Carnival Vista Cruise Review to Europe

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4 out of 5

Something missing

Sail Date: September 13, 2016

Reviewed: 7 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

"The Carnival Vista is the largest and best ship that Carnival has."  I don't question that it is the Largest ship, but do question that it is the best.  This new ship is far from elegant.  Many of Carnivals' older ships are more attractive and appealing.  Case in point is the Liquid Lounge, theater, the seating is terrible.  In most areas, it is not theater, staged seating so viability is difficult.  High back seats are intermixed with low back seats. Why?  The dancers did their best, but I wasn't the best I've seen on other cruises.  Food in the formal dining area has never been Carnivals' strong point, but I found less than your norm.

The good side, and there are many.  Everyone on the ship was very friendly and did anything they could to make our cruise enjoyable.  Our server, Frank, was extremely competent and made dinner enjoyable.  Jamie, the Cruise Director, did a fabulous job, really high energy.  Our Cabin Stuarts kept our cabin in fine order.

Would I recommend sailing on the Vista?  The answer is yes, but don't expect everything you've had other cruises. 

Cabin / Stateroom
Very good. Cabin Stuarts were vey good.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Piraeus is a port city. Travelers have to take the time and visit Athens and its historical sites.
Rhodes, Greece
Valletta, Malta
Messina, Sicily
Capri, Italy
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Too much to see in too little time. We were glad that we had spend a few days in Rome on a previous trip.
Barcelona, Spain
This was where our cruise concluded. Barcelona is a beautiful city and we took an additional three days to tour it.

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