If you have ever been on a cruise you will know that there is no shortage of food and on Carnival Vista food is definitely taken seriously. I tried to eat in each of the different options to really get a feel for the food available onboard.
Breakfast was available on the Lido deck which is filled with food stations offering a selection of foods at breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can also have breakfast in one of the sit-down restaurants for something a bit more formal or opt for room service, all of which are included in the price of your cruise.
Lunchtime offers a selection of eatery options that are part of your package including the Lido deck, Guys Burger joint, blue iguana cantina and the 24-hour pizza parlour. You could also enjoy the sea day BBQ which you really shouldn’t miss.
One place I was really looking forward to visiting was the Red Frog Pub where they had a fabulous bar menu which had a small additional cost of around $3. I tried the coconut shrimp, conch salad and jerk chicken wings and loved the fresh flavours. They were definitely worth the small additional charge and made for a lovely treat whilst watching the waves.
When it comes to dinner there were even more amazing options. Obviously the Lido deck is open again with different foods avaiable each day. You can also eat in your allocated dining room. Available for either a timed dining slot or your time dining the menu in the dining room changes each day and features recipes from the ports that you visited. The a la carte menu meant you could eat a three-course meal and not feel too stuffed and yet still be lovely and satisfied.
If you are looking to eat somewhere extra special then onboard Carnival Vista food options do not disappoint with JiJi’s Kitchen, Cucina del Capitano, Bonsai Sushi and Fahrenheit 555. Each and every one of these restaurants had its own special feel to it and each were an amazing experience. I couldnt even tell you what my favourite restaurant was because I really enjoyed them all for very different reasons. Sharing food in JiJi’s Kitchen was a lovely family way to dine and the steak at Fahrenheit 555 was so succulent it didnt even need a knife to pull it apart. The Omakase at Bonsai sushi introduced me to flavours I would never have tried but I am glad I did and the pasta I had in Cucina Del Capitano was so delicious I would have kept eating until I burst.
It is no surprise that after 8 days eating my way through the Carnival Vista food options I managed to put on just under half a stone. Now there were healthy options and the salad bar looked amazing but I am a sucker for good food and with so much to try the salads just didnt tempt me.