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Carnival Vista Cruise Review

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 81

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Carnival Vista

7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 27, 2019

Ship: Carnival Vista

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 5201

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Overall it was another amazing carnival cruise vacation for our family.


5 out of 5
We love galveston but then we r texans πŸ˜‰. Ppl just have to b patient and take it all in as part of the great adventure.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse

5 out of 5

We always take advantage of this venue when we cruise and it never disappoints. It was our anniversary so we did the desert where the chef comes to ur table and makes this amazing creation right in front of u. I just cannot explain it....truly amazing

Chef's Table

5 out of 5

This was a great experience and first time for us. The chef on the vista was wonderful....friendly and entertaining. Wuld totally recommend this to anyone who has not had the experience

Cherry on Top

5 out of 5

U really cannot go wrong with a candy store at sea 😁

Redfrog Pub and Brewery

5 out of 5

Redfrog is a great place to hang out. Super bar tenders and great drinks. Awesome bar food if u need a snack

JiJi Asian Kitchen

5 out of 5

JiJis is a must do. Seriously u will never b disappointed with this place. From the service to the amazing food experience. It is only $15 a person and more than worth it

Guy's Burger Joint

5 out of 5

THE best burgers and fries on the planet!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
There is always something to do. If ur bored then thats totally ur own fault in my opinion πŸ˜‰


5 out of 5
Such a variety going on all over this at any given time. Incredibly talented artists from the shows to the DJs to the musicians

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The amazing service is one of the things that made us carnival cruisers for life. I wont lie being a regular cruiser for the past 10 or so years u can see the areas that carnival has cut back in which will at times affect the service however staff have always always been exceptional to us. Even when they face rude passengers (and u know who u r) and working the grueling schedules they do they manage to do great work and r always friendly.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
This was our second time on the vista. Its a great ship. The magic is still my favorite though. We did the havana cabin this time and it was well worth it to me although my husband has decided he likes the regular balconies better. The ship is always clean even with the lazy ppl who leave their dishes in the elevator or other random places. I do miss the glass elevators on this ship. And i prefer the layout of the magics bar area more i think.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Fantastic location. The havana experience was well worth it for us. The cabin (if u can believe it) was actually a tiny bit smaller to get that patio which made it tight with 2 teenage girls and all the wardrobe changes they require πŸ˜†. Our steward Christopher was amazing of course. I love the pillows and beds on the ships so i always sleep great.

Ship tip

Take advantage of all the entertainment and food options. B patient with staff and each other. Ur on vacation so don’t sweat the small stuff. Dont miss out on guys burgers or jijis asian restaurant for sure. Avoid the crowds debarking at each island by not trying to run down there the minute the gangway opens. Do schedule ur excursions early in my opinion so u r not scrambling at the last minute.

Ports of call

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Hey all since we lost another summer cruise we want to look at an all inclusive maybe in cozumel. Anyone have any suggestions for places you have been that were awesome?

Galveston, Texas

5 out of 5
Always galveston! Definitely come a day early and enjoy the island. No it is not the prettiest port as it is industrial but the island itself has a lot to offer

Montego Bay, Jamaica

5 out of 5
We always live Jamaica! Be an educated traveler though so u r safe. There is not much to see or do at the port and u cant just walk out on ur own. But dont miss out on the absolutley beautiful island and its ppl and culture. They have some great excursions ir is u like a little more independence do the hop on hop off bus.

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
Caymen is beautiful. More expensive than some if the other islands but they have great places to visit. Sting ray sandbar shuld b a buck list item for everyone as shuld the turtle farm. My family LOVED swimming with the sea turtles


5 out of 5
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