Most memorable vacation

Carnival Vista Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 39

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Carnival Vista

6 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 18, 2018

Ship: Carnival Vista

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 2210

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

This was the most memorable vacation I have ever taken! It was my boyfriends first cruise and all he talks about is booking another! Every single staff member you had did a wonderful job at making this a fun expierence! They work their butts off to make sure we have a great time. Hardest working staff!!! Matt Richie rich and Sarah were fun and entertaining and had us laughing the entire time. We are planning to book our next cruise but will only be booking where Matt is the cruise director. I couldn’t imagine having anyone else! He brought the ship to life and gave us an unforgettable trip.


5 out of 5
Getting on board the ship was easy and didn’t take long. Figuring out where to go was fairly simple and we didn’t have to wait in line for very long.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We ate in Horizon main dining room every night and were very pleased with the food and the service. The first night the service was a little slow but every night after that was excellent. My boyfriend is a seafood lover and I am not but that wasn’t a problem at all because there were plenty of options for both of us.

Guy's Burger Joint

5 out of 5

Best burgers I’ve ever had hands down. Fast service

BlueIguana Tequila Bar

5 out of 5

Luis was the best bar tender on vista!!! Great drinks, great attitude!!

Redfrog Rum Bar

5 out of 5

Nigel was our bar waiter when we were hanging out relaxing and he was very prompt, always remembered what we were drinking and made sure our drinks were never empty. He was fun to talk to and always had a smile on his face.

Pizzeria Del Capitano

5 out of 5

Pizza was yummy and the workers were always very nice.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Thrill theater was inexpensive and fun! Whirl pools in serenity were also nice, it was relaxing!

Fun Shops

5 out of 5

Prince from the watch store was great! He sold us two watches and was very patient with us through the whole process of deciding which ones to get. He remembered us and always made sure to greet us as we walked by.


5 out of 5
I will say I’m not big into “shows” or anything like that but vista had the BEST entertainment and we made sure to go to something every night. Matt and his E-team were incredible! Richie Rich,Sarah and Matt were so much fun! First thing we did every morning was check the itinerary for the day to see what Matt was going to be doing so we could plan our day around him! I’ve never laughed so much in my life as I did on my 6 day cruise with you guys! I’m not a laugh out loud kind of girl and when Matt was on stage I couldn’t control my laughter. Everything was fun on the ship but MATT is what made this vacation so memorable. He is a good hype man- he brought his ship to life!!

Art Gallery

5 out of 5

Beautiful art with lots of choices

Children's Programs

Didn’t bring any children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
First and for most I would like a big shout out to my room steward I Wayne. First ten minutes I was on board he greeted me and asked my room number, as soon as I told him he immediately knew my name. I was very impressed that I didn’t even have to introduce myself. He asked me if there were any special requests and everyday made a point to greet me my name. I’ve stayed in quite a few hotels and i have never received such top notch service. Let’s just say we tipped I Wayne very well for his outstanding service! Ana ognyanova-bar waiter vista lobby Was also very pleasant and made sure to remember just what we liked to order! Bradley in the art Gallary was very sweet and informative.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ships layout was a little choppy but after a day iy was easy to find my way around. I am very very very impressed with how clean everything was. Bathrooms, handrails, chairs, eleveators-EVERYTHING! Everywhere I looked there was staff cleaning, scrubbing, sweeping, mopping or picking up trash. Not once did I have to step on trash!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cozy, clean, and bed was comfortable. I Wayne did a wonderful job keeping our room clean!

Ship tip

Sailing on Vista is a must and if you do, you HAVE to make sure you’re at any event Matt is hosting! He will have you rolling with laughter! I promise you won’t regret sailing with Vista and Matt!!

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5
No excursion

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
I did the catamaran sail boat and snorkeling with private beach. Sail boat was fun, snorkeling was okay (didn’t see many fish) and the beach was nice! After we were done we came back and caught a cab to Charlie’s for lunch! Best Mexican food I have ever had.

George Town, Grand Cayman

3 out of 5
The port was okay-but the beach was AMAZING!!!! A must see!

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

5 out of 5
Most beautiful place I have ever been! I was a little worried because I have heard Jamaica is scary but I didn’t feel unsafe at all! I had so much fun and was in awe with all the beauty! I’m hoping my next cruise will dock in Jamaica because we weren’t there long enough. The people were a little pushy with buying stuff but I just simply said no and walked off and they didn’t seem to bother with me any more after that. We did the bobsled excursion and it was the most thrilling thing I have ever done. The skylift up was nice with an incredible view!


5 out of 5
Easiet part of my trip! From the time I walked out of my room at 7:50 until I stepped off the boat was a total of 15 minutes!
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