Great time on Vista!

Carnival Vista Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 13

Overall Rating:

4.8 out of 5
Carnival Vista

4 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail Date: September 16, 2018

Ship: Carnival Vista

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 3 months ago

Review Summary

Our, short, 4 day cruise on Vista, was too short. I wish we had taken a longer cruise. We had a great time on Carnival as always. I can't wait for our next cruise.


4 out of 5
We bought FTTF so we wouldn't have to wait to get on the ship or get in our cabins, but when we went through check in, we were told that our rooms would not be accessible until 1:30. I was not happy because we had purchased FTTF so I was thinking about asking for my money back. We sat in the waiting area for about an hour, (we did not have to wait in Port Canaveral). Finally, we were called to board. We went straight to our cabin, once on board, and it was ready, so even though we had to wait for an hour and were told 1:30 on the cabin, it was ready when we finally got to it, so I didn't ask for my money back. Apparently, the reason for the wait was the passengers from the previous cruise took too long to disembark. So Please remember they're passengers excited about starting there cruise, when you are ending yours, so do your best to get out of your cabin and off the ship as soon as possible.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Always love the food on Carnival. I don't understand anyone who doesn't. I am a picky eater and I can always find something I like and it's always great! If you are complaining, then you are just a complainer, period. The main dining room staff was awesome as always. Very entertaining and accommodating.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
The only disappointment was that the sky ride never opened. Seriously, either fix it where it is open all day every day, or remove it and stop advertising it.

Cloud 9 Spa

5 out of 5

Chloe was awesome! She is very entertaining, has a great personality, and knows her stuff. I enjoyed my ionithermie slimming treatment, pampering party and the couples spa pass. (Don't purchase the spa pass if you are too busy to go. We shouldn't have purchased on the short 4 day, although we did enjoy it, but didn't make it every day.)


5 out of 5
Loved all the entertainment Chris was awesome!

Children's Programs

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
I had no problem with any staff. They were all fantastic as usual.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship was similar to the other carnival ships I've been on so it didn't take long to figure out how to get around and it was clean as always.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our cabin was great!

Ship Tip

Take plenty of pictures so you will have them to look back on.

Ports Of Call

Miami, Florida

4 out of 5

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5
2nd time we have been to Grand Turk. The water was clear in January, but in September they have a lot of seaweed. Unfortunately, there's nothing that can be done about the seaweed, so just look for a nice spot on down the beach and enjoy your time there. We went to Margaritaville, got our passports stamped, looked in the shops and walked on the beach. In January, we went on a bus tour of the island and learned a lot of interesting facts and talked to some of the natives. Love visiting Grand Turk.


4 out of 5
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