September 2016 - Carnival Vista to Europe
"The Carnival Vista is the largest and best ship that Carnival has." I don't question that it is the Largest ship, but do question that it is the best. This new ship is far from elegant. Many of Carnivals' older ships are more attractive and appealing. Case in point is the Liquid Lounge, theater, the seating is terrible. In most areas, it is not theater, staged seating so viability is difficult. High back seats are intermixed with low back seats. Why? The dancers did their best, but I wasn't the best I've seen on other cruises. Food in the formal dining area has never been Carnivals' strong point, but I found less than your norm.
The good side, and there are many. Everyone on the ship was very friendly and did anything they could to make our cruise enjoyable. Our server, Frank, was extremely competent and made dinner enjoyable. Jamie, the Cruise Director, did a fabulous job, really high energy. Our Cabin Stuarts kept our cabin in fine order.
Would I recommend sailing on the Vista? The answer is yes, but don't expect everything you've had other cruises.