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Carnival Vista Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Carnival Vista

8 Night Southern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 02, 2017

Ship: Carnival Vista

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 5240

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Vista is everything you think it will be! Incredible ship.....everything about it. Excellent cruise director, Matt! "Can I get two claps!" .....with a British accent! Excellent Assistant manager at the spa. No words! Professional, personable...loves his job!! Said goodbye, gave me a hug on my last day! Book the Havana Cabana....you will NOT be sorry!

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Carnival has a new system of assigning Arrival Appointment Times...it works fabulous! I waliked thru a nearly vacant boarding line. In about 10 minutes, was on the ship with my Havana Cabana cabin READY!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
I loved the Italian Cucina Del Capitino restaurant! Note to the savy traveler: this is a "specialty restaurant" for dinner FREE for lunch beginning at 12:00! Delicious! Same for JJ's Asian Cuisine! Both on Deck 12 across from each other. Market Place buffet.....packed. Good for quick lunch....service great, lines somewhat long.

Cucina Del Capitano

5 out of 5

Excellent food! Choose your pasta menu at lunch! Price included in your cruise for lunch menu. Excellent ambiance, black and white photos of Carnival Captains and fleet....beautiful restaurant! One of my favorite places on the ship.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
The spa was incredible! I purchased the Thermal Spa Package. Purchase early....you can save a bit! This package allows you use of the thermal pool...sea water, mineral jacuzzi and choice of three saunas and a relation room with an ocean view and fruit infused waters and hot tea ....and the bonus is tile heated lounge recliners....contured to your body! NO WORDS!

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The house band "Sweet Soul...." house cover band two performers with band behind...INCREDIBLE. Covered 80s, 90s hits. May I say the male vocalist looked just like PRINCE! Easy on the eyes....hehe.

Art Gallery

5 out of 5

Beautiful Work! Art Auctions fun, informative!

Children's Programs

Did not travel with children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All were excellent! Spa Assistant Manager (male) was INCREDIBLE! At front desk everyday when I checked in....very professional! 1. Remembered my name every day! 2. Very professional in taking me in tour of the spa my first day, explaining different saunas etc. 3. Said goodbye personally to me at the end of my cruise and thanked me for comming in everyday!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Everything NEW! Incredibly clean well kept.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Havana Cabana Cabin....amazing. 1. Cabana porch. 2. Private area on the ship. 3. Ocean view 4. "Havana Experience" haircare, hair gels, lotions, soaps.

Ship tip

Upgrade....book cabin in Havana area! You will NOT be sorry!

Ports of call

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5
Beach to left and right when you arrive off ship. Easy to navigate, people very nice!

La Romana, Dominican Republic

5 out of 5
Did tour (4 hours) by bus. Booked at shore excursion desk. Very informative. Excellent guide! Knew history of island.

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5
Clean port. Shopped. Did not do tour.

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5
Did island tour, excellent. Beautiful European colonial homes, very colorful.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Excellent! Easy....did carryon luggage.....walked off ship. Entire process about 10 minutes!! Two negatives: 1. A cabin steward KNOCKS on your door at 7:00 am! I was so asleep I fell out of bed to answer door! Before I answered door, he said "Time to wake up!" Swear. 2. Walked pass Matt (Cruise Director) very charming throughout cruise, said "goodbye Matt!" ....was two feet away. He looked over me.....continued to talk on walkie talkie.....said "bye"...half acknowledging me. 😤

Traveler Photos

Cigar Factory Open Air Ampatheater Port of Grand Turk Havana Cabana
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