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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Loved the Vista, staff was amazing ,very entertaining.

The flying Scotsman was awesome and talented . I would add self serve drink machines... Read more
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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

Wet cabin

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Food was good in the dining room but buffet was not ,entertainment was fantastic .The flying Scotsman was terrific.Ship lacks the glitz a cruise ship should have ,but it should not be as tacky as the valor.Ship felt more like an office complex [ cimmon areas]

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
2 out of 5

Loved the Vista, staff was amazing ,very entertaining.

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

The flying Scotsman was awesome and talented . I would add self serve drink machines for people that bought the bottomless bubbles package . It was hot drinks on ice and they were always flat . And I don't think we should have tonqait on a coke that long . We don t drink so going to the bar isn't our favorite thing. 

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
2 out of 5

Horrible Service!

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

AngryBoat was great, however we were woken up at 4am each night of our cruise (except 1) with the sound of crashing dishes or dumping/dragging silverware.  We complained to two people, they came up to investigate, couldn't discover where it was coming from.  Called the customer service multiple times, even at 4am when it happened, but since it only happened for a couple minutes each night they couldn't determine the cause either.  My wife's mother just passed away and we were trying to enjoy some relaxation time.  Instead, we got hardly any sleep, were groggy during the days and basically told that we were "lying" about noises by the service desk.  We paid extra for the nicer accomodations and were not offered any sort of comfort or compensation for the mess they would not fess up to.  Horrible experience.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

great cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

deck party, but the lido deck is slippery and there were lots of falls. They needed to be a little more diligent with the removal of water. The elevators were much better than the last time

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Graduation trip from my parents

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

The cruise was very nice with the exception of the food. The food could have been better as far as quality. Breakfast was the best part of the food choices. The deli section was second best as well as pizza. My father and I had the seafood that you have to pay extra for and that was also good. The dining room food was awful, the butter was spoiled and my mother's chicken was like rubber.

On another note the cruise director and staff were great. The entertainment was also good.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

Enjpy

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

Overall it was very enjoyable. Matt was great as the director. Jai and the night auditor from Zimbabwe at guest services was phenomenal. Our statesroom attendant was excellent. Kimjal the sandwich person on the Lido deck was wonderful. (sometimes she was the only person working at the sandwich shop and lines on both sides). Lenardo and Ronald in the dining were exceptional.

Downsides were too many lines especially on the Lido deck. The bar attendants at the pool on the Lido deck were not very responsive. Did not have good service one night at dinner and if Lenardo (who wasnt even our person) hadn't have helped us it would have been awful. INTERNET was horrid! What a waste of time and money!! Loved Joe Molariti! Tom Foss was good at times but a little raunchy. Price was too expensive and too many people/lines. 

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Fabulous Honeymoon Cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

This cruise was fantastic! We enjoyed it for our honeymoon after having gotten married about 7 months ago. Our room steward, Francisco, was excellent - he was always extremely friendly whenever he saw us in the hallways, always greeting us by name with a huge smile on his face and asking how our day was going! We opted for the flexible dining time option for dinner, and were curious how this would go since in the past we have always done the traditional dining of a set time each night. It went great - we just went to ticket area each night and got a ticket for our seats right away (never any waiting). All but two of the nights, we got a private, two-top table. The other two nights, we were right next to other guests at larger tables, but that was fine. The food was delicious every night and the service was always incredible - never had to wait more than just a few minutes for each course and the servers kept our waters constantly filled. The buffet lines for breakfast were sometimes a little longer than I would have liked, but lunch was always quick - whether we were getting the buffet food or a Guy Fieri burger. One day we tried the Pig and Anchor Barbecue and it was delicious and not much of a wait! Our room was on the Lido Deck, which made me a little afraid that we might hear a lot of noise in our room, but we never did - everything was always quiet in the room, and it was nice to be so close to all the "action!" The Lido amenities (pools, water slides, deck chairs) were very crowded on at-sea days, but that is to be expected on a  ship that can carry almost 4,000 guests. My husband took advantage of the water slides, Sky Ride, and ropes course on the afternoons when we were in port since many people were still off the ship doing excursions at these times, and the lines were much shorter. We enjoyed three awesome excursions on this cruise too - a tour and beach break at Bamboo Beach Club in Jamaica, String Ray City in Grand Cayman, and Salsa and Salsa (and Margaritas!) in Cozumel. All three were excellent, although we most enjoyed String Ray City and Salsa and Salsa. I highly recommend both of these outings! All the shows on this ship were great - we caught two nights of comedy at the Limelight and three of the musical shows at Liquid ("Amor Cubano," "Flick: Movie Magic" and "America Rocks"). The performers were all fantastic! You can tell how much hard work they put in to giving stellar performances every night! For a small performance space, Carnival does amazing things with the sets, lighting and effects too! Besides some of the crowds and long lines on the ship at times, we only had one other minor issue. Some of our alcohol that we had checked was not delivered to our room as it was supposed to be on the final night. But, as soon as Francisco found out about this, he immediately jumped into action, making calls and checking all the different areas of the ship where it might be located. Within less than 30 minutes, he had found it and brought it up to our room (the sticker had either not been placed on the package when we checked it in or it had somehow fallen off, so it got misplaced). But we were not upset about this since Francisco did such an amazing job in tracking it down so quickly! Overall, we had an amazing honeymoon! Highly recommend the Vista and this particular cruise itinerary!  

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
5 out of 5

Carnival 6 day cruise on the Vista

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

We were so disappointed on our room location, two of our cabins were 8266, 8252 but my son's room was 6265 on the sixth floor which I asked for all three to be on the same floor. It was hard to gather together because of the rooms were so far apart, even though we used the phones in the room but if we needed something from one another's room this wasn't convenient for us, to meet up together was a problem and we wanted to stay together!  This is something I had worked on a year before we went so I don't know the problem was!

Lois Barrett

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Excellent cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Great 6 day cruise - totally pleased - good value.

Service was fantastic - everyone was cheerful and exceedingly helpful.

Carnival Vista is a lovely new boat.

Ports of call where all pleasant - particularly enjoyed kayaking in Grand Cayman.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

This Fun Ship is just OK, the staff needs re-training to learn better customer service

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The pool deck is nice & very entertaining. The rest of the ship has really low ceilings which makes the ship feel dated. 

The dining room staff need re-training. It took forever for dinner. Our assigned table was between 2 work stations & when we asked to be moved, we were told we would have to make that request every night. After making a fuss on day 3, we were moved to a very nice table which was designated for anytime dining. The specialty restaurant Fahrenheit is over-rated. The food was mediocre & had limitations re: how many you could get. The desserts were also mediocre. The cabin steward was OK but, I had to request that our linen be changed. The cruise director, Matt, put the FUN in FUN ship. He would be the only reason to try Carnival. Otherwise, I'll stick to RCCL.  

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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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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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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.

Cruiser53312855
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.

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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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