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The Carnival Vista is Carnival's biggest cruise ship! She has delivers a truly unique experience at sea. Let's start with outdoor fun. You can't help but have your eye caught by - wait, are those flying bicycles? Pretty much! SkyRide at SportSquare is a twin-track suspended bike course - strap in and race around for the win or just cruise for great views. At Havana Bar & Pool you'll find an island retreat that evokes classic Cuban-style lounging with an emphasis on style… and on views, and on traditional cocktails! Carnival WaterWorks is packed to the gills with wet ways to get-a-splashin', including Kaleid-O-Slide which adds funky light and color effects to the usual “speed-n-splash” story. If you can't get enough Guy Fieri, we invite you to try at Guy's Burger Joint and Guy's Pig & Anchor Smokehouse. Rounding out this ship's sunlight highlights is Serenity Adult-Only Retreat, the low-key grown-up spot that's more lounging and hot tubs than action and adventure.
Indoors, things are every bit as cool. Take RedFrog Pub & Brewery for example - yes, you read right, the latest incarnation of our Caribbean-cool pub has a fully-functional onboard brewery that produces exclusive craft beers you can enjoy just feet from the brewing kettle. If you do seafood, you'll want to direct your appetite to Bonsai Sushi or the seaside Seafood Shack, while JiJi Asian kitchen and Cucina del Capitano are prepared to satisfy cuisine-specific cravings. On the stateroom side, Carnival Vista adds two new types of rooms to the mix: Family Harbor is a special area reserved for families and features a private 24-hour lounge and concierge service. All Havana staterooms and suites are located just off the Havana Bar & Pool and feature a unique tropical décor, while Havana Cabanas add a patio with hammock chair!
One last thing you should know: on Carnival Vista more onboard places than ever before span the indoors and outdoors - so whether you set the thermostat to "cool-and-crisp" or "sea-breezy perfection" you'll enjoy your kind of Caribbean comfort on Carnival Vista.
GayGalvestonCruises.com is a proud supporter of USofA Pageants!
We are proud to introduce, Eva DeLeon, Miss Gay USofA Newcomer 2018! Eva will join our performers aboard our 2019 cruise!
Miss Gay USofA
Miss Gay USofA was first held in 1986 and many of the most well-known entertainers have sought and won the prestigious title since. Miss Gay USofA is open to all biological men 21 and older who perform as females. Many of our performers this cruise have won state titles and national titles in subdivisions.
Miss Gay USofA Newcomer
Miss Gay USofA Newcomer was first held in 2010. The Newcomer division is open to all biological men who have not won a state or regional title or been a finalist in any of the major pageant systems. Our cruise features an amazing cast of Newcomer royalty this year including the newly crowned Eva DeLeon - Miss 2018, Domita Sanchez - Miss 2017, and Mari Jane - Miss 2015.
Miss Gay USofA Classic
Miss Gay USofA Classic was first held in 2003. The Classic division is open to all biological men 40 years and older. Our very own Kymber Devine holds the title of Miss Gay Texas USofA Classic 2017.
Miss Gay USofA At Large
Miss Gay USofA At Large is the oldest and largest pageantry system in America for the plus sized female entertainer. The At Large division is open to all biological men 21 years and older and weight 200 pounds.
Miss USofA Diva
Miss USofA Diva is open to all individuals who were born a woman and perform on stage as a woman. Ruby Scott, Miss USofA Diva 2018, will join us aboard this year as our first ever Diva!
Mister USofA MI
Mister USofA MI was first held in 2008 and is open to all individuals who were born a woman and perform as a male. D'Angelo, Mister USofA MI 2018, will join us aboard this year as our first ever Mister!
Mister USofA MI Classic
Mister USofA MI Classic is an MI division open to those 33 years and older. Ken Dartanyan, Mister USofA MI 2018 will also join us along with D'Angelo.
