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Old January 24th, 2015, 01:57 PM
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Default Pros and Cons of Vista's Havana (Lanai Area) Staterooms

There have been a lot of people that have been raving with excitement about this new Havana Cabanas on the Carnival Vista's Lanai. While there are many cool features associated with these rooms, there are some drawbacks regarding the low railing (someone could jump rail to enter private patio) and there is less privacy than a regular balcony.

I wrote this blog post on my personal blog to compare the pros and cons of staying in these rooms:
Carnival Vista's Havana (Lanai) Staterooms: *Pros and Cons - RyG's Cruise Guide

My main concerns are:
- Safety: Someone Getting On Patio & Potentially Entering Room Via Balcony door (If Not Locked)
- Lack of Privacy

However, the concept is really neat and the aft Havana pool is great! The Lanai is going to be so much better than the Dream Class ships and I think the Carnival Vista will become a popular ship next year.

Have a great weekend everyone! I wish I was cruising this weekend as the weather is so nice!
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Old January 24th, 2015, 11:02 PM
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I am not impressed with the Vista overall.
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Old January 29th, 2015, 01:15 AM
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Will be written in to my list for Vista's Havana
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Old February 26th, 2015, 09:14 AM
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We were booking a Havana Suite but I got really upset with the agent (not a Norwegian agent) from an On-line agency and hung up. I went elsewhere but by then the 1 suite was no longer available (there are only 4 Havana Cabana Suites). Oh well, Our Loss.


Privacy is the big issue for me but my wife thought they were really cute so she wanted one. I also believe the room is significantly smaller than the Oceanview Suite (OS). We spend a lot of time in our suite and also entertain so size is a concern.


Having the Havana pool and lounge reserved during the day is nice and maybe I would spend more time there, I'm not convinced the loss of privacy is worth it.
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They seem to be selling well.
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