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Carnival Vista Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4 out of 5
Carnival Vista

6 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 17, 2017

Ship: Carnival Vista

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 6405

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Great 6 days.Not much more to say. Bad requirement to have my response be 150 characters when I have given a response to all the previous questions. I have been tempted to just type one character to fill the void and satisfy the system.

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Deli has gone to making their own bread as a cost savings I guess. I was on this ship in December of 2016 and notices this trip that the Deli has changed. I wanted a sandwich on Rye Bread ad they did not have it. They offer a dark bread and a white bread that is made from scratch but very thick and they are quick to offer to toast it in their new ovens that replaced the Panini Press. A good old fashion Tuna on Rye like in a New York Deli was never found.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Comedy club is very popular. Problem is to get In to the show you want to see requires you standing in line for 45 minutes to an hour to insure you can get into the next show. This has been a problem on several Carnival ships I have been on. Royal Caribbean has the right idea with reservations made pre boarding with your online check-in. Carnival may need to take notice to correct this frustration.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Room steward Ryan was excellent room 6405.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Carnival has heard the complaints about the glass atrium elevators being eliminated. This was done of course to make money with the IMAX theater. My wife has a phobia with elevators and was comfortable with the glass ones. Maybe more thought needs to go into this on the ship after Horizon, since it has the same money making set up.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Noise from Ocean Plaza entertainment until Midnight. All else OK.

Ship tip

The Taste Bar is a good place for a basic breakfast without the crowds of the Lido deck. No omlets but all else. Great place to start your day. Ocean Plaza Deck 5.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida Did not visit port

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

2 out of 5
Been several times over the last ten years. Locals still aggressive and no real enjoyment if you don't book an excursion.

George Town, Grand Cayman

4 out of 5
No excursion. Enjoyed downtown.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Enjoyed Mr. Sancho's all inclusive resort. Not a ship sponsored excursion.

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
Long lines in customs due to multiple decks and zones called on the ship at once, to proceed to baggage claim. The cruise director admitted this was his first solo cruise. He needs to work on a more orderly exit.
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