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Carnival Vista Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
Carnival Vista

7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 19, 2019

Ship: Carnival Vista

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8335

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

It was a pleasant cruise. We didn’t do too much at ports. So lots of relaxing. We never felt crowded and hardly waited in lines. The casino wasn’t anymore Smokey than any other casino. Beautiful ship! Loved Matt the cruise director!


5 out of 5
We showed our boarding passes went through security and showed our documents and was onboard within 10 minutes.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Everything we ate on board was delicious.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
We enjoyed the pools, casino, Serenity area. All were very nice.


5 out of 5
We really enjoyed the shows we went to. D J’s were great as well as the cruise director.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Very happy with the stewards and dining staff. The only place that needed improvement was bartenders. They seemed stretched to the limit and unfriendly.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
I knew from the beginning the Vista was different. I found it easy to navigate and the atrium beautiful. I did miss the glass elevators a bit tho.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was very clean. The bed was a little bit harder than other cruise ships and the pillows pretty stiff. But plenty of storage. Small mirror.

Ship tip

To remember the side hallways going to dinner to avoid casino area. Enjoy the Atrium.

Ports of call

Galveston, Texas

5 out of 5
We enjoyed Galveston the day before our cruise. The free ferry, the beach, shopping and the strand.

Montego Bay, Jamaica

2 out of 5
We stayed onboard. Beautiful island from the ship but not our favorite for excursions.

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
Beautiful island. Feel very safe there.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Always a fun port. Lots to do and beautiful!


4 out of 5
The gangway wasn’t working but we waited in our cabin and debarked off of deck 0. Thankful we checked our luggage. But after we were called it went fine.
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