Better than we anticipated with all the negative comments

Carnival Vista Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
Carnival Vista

7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: June 22, 2019

Ship: Carnival Vista

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Make your cruise what you want it to be. Have fun.


4 out of 5
Good, pretty fast since we got there early.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Food was just okay

Piano Bar

5 out of 5

Five stars. Spent several nights singing along with Dizzy! That girl can sing and you have a lot of fun with her

Fat Jimmy's C Side BBQ

2 out of 5

Just ok. Wasn’t a big fan of the BBQ

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
We did the art auction, sky ride, trivia, and quiet up on the Serenity Deck

Sky Ride

5 out of 5

Had fun. Just long lines since there were so many kids


5 out of 5
Shows were good, lounge was a bit small though. Piano Bar was great, she sings really good and gets you involved.

Liquid Lounge

3 out of 5

Great shows but the lounge itself is on the small side for the size of the ship.

Art Gallery

5 out of 5

Wished they had their own Art Gallery. Andrei and is art team were great. Felt very comfortable with this friendly group.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Room steward kept ice in our room but I wished he would have taken the used cups etc and also empty trash more. Main Dining was a bit slow on some evenings. Our table got moved without us knowing it to accommodate a bigger family. Senad, the Sr. Matre D was very nice and accommodating to us and gave us a free drink for the inconvenience. Very friendly to us when we would see him around the ship. Loved Matt the cruise director and “Whatever” Trevor. So very friendly and will really interact with. Andrei and his Art Team were great and a lot of fun during the Art Auction. Felt like they really wanted to get to know us and not just sell us Art. Park West has a great team with this group.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
The ship was ok, nothing special. Would have liked it to be a bit fancier. However, staff were always trying to keep it clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Standard size for a balcony stateroom

Ship tip

Lots of negative comments about the ship. Your cruise is what you make it to be.

Ports of call

Galveston, Texas

4 out of 5

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras Did not visit port

Did not get to visit this port because of ship issues. Had more Sea Days than ports of call. Visited Costa Maya, did not like it and not many excursions. Most had negative reviews

Belize City, Belize Did not visit port

Didn’t visit because of ship issues

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Always like visiting Cozumel


4 out of 5
They are getting better organized. Waited in the lounge area
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