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Carnival Vista Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean


Contributor Level: Second Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 37

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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10 Night Mediterranean (Barcelona To Athens)
Sail Date: May 14, 2016
Ship: Carnival Vista
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 9462
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

This was a fantastic cruise and itinerary.  The ship was gorgeous and the accommodations were very good.  The food was excellent, and the specialty dining spots were absolutely first rate.  We dined in the main dining room on about half of the evenings and in the various other dining opportunities about half of the nights.  There were comedy shows each night and we attended five or six of them over the course of the cruise.

Be prepared to walk...because there are a number of ports and you will want to see it all.  To do that, one has to be well prepared to walk : the acropolis in Athens, throughout Rome, and Pompeii, and along the marble streets of Ephesus.  This was an action packed vacation for the adventurous, or a relaxed one for those who saw no need to leave the ship on days in port.  Trust me there was no reason to leave the ship except to see the sites.  The ship is Grande with literally hundreds of activities and things to do for folks of all ages.

I highly recommend this vacation to anyone who wants to see a lot of Europe and feel European culture in two weeks. This was my sixth Med cruise in seven years.  It is by far the best and most economical way to see Europe on a budget.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
excellent cabin and accommodations. The bed was wonderful and soft. The balcony is a must and was spacious and well used during the cruise. I was very pleased.

Ship Tip

The ship is very clean and brand new. Do not be afraid to travel about and go solo. The excursions are very good but not necessary at every port. The ship is in port ample time to see significant points of interest at each destination. Be adventurous.

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