Carnival Vista Cruise Review to Europe

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4 out of 5

Very Good Med Cruise

Sail Date: August 26, 2016

Reviewed: 3 months ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Balcony

The ship is new and large. The ports were why we choose this cruise. Barcelona is a great starting point and is a great city to explore. The stops in Sicily, (although warn you the beaches in Sicily are not like the Caribbean at all. Stony and volcanic sand), but still nice. Naples is great with Pompeii nearby, Rome has so much to offer, Pisa was interesting and Marseilles, France was great. The peoples of Marseilles were quite friendly and we did not encounter any problems. Military and police units are quite visible in Marseilles. Mallorca, Spain was quite spectacular. Beautiful place. Quite ritzy. Took a trip up into the mountains which was also great.

 

Carnival Vista is an interesting ship and offers quite a few amenities not found on other Carnival ships. All of the water works areas are great for both Kids and Adults. The gym/spa area is nice. Warn you that the locker rooms at the gym are quite small, only offer two showers, no steam room, but does offer a sauna. The workout equipment is pretty decent as well. If you want a steam, you have to opt for the Thermal Suites which carries a charge and is co-ed.

 

The food onboard is pretty decent. There a all kinds of specialty restaurants and the Lido deck offers all kinds of food on the buffet lines. The Dining Rooms were good also. One of the best meals we had was on the first formal night which had lobster tails on the menu. The second formal night offered a great steak that you would normally have to pay to enjoy.

 

All in all, a good cruise and would recommend it.   Hal 

Cabin / Stateroom The Standard Balcony cabins are actually quite roomy by most cruise line standards. The balcony itself has room for two chairs and small end table, but still quite enjoyable. Bath area also a decent size and not as cramped as many ships. Plenty of closet space and you can stow luggage underneath the beds.
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Barcelona, Spain
See the church Sagrada Familia Barcelona. It's an ongoing project.
Capri, Italy One of the most interesting tours in Naples is the underground tunnels of old Naples (Roman History).
Tuscany (Livorno) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa and hear the story behind the building of the tower and why it leans.
LA JOLIETTE (MARSEILLE), FRANCE Take a nice coach tour of the city and then explore the Harbour Area. Great city with great food. The people here were quite friendly.
Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands
Take a coach tour up into the mountains and see the villages of the island.

Tip

Book shore excursions early one. We used Carnival Excursions which guarantees you if something should happen on an excursion and you would be late getting back to the ship, they will not leave you. They will leave you if you have booked outside arrangements and you are late getting back.



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