During our cruise on the Carnival Vista, we had the opportunity to experience the new Carnival Hub app and it is amazing! I can’t wait for this app to be available fleetwide! It was so user-friendly, convenient and informative.
I found myself using it more than I really thought I would. It became my go-to when I got lost on the ship, needed times for shows or wanted to know what was happening on the ship.
I suggest downloading the Carnival Hub app before you leave on your cruise. That way you know that it is loaded and you don’t have to try and download it via wi-fi. Though Carnival has done some crazy amazing things to their wi-fi making it super fast and reliable.
Here are just a few of the reasons you are going to fall in love with the Carnival Hub app!
Photos and photo recognition!
You know longer have to look up and down thousands of pics to find your photos from the cruise! With the Carnival Hub app you can take a selfie and the program automatically pulls your photos based on facial recognition. On the Carnival Vista they have giant touchscreens that you can use if you don’t have the app to look through your pic. I love that the ship no longer has to print all of the photos to show them off.
I am the first one to admit that I get turned around and always seem to go in the wrong direction on cruise ships. I also can never remember if the Red Frog Pub is on deck 3, 4 or 5. With the Carnival Hub app you can search by restaurant, attraction, show or bar and it tells you where things are on the ship.
I can get lost and no one has to know it! I can just look like I am looking at my phone when trying to figure out where I am on the ship. LOVE IT!
I am hoping I am not the only one who sometimes forgets what port they are going to the next day. With the Carnival Hub app you can not only see what port you are going to but you can see when all aboard time is too. Along with the number to call if you happen to miss the ship, which I really hope does not happen.
Showtimes and info
You can easily see which shows are playing on which night and what movies are playing at the Dive-In movies! Mark which ones are your favorite and the app will remind you that the show is coming up. That way you don’t have to check your phone while talking to friends or enjoying dinner to see what time it is.
This is the only part of the app that costs money. For $5 you can access messenger in the app. We used it to keep in contact with friends who were on the ship. It worked out great to know where they were sitting in the theater, if they were ready for dinner and what they planned on doing for the day.
Currently available on 13 ships, Carnival’s enhanced Internet access offers dramatically increased bandwidth and speed while the cruise industry’s first social media package provides unlimited access to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn, Pinterest and other popular sites for just $5 per day with discounted plans available for the entire cruise.
Unlike other Internet packages, the social media package is unique in that it allows guests a convenient, flexible and highly affordable option for updating their favorite social media pages during their cruise at one low price. Guests can also upgrade to a “value” package that includes unlimited access to the Web for checking email, sports scores, weather updates and a wide range of other applications.
There’s also a “premium” package that provides the fastest available connection speed allowing guests to access video calling sites like Skype.