2nd leg of my back to back

Carnival Vista Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 21

Overall rating:

3.7 out of 5
Carnival Vista

6 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: April 15, 2018

Ship: Carnival Vista

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 7458

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

outside of tourist areas in jamaica were sketchy and people were pushy and unfriendly, grand cayman was touristy and uneventful, cozumel was beautiful and the people friendly as usuall.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
back to back embarkation experience was not as quick and smooth as it should be

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Shake Spot

3 out of 5

they actually have real ice cream and not that soft serve frozen treat stuff they call ice cream you get in the lido buffet. but once again its an extra cost which makes carnival seem a little petty.

Horizons Restaurant

3 out of 5

food was below average, service is slow and decor is underwhelming

Seafood Shack

3 out of 5

good food but just another pay extra venue to suck as many dollars out of you as they can. MORE INCLUSIVE and LESS EXTRAS!

Vista Lobby and Bar

3 out of 5

decent seating just too underwhelming to want to hang out there

Tides Bar

5 out of 5

beautiful area, nice easy access bar, great view off the back of the ship and down onto the havana area

Serenity Bar

4 out of 5

beautiful area could have better service around the deck

Plaza Bar

4 out of 5

decent size bar with easy access and entertainment on the stairway balcony as usual but decor and size of atrium is very underwhelming

Redfrog Pub and Brewery

5 out of 5

great bar biggest bar ive seen on any ship and has small entertainment area

Redfrog Rum Bar

5 out of 5

friendly staff, quick service, easy access

Pizzeria Del Capitano

3 out of 5

always open, lines are fast but pizza is just ok

Piano Bar

2 out of 5

have always enjoyed the fun laid back atmosphere of other ships piano bars. sadly this entertainer misses the mark

Lido Marketplace

3 out of 5

clean, friendly staff but decor and atmosphere becoming more and more cafeteria like

Havana Bar

3 out of 5

too quiet and not much happening during the day for exclusive havana guests. never crowded until after 7 when the whirlpools got full of 15 year old kids. wud not pay that kind of money again until havana area becomes exclusive 24hrs a day.

Guy''s Burger Joint

5 out of 5

great service and excellent burgers and fries

Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse

4 out of 5

great staff food was average

Cucina Del Capitano

3 out of 5

limited selection, food was subpar for a pay extra restaurant. staff was friendly

Blue Iguana Tequila Bar

5 out of 5

easy access and friendly service

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5

Havana Pool

3 out of 5

beautiful area needs to become exclusive 24hrs a day for havana guests then i wud pay more for experience

Mini Bowling

2 out of 5

fun for a short minute but not worth paying extra for. carnival is starting to really dollar you to death with all these extra fees

Whirlpool

2 out of 5

havana area whirlpools unusable after 7 due to children

Whirlpool

4 out of 5

if havana guest better to use tide pool area whirlpools after 7 as the havana area whirlpools become too crowded with kids

Vista Casino

4 out of 5

favorite casino on any ship. bar is huge, casino is good size with good selection of games. i dont smoke but i like that they have an indoor smoking area on the ship for those that do, i just wish someone would tell carnival designers that its incredibly easy to install exhaust fans to keep the air clearer for guests who do not smoke.

Whirlpool

4 out of 5

whirlpools were nice except havana area whirlpools got too crowded with kids after 7

Vista Atrium

3 out of 5

underwhelming, too small, average decor, no glass elevators a real step down on the elegance factor. designer really dropped the ball on this one

Tides Pool

5 out of 5

love the wading areas around the pool, great to lay in while sipping a drink and catching some rays while staying cool in the shallow water

Sky Ride

4 out of 5

lots of fun, good experience but broke down second day of cruise and was down the rest of my back to back cruise.

Sky Court

4 out of 5

typical, clean, never crowded

Shops

3 out of 5

small, limited choices, and saw nothing new put on shelves during entire 2 week back to back cruise. should have port oriented merchandise rotated for each specific port instead of just generic ship and cruiseline oriented

Guest Services

4 out of 5

good service but long lines at times

Fun Shops

3 out of 5

too small with limited selection and a bit pricey

Beach Pool

5 out of 5

beautiful area, luv the wading areas around the pool and easy access to food and drinks

Entertainment

4 out of 5

Video Arcade

4 out of 5

nice size, good selection, could have better grip on the crane games lol

IMAX Theater

1 out of 5

$15 seriously?

Liquid Lounge

4 out of 5

perfect size and easy access to bar but decor could be better

Limelight Lounge

4 out of 5

great smaller venue but bar access is limited

IMAX Theater

1 out of 5

small imax and they want to charge you $15 a person on a cruise you just paid $3000 to go on. needless to say that place never gets crowded

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5

Ship tip

attend any events hosted by cd matt mitchum

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

3 out of 5

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

3 out of 5

George Town, Grand Cayman

3 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5

Disembarkation

2 out of 5
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