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Carnival Vista Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 23

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Carnival Vista

7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 11, 2020

Ship: Carnival Vista

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 7345

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

This was our first family cruise and we seriously couldn't have loved it more! The Vista was lovely, the staff were all so amazing and hard working. There was so much to see and do we couldn't get it all in. We didn't want to come home, guess we'll have to go again!


5 out of 5
No waiting, easy process getting through security and on the ship

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We absolutely loved the main dining room experience; food and service was excellent. Buffet was good, family loved that they could have ice cream 24/7

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Had a great time on the ropes coarse and the Skyride. There is a weight limit, so be aware of that, but we all rode them and it was exciting.


5 out of 5
The song and dance shows every night were our favorite. Very talented group. We also attended a couple adult comedy shows that were good. The cruise director and staff really kept the excitement going all week long.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
We have teens. My daughter hung out with her new group of friends as often as she could. My sons group was a lot of fun too, they did scavenger hunts and had plenty of games all week.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All of the staff on every level was very friendly and did an amazing job. The ship was always clean, and staff were always doing everything they could to make sure we were happy and having a great time.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
I was impressed with the cleanliness of the ship all week! They were really on top of it

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
It was a great size for our family of four, with a bunk that came down from the ceiling, my so was very excited about that. Loved having a balcony view

Ports of call

Galveston, Texas

4 out of 5
Just the port we sailed out of

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Loved the port. It was well taken care of and clean. We went to Nachi Cocom beach club and enjoyed a relaxing beach day with yummy food and drinks.

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
Port area was ok, shopping wasn't our favorite. Swam with stingrays!! Used Captain Marvins for the excursion, they were friendly and fun.

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

3 out of 5
This is the only place we didn't book and excursion before we went. Did not like the feel of pressure from the people there. We really felt taken advantage of, but can't explain it all here. If we ever go back, we will book something ahead of time.


5 out of 5
We carried off our own luggage. They called the walk off people by floor and it was really smooth and easy
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