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Carnival Vista Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 28

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Carnival Vista

8 Night Southern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: April 07, 2018

Ship: Carnival Vista

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 7th floor

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Best cruise I’ve taken so far.


5 out of 5
Quick and easy.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
I gained a pound a day. So that should give you a good idea of how the food was. The custom made omelets on the lido deck were great. The Guys burgers and fries were the best of any on a cruise ship yet. 24 hour pizza place. What more could you ask for? The fact the shipboard entertainment system played Trop Rock was a personal favorite. Imagine a brewery on board too.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
All kinds of drinks and activities. Karaoke daily, shuffleboard, and more.


4 out of 5
Use your ship I D to get perks like free bets and even free drinks after 2000 points.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone was great. Some even went above and beyond. If you can get Roger and Joseph for your meals your in for a treat.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Well designed and the cleaning never ends. However, even with special tissues to open bathroom doors I feel motion sensors on the bathroom sinks would be a real plus.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The room was small but efficient. Clean and well organized. If you remove your pass from the door entrance it shuts down the electric including the outlets. So if your charging something use the USB outlet.

Ship tip

Look for the adult area.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

3 out of 5
If you like big cities it might be Okay.

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5
I loved Margarittaville. Other than that there is not a lot here.

La Romana, Dominican Republic

5 out of 5

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5
Fun island. I think the ABC islands are more like Europe than the Caribbean.

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5
We did the Catamaran and Snorkeling trip. It was a bargain in my mind. 2 different sites to snorkel including a sunken WW 2 ship and free drinks on your return trip.


5 out of 5
Best ever. I carried off my bags and was off the ship 5 minuets after they called our floor. I’m not sure if that’s the port or the ship or probably both. I have waited 5 times as long to get off a ship with as few as 500.
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