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Carnival Vista Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 21

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Carnival Vista

8 Night Southern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 20, 2017

Ship: Carnival Vista

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 6457

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

We returned to Carnival this trip because of the new itinerary after a bad experience years ago. The crew was very engaging and friendly. The housekeepers did a great job of keeping the ship clean throughout the week.  Good entertainment and activities. 


The Vista leaves a lot to be desired in terms of design both visually and tangibly.  The atrium lacked in glitz or grandeur.  The "dining any time" requires passengers to stand on long lines on one deck near the photo section to be given a ticket to another deck and location.  There are no amenities offered as on NCL.  So we paid daily and dearly for drinks, excursions, tips, gratuities, taxes, enhanced dining experiences etc.  Fahrenheit 555 was a good choice for a special meal, but JiJi was not there for us. Lastly, we selected our room because we have liked AFT cabins where the balconies are large enough for full chaise lounges.  Yes, we had a large  balcony, but only chairs, while Havana one deck below had it all including access to a private pool

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

See above. In addition to lacking chaise lounges. The cabin had no couch or chairs to sit on to read or watch TV. We had to get in bed to do so.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

3 out of 5

Grand Turk Island

3 out of 5

La Romana, Dominican Republic

1 out of 5

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5
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