Fun but some improvements needed

Carnival Vista Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 16

Overall rating:

3.4 out of 5
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Carnival Vista

8 Night Southern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 13, 2018

Ship: Carnival Vista

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 3221

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Ship is nice. Couple of disappointing design things we were looking for not there. Need more hot tubs. There were no hot tubs in the main deck with big screen. Pools are small. Service is so slow that I can't believe they havn't addressed that. Buffet SUCKS!!! Other than those things the ship is nice and we had fun.


5 out of 5
pretty flawless

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
The buffet was disappointing. Due to the poor buffet quality, we dined most nights in the dining room. Food there was good and the other locations to grab food was generally good. The service for food and bar is extremely poor. When I say poor, I mean it!! Slow is a understatement and bartenders generally were not personable. They definitely need more bar staff.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
What we participated in was fun but more organized activities could be available with prizes.


4 out of 5
What we saw was well put on and fun

Children's Programs

no children on board

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
slow, slow, slow, slow and not personable

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
ship is clean from what we could tell. There was a bad odor in our hallway last 2 days which was level 3.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
I felt the cabin was very nice

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

4 out of 5
fun at all ports but we did excursions at each and some were thru the boat and some not

Grand Turk Island

4 out of 5

La Romana, Dominican Republic

4 out of 5

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5

Oranjestad, Aruba

4 out of 5


3 out of 5
very slow, but due to government shutdown
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