Sleepless nights under the galley

Carnival Vista Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 11

Overall rating:

3.2 out of 5
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Carnival Vista

6 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 20, 2017

Ship: Carnival Vista

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 2412

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Carnival vista has a lo of great ideas that are poorly planned out. Overcrowded and built poorly to accommodate such large groups. Do not book the family harbour if you want sleep, however the common room was fantastic for breakfast as the buffet line was out of control everyday!/


4 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


4 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
This is where the ship wins, everyone at camp ocean is nice and super attentive.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
What crusisesonly and carnival doesn't tell you, is that most of the family harbour rooms are directly under the kitchen galley. All hours of the day, particularly between 2:00 and 5 am (that's right am!) you can hear loud noises, banging and what sounded like (but probably wasnt) furniture being lifted and slammed on the floor. My 4 year old is a deep sleeper, my 2 year old was up all the time crying from lack of sleep. What should have been a great experience was terrible!!!! After numerous phone calls the manager finally called back and offered $300 off our bill. From my calculations we paid $516 a night, I guess it's personal opinion if it was adequate compensation. DO NOT stay in family harbour 2412 and 2429 if you want sleep!!!

Ship tip

Try the specialty restaurants it's worth the extra money as the dining room was less than mediocre.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

3 out of 5

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

4 out of 5

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

3 out of 5


3 out of 5
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