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Carnival Vista Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 26

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
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Carnival Vista

8 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 27, 2018

Ship: Carnival Vista

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 7356

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Had fun but would make sure to have water and snacks just in case there are major delays

Embarkation

2 out of 5
We waited in the heat for a long time after arriving on time for boarding the boat. No water offered and no real explanation until we got closer and they stated the ship arrived late. They should have alerted guest ahead of time that the ship arrived late and there should be have been some type of compensation or at the very least water for people standing in the sun for hours. We get on the ship and before we can eat we had to go to a safety meeting. Going 5 hours without food for a young child is not a good thing especially in the heat with no water.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Loved the food. Some of the wait staff was a little rude but others made up for it. Mario from Horizons restaurant was excellent and made my parents 50th anniversary and aunt and uncle's 42nd anniversary a blast.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Breakfast and dinner excellent

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Had a great massage but others in my party did not and we had the same package.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Loved the variety of movies

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
My daughter loved this program and the staff especially the night owls.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Need to mark where bathrooms are better. No signage.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Need bigger garbage can or provide garbage bags. Need to make all beds every night.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5

Grand Turk Island

4 out of 5

Grand Turk Island

4 out of 5

San Juan, Puerto Rico

4 out of 5

San Juan, Puerto Rico

4 out of 5

Basseterre, St. Kitts

5 out of 5

Basseterre, St. Kitts

5 out of 5

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

4 out of 5
Very sad about the hurricane damage. Great tour guides. People friendly

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

4 out of 5

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
Only one can say opened. Took longer than expected to get off ship.
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