April 2017 - Carnival Vista to Caribbean - Eastern
We enjoyed our cruise, along with cruise "buddies" we go with every time. We had a great time, even though I will say, the Vista is definitely at the top of our list of favorite Carnival ships. We sailed at capacity (4900) and this ship was just not equipped to handle the amount of people who sailed on this cruise. The lines were extremely long with no place to walk as you passed the lines. About as bad as it gets and we've been on 10 different Carnival ships.
That being said, the food was great, best we've had on any of the ships even though the desserts are pretty bad. The chocolate melting cake is good but after years of eating it, it would be nice to have some new offerings that aren't, well.......very good. Desserts is definitely an area that needs dramatic improvement.
Our room was like all Carnival ships, excellent. Our cabin steward was excellent as well, very friendly and polite and exceptionally adept at keeping our cabin in pristine condition.
Also, our server in the dining room, her name was Singsoong is the best we have ever had! She and her crew were just great and rarely made a mistake. Always called us by name, whether in the dining room or on the Lido deck. Always had a smile on her face. Best in the business!
All in all, we had a good time, but again, this ship, when at capacity is not comfortable.
The smaller ships, (Freedom, Liberty, Conquest) are our favorite ships. They were built with comfort in mind and the public areas are accommodating to the amount of people onboard. All ships we've sailed on have been sold out so the Vista just doesn't cut it when it comes to public areas.