Wonderful experience for our first cruise!

Carnival Vista Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

4.5 out of 5
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Carnival Vista

6 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail Date: December 10, 2017

Ship: Carnival Vista

Cabin Type: Balcony

Cabin Number: 6392

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review Summary

We had such high expectations this being our first cruise. First day didn't work as well as we had hoped - it was disappointing that no one was answering the phones - room service, guest services, medical center and including 911 (we didn't need it, but just wanted to try if someone would answer in case there's a need). Someone finally came to our room, we requested management to try harder. The rest of the cruise got better! The friendly restaurant staff (Michael, Ketut, Edgar) and our room steward (Putu) made our stay memorable!


5 out of 5
I found everyone helpful and had a smooth embarkation process.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Wait staff were truly wonderful! Special shout out to Michael & Ketut for our evening dinner(s) and Edgar for our breakfast on day of departure.

Horizons Restaurant

5 out of 5

Exceptional service and great daily menu selections!

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Fitness center, Yoga


4 out of 5
We enjoyed the Imax show and comedy shows.

Children's Programs

No kids joined us in our trip

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Exceptional service from our waiters - Michael, Ketut and Edgar. Putu took good care of us during our stay!

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
The layout and design were easy to navigate, except for the casino. It would be nice to separate that due to smoking concerns. The carpet needs thorough cleaning especially in the elevator, stairs and main traffic areas.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Love that we selected a balcony room! Roomy enough for what we need and Putu kept it clean at all times.

Ship Tip

Select a balcony room!

Ports Of Call

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

4 out of 5
We ventured the city on our own.

George Town, Grand Cayman

4 out of 5
We took a bus to George Town and did our own exploring. We took a public bus to the 7-mile beach.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
We took the bus and went to San Miguel and then to the beach. It was great!


3 out of 5
Sadly, we felt rushed. Elevators were insufficient, Matt's announcements didn't seem to have helped in this regard.

Traveler Photos

Fun Dinner at Horizons Restaurant!
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