Best ship ever! So much to do!!

Carnival Vista Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 6
Helpful Votes: 49

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Carnival Vista

8 Night Southern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 11, 2017

Ship: Carnival Vista

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 7461

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Absolutely LOVED this ship! The service was excellent, our dining room staff of Arfirst, I Gusti and Puta was incredible! So professional, never had to ask twice for anything! Our room steward Xavier was so hardworking, and was like a ghost. We never saw him go in the room, but it was always spotless! So friendly, and gracious! Loved all the food choices on this ship! All were excellent too. Rode the Skyride, never been so scared, but it was so much fun! Our bar waitress Natasa (we had table 441) was excellent. Our room # was 7461, so happy we spent the extra money for a Havana room! Worth every penny. Only things I didn't like...Did not like the Atrium...there was no breathless feeling when you see it for the first time, and the Liquid Lounge. I am quite short, and I had a terrible time finding a seat where I could see. Don't like the setup in there at all. Thanks to Paulo in the Kors store who helped me find a gift for my friend..such a sweet person! All the wonderful workers on the Lido deck..all so friendly and helpful, and they work sooo hard! Just had a awesome time! Want to do Horizon next!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Excellent on Lido, in dining room, and all specialty restaurants.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
All the shows were awesome! The dancers and singers were great! Matt, the cruise director..what an incredible person he is! He is, without a doubt, the best cruise director I have seen in 11 cruises! He is phenomenal! He can get ANYONE going!

Children's Programs

NA

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
I want to recognize Arfirst, our team head waitress, I Gusti, asst waiter, and Puta, (we had table 441 everynight, anytime dining. Asked for these people every night, they were so special! Xavier, our room steward. So sweet and treated us like royalty, Natasa,our bar waitress at dinner, our excellent waitress in Farenheit 555. Did not get her name, she was so professional, and always was smiling! When we first got on the cruise, we left our coats and our folder of info in the basket aftr we went through security..we were so upset! We went to guest services and this wonderful young man offered to help us, and out he came with the coats and the folder! He literally made our day!

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
It was nice, but it only had one closet. I paid the same rate as my sister did, and she had two closets and a sofa, so I was not real happy with the room. It seemed small compared to other rooms I have had on other ships

Ship tip

Be ready for a great time! So much to do, great staff, cruise director is fabulous, DO TRY the SKYRIDE! What a rush!! Try all the food options,they are all so good! Do the Thrill Theater, it was so much fun! Main thing...be kind to the staff.. they try so hard to give you a good time.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5
I love to stay at The Hampton Inn, Blue Lagoon. Beautiful hotel, but the shuttle to the port is terrible, so take a taxi!

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5
Loved it. I have been there before, so I knew it was awesome!

La Romana, Dominican Republic

1 out of 5
Had a terrible excursion there, did not care for it. It is dirty. We did the Countryside Experience, it was awful.

Bonaire, Netherlands Special Municipality

5 out of 5
Loved EVERYTHING about Bonaire! It was beautiful, the people were so friendly, and the country was so clean!

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5
Loved Aruba too...beautiful place, great shopping! People are very proud of their country!
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