Absolutely Amazing!

Carnival Vista Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
Carnival Vista

6 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 18, 2018

Ship: Carnival Vista

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 2471

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Absolutely fantastic! We defiantly look forwars to going on another cruise!!

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Great!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
We enjoyed Guys Burgers more than anything else on the ship! The dinning room food was wonderful, pretty & good! The buffet defiantly needs better options! The food at the buffet was not very tasty & neither was the cakes (as good as they looked). It would be nice to have some chicken wings, french fries, chicken, turkey, baked beans, mashed patatoes, tacos & mac & cheese on the buffet. The hot dogs should also be on the buffet (not the sandwich shop) I would have to wait 20-30 minutes in line for my kids hot dogs. We really enjoyed the 3 waiters we had at dinner every night (They was amazing) the melting cake was yummy & the baked Alaska was to die for! The pizza was not that great & the eggs for breakfast was never fully cooked.

Guy's Burger Joint

5 out of 5

We always look forward to guys burgers (best thing on the ship) Very good!!

Reflections Restaurant

5 out of 5

Wonderful! Amazing waiters & very entertaining with great food!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
The entertainment is endless! TONS of activities for all ages! My kids (age 5 & 8) loved Camp Ocean, the arcade, water works & movies by the pool! The skyride was a awesome experience & we loved the family harbor lounge! You have to wear tennis shoes to do the skyride & sky course (This is good to know before jumping in line). I would recommend the comedy shows (if your not a sensitive soul). We loved limelight, bingo & all the shows!

Carnival Waterworks

5 out of 5

The kids absolutely loved the water activities & spent a lot of time here!

Vista Casino

5 out of 5

Casino bar was always opened late with a great crowd that kept the night going!

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The comedy shows was the best! We went to all 3 (all different) and laughed all night! Djs was fantastic & we had a lady playing drums by the pool that took request .. We enjoyed that as well. Lip Sync is great!

Club O2

5 out of 5

My 13 old niece loved hanging out here & made lots of friends!

Liquid Lounge

5 out of 5

Awesome place for shows and very entertaining!

Carnival's Seaside Theatre

5 out of 5

Movies by the pool was great!!

Limelight Lounge

5 out of 5

We spent a lot of adulting time here late into the night! Dancing club style with comedy shows & more. We enjoyed the music & entertainment & drinks!

Video Arcade

3 out of 5

A bit expensive for video games but the kids enjoyed it. It was small as well.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Ocean Camp was awesome! My kids (age 5 & 8) loved it!! I didn't like the idea of leaving them on the ship while we did excursions but at our last stop the kids was sun burned a little & very tiered & wanted to stay on the ship... everything went well & it turned out it was a good decision for us. The staff is amazing with the kids & you defiantly feel safe leaving them!

Dr. Seuss Bookville

5 out of 5

Very cute area for the kids to play and read. Loved this

Camp Ocean / Reception

5 out of 5

Great staff and great check in area & a convenient location by the pool.

Outdoor Playground

5 out of 5

Small but very entertaining. This area was open even when ocean camp was closed for easy access to the Fun!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our 3 waiters went above & beyond to make every dinner special!! They interacted with our kids (got them up & dancing) when they wouldn't sit still.. They would kindly sit them up right & talk with them so we could eat! They remembered our names the first night & knew what we liked! They even made our kids towel animals to keep them entertained! They was absoulty wonderful! Our room steward was also a great guy that did a amazing job! I remember passing my room one night & he called from the down the hall to tell me to turn back LoL! Very great people

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The layout & design I enjoyed once we figured out where we could find our main needs (bathrooms, dinner ect) it's a large ship so it took a little bit but we got used to it! The ship was very clean & the staff worked around the clock to keep it clean!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We are very glad that we upgraded to the ocean view this cruise & it had a lot more room! We had a family of four & ocean view family harbor was the perfect choice for us!! We had more closet space & also 2 bathrooms. The Ocean view window was really neat & the kids loved sitting in it!

Ship tip

Wear tennis shoes when going on the skyride & sky course (this is good to know before you jump in line) If traveling with kids there is height restrictions on skyride, sky course & water slides. Certain areas of the ship are more windy then others. I would highly recommend the comedy shows!

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5
It's beautiful, didn't have time to sight sea but I would of loves to have done that.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
We've been to Cozumel twice! Both times we visited Chankanaab Dolphin Discovery & absolutely loved it! The first year we swam with the dolphins which was amazing to say the least! This year we watched the sea lion show, the gardens, the beach & enjoyed the amazing pool! Both excursions included drinks & a buffet (with alright food). The beach & surroundings is breath taking! You can get your hair braided, let the kids play at the playground (Right on the beach) or enjoy the huge pool! It's very pretty in so many ways! We also got pictures down on the beach holding huge Macaws & a Iguana (it was so awesome)!

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
Cayman Islands was Stunning! Our excursion was Stingray City & Turtle Farm! We was a bit disappointed about how small turtle farm was & was not trilled to swim with the turtles with other groups in such a small area but interacting with the turtles was very cool! We then took a very nice boat ride to Stingray City. This was the best thing during our entire cruise!! The beach was stunning, the waters clear & interacting with the Stingrays was amazing!! Each group took turns getting pictures, kisses & feeding the Stingrays! I would suggest bringing a go-pro to catch some great videos! It was a great experience for all ages & we really enjoyed it!

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

3 out of 5
Jamaica was our least favorite destination. We didn't book a excursion (just wanted to explore & shop) but then we was hassled by hundreds of people trying to braid our hair, take our picture, sell us weed which you can't smoke in public by the way (LoL) They was aggressive, wouldn't take no for a anwser & some followed us around for 2 hours! If we ever go back to Jamaica we will defiantly be booking a excursion to avoid this area. A lot of other cruisers that did excursions said they was awesome (Horse back riding on the beach & the Falls) we heard was really cool! On a good note: it was super Beautiful!

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Everything went smooth and fast

Traveler Photos

Macaws on the Beach Ocean Camp Playground My little Stingray My Little Peguin Dr. SEUESS Comedy Shows Excites for Camp Ocean Playing in the Arcade Vista Waterworks Baked Alaska Melting Cake & Ice Cream Chicken Breast
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