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Carnival Vista Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
Carnival Vista

7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 27, 2019

Ship: Carnival Vista

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

I had a great time, just wasn’t long enough. Enjoyed the ship and getting ready for next cruise.


5 out of 5
Great, quick on

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Main Dining was great. Elmer was the best waiter, couldn’t ask for better. He was very friendly, attentive, loved dancing with him. The Matra’d was excellent and the hostess was very sweet and friendly. The Pig and Anchor leaves something to desire. Not there yet, but the Pork butt was good. Alchany Bar, great bar. Alex was the bomb with the drinks. Only at on buffet twice for a few items, but got my desserts from there due to severe food allergies to take with me to dinner. The Mongolian Wok was ok and the Cucina del Capitano was excellent! Of course Guy’s Burger is always scrumptious. The Cherry on Top was sweeeeet, lol. That white chocolate, ooolala. The coffee shop had the best strawberry cheesecake and milk shake, all liqueured up, lol.

Shake Spot

5 out of 5

Their cheesecake and the milkshakes was great. Spiked and yummy

Cherry on Top

5 out of 5

Received a gift card from Carnival for my Birthday and got some White Chocolate candy.

Reflections Restaurant

5 out of 5

Great choices and very flavorful. Elmer was our waiter and was the best.

BlueIguana Tequila Bar

5 out of 5

Sree suggested and brought the best Margarita ever. Patron all the way.

Cucina Del Capitano

5 out of 5

Yummy! Great food and large servings

Lido Marketplace

5 out of 5

It was a lot to choose from. Ate mostly salad and fruit. Had my best choices for desserts for me due to severe allergies to chocolate and nuts.

Vista Lobby and Bar

5 out of 5

Enjoyed the night activities with Kendall the Cruise Director

JiJi Asian Kitchen

3 out of 5

Went at lunch time. Food was just ok. I guess the night dinner would have been better

Guy's Burger Joint

5 out of 5

THE BEST burgers!

Alchemy Bar

5 out of 5

Alex was on top of his game. Excellent and perfect

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Never was able to use the pools, cabanas, or hot tubs, always full. The Spa was awesome. Was able to get seats on deck 11 once for the ‘Hairy Chest Contest that was hilarious. Enjoyed the deck parties with Kendall in the Lobby at night. I loved listening to the violinist play.

Photo Gallery

5 out of 5

They took some great photo optics. I purchased a package and received 2 posters to frame two 5 x 7’s and a disc of my pictures.

Fun Shops

5 out of 5

Found a lot of gifts. Crossed off many Christmas gifts. Purchased some White Hennessy for my son.

Cloud 9 Spa

5 out of 5

Received a gift card from Carnival for my birthday and got a nice massage. Very relaxing


5 out of 5
DJ was excellent but needs to get more songs. Played the same songs over and over.

Carnival's Seaside Theatre

5 out of 5

Great movies, even though it was hard to find seat

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Elmer in the main dining room was THE BEST! Very attractive, wonderful personality, created every night with a smile; enjoyed dancing with him. You could tell he loves to dance. Alex at the Alchany Bar was on point with the drinks. Anjana, our room steward, kept the room neat and clean at all times. Very sweet lady. Sree was the perfect bar attendant on the Lido deck from the Tequilas Bar.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
I liked the layout. Easy to maneuver around, but took a minute to find the laundry room and the Mongolian Wok. Ship was very clean. Constantly being cleaned and polished.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Size was fine, very comfortable and Anjana kept the room perfectly clean.

Ship tip

Get ready to enjoy!

Ports of call

Galveston, Texas

5 out of 5
Just parked at the Port Parking Building and was shuttled to ship.

Montego Bay, Jamaica

1 out of 5
Missed our excursions by 15mins, so got a taxis to tour. We were taken to neighborhood homes to see where drug lords live. Then went and purchased some jerk chicken and pork. Went back to ship after about 30mins of shopping

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
Swam with the Dolphins at Dolphin Discovery was fun. There was a high Iguana behind me that hissed, and when I turned around there it was. I hollered and scared it as it scared me. I took off running, lol

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Did Mr. Sancho’s again, for this was a second trip. Great place to go to the beach. Food not that great and drinks were like cool aide. Had a massage and laid under the cabana. The water was great. A little choppy though, but was expected.


5 out of 5
I had no problem with disembarkation. It was a mess for others , because people DO NOT want to follow directions and instructions.

Traveler Photos

Mongolian Wok for lunch Door Decor Lunch was great Birthday dinner Kale, Romaine and Spinach Salad Happy Birthday Elmer our fantastic waiter Hamburgers are the best Carnival Vista
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