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Carnival Vista Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 33

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
Carnival Vista

7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 11, 2019

Ship: Carnival Vista

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

My wife and I were on our honeymoon, and this was our first cruise. Other then getting on the ship and getting off the ship we had a great time and captured so many memories. We look forward to our next Carnival cruise.


3 out of 5
We heard lightning struck the gangway which caused a 3 hour delay to get on the ship. I will still sail Carnival, had a great time.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Our dining room staff was amazing, Eire was one of the best servers I've ever had. I would sail the Vista again just to have them as my wait staff.

Cherry on Top

1 out of 5

I was very disappointed with the staff in the Cherry on top. I stopped in because I had the taste for cookies. They had large M&M cookies in a jar. All I wanted was the cookies but they refused to sell them to me. They said if I wanted cookies I had to buy them from the Coffee shop. (the cookies i wanted were only available in the Cherry on top) but the staff refused to sell me the cookies. I even told them they could charge me for the icecream and just give me the cookies but they refused. I was very disappointed.

Reflections Restaurant

5 out of 5

We had amazing service, the wait staff knew our names by the 2nd night. That was impressive. ERIE, IPUTU, and ENID were super friendly. I hope the next time we cruise the vista we get them as our servers again.

Alchemy Bar

5 out of 5

We had Alexander and Dimitri as our bartenders. Didn't know what I wanted to drink so I told Alexander what i liked and he mixed up a drink that was so good. Multiple people saw my drink and asked him to make one for them as well. If every bar on the ship had a bartender like Alexander, it would definitely be the best ship in the fleet.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
On the ship the activities weren't very entertaining, some of the shows were funny. Matt was entertaining.


4 out of 5
Some of the shows were entertaining, others were funny.

Children's Programs

We don't have children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our wait staff gets 5 stars. Great service, Erie was very friendly. Our Steward was Webster, he was very friendly and did a great job.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Everytime i turned around someone was cleaning something. Very clean ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
The bed was a little hard and the pillows were too soft, size was just right for 4 people. Webster and his team kept the room clean.

Ports of call

Galveston, Texas

4 out of 5

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5
Did not do an excursion but did shop and spent time at the beach. Loved it.

Belize City, Belize

5 out of 5
Went to Star Fish Island, and then to Belize city. Had a great time. Would definitely go back.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
We did the Beach Buggy excursion. Had so much fun driving those buggies . Then we did some shopping around the port.


2 out of 5
It took over 3 hours to get off the ship then an additional hour and a half to make our way through customs. I sure hope our next cruise is better.

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