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Carnival Vista Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 18

Overall Rating:

4.5 out of 5
Carnival Vista

6 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail Date: May 13, 2018

Ship: Carnival Vista

Cabin Type: Balcony

Cabin Number: 9243 / 4 people

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review Summary

What Happens on The Island... Stays on The Island! I have No Complaints at all about the Vista! I will travel on her again! Hands Down!


5 out of 5
The Vista had a mandatory Federal Inspection on the our embarkation. As everyone arrived to Customs to board the ship we were given a letter from the staff informing us of the delay and they apologized for any inconvenience. The inspection caused some delays with the embarking process but we were well informed.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Breakfast: The Build Your Omelet on the LIDO, is the best! If you have the patience to wait for the Omelet. Treat yourself! It’s better than the omelet ordered in the restaurant. Lunch: Guy’s Burger Joint - You won’t find a better Burger on land or at sea! Dinner: We chose the late dinner time at 8:15 pm. If there is a performance/show at the Liquid Lounge at 7 pm, you will have to attend the later show at 9 pm. I enjoyed going to dinner later. The food was exceptionally good. I really didn’t care for the Buffet food on the LIDO. We had reservations at 555 Fahrenheit, Thursday Night. The reviews are not misleading. Treat yourself to a 4 course meal. The cost is $35 plus tip. The staff is very attentive and detailed on delivery and making your experience nice. I ordered the Surf and Turf and it was Delicious! Guy’s Barbeque is ok. Drinks - I’ve read, Kiss on the Lips was a great drink! It was perfect! I HEART IT! I plan to try the recipe soon!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
BINGO: Is a rip off! Carnival announced the pot is $4,000. The pot is limited. Beware! The Egg Drop contest was fun to watch. The activities and dance contest on the LIDO deck are always Good Times! Arrive early - seats go fast. The Vista acknowledged the Military Soldiers in the Liquid Lounge. We attended Food Tastings, Comedy Shows, The Broadway Show and Lip Sync! Fun for all!


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The Waiters at Dinner have the best stories to share about their life and ship experiences on a ship for 6 months at a time. Our waiter at dinner was funny and entertaining. Room Steward was a bit shy but kept our room cleaned. The entire staff make you feel very comfortable and welcome on the ship. The ship is constantly cleaned by staff members. I enjoyed all of them.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The Liquid Lounge - 2nd level seating is not good!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ports Of Call

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

1 out of 5
Be careful! We paid $25 to tour the Island and shop! We were not told we would share our Shuttle with other tourist. They left us twice to go pick up other tourists at the Port. They drove us very fast to our destination- we were not able to enjoy or sightsee! The weather did not cooperate at the Blue Hole. When we return to get on the van we had to wait over an hour for the shuttle to return to pick us up. *He agreed not to leave us after he left us the first time. We did not finish our tour. We requested to return to the Port. It was not a good experience. Be Careful!

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
The 7 Mile Beach is Gorgeous! $5 Shuttle one way. Beach chair and umbrella are $5 each. (Negotiate)

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Best Of All! Fiesta Mexicana Cozumel Tequila Tour! This was my second Tequila Tour! I will return to this place again. The Tequila is the Best! We had a Ball! Charlie, The Tour guide did not leave us. He showed us around the island and we had a Wonderful Time!!


5 out of 5
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