew pub have outdoor tables. If you want quiet, escape from it all on the adults-only Serenity deck or in the palapa-filled Havana pool area, which is open to everyone on board — and not just guests in Havana suites — after 5 pm.
Don’t-Miss Feature: Sure, Carnival has plenty of ships with RedFrog pubs, but this is the only one that brews its own beer.
Dana McMahan is a Detroit-based contributor to ShermansCruise who also writes for the Chicago Tribune and The Washington Post.