Free Carnival Vista Cruise For Best NYC Sunset Photo During ‘Manhattanhenge’ #ShowMeYourVista

Ok, so this is pretty cool. Have you heard about the unique phenomenon called “Manhattanhenge?” In short, it’s a New York City occurrence in which the sun aligns perfectly with the city’s grid, illuminating the north and south sides of every cross street.

If you haven’t seen some pics of this, it’s really beautiful and impressive to see. Here are some of my favorites just to give you an idea of what it’s all about!!!

manhattanhenge Collage

Sources clockwise from top left: one, two, three, four

Pretty impressive, right? City dwellers and tourists alike will be gathering together to snap photos during the beloved Big Apple event which takes place on July 12, 2015. That’s THIS SUNDAY!!!!

Inspired by Manhattan’s awe-inspiring skyline and taking the Carnival Vista’s name to heart, Carnival is conducting a super fun online contest which asks participants to snap their best photo of the Manhattanhenge phenomenon and upload the image on July 12 to Instagram, Twitter or using the hashtag #ShowMeYourVista.  One winner will be selected to win a free Carnival Vista cruise for two. 

All approved images will appear on and will be judged on creativity and originality by none other than “The Queen of Breathtaking Vistas,” Carnival Vista herself who even has her own Twitter account.  Carnival Vista will announce the winner on July 15.

Uh-may-zing!! This is so fun and I love the creativity of all of this. The fact that’s it all about New York City doesn’t hurt either. ;o)

Not to digress, but you know I’m all about cruising with and without the kids. It’s really an amazing way to travel and see a ton of new places. It’s awesome, really.

What? You say you’ve never had the pleasure of a cruise vacation? Do you want win a free cruise on the new Carnival Vista just for taking a photo of a New York City sunset?

Carnival’s newest, largest and most innovative ship, Carnival Vista is set to debut in Europe May 1, 2016, operating a series of Mediterranean voyages before repositioning to New York for a series of departures in November 2016.  Carnival Vista launches year-round six- and eight-day Caribbean service from Miami in December 2016.

I literally can not wait. PLUS it leaves from NYC…I’m in heaven!

I mean, take a look at this ship! How fabulous does this look?

To find out about the Carnival Vista, check out:

For full contest rules and regulations, visit *This is not a sponsored post…soooo…you may see me all over this contest. ;o)

Bill is a guy trying to be dad and husband while running an online media company at home with his wife. Piece of cake.