Had Fun but Will Not Cruise on the Vista Again

Carnival Vista Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 18

Overall rating:

3.8 out of 5
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Carnival Vista

7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 30, 2018

Ship: Carnival Vista

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 7457

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Vista is a beautiful ship but it needs to improve things. It was always a challenge to find a public restroom. The Dive in movies are great but they got to do something about the terrible popcorn! We loved the Thrill Theater and the IMAX. Our one favorite thing about the ship.


4 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Arrived at the diningroom at 6pm. Received our appetisers at 7pm. 2 1/2 hrs for dinner experiance. This was the norm according to other passengers. Once was enough. Food buffet was the smallest of any ship buffet I have ever seen. The room was nice and large but but do not look for a nice selection to choose from. There are 4 stations and they all offer the same small selection.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5


3 out of 5
I found the shows in the showroom boring. Nothing but song and dance and the singers could not carry a tune. I think Carnival needs to improve their entertainment. That also was the worst designed showroom I have ever seen. Little drink tables that all lean back so you can not set anything on thenm or they will fall off. Folding chairs, really? Casino was the smokiest casino I have ever been in. I like to gamble but avoided it for most of the cruise as my eyes burned so badly. Saved me money!

Children's Programs

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
There is no flow to the layout of this ship. Very choppy.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5

Ship tip

Choose another ship or cruise line!

Ports of call

Galveston, Texas

3 out of 5

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

4 out of 5

Belize City, Belize

4 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5


3 out of 5
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