The Fun Vista

Carnival Vista Cruise Review

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
Carnival Vista

7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 31, 2019

Ship: Carnival Vista

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Had a great vacation on the Vista Definitely recommend it ! The Imax theater was amazing by the way .

Embarkation

3 out of 5
I felt the carnival staff that directed you which way check in was were a bit rude . The check in staff as in birth certificates check in were nice and very welcoming .. Process of Embarkation went very quick actually and there was little to no line .

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5

Serenity Bar

4 out of 5

Serenity bar was pretty good staff made drinks tasty worth the hunt for the serenity area lol . We did try the “Creations Salad bar” that’s only on serenity and it did have a good selection of stuff for your salad but didn’t like the fact they had the dressing out in the heat but other than that was good . The serenity area was of course packed not crowded though all the cabana and most of the beach chairs were occupied but there were still some nice patio seating available.

Seafood Shack

5 out of 5

If you’re a sea food person like us definitely give the shack a try ! Prices aren’t too bad . We got a pound of snow crab legs for $21 which gave us about 3 clusters .. We normally get 4 clusters for more $$ at our sea food restaurant ( boiling crab ) so kinda felt it was a okay deal . We also got a shrimp basket for like $6 was good came with fresh chips . Sea for is Cooked to order and delicious we definitely recommend the shack !

Bonsai

5 out of 5

So We loved the Bonsai Sushi restaurant was Great ! The sushi was delicious ( i’m a frequent sushi eater ) and the Ramen was good . Definitely recommend trying this place out if you’re on the vista . Customer service of course was great .

Cherry on Top

4 out of 5

Cherry on Top ! What a fun lil shop and it smells so good the ice cream is great not many flavors though had a ice cream sandwich cookies were hard but the sandwich was good in a whole . The staff were nice very helpful. They also sell candy by the pound ( create your own candy bags ) which meant the store was always packed but was worth it and fun .

Vista Lobby and Bar

5 out of 5

The vista Lobby is very open and very beautiful with the atrium always changing during the cruise . Couldn’t get enough pictures with it in the background. The bar was always stocked and filled with people . There was constantly live music or some kind of activity going on so it was never a dull moment.

Redfrog Pub and Brewery

4 out of 5

The Pub was definitely a must stop for us being we’re beer people . We had the sampler and we had to try the self services dispensers ( IPA ) fun experience wasn’t too tasty of a IPA. The sampler gave us a great taste of the other beers they offered which were pretty tasty . The pub it’s self was fun the decor was welcoming and gave a island feel . Waiting staff were pretty informative and nice . We did try the Jerk wings and we wouldn’t recommend them ..

Havana Bar

4 out of 5

The Havana Bar area in it own was quite an experience! We didn’t have a drink from it but sat and danced in the Havana area with the Latin Band . It got pretty packed in there and was a pretty fun scene.

Guy's Burger Joint

2 out of 5

Love Guys Burger Joint ! Just not on the “Vista” coming from Los angeles we know guys burger joint from our cruise ships out there and we love them burgers always on point .. Now we expected that on the vista and were very disappointed every time we got a burger it was burnt not tasty at all .

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The ship is small yet huge . The ship has so much to offer but once you walked it and the floors you’ve seen it all .. the ship was always very hot so expect that the air conditioner wasn’t much help and none of the very slow elevators had air yes no air flow and very packed .

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5

Ship tip

Definitely prepare for the heat the ship is very hot

Ports of call

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5
Roatan Honduras was amazing so beautiful and very relaxing ! we honestly can’t wait to come back ! We did the “ Maya resort” and it was great ! ( We did review it on the carnival website ) but we fed recommend it . The water in Honduras is beautiful ,warm and the people are so welcoming. The food is amazing !

Belize City, Belize

3 out of 5
Belize definitely a port you go to with an excursion planned . Before we went I seen everyone review of it and didn’t understand but now that i’ve experienced it I understand . We did the cave tubing with a dry exploration of the cave and it was amazing !! Definitely a experience I’m glad we had the chance to have now I do recommend going to do one of their amazing excursions because they make amazing memories! But like before I said and many others have don’t go unless you have a excursion and if you do go stay with in carnivals shopping area . Oh yes and prepare to be sweating like crazy lol cause it’s hot !!

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Cozumel was great and very beautiful! The people were very welcoming . We did the dolphin encounter with carnival . We had such a great time and such a memorable experience with the dolphins. definitely can’t wait to go back to Cozumel and see what else it has to offer us . The shopping area was good as well just a walk off the boat not too far ( as in into the city) lots shops to find great deals on souvenirs and lots of picture spots !

Galveston, Texas

4 out of 5

Disembarkation

1 out of 5
disembarkation is always horrible i’m noticing with carnival never expect to get off in time . Especially if there is two carnival ships disembarking at the same time
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