Carnival Vista Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
8 Night Western Mediterranean (Barcelona Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 03, 2016
Ship: Carnival Vista
Cabin Number: 11270
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

We booked a Mediterranean cruise to explore new countries, and had a good time visiting Italy and France, and staying in Barcelona before and after the cruise.


VIsta is a new ship, and Carnival's biggest.  It didn't 'blow us away' as we thought it might.  We had previously sailed on the Valor, and thought it just as nice, if not nicer.


Staff were very friendly and helpful (though trying to find our 'your own dining' the first time was difficult).  A balcony cabin is recommended to enjoy some quiet time, and feel less claustrophobic. 


On this cruise, too many things to pay for (restaurants and buses to the port terminals).  This is NOT a relaxing tour, as you'll always want to be going to see things (and they are some distance away) -- not Carnival's fault, just the way this tour happens.


Food was good, though Lido buffet seemed to have less choices than the Valor we had sailed on before.


Easy boarding and exiting, getting off the ship with so many people was also easy.  The elevators seemed slower than on Valor though.


I would not go out of my way to sail again on the Vista.


Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
A balcony is always nice just have to have that extra space, and enjoy a quiet area together.

Ship Tip

See the shows -- they're very good, and the performers are quite energetic.

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