13 Night Adriatic & Mediterranean (Trieste To Barcelona) Sail Date: May 01, 2016 Ship: Carnival Vista Cabin Type: Inside Cabin Number: 9120 Traveled As: Couple Reviewed: 2 years ago
This was a first time Mediterranean cruise, after traveling on Carnival to the caribbean many times. Was looking forward to something completely different and I was not disappointed. The ports were fantastic. With only 2 "fun days at sea" perhaps there were to many ports and no time to catch our breath. I know I could have decided to stay on board at any port, but I didn't want to miss a thing. The ships although bigger than the ones I had been on before had a similar layout so it didn't take me the whole cruise to find my way around.
The tours were perhaps a bit over extended on what you were going to see and some were late getting back to the ship. A good selling point for booking excursions thru Carnival.
I understand the crew was picked from the best the fleet had to offer and it showed, from Matt the entertainment director, to the staff on the Lido deck and beyond everyone was very professional, friendly and efficient at the same time.
Food and Dining
5 out of 5
Ken the mat'rde was always there with a smile and a song to make our dinning a pleasant experience. Also Dragon and his crew at the table made sure we got just the right food.
Pajath on the Lido deck always remembered how we liked our eggs which made a big difference.
5 out of 5
The band Velvet Vibe were excellent, altho sometimes they seemed to be playing more for listing enjoyment rather than dancing. Maybe that extended solo was a bit to long.
No Children with us,
Service and Staff
5 out of 5
Edis our cabin boy was outstanding always willing to help in any way.
Cabin / Stateroom
5 out of 5
The cabin was very functional and typical of an inside cabin. We never spend that much time in the cabin other than to sleep. Had some problems with the TV which was quickly addressed.
Always book the shore excursions thru Carnival as things like traffic can make you late getting back.
Got into Trieste on the last plane in on Sat night and there were no Taxis or busses by the time we got off the plane. It was a mess, after many frantic phone calls, we all finally made it to the city.
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