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Carnival Vista Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 14

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
Carnival Vista

7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 21, 2018

Ship: Carnival Vista

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 2227

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

We definitely will Cruise again with Carnival, and it would give the Vista a second Cruise. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Was sad to see our holiday over.


5 out of 5
We ended up getting there quite early for embarkation, thinking we just walk around and wait for our time to be on the ship. But instead we able to get through the security checkpoints and get on the ship almost 2 hours early. That was very cool!

Ship experiences


5 out of 5
Our cruise director The Flying Scotsman, was amazing and absolutely hilarious. He did a few shows during our cruise, but the last show on the Saturday was by far one of the best and funniest I've ever seen. He sings tell stories and makes you laugh so hard that your stomach hurts. The other entertainment was absolutely wonderful as well.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We had a deluxe Oceanview with a bathroom and a half. Perfect size for 2 adults and infant.

Ship tip

On the first day and after the muster drill don't bother using the elevators! You wait for a very long time and be frustrated just use the stairs. But after that the elevator skit a little bit less chaotic.

Ports of call

Galveston, Texas

5 out of 5
Galveston is very beautiful, if you get the chance go the day before you cruise and explore a bit.

Montego Bay, Jamaica

4 out of 5
This was the hottest day of our entire cruise. It's best to stay to the top two tourist areas and not wander off very far. You are asked by almost everyone you pass if you want to buy items from their shop or if they can take you to their shop. They are very persistent and will not let you forget if you pass them again.

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
Grand Cayman was absolutely beautiful and breathtaking. I would definitely love to go back and do an Excursion or two. Would definitely recommend getting off the boat and exploring this beautiful place.

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
The port has a wonderful variety of shopping opportunities, but if you leave the area about 10 minutes you hit downtown Cozumel. They have a few more shops they don't have in the port and some great local areas as well. Just know you'll be asked to buy a lot of things you probably don't need on the way there.


5 out of 5
The only thing I didn't like about our disembarkation, was when you're sitting on the Lido deck waiting to be called to get off it was hard to hear with the music on!

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