Carnival Vista Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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5 out of 5

Perfect itinerary! Clean Ship! Watch out for extra charges...

Sail Date: July 29, 2016

Reviewed: 4 months ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

The best part about this trip was the shore excursions! Naples and Marseille were our favorites - The best of the Amalfi Coast and A Day in Cassis.  The most unbelievable sights I've ever seen. 

 

The ship is clean and has everything you could want.  The only downside is that they do charge for most of the restaurants.  Believe me, the extra $15 per person is totally worth it.  The Japanese, steakhouse and Italian were amazing and we went back more than once! Service is far above the dining room.

 

Only complaint about the ship is for the staff - they do not anticipate needs.  Other than that, they are friendly and prompt.

Great cruise!

Cabin / Stateroom
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Children's Programs
Entertainment
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
The general dining room was unorganized, rushed and poor quality food. All the other restaurants exceeded our expectations!
Barcelona, Spain
Cagliari, Sardinia
The taste of Sardinia was very authentic and delicious!
Naples, Italy
The best of the Amalfi Coast is breathtaking! Be weary if you get sick in car/bus - lots of zig zag driving through the mountains...but the view is worth it!
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
A lot of walking!
Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy
Best place for shopping! Beautiful statues and buildings!
Marseille (Provence), France
We did the Day in Cassis and fell in love with the fishing port. Take the ferry tour for $12 to see the gorgeous white cliffs and beaches.
Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands
Flaminco show was incredible (tapas were not as good) but we enjoyed the old mansion and the ride along the coast. They stopped at a lookout for pictures...amazing!

Tip

Bring a multi outlet plug in (if it is allowed). Only two plugs in the entire room.
Order room service the night before for excursions.



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