Too many out of control kids

Carnival Vista Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 16

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
12 Night Mediterranean (Barcelona Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 06, 2016
Ship: Carnival Vista
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 7364
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 1 year ago

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.  

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Unsupervised kids were putting fingers in food and no one every said anything. Rarely did anyone use the hand sanitizers that were provided.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Kids monopolized every game.


1 out of 5
Shows were not worth going to.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Our dining room staff was lovely, especially Friska and Partama. Our cabin attendant, Alfonso was also wonderful.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Very clean. But as far as design, why was a kids water park right next to Serenity?

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
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.

Ship Tip

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

5 out of 5
It was great to be off the ship in each beautiful port.
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