October 2016 - Carnival Vista to Europe
Plenty of activities on board. Smaller balcony and cabin than ours on the new RCCL Ovation of the seas. No fruit punch just lemonade or tea. Limited food options (our opinion) in the main dining so menu got old about half way thru. crew was very friendly. Vista has bigger TVs but very, very, very limited TV choices. Ovation much better. Vista is not as elegant as the Ovation either. Elevators seemed faster than Ovation but were smaller. Ovation had electrical outlet next to bed and the frig kept drinks colder than the Vista. Even the cabin's tissue box doesn't align with the hole so they wouldn't dispense properly. Very odd you can't get from the aft to the middle of the ship on deck 3 and they don't have the usual numbers of public restrooms on the ship. For example, no restroom close by the main dining room. The morning show lacks good info about the ports and they don't give you a map of the port towns like we received on most cruises.
Still, we had a good time, the ship is clean and beautiful (although it has almost no public art) and has lots of activities. The crew is enthusiastic and we might of had the best servers of our 14 cruises.