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Carnival Vista Cruise Review to Caribbean

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 47

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Carnival Vista

Eastern Caribbean

Sail date: December 11, 2016

Ship: Carnival Vista

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 11236

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

This ship is by far the nicest ship in the Carnival fleet and I have been on  many. The design, choice of colors, the decor, various restaurants for any dining preference, the thrill theater and Carnival can boast of an iMax movie theater aboard the ship. 


The continual problem that I had with the Carnival Vista was the anytime dining. The entire concept needs to be revamped, it's a nightmare or may I should say depending on the size of your party...our party was 10.The lines are entirely too long and the dining service is hectic because you have a different server every night. Ultimately, delivering very slow to poor service...The food was great and the selections were great...the service side needs to step up the game or Carnival needs to work out a system to make it more efficient.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5


1 out of 5
I could not get to any of the shows because dinner took so long.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
Our teenage son did not have a great time...there were not alot of teenagers on the cruise that were his age (due to school) and the activities majority of the time you had to be at least 18 so the 17 year olds aboard the ship fell through the crack. So the majority of the time he just walked around.

Service and Staff

1 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

I think for the SPA rooms there are TOO SMALL....a few more inches could make the difference.

Ship tip

OMG...You have got to try the Seafood Shack...It's do have to pay for that...but remember YOLO...go for it. Fresh red snapper fried to perfection, tempura shrimp...the food was amazing...that's a winner..

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

3 out of 5

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

5 out of 5

Grand Turk Island

3 out of 5
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