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Carnival Vista Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 16

Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
Carnival Vista

7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 17, 2019

Ship: Carnival Vista

Cabin type: Inside

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

We enjoyed our cruise very much. The crew and staff aboard the Vista were excellent. I found the layout of the ship to be a bit confusing- we had to take an elevator to 4th and get on another elevator to get to 3rd deck main dining room. We enjoyed our ports very much.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Excellent experience in Main Dining Room Excellent experience in Jijis Excellent experience in 555 Fahrenheit Disappointed with Pig & Anchor- would be much better if BBQ was hot or at least warm Pizza was awful Lido buffet was okay

Horizons Restaurant

5 out of 5

Excellent in every aspect from menu and food to hostess and wait staff. Always a pleasure to visit the main dining room.

Guy's Burger Joint

5 out of 5

Always delicious and the lines move very quickly.

Shake Spot

5 out of 5

We loved this place and the staff was very friendly.

Lido Marketplace

4 out of 5

Very clean and the lines moved quickly. My only complaint is that some foods taste like they come straight from a box or can

JiJi Asian Kitchen

5 out of 5

We enjoyed Jijis. We were able to try foods that were new to us and the staff were very friendly.

Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse

5 out of 5

Delicious food and friendly staff.

Cherry on Top

5 out of 5

The selection was plentiful and the staff was top notch. We visited every day with our granddaughter and the staff welcomed us by name. Wow! How do they do that? So very friendly.


5 out of 5

Perfect every time

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Our granddaughter loved the “splash pad”.

Guest Services

5 out of 5

Very helpful and always courteous.

Photo Gallery

4 out of 5

Has great potential but we were missing several of our photo shoots and we had several pictures of people who we didn’t know. The staff in the pixel gallery were extremely helpful and were able to retrieve all of the missing pictures.

Fun Shops

5 out of 5

Loved all the shops. I wish I could remember the name of one man in particular. He was from India and was a new employee. He made me feel so welcomed and he was so helpful.

Carnival Waterworks

5 out of 5

The kids loved this area.

Dreams Studio

5 out of 5

The photographers are fantastic.


4 out of 5
DJ - excellent Five stars for the electric violins Comedians- fantastic Stage show was painful. The dancing was excellent but the vocals were awful.

Liquid Lounge

2 out of 5

The design of the room is terrible. Many shows cannot be enjoyed because of the columns blocking the stage. The only time we were able to see everything was when we were sitting on the floor level.


5 out of 5

We loved the entertainment

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Our granddaughter enjoyed her time spent onboard.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Excellent in every way. Our steward, Gusti, was fantastic. Our wait staff in the main dining room were all so friendly. Our cruise director, Joey Boyes, AMAZING ENERGY and so kind to each passenger. Vista’s staff was top notch.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
The layout and was a bit difficult to navigate. The interior design was nice. The Havana area was beautiful. The entire ship was clean and well maintained.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We were very pleased with every aspect of our cabin.

Ship tip

Choose the main dining room over the buffet

Ports of call

Galveston, Texas Did not visit port

We live near Galveston and visit frequently.

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
We only went to the shopping market that was right on the pier. We ate at Three Amigos restaurant. No excursions in Cozumel.

Belize City, Belize

4 out of 5
We went to Rendezvous Caye. Loved our tender ship staff. Rendezvous Caye is beautiful and very clean. The people were very friendly and we enjoyed talking to the caretaker of the island. We did not enjoy the lunch at all but we brought snacks so everyone stayed happy. We loved the beer that they sold. Everything was amazing....except the lunch.

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5
Looking forward to returning to Roatan. We went to see the iguanas, sloths, birds, and monkeys. We went to the chocolate and rum factories. We ate at a local restaurant and we loved it. We didn’t have time for shopping but hoping to shop on our next visit to Roatan.


1 out of 5
I believe that there was computer problems in customs and it took several hours to disembark. Although this was a nightmare, the crew onboard remained very kind and was very apologetic concerning the delay.
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