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Carnival Vista Cruise Review

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 36

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Carnival Vista

7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 17, 2019

Ship: Carnival Vista

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8221

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

We had a large family group go together and were all very pleased with this ship. I think I would pay extra and stay in the Havana rooms next time to have the limited access to the Havana pool area.


5 out of 5
From parking to getting on the ship things went seamlessly.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
So many options it was sometimes hard to decide where to eat. We didn't frequent the buffet much because it didn't compare to the other options on the ship.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Our whole group was as entertained or as relaxed as we wanted


5 out of 5
We didn't get a chance to visit the comedy shows because the lines to get in were longer than we wanted to wait. The liquid lounge was poorly planned out and didn't have any places to set a drink down and visibility wasn't the best. We did enjoy the shows.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Our 3 year old was treated so very well and she loved her time there. We also enjoyed our adult time together when our little one enjoyed the night owl program.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
So very friendly and accommodating.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
I'm giving 5 stars because most of our group enjoyed the layout of this ship but I personally enjoy the smaller ships better. Glad I tried out this ship though!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Spacious and always cleaned nicely

Ship tip

Enjoy all this ship has to offer and rest when you get home.

Ports of call

Galveston, Texas

3 out of 5


3 out of 5
Absolutely painful. Part of it was not carnival's fault at all though. Customs really delayed people getting through. It was 1pm before we were able to get out of the parking structure and we had a 14 hour drive home. I have been on several cruises and it has never taken this long. We will not be porting at Galveston again if I can help it.
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