Nice but not overly impressed!

Carnival Vista Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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Carnival Vista

8 Night Southern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail Date: December 31, 2016

Ship: Carnival Vista

Cabin Type: Balcony

Cabin Number: 2270

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review Summary

We weren't overly impressed with the Vista considering it's their newest and flagship boat in their fleet. Except for a couple of things like the Skyride and the IMAX once you were on the ship you could have felt like you were on one of the older ships. The carpet throughout the ship is already showing signs of wear and the flooring in the buffet areas was very slippery. The showroom was not well thought out. Too many obstructions. This was the second new ship we have been on, the first Carnival, and the Vista didn't compare to the Getaway from NCL. The Getaway had much more innovative things like large touch screens near all elevators to help navigate your way around. We did like the selection of ports except La Romana. Nothing to do there unless you signed up for one of the highly over priced excursions. I wish they would have more ships like the Legend. Now that ship has class and style. There was nothing that really set the Vista apart from some of the more recent ships in the Carnival fleet.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


1 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

1 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
we were in a cove balcony and the balcony was a filthy mess. It didn't look like it had been cleaned in weeks. The beds were hard as concrete. We didn't get a single good nights sleep.

Ship Tip

Don't set your expectations very high or you will be disappointed!

Ports Of Call

Miami, Florida

3 out of 5

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5

La Romana, Dominican Republic

1 out of 5

Bonaire, Netherlands Special Municipality

5 out of 5

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5
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