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Carnival Vista Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 37

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Carnival Vista

6 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: April 16, 2017

Ship: Carnival Vista

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 2495

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

We found the Vista to have so many offerings - dining, entertainment, etc. - that we couldn't do it all on a 6-night cruise!  Despite mediocre weather all week, we had NO PROBLEM finding plenty to enjoy onboard and onshore.  We love the new boat and found the Family Harbor to meet our needs perfectly (traveling w/ a 6yr old).  The free Night Owls admission, free kids' specialty dining and the Family Harbor Lounge are wonderful perks that more than make up for being on deck 2 (which actually was extremely convenient after all!)  We took advantage of several specialty dining venues (Seafood Shack, Fahrenheit 555 and Cucina el Capitano) and found the quality to be exceptional and completely worth the small surcharge.  Enjoyed the western Caribbean ports of call, the onboard shows/ dive in movies, waterpark and pool areas, sports deck w/ ropes course, Sky Ride and mini golf...even visited the Thrill Theater TWICE my daughter loved it so much (as did we!).  WELL DONE Carnival - the atmosphere and decor of the individual spaces were distinct and realistic (Havana Bar, Red Frog Pub and Brewery, etc.) and we had some great customer service experiences!  We'll be back - soon we hope!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Loved the Seafood Shack and Fahrenheit 555!!!!!! Guy's Burger Joint is ridiculously delicious (and free!) and we heard from friends that Ji Ji's Asian restaurant may be the best meal they've EVER had! Now that's saying something! We'll try that one next time :)

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
LOVE the Family Harbor concept and the room was surprisingly BIG !!!!

Ship tip

Do self-debarkation if you can....we left our room at 7:15, walked right off the ship and were in our car and on the highway by 7:45am !!!!!!!

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

3 out of 5

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

5 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
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