SkyRide – a groundbreaking bike-ride-in-the-sky attraction aboard Carnival Vista – has been named Best Cruise Ship Feature while Carnival Dream earned Best Ship Refurbishment honors in CruiseHive’s Annual Cruise Ship Awards in which readers of the site are asked to rate cruise lines in a wide range of categories. This is the second year in a row that SkyRide has earned top honors in the Best Cruise Ship Feature category.
SkyRide is a one-of-a-kind aerial attraction in which thrill-seeking guests pedal recumbent-like cycles across an elevated 800-foot-long track at speeds up to 18 miles per hour while enjoying spectacular views of the sea 150 feet below. The first attraction of its kind in the cruise industry, SkyRide debuted on Carnival Vista last year and will be featured on the new Carnival Horizon when it launches in spring 2018.
Carnival Dream underwent a multi-million-dollar renovation earlier this year that added a variety of exciting innovations, including Guy’s Pig & Anchor Barbeque Smokehouse with BBQ favorites created by Food Network star Guy Fieri, the BlueIguana Mexican eatery featuring its own tortilla-making machine, the cocktail pharmacy-themed Alchemy Bar, Pizzeria del Capitano serving five different kind of hand-tossed artisanal pies, and Bonsai Sushi offering sushi, sashimi and other delicacies from the Far East. Carnival Dream currently operates seven-day cruises from New Orleans and will reposition to Galveston in fall 2019 to offer week-long departures from the Texas port.