Great time. Ship lacked in design.

Carnival Vista Cruise Review

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 31

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
Carnival Vista

7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 07, 2019

Ship: Carnival Vista

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10235

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

We really enjoyed our cruise. We had 4 kids and 6 adults. Not a negative thing to say. However... the ship design itself, appeared to cater to quantity not quality.


4 out of 5
Carnival has improved the process.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
This was our first carnival cruise being placed in forward dining. It was nice, but lacked in entertainment.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
I felt there were a lot of similarities between the Vista and the Breeze. However, many things I enjoyed on the Breeze were reduced or removed on the Vista :( game area was smaller, always waited for ping pong or foosball. The wrap around on deck five was removed for the Horizen rooms. Everything felt more cramped, overall


3 out of 5
Comedy was great. The liquid lounge was terrible! Due to the design (so many obstructions), it was hard to find a good seat. Hasbro was fun, as usual, but “Flick” was just weird. This is typically one of my favorite places on the ship. But, not on the Vista.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
It’s Carnival. They're always great!!

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Beautiful ship. But the design felt crowded and small. The atrium was lackluster and filled with picture studios. I feel the Imax, and Horizon rooms (which were neat), just took up to much space. As mentioned, I really disliked the liquid lounge.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
First cruise where I wasn’t able to unpack everything. Much less storage (I felt), then other ships. We really did enjoy being on the Lido deck.

Ports of call

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
You guessed it, we had a blast!

Belize City, Belize

5 out of 5
Also had a blast!

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5
Had a blast.

Galveston, Texas

5 out of 5


4 out of 5
Went smooth.
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