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Carnival Vista Cruise Review

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 25

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
Carnival Vista

8 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 08, 2018

Ship: Carnival Vista

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

We flew into Miami Friday morning before the cruise. Rented a car and hung out on the beach and at the aquarium in miami till we were able to check into the hotel that afternoon. Went to the store to pick up our 12 pack and bottle of wine for the cruise and spent the evening repacking and went to sleep early. Saturday we boarded the boat and had a reversed itinerary cruise we didn't care just happy to be on our first cruise and any type of real vacation together. 1st port was St. Maarten WE Got Engaged!!! All in all it was an amazing journey of a lifetime made such great memories!!!


5 out of 5
Pain free and fast. We showed up early and boarded early reguardless of our printed boarding time.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Loved the food! Only reason it didn't get a 5 stars was the desserts. Looked amazing tasted ehh. Exceptions the chocolate chip cookies, and Ice cream!!!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
More than enough to keep you entertained. The problem comes when you don't have enough time to do everthing you want to do and try!!


4 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Plenty of space for the Mr. and Me. Interesting that the bathroom light switch is outside the bathroom. Not a good thing with my prankster of a husband. Also having to step up into the restroom was fun to get used to especially with the mothion of the ocean after a cocktail or two. Bed and bedding was super comfortable.

Ship tip

Great ship!!!

Ports of call

Grand Turk Island

4 out of 5
Great Island did not enjoy the excurtion we picked to go on all that much is only reason it didn't get 5 stars.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5
Got engaged then took a private car tour of the island with a stop at Maho Beach!! My Favorite Island!

Basseterre, St. Kitts

5 out of 5
Toured the fort ruins and a few other places. Loved it!!

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5


3 out of 5
Never a fun experiance vacation is coming to an end. Theres lines, waiting, grumpy people all in the same hurry, and customs slows the process. Nessesary evil but if you stay positive and don't schedual to early a flight no big deal.
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