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Carnival Vista Cruise Review

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 20

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Carnival Vista

7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 18, 2020

Ship: Carnival Vista

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 7443

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Had a good time. It’s your vacation it will be what you make it. It’s up to you.


5 out of 5
It went smooth and quickly

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Specialty restaurants we went to were good. The buffet lines were not long and didn’t require a long wait. Gelatos were excellent. Our only disappointments was Your Time Dining. We had more personalized service in the Main Dining. This isn’t a complaint just observation.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
All new shows and they were top notch. Volume is too loud. Some shows seating is limited so get there early. Cruise Director Schwartz is the best. Never a dull moment. Fun Squad is great.

Ocean Plaza

4 out of 5

Some trivia is done in the Ocean Plaza. Very limited seating. Otherwise very nice.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone we met was friendly and went out of their way to help. I needed a toothpick and the person went out of his way to get and bring me not one but a few. Adi, Ron, Wassanah- were over the top great. Wassanah was always smiling and cheerful. Ron was our steward and was always smiling and friendly. Adi - Loves his job.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
We’ve seen many comments about having to walk through the casino from the atrium. If you go up one floor, problem solved. The columns that light up changed often and were interesting to watch. Overall ship design was fine. Study the map before you go. Whole ship was clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Room was fine. Always clean. We didn’t spend a lot of time there. Bed was comfortable. Refrigerator worked excellent after pulling it out an inch. Desk had 1 outlet and 2 USB ports. Smaller table lamps so cpap fit nightstand with no problem.

Ship tip

Study floor plan before going. Ignore bad reviews. Travel the length on deck 5 instead of going through casino.

Ports of call

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5
Again same excursion company no guide. A person there called the guy and he didn’t answer. The person went out of his way to find us a guide for our balance. We went where we wanted and got back with plenty of time. Hug a sloth.

Belize City, Belize

5 out of 5
Initially our excursion guide didn’t show up. The people there went out of their way to help us find the same thing for our balance. Yes it was a long drive. A little short on time getting back but they knew what they were doing. Buy souvenirs before your excursion.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
We rented a taxi and went shopping downtown. Easy to get around. Taxis everywhere to get back. Not expensive. People try to sell you stuff, a simple “no thank you “ was enough. One place gave us free bottles of water even though we weren’t buying. Crazy King Burritos was GREAT. Their specialty was enough for two people.


4 out of 5
We had a delay in reaching port. There was no instructions about whether we needed to get our luggage, leave it in the room until more information was known or what. This was finally given but would have liked it earlier. After that it went smooth.

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