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Carnival Vista Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall rating:

3.1 out of 5
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Carnival Vista

7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 31, 2019

Ship: Carnival Vista

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9452

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 6 months ago

Review summary

Carnival needs to work on the areas of their hotel management. The beds and bedding need to go back to the days when you could sink into that cold comfort after laying out on deck all day. This ship isn't that old, but it could use a good thorough cleaning. The Havana portion is a waste of ship space for those of us that want the old Serenity Adult Only pool experience.


5 out of 5
Quick and efficient

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
All the food was hot, good and prepared nicely

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
The pools, both the lido and the tides, had floating hair, sand and other unidentifiable items in them. They had rusted out spots and was not appealing at all.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
They all worked very hard but you could tell they didn't get much sleep

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
The ship overall was very very dirty. Our balcony was sticky, had debris on it. The deck chairs are worn out and the arms of the chairs had stains and again had a sticky residue all over them. The dirtiest I've ever experienced on a Carnival ship. This is the second time for us on the Vista, first time wasn't as bad.

Cabin / Stateroom

2 out of 5
The cabin was in the perfect location for us. The bed was extremely stiff, which happened to us on the last Vista trip. The linens were stained but clean. Just sub-par for a Carnival Ship.

Ship tip

Be prepared for the kids to run up and down the halls.

Ports of call

Galveston, Texas

5 out of 5

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5

Belize City, Belize

2 out of 5
Didn't feel safe both trips to this port. The port itself is fine, it's what lies beyond.

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5


3 out of 5
There had been two Carnival ships in port at the same time, long wait times at customs.
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