Carnival Vista

4.1 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: XL     Built: May 2016    
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Carnival Vista is an extra large ship, carrying 3936 passengers and 1450 crew, and sails from Miami, Florida and Galveston, Texas.

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3 out of 5

Vista Review

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The dining room reservations were not convenient for group seatings.  Having to check in every day prior to dinner to seat a group of 26+ should not be required.  Other Carnival ships seat the group together at the same location not moving from one area to another every night.  That is not fair to the dining staff.

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3 out of 5

Good times

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Drinks n burgers ....they need more wok stations and announcements about the food ...I would advise friends and family to try the vista ship .....ship is huge ...my child love the huge slides ....however , we need more time on the islands one day is not enough time to enjoy 

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4 out of 5

nice ship not as nice as the older ones

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It is a nice ship.  how can you complain about a 2016 ship.  However I am a return guest of carnival and have been on two other ships they were new at the time when we sailed.  And in both of those ships the grand pramanade and dining halls, and pretty much all the show places were all grand and there was a shock and awe when you saw them.  You couldnt imagine how big and grand and awesome in size everything was.  The carnival vista is a bigger ship but they shrunk everything including the main entrance which was the big shock and awe now is a entrance that leads to a large bar.  It was a nice ship but all they did was shrunk everything including ceiling heights in places and cramped as many cabins as they could into the ship.  Cant blame them for wanting to make hundreds of thousands more per sailing to pay for these billion dollar ships but they should keep in mind that the reason for repeat business is what got them there in the first place which was the awesome ships prior where the shock and awe was impressive.  I am a repeat customer and brought on first timers on the cruise they like it so much we are booking the next cruise days after getting off this cruise but we will try royal caribean this time to see what they have to offer on their new ships, we have sailed with them in the past as well.  If a carnival employee is reading this feel free to contact me.  

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5 out of 5

Great trip to the western Caribbean

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We had a fantastic time aboard Carnival's newest ship, Vista. Although it was big, it didn'the feel crowded. Food was good andabade@sensata.com there were plenty of activities to keep everyone busy. We had one for our best excursions ever in Cozemel. The secret river caving tour was great!

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4 out of 5

Carnival Vista

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This cruise was amazing for me and so so for my husband. There needs to be more men related activities such as bowling, pool, indoor sports , etc.  We both had a wonderful time with cruise director Matt, he was awesome. There are enough activities on the ship for women just need more for men. Food was great and dinner was even better.  Pool needs to be much bigger to accommodate the large amount of children. 

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
5 out of 5

Fantastic Vista Cruise

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A beautiful ship.  Lots of room where you NEVER feel crowded.  Such a pleasure to be able to walk the length of a Carnival ship and not have to go through the heavy smoking of the Casino.  Walking through deck 5 is a joy.  Nice shops, excellent eateries, the marvelous photo shop, and lounges in the rear make it so easy and fun.

Food was very good.

Staff overall were excellent.  

Matt is one of the best Cruise Directors we have enjoyed in our many cruises.  He truly has a fun time making sure all of the passengers are having a great time.

The entertainment was outstanding.  Like the way they change the Liquid Lounge for the shows.  

And, waterpark is one of the best.

Vista is Fantastic.

 

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
5 out of 5

Great cruise

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My husband and I take at least one Carnival cruise a year.  The Vista is a beautiful ship.  We had a great time!  The Cruise Director, Matt was the best we have ever had. He was energetic, friendly, engaging, and a lot of fun!!  I think the only thing I noticed that I did not care for compared to previous ships is there did not seem to be as many wait staff taking beverage orders around the pool area.  My husband and I are not big drinkers but I do enjoy having an "umbrella" drink by the pool. In the past some one was always walking around with a tray holding the drink of the day.  I saw this on the first day of the cruise  and that was the last time.

We have already booked our next cruise we enjoyed ourselves that much.

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
5 out of 5

Vacation of a Lifetime

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Beat vacation ever.  The crew was excellent, always attentive, always smiling.  Matt the cruise director was hilarious. 

 

The Islands were all amazing and unique to themselves.

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5 out of 5

8 Day Carnival Vist Cruise

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We just got back from our 8 Day Cruise on the Carnival Vista and the ship is much bigger than any other Carnival Ship. The only complaint that I had is they should have TV's at the Casino Bar since that is where most of the action is at night. I understand there is a Sports Bar right around the corner but it seems like most people hang out in the Casino area at night and TV's would be a welcome addition. The rest of the ship is great and I love the way they have all the pictures on your phone (download the Hub app before you cruise) or on your in room TV. Steakhouse was great, Italian, Asian, Sushi, Havana Bar etc...All great. The new boarding process is streamlined along with getting on and off the ship with their handheld scanners. I heard a lot of people complaining about the ship ?? Can't please everyone !!

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3 out of 5

to big of ship

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not happy with the lines for everything dinning not happy with any time dinning crew did not take care of it being  clean  there are to many cuts in there service .shows-food selecting's- just a lot of  things 

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Promenade

The Promenade Deck features staterooms in categories HS, HE, and HA, as well as the upper level of the Liquid Lounge, The Fun Shops, Cherry on Top, Sunshine...

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Spa, Waterworks & Sports

The Spa, Waterworks & Sports Deck features staterooms in categories 8S and 4S, as well as the Cloud 9 Spa and Spa whirlpool, the Fitness Center, Carnival...

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Lido

The Lido Deck features staterooms in categories 8F, 8E, 4J, 4I, and 4H, as well asBlueIguana Tequila Bar, RedFrog Rum Bar, Beach Pool and whirlpools, Blue...

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The Mezzanine Deck features the first level of Liquid Lounge, Fun Shops, Vista Atrium, Vista Casino, Club O2, Lower Promenade, Sports Bar, Art Gallery,...

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Contributor Level: Purser

Be prepared that it is a very large ship. There are small bars that people don't seem to use like the Havana Bar. It has comfortable seating ,great bartenders,and a good place if you want a quiet drink. Later it has good music too.

radlejim
Contributor Level: Third Mate

Drinks are expensive. If possible, leave a few breaks from excursions in your plans. Our first 4 days were long excursions and by the 5th day, we really needed a sit on your rear end type break.

phylsalerno
Contributor Level: Third Mate

Don't rush to dinner on the first night m- there will be a line. Go about 5-10 minutes late. Other nights were fine. Do not miss dining in the formal dining rooms at night as the food and service is top notch. We did self debarkation but had to wait for an elevator for about 20 minutes.

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Price

XL

Size

May 2016

Built

3936

Total Passengers

2.71

Crew to Passenger Ratio

14

Number of Decks

1958

Total Cabins

53

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