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Carnival Vista Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 41

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Carnival Vista

13 Night Adriatic & Mediterranean (Trieste To Barcelona)

Sail date: May 01, 2016

Ship: Carnival Vista

Cabin number: 7456

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

This was an incredible itinerary and a beautiful ship. It never felt like we were sailing with nearly 4,000 passengers. Loved all the private areas and outdoor deck areas. 

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Dining in the Horizons dining room took too long. The food was not very flavorful, especially the beef. Usually it was unseasoned and flavorless. Desserts were good, but on a cruise of this length more variety in meals would be appreciated. My husband was gluten free and He found few options for desserts other than ice cream. When there are so many delicious gluten free products available it was disappointing that this ship had such limited choices. Would also like to see more turkey bacon or sausage available


3 out of 5
We didn't attend any of the shows but heard good reports. I however did not like the way the cruise director

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The cabin was roomy and very comfortable. We had an aft balcony cabin in the Havana area and enjoyed this section very much. The Havana deck was more private and quite nice. Our balcony was twice as large as the side balconies.

Ship tip

The best food for lunch is Blue Iguana Cantina and Guy Fieri hamburger bar. The most flavorful food on the ship. The pizza was pretty good too and they did offer gluten free pizza as well as gluten free buns at the burger bar. Do the sky ride. Such a fun experience and good exercise.

Ports of call

Trieste, Italy

5 out of 5
Spent 5 nights here before the cruise. We really loved this city. Just lovely and not touristy.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

5 out of 5
Loved this port and the tour of the old city in the walls. Beautiful! Needed more time to shop in each port on the tours.

Piraeus (Athens), Greece

1 out of 5
Other than the ruins did not like Athens very much.

Iraklion (Heraklion), Crete

5 out of 5
Spinalonga and Elounda was a beautiful tour.

Valletta, Malta

5 out of 5
One of the most intriguing harbors. Beautiful city and churches.

Palermo, Sicily

3 out of 5
Could not find anything of great interest here.

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5

Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy

5 out of 5
A day in Tuscany San Giamagno and Volterra with farm lunch and wine tasting. Best tour ever! So much fun!

Marseille (Provence), France

3 out of 5
Aix was a pretty town, but the tour was not real interesting. We did get a good amount of free time which was nice.

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5
Stayed four days to see Gaudi's works, plus Montserrat and Sitges.
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