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Carnival Vista Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Carnival Vista

7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 19, 2019

Ship: Carnival Vista

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 5228

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 6 months ago

Review summary

My review would be 5 star, but for the fact that I caught a norovirus, along with about 100 other people who posted on our Facebook page...who knows how many others didn’t report it....but...with that said, this was an excellent ship and cruise and I like Carnival...definitely a “ fun ship” and will cruise them in the future...I was spoiled by being in the Havana area...it was worth every penny!!! So I will give it 4 stars and remind you to wash your hands until your skin falls off so you don’t get sick...definitely go to the steakhouse, the Italian restaurant and Bonsai sushi...tip your steward and servers...these people work hard and are wonderful people! If the sky ride is not functioning, not to worry, there is plenty of other stuff to do!! Have a great time!!

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Can’t believe how simple and fast we got on!!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
555 Fahrenheit was exceptional and Cucina del cpitano was very good!, Breakfast in buffet very good as well as Formal night dining in Horizons! Desserts, however, on the entire ship were terrible!!

Redfrog Pub and Brewery

5 out of 5

We started off our cruise here with fish bowls and kept going back...very fun never crowded

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Sky ride was good...great view, but it was strenuous through some parts....only good for people in really good shape...as well as the slides...had to carry a tube up 4 flights of stairs...wasn’t easy....then the yellow slide, I was moving so fast, it felt like I was on a roller coaster!! Made me a little sick, but that’s my problem...it wasn’t boring that’s for sure!!

Havana Pool

5 out of 5

Cant believe how great the service was here...Yeltsin our server came to us in the pool and hot tubs and took our drink order!!

Vista Atrium

5 out of 5

The Atrium was beautiful and I loved the violinists! We enjoyed getting a drink here before dinner!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone single person I encountered on this ship was very friendly!!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
I liked the layout....because I was in the Havana area, we spent a lot of time on Deck 5....turns out there is a lot happening on this deck!!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We had Faster to the fun and our room was ready as soon as we boarded....about 11:30....the room was always spotless!!

Ship tip

Don’t try to do every activity...take time to relax

Ports of call

Galveston, Texas

5 out of 5

Montego Bay, Jamaica

5 out of 5
Went to Hard Rock. Shuttle came and picked us up...very simple getting there and back

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
We went on a Stingray excursion....it’s so beautiful here I’m thinking about just flying to Cayman for a week and staying there

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Because my sister was sick, we did not go to Mr Sanchos like we planned...just toured the port area.....want to go back and visit again

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
Apparently the computers were down AND the gangway was broken......they said we could wait in our rooms, but then the steward kicked us out, so we went and sat in Bonsai sushi until Deck 5 was called...It seemed chaotic, but really wasn’t....we got a porter to take our bags and he bypassed all of the lines...we were on the road by 10am
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