Carnival Vista Cruise - Day 7 and Debarking

By: Jenna Barnes

It is the last day of the cruise. This trip has felt like the longest yet shortest vacation ever. We have been running around so much going from show to show and port to port that we used this day to just relax and enjoy our first day of real sun since we got on the boat.

We slept in today and took our time getting up and dressed for the pool. Once we finally got out of the room, we missed the breakfast buffet, so we waited for Guy’s Burgers to open to get something to eat. We each got another juicy burger, and they were just as good as before.

We went to go look for some lounge chairs on the Lido deck, but everyone was out today and the deck was so crowed. It seemed like everything had a longer line, and we waited for everywhere we went. We decided to go up to Serenity, the adult only area, and found a few open chairs. When we walked up there to go to them, the wind almost pushed us back down the stairs. The wind was so bad that everyone’s drinks were spilling, and towels and pillows were flying everywhere. Serenity is on the top floor and that wind just blew through the whole area. We couldn’t handle it, so we went back to the search for lounge chairs on the Lido deck.

Finally, we found a few chairs right next to each other on the upper level of the Lido, and laid there for a while until my already sunburned skin couldn’t handle anymore sun. So, I went on a search to find some chairs on the lower level by the pool. After some searching and waiting, we finally found 2 chairs and I headed to the overly crowded pool to sit in some shallow water in the shade.

After some more relaxation and fun conversations with my friend (from back home, that just happened to be on the same cruise as well), we headed back to the room to get out of the sun and get dressed for some trivia that was about to start. This trivia was What’s That Song: One Hit Wonders. We were just a few minutes late, but Carnival is very punctual with all of their events, and just being 5 minutes late had you missing 6 questions, so we sat this one out and listened to the songs playing as we waited for the next trivia game, Harry Potter. I was so excited for this one because I just finished watching all the movies just a few weeks ago. We got our trivia card and pencil and listened as each question was asked. With each question, I had that moment where you can remember the exact scene in the movie, but I couldn't think of the answer. That happened with several questions, but ultimately, I got 12 out of 20 correct, and I had so much fun with all the other Harry Potter nerds playing with us.

Once that was over, we went back down to the Limelight Lounge for our last comedy show, the adult one, and it was the best one yet. Sid Davis is one of the best comedians I have ever heard. He is so quick with a joke and keeps them going the entire show. I feel that the other comedians took too long to get to the punch line sometimes, and you can usually anticipate the joke, but Sid’s jokes were all out of left field that it really made you laugh out of astonishment sometimes!