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Carnival Vista Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 31

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Carnival Vista

8 Night Western Mediterranean (Barcelona Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 23, 2016

Ship: Carnival Vista

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8476

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

We booked this ship after listening to a presentation about it on another ship earlier this year.  Originally booked on Celebrity...similar itinerary.  Embarkation was a one directing passengers as to where to go ,long lines going around and around.  Even though we had a pre boarding time of 12-1230, we didn't get on till 330.  Our cabin was #8476 at the back of ship...great views of where you had been but long walks to see the shows or activities as well to go ashore.  Otherwise room was pretty standard...didn't care for the decks above ours had a clear view of your balcony,,,just wouldn't book it again.


Food was horrible...even in their steakhouse.  No flavor or seasonings added to anything.... Guy's Burgers was the only food with flavor!  Service in dining areas--main dining room and,wok kitchen only fair and poor at times. 


Shows and entertainment good because of a wonderful cruise director,Jaime.  She made it fun.  Shore excursions--most not worth the price.  Booked the "Sacred Rooms of the Vatican" for $255 each and only spent 10 minutes in this area.  All day excursion,on a hot bus and tour guides who were very difficult to understand.  Other excursions to Palermo,Palma and Marseille lacking interest and appear to be just filling the hours.











Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Just would not book this location again

Ship tip

Be aware that early dining interferes with most shore excursions...we never were back on time or made it to dinner on time. After 18 cruises,this has never been an issue till this cruise

Ports of call

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5

Palermo, Sicily

1 out of 5

Naples, Italy

5 out of 5

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

3 out of 5

Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy

5 out of 5

Marseille (Provence), France

3 out of 5

Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands

3 out of 5
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