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The 7 Best Bars On Board Carnival Vista

Imagine sitting back and relaxing with ocean views, live music and a specialty cocktail to thrill your tastebuds, on your cruise from Galveston. Sunny days and fun nights await, at Carnival Vista’s exciting range of bars.

Whether you’re looking for a refreshing poolside rum, a beer with your favorite sports on the big screen or a custom cocktail in elegant surroundings, a cruise to the Caribbean guarantees plenty of opportunities to say, ‘Cheers!’

Here’s where you’ll find them.

RedFrog Pub and Brewery: Beer Connoisseur Heaven

How would you like to sip on a cold beer in North America’s first-ever brewery at sea? RedFrog Pub and Brewery lets you do just that, with a Caribbean vibe to set the scene. You can even take a brewery tour to find out how the brewmasters work their magic on a cruise ship.

This is the place to try signature brews you won’t find anywhere else, such as the bold ThirstyFrog® RED, with hints of toasted malt. How about an orange-infused ThirstyFrog® Caribbean Wheat or a dark ThirstyFrog® Java Stout, with rich roasted coffee and chocolate flavors?

Enjoy a pint at the bar or even grab a growler, for beer on the go around the cruise ship. If you’re not a fan of beer, never fear. Make the most of live music, a chilled-out atmosphere and pub games with a craft cocktail, a tropical rum or an array of tasty bites instead.

brewmaster examining fresh beer made onboard carnival vista

Havana Bar: Flavors of Cuba

Coffee and cocktails inspired by Old Havana are yours for the sipping, at Havana Bar on Carnival Vista. Be enchanted by old postcards and vintage literature evoking the timeless appeal of Cuba. Then, order a Cuban coffee like Cafecito – an espresso whipped with sugar – or one of your favorites such as a cappuccino or cafe latte.

When it’s cocktail hour, handcrafted Cuban creations delight your palate. Try a Havana Especial, with Bacardi maestro de ron, maraschino liqueur and fresh pineapple, or a cooling Mojito. Having an alcohol-free night? You won’t miss out at Havana Bar, with zero-alcohol beverages including Ponche Havana with pineapple, orange and lime juices, to keep you dancing long into the night.

trumpet player playing live music at the havana bar as guests dance along

RedFrog Rum Bar: A Taste of the Caribbean

What’s the perfect drink for a cruise to the Caribbean? A fruity, rum-based cocktail of course! Relax or party poolside at the RedFrog Rum Bar and enjoy island flavors by the glass or pitcher. Indulge in a Red’s Rum Treasure, with premium-aged Zaya Gran Reserva Rum, Malibu Coconut Rum, Sprite, guava pineapple juice and grated nutmeg.

After a swim, complete your cooldown with a frozen Mango Magic, a combination of Bacardi Mango Rum, Bacardi Oakheart Spiced Rum, mango and citrus. You’ll also find soft drinks as well as draft, bottled and buckets of beer to ensure everyone’s taste buds are satisfied.

bartender serving a guest a cocktail during their cruise onboard carnival vista

Alchemy Bar: Cocktail Creations

Looking for something a little different? At Alchemy Bar, cocktail creations are a dream come true, with Passion Potions, Energizing Elixirs and so much more. Expert mix-masters at this vintage-themed venue blend custom cocktails just the way you like them. Or, you can choose from a menu of surprising blends and enticing flavors, with or without alcohol.

Revitalize after a big day of shore excursions, with The Youthful & Bold Beritini, blended with Grey Goose Cherry Noir Vodka, St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, strawberries, fresh lime juice and soda. Delve into Alchemy Bar’s Medicine Cabinet and treat yourself to a Curative Peach Cosmopolitan, a taste sensation of Absolut Citron Vodka, Peach Schnapps, cranberry juice and fresh citrus.

guest having a good time at the alchemy bar onboard carnival vista as a bartender serves a cocktail

BlueIguana Tequila Bar: Mexican Favorites

Did somebody say, ‘tequila’? Carnival Vista brings your Mexican favorites, at BlueIguana Tequila Bar. The colorful venue features an array of brands, like Roca Patrón Silver, Del Maguey ‘Vida’ Mezcal, José Cuervo Tradicional Silver and El Jimador Silver. But, tequila is just the start at this poolside bar.

Blue’s Patrón Margarita gets the party started, with Patrón Silver Tequila, Patrón Citrónge and lime juice. Ever tried a beer cocktail? You can, with Blue’s ‘Corona Extra’ Michelada, featuring fresh lime juice, worcestershire, tabasco and Corona Extra beer in a salt-rimmed glass. For extra sunny days, refresh with a frozen blend or an icy cold draft beer.

3 friends enjoying a few cocktails served at blueiguana tequila bar onboard carnival vista

Piano Bar: Foot-Tapping Singalongs

When nothing but a singalong will do, Piano Bar is the place for you. Request show-stopping tunes from resident musicians and give your vocal cords a workout, while your feet tap along to the fun. A singalong just wouldn’t be the same without a cocktail or two and this elegant bar features musically-themed delights.

Get ready to hit the high notes with I Want to Sing, a cocktail mixed with Absolut Raspberri Vodka, Rockstar Energy Drink and cranberry juice. Fancy your own Show Stopper? This drink thrills with Absolut Citron, Champagne, strawberry purée and lime juice. If mocktails are more your thing, try The Virtuoso for a hit of cranberry and grapefruit juices with a dash of fresh lime.

guest sing along with the piano player at the piano bar onboard carnival vista

SkyBox Sports Bar: Big Screen Action

Just because you’re on a cruise to the Caribbean, doesn’t mean you miss out on big screen sporting action. SkyBox Sports Bar brings your favorite teams to sea, with real-time games, scores and even sports game titles for some friendly competition with friends and family.

All that cheering means you’ll need to quench your thirst and you’ll find plenty of options to keep you going. A Beer Bucket Special is a great way to kick off the action. SkyBox Signature Cocktails help you celebrate a win, with a Grand Slam that features Bombay Original, Skyy Cherry Vodka, Flor de Caña Rum, El Jimador Tequila, Patrón Citrónge, Sprite and a dash of Chambord.

guests celebrating as the watch their favorite team play at skybox sports bar

Cheers! Drink Package

What’s the best way to make the most of the bars onboard Carnival Vista? A prepaid bar package. Just say Cheers! When you sign up for this prepaid drinks package, you’ll get your favorite beverages onboard, without the bill. One flat price includes drinks at the casino and from all the best bars, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to use it.

A cruise to the Caribbean is a journey into new landscapes, exotic cultures and exciting adventures. However, at Carnival Vista’s best bars, it’s also a chance to try specialty drinks that perfectly complement tropical days and nights full of fun at sea.