Just ok, wouldn't do again if it was free.

Carnival Vista Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 28

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Carnival Vista

6 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 12, 2017

Ship: Carnival Vista

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 2417

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Too many people, carnival seems to go for quantity vs quality in every aspect. Just doesn't work for our family. Seems they treat their guests like a heard of cattle.


1 out of 5
The cruise transfer people left early, were supposed to be there till 2:30 I even called to make sue because our flight was delayed and we got to the transfer station at 2:25...had to pay uber to get to the ship.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The drink service is extremely slow, we didn't buy the drink package or I would have really been disappointed. Food was all buffet quality, except Ji JI, that was good.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
The activities are not organized well, poor quality, and show times don't make sense for families. The piano bar was the best thing we found, but it was only open one time during the cruise.


1 out of 5
Didn't get to see much due to the schedule, and baby sitting for toddlers was only 10pm-2am...

Children's Programs

4 out of 5
The kids club was nice, and Seuss parade was fun.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff people were great, especially the people in the family harbor lounge. Breska even helped with our twins while we ate.

Ship Quality

2 out of 5
Isn't a high end build, materials, carpets, walls all seem like it was from the 90-2000s. Surprised how much wear the ship already had in 1 year. Looked 5-10 years old.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Our cabin was nice, plenty of room. No light switch in walk in closet, so had to turn all lights on. Very annoying when others are sleeping.

Ship tip

If you are a family, I would go with the mouse! Unless you are wanting a budget cruise with low expectations, it's not for you. So many frustrating things they just don't get.

Ports of call

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

2 out of 5

George Town, Grand Cayman

2 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5


1 out of 5
Complete disaster
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