Vista is as good as you make it.

Carnival Vista Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 87

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Carnival Vista

7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 12, 2019

Ship: Carnival Vista

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

You wake up every day with a choice. I chose to do as little or as much as I want each day. I chose to enjoy each day of my vacation. This is my 3rd time on Vista. Once out of New York and Twice out of Galveston. Carnival Vista is Amazing with CD Matt and Super Amazing with CD Kendell Fire. Steakhouse, Jiji's, Alchemy , Deli and Room Service never disappoint.


5 out of 5
Galveston is our home port. I personally have always had a great experience. This process was very smooth from parking to check-in with special assistant. Picking up mobility device at scootaround and then directly on the ship.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Fahrenheit 555 excellent service, speciality drinks and food. Bonsai Sushi good food and drinks. Jiji's amazing service and food. MDR good, but once you do the speciality restaurants it isnt in the same category. The Deli on Liddo is great. Chili Cheese Hotdogs and Meatball sandwich are my favs. Roomservice BLT, banana split, brownie, wings and fries are favs.

Alchemy Bar

5 out of 5

Best bar hands down. If you have special dietary needs this is the place. They can make anything. Just tell them your likes and dislikes. Excellent service and they listen.

BlueIguana Cantina

5 out of 5

My daughter's creation. Ask for steak from the buritto side and get soft taco shells on the taco side. Load up on pico, limes and cilantro. (Taco truck aka Deck Tacos)🙂 Taco salad, make it your own is excellent.

Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse

5 out of 5

Excellent service. Excellent food and drinks. Watermelon martini is amazing.

Havana Bar

5 out of 5

Great Bar. Great music. Coffee is really good. It can get a bit Hot at night but it is worth it.

JiJi Asian Kitchen

5 out of 5

Must try. Good food and good service. The soups are awesome. Try the duck. Even though it seems not very adventurous, the sweet and sour shrimp were Amazing.

Lido Marketplace

5 out of 5

The deli is Very good. Try the cookies. Lotsvof hot and cold options. Favs: Chili Cheese Hot dogs, meatball sandwich, buffalo chicken sandwich.

Redfrog Pub and Brewery

4 out of 5

The drinks are still good. Tey the fishbowl at happy hour and embarkation day. The service is not as good as in the past, we waited at our table for 30 mins and no service. They do stay busy, so I consider it an isolated incident.

Seafood Shack

5 out of 5

Good Food and Good Service. You can request spicy andbthey deliver. Always good. Platters are enough to share.

Shake Spot

5 out of 5

Spiked Shake good creamy indulgence.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Havanna Pool area is wherr we have stayed the last 2 cruises.

Relax Room

1 out of 5

They were playing upbeat pop music. The music was good but NOT relaxing at All. Service was poor. I waited 45 mins and my tech never showed up. I had to go back to check in and the treatment I received was not what I expect from Carnival.

Cloud 9 Spa

3 out of 5

Normally the service is great my last cruise was not good.

Havana Pool

5 out of 5

Best place to be. Not crowded. No little kids.


5 out of 5
Manoj the magician is Amazing. DJ in limelight was good.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
All the staff was amazing in every area but cloud 9 spa personnel was not good at all.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Clean and maintained. Havanna Bar can get very Hotvat night.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Havanna cabana stateroom. Loved it.

Ship tip

Enjoy yourself

Ports of call

Galveston, Texas

5 out of 5
Home port. Love it.

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5
Private Cabana Rentals are worth the money.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Plenty to do or not to do. It is what you make it.


5 out of 5
Very Smooth.
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