From Houston, Texas, Lady Shamu is celebrating 30 years of entertaining audiences across the country. What began as a Halloween costume in 1987, this entertainer has won many accolades including Miss Globe At Large Emeritus, Miss Texas USofA At Large, Miss Houston America, Miss West Texas America, as well as several bar titles. She currently hosts at Hamburger Mary's in Houston several nights a week, and can be seen performing at many clubs across the great state of Texas, and beyond. Lady Shamu was voted as "Houston's Favorite On Stage Personality" in 2015, and voted "Houston's Favorite Drag Queen" by readers of the Houston Chronicle newspaper in 2014. With a personality bigger than life, this plus size diva will surely make her heart, your favorite vacation destination!
Mari Jane is a drag queen from Columbus, Ohio who now resides in Des Moines, Iowa. She has been performing for 7 years and is the hostess at The Garden Nightclub. Her long list of accomplishments include Miss Gay USofA Newcomer 2015, Miss Continental 2017 top finalist, Miss Ohio Continental 2017, and Miss Addicted to Glamour Newcomer 2015 just for starters.
Domita Sanchez holds the title of Miss Gay USofA Newcomer 2017, an impressive accomplishment having only started drag 3 ½ years ago. Off the stage, Domita works part time in retail, designs and creates costumes, and teaches choreography. She also has an Associates in theatre, and is working towards a BA in musical theatre. She is very excited to have the opportunity to perform for you all on this year's Krewe de Queens Cruise!
Dominique is a native of Louisiana being born in Shreveport, Louisiana but now resides in New Orleans. Dominique works in the retail business and has been in the entertainment field for over 22 years garnering such titles as Miss Gay Louisiana America 2005 & Miss Gay Louisiana USofA 2016. Dominique is a former Miss Gay Shreveport & Miss Gay New Orleans along with so many other accomplishments throughout the years. You can find Dominique DeLorean at Oz Nightclub & Showbar every Sunday night at 9:30pm with an Allstar cast.
The Thinking Man's Drag Queen, Violet S'Arbleu is the former Miss Gay Texas America 2017. Just beginning her 9th year of performing, the many titles on her shelf also include the F.A.C.E. Awards' "Drag Queen of the Year" 2015 and OutSmart Magazine's "Most Divine Drag Queen" in both 2015 and 2017. She has performed on both coasts and has been interviewed and featured on numerous national sites. She has a busy schedule working 7 shows a week at Houston hot-spots such as JR's and Michael's Outpost.
A Woman Best Described as DIVA...And they call her Ruby Scott, Miss USofA Diva 2018.Diversity is an understatement when describing the unique characters Ruby Scott transforms herself into. A native born Dallas Texan, a mother, Glamother, and wife, it is a privilege to watch Ruby Scott in her works as one of Dallas's pristine female drag entertainers. Ruby Scott is a Legend.Innovative ideas and risk taking is how she applies herself to bring any illusion to life and her ability to mesmerize audiences nationwide. Ruby has worked in theater, film and television working alongside some of the biggest stars in the industry.Voluptuous, curvaceous, and sexy best describes the silhouette of this starlet, and performing on stage and on camera is nothing new to her. She is the current reigning Miss USofA Diva, and has held such state and nationals titles such as: Miss Ebony Texas, Miss Lady Texas, The Diva of Dallas, Miss Supreme International Miss Lady Essence International, Miss Femme Finesse Continental, and Miss Texas USofA Diva, just to name a few.Aggressiveness is what she has when using her platform to bring awareness on the discriminations female drag entertainers face in todays society.
D'Angelo is a male impersonator from Dallas, Texas who currently resides in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He is the current reigning Mister USofA MI 2018, and holds many former titles including Mister Tennesse USofA MI 2017, Mister Oklahoma USofA MI, and Mister Texas USofA MI.
Ken is a male impersonator from Lakeland, Florida. He is the current reigning Mister USofA MI Classic 2018, and elated to join everyone on the 2019 cruise and put on an amazing performance!
Eva is the reigning Miss Gay USofA Newcomer 2018. Her entry into the National pageant was her third drag pageant ever, and her final night performance had the entire room captivated followed by a resounding standing ovation. We are proud to have her join our cast aboard the 2019 cruise!
*Only guests who book through us directly (GayGalvestonCruises.com) will be able to attend the drag shows and have reserved seating closest to the stage. We will still welcome guests who book outside of our agency to our events. These guests will need to pay the $50 entertainment charge per person at the door, but will seating will be first-come, first-serve general seating for the drag shows.