May 2017 - Carnival Vista to Caribbean - Southern
Overall the cruise was delightful. We couldn't have asked for better waiting staff, dining room food was excellent and the ship was spotlessly clean.
We didn't like one of the evening performers act. The Juggler. He had been a clown in an earlier job. Would have been a better act if he had dressed as a juggling clown. The 12 dancers were excellent dancers and singers. We also enjoyed the three violinists. They were excellent as well as the brass band and singers.
The main negative, to us, was the size of the ship and the starkness of the ship architecture. It doesn't have the glitz like the other ships, which I enjoy.
As the ship holds 4000 guests, the chairs on the Lido deck fills up fast with people laying towers on the chairs. Much of the time the chairs don't have guests sitting or lying in them but have been reserved for some other time of day. Very annoying to us. Same does for the Liquid Lounge, the main auditorium on the ship. We believe the architecture was very stark, the seating didn't seem adequate with many of the seats didn't allow good views of the stage.
In summary, we had a great time and enjoyed the ports visited but will probably return to cruising smaller ships on Carnival. One final comment, Matt the Cruise Director was GREAT!