First time on the Vista

Carnival Vista Cruise Review

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 34

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
Carnival Vista

7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 17, 2019

Ship: Carnival Vista

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10297

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Always fun to get away from the world for a week. First time on this ship, it had a few hit and misses but I had fun and took it all in.


4 out of 5
No probs here boarded pretty quick.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Lido Marketplace

4 out of 5

Couldn't go a morning without my omelet and bacon. Didn't have lunch or dinner buffet, but the turkey wrap and cuban sandwich at the carvery was very good, also try the meatball sandwich.

Fat Jimmy's C Side BBQ

4 out of 5

Guys Pig & Anchor Not your down home bbq, but it works when you have a craving for some. Pulled pork was good along with the sausage, could do more with the sides.

Guy's Burger Joint

4 out of 5

As always the best burgers at sea, the toppings also put this burger over the top, and the smell alone has me feeling stuffed.

BlueIguana Cantina

4 out of 5

Didn't get a chance to grab a burrito at lunch, but the breakfast burrito and lunch tacos made up for that.

Reflections Restaurant

4 out of 5

The same food as every cruise, but as always very very good.

Sports Bar

4 out of 5

My new spot to drink since the layout of the casino bar has changed. Love the TVs to watch to catch up on scores and watch games, also pretty cool that you can play the xbox.

Pizzeria Del Capitano

3 out of 5

Only came here late night for my late night hunger. Pizza was cool it served it's purpose to fill me.

Seafood Shack

4 out of 5

For $12 the two lobster rolls and fries was a pretty good deal, especially being the size they were. Carnival did good with this one.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Didn't do much but walked around the ship and chilled on the lido deck and other spots.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
The server's at the MDR(Agus and the other guy I can't remember) were awesome. Our steward Ranil was cool, but we kept asking for a extra white comforter and kept getting blue dine in movie blankets, wtf.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Had to get used to the layout, I will say I miss those glass elevators in the atrium. Can't stand how the new casino bar is, actually seems smaller.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
The balcony was nice and always clean. Loved the location not too far of a walk to the lido deck.

Ship tip

Have fun and enjoy.

Ports of call

Belize City, Belize

4 out of 5
Not a bad port, the tender boat wasn't a problem. Did the ATV excursion in the Belize rainforest. I always have a good time on these whichever port I'm at. The free lunch was good. Got a history lesson and good facts from our chukka guide Pedro on the way there.

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

4 out of 5
Was here in 2015. Had fun getting on the chair lift and swinging my legs in the air and enjoying the view. Did the kayak with the misses and ended up tipping over losing my phone in the process, but no biggie still enjoyed ourselves. They even found my phone and got it back to me before I boarded the boat.

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
Went to Paradise Beach. Enjoyed the sun, the water, the drinks and food. A definite go to place when I go back to Cozumel again.


1 out of 5
Gave it one star not for being bad but being as I did not want to leave the ship. Other than that was off in less than 2 hours.

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