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Carnival Vista Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 31

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
Carnival Vista

6 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 18, 2018

Ship: Carnival Vista

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10297

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Overall great experience. The ship provided all anyone could want related to food, shopping, entertainment, and relaxation. The ports of call were very interesting and beautiful. The weather was ideal.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
Was fast to fun, was held up because of entryway picture taking.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Reflections dining room food and staff were great. Our team head waiter, Nolan and our table waiter, Aila, were extremely attentive and always smiling. After the first evening they remembered our names, our, drinks, and treated us as though we were the only people in the room.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The military recognition program was fantastic. Matt did a great job of both honoring the different branches of service as well as the different countries that were represented.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Reflections dining room food and staff were great. Our team head waiter, Nolan and our table waiter, Aila, were extremely attentive and always smiling. After the first evening they remembered our names, our, drinks, and treated us as though we were the only people in the room.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
It was like a floating city. Anything you could want or need was at your fingertips.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Excellent on all counts.

Ship tip

The only issue that was frustrating was the lack of organization related to the food venues in the lido deck areas. Long lines and cross traffic created a less than great experience. I realize that there were thousands of people on the ship and many/most did not think of others, but the serving lines could have been better managed or at least designed to be more defined and better organized.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

3 out of 5
Excursion was cancelled

George Town, Grand Cayman

4 out of 5

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

5 out of 5
Our excursion with the Chukka jeep safari was fantastic. Beautiful country and Ray our guide/driver went overboard to make his group enjoy every minute of the day.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
No delays well organized and well done.
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