Carnival Vista Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

2-3 cruises


Helpful Votes

3 out of 5

Too many out of control kids

Sail Date: August 06, 2016

Reviewed: 2 months ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Balcony

First of all let me say I am a retired educator and still love being around children, however on this ship there were 1200 children. Many of them were running everywhere at every opportunity, sitting on bar stools, in casinos and at inappropriate shows for their age. They took over the tiny pools on the ship and pressed every single elevator button when no one was looking. On the third day of this we went to security to report our observations. We were told that the discipline was up to the parents and that the crew/staff couldn't do anything. The security officer thanked us for our comments and our meeting concluded. I will NEVER take a Carnival cruise again in my life, nor will I recommend it to anyone. The attitude of security and the behavior of the children was totally unacceptable for paying passengers.  

Cabin / Stateroom
Excellent! Spent a lot of time here instead of on lounge chairs around the ship since there were no free chairs. No one monitored all the towels left on the lounge chairs as a way of saving them. Staff said that they remove them after 40 minutes. This did not happen.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Very clean. But as far as design, why was a kids water park right next to Serenity?
Destinations and Excursions
Wonderful port cities. Took many private excursions which were less then carnival prices. It would have been nice to be notified in advance as to transportation and shuttles available in ports.
Onboard Activities
Kids monopolized every game.
Shows were not worth going to.
Service and Staff
Our dining room staff was lovely, especially Friska and Partama. Our cabin attendant, Alfonso was also wonderful.
Food and Dining
Unsupervised kids were putting fingers in food and no one every said anything. Rarely did anyone use the hand sanitizers that were provided.


None. Do not take this ship. Pools and hot tubs were not adequate for the large number of people on board.

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