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Carnival Vista Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 9
Helpful Votes: 103

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
Carnival Vista

6 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 07, 2018

Ship: Carnival Vista

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 11244

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Very interesting cruise, relaxing, did alot of things we have never done onboard before like Imax, thrill theatre, spa thermal suite, chef's table, Seafood Shack. All in all a wonderful cruise.


5 out of 5
Priority boarding went smoothly.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Loved JiJi's, large helpings, fantastic flavors. Chef's Table was beyond fabulous, well worth the cost and free picture of group included. Seafood Shack was delicious! MDR left alot to be desired. Service was VERY slow and not consistent. Many times we seemed to be forgotten.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
IMAX, thrill theater, playlist productions, punchliner comedy club, trivia, spa thermal suite, casino, Serenity.

Thermal Suites

3 out of 5

thermal suite was not as good as we had hoped it would be. hot tub was not really hot and was small and not comfortable. thermal loungers were nice.


4 out of 5
Shows were terrific but very hard to see due to the arrangement of seating in the theatre. Many seats were wasted because you could not see anything from them. CeeJay Jones, comedian was very good. Other comedian, just blah. String ensemble in Atrium was excellent. Jake for trivia was entertaining.

Children's Programs

no children

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
room steward was ok, hardly ever saw him. MDR staff were terrible, slow and inconsistent, many times seemed to forget us.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
As many have already commented, the ship design was much different from other ships. We especially like the Dreamscapes. The elevators were extremely slow and we would have used Serenity more if there had been more than one elevator that went up that far, you had to wait forever!

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
We had an interior spa cabin. Would not get a spa cabin again. Not worth it. Cabin had much less storage space than cabins on other ships. Room was clean and fairly comfortable.

Ship tip

Try all the dining venues. Thrill theatre was a lot of fun.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida Did not visit port

embarkation, debarkation only

Ocho Rios, Jamaica Did not visit port

was just here in Oct

George Town, Grand Cayman Did not visit port

been here so many times and do not like tendering

Cozumel, Mexico Did not visit port

been here many times and mobility issues make it difficult


5 out of 5
smooth and fast
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