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Carnival Vista Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 20

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Carnival Vista

8 Night Southern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: June 30, 2018

Ship: Carnival Vista

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 10291

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

My favorite part about this cruise was the fun ship squad! Matt, the cruise director, was by far the best one I have ever had! I don't think I have ever had as much fun during shows until him. Jammin James was my second favorite fun ship squad member. I love to play bingo and he definitely made bingo the best ever! His jokes were hilarious and I loved how much he interacted with the guest throughout the games and made them laugh.

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food is always excellent to me and this trip was no different. Guy's Burger was my place to eat for lunch every day and it was the best.

Redfrog Rum Bar

4 out of 5

I liked the Rum Bar but the service was a little slow. It seemed like they were short-handed. I stood there several times without even being asked what I needed and I would leave.

Guy's Burger Joint

5 out of 5

This was my go to place during the day! I loved the hamburgers and the staff was always friendly. I liked that you had the bar area to put what you wanted on your burger too.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Bingo was my favorite onboarding activity! Jammin James was the best and hilarious. I enjoyed the slides and the water park area. I didnt ever get in the pools but really liked that there was a pool in the back of the boat as well as in the middle of the lido deck.

Vista Atrium

4 out of 5

I really liked the atrium but it as well was too small. I did like that from deck 4 and 5 you could see down to deck 3. But there needs to be more room!

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Liquid Lounge

4 out of 5

I spent every day in this venue. It is a good place but needs to be bigger and renovated because it seems like there were poles constantly in your way if you sat up stairs. It was too small there were several times were we had to stand.

Carnival's Seaside Theatre

5 out of 5

I enjoyed having the option of a laid back night by watching a movie. I liked that you could request a blanket as well. The popcorn was okay.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
My waiters in the Reflection Restaurant were amazing. They worked extremely hard and always had a smile. I really liked that they included us in the showtime during dinner and let people get up and dance.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
The ship's layout was okay. I have been on ones with a better layout. The liquid lounge needs more room; there would be several times were a pole would be in front of us. The ship was clean but there were several stains I noticed on the carpet, especially on the Lido deck with the elevators.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ports of call

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5

La Romana, Dominican Republic

4 out of 5

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
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