Loved having a spa room

Carnival Vista Cruise Review

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 12

Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
Carnival Vista

8 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 08, 2018

Ship: Carnival Vista

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Our first cruise was truly a learning experience. The Vista was magnificent!

Embarkation

2 out of 5
Our mistake! We had later embarkation time. Never again, the wait was painful. Otherwise, the process was silky smooth.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Food was good! Specialty restaurants were ok, the steakhouse wasn’t over the top for the cost. However, we did love going to the specialty restaurants in the afternoon for their limited menu. Their food and staff was excellent! Anytime dining was nowhere what we expected. Stick with a set time and table.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
The spa was amazing!

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All the staff was friendly, helpful, and kind! Loved our room steward.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

For our first time cruising, we were really moving and swaying being at the top of the boat. Room placement is key!

Ports of call

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5

Basseterre, St. Kitts

5 out of 5

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5

Grand Turk Island

1 out of 5
Our mistake again. Go to the beaches on the left of the pier when exiting.

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5

Disembarkation

1 out of 5
Very poor, we had one of the first disembarkation numbers. Disembarkation came to a complete standstill for hours. Got off the ship at 1030 instead of 0800.
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