Excellent first, birthday cruise!

Carnival Vista Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 22

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
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Carnival Vista

7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 07, 2019

Ship: Carnival Vista

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9331

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Great first cruise! I enjoyed it for my birthday. Many nice people to cruise with and an excellent staff.


4 out of 5
Very good. I would make the recommendation that explicit instructions to check in no matter what are included on the onboarding ticket. The reason being, we saw a rally point that said something similar to C4. Well, at the terminal, we were at a door marked terminal 4. Being our first cruise, we went ahead and asked. Thankful we did, or we would still be standing at that door!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Overall 5 stars. Many restaurants were very good food. Some items, like to Mongolian grill need improvement on the dishes. Service was excellent!

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Very good! Pools and theater were nice.


5 out of 5
For those that we attended, it was very good.

Children's Programs

We don't have kids.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Adi (Not my job), waiter in Horizons and his assistant (Justin Beiber) made the entire cruise. We ate their each night specifically because he was there. Very entertaining and very good at what he does.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Ship's design was pretty good.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Bathroom slightly small and needed better cubby hole space. All while being able to keep existing luggage.

Ship tip

Newer ship that has a lot of ammentites. Enjoy!

Ports of call

Galveston, Texas

4 out of 5
My first port, it wasn't bad.

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

4 out of 5
Did the clear bottom kayak, snorkel, and animal exhibits. It felt rushed.

Belize City, Belize

4 out of 5
Did the Lamanai Mayan Ruins tour. That was very awesome, but also felt a little rushed.

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
Went to an all-inclusive to chill out.


4 out of 5
First time. Decent experience.
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