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Carnival Vista Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 44

Overall rating:

3.9 out of 5
Carnival Vista

7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 07, 2019

Ship: Carnival Vista

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 1411

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 5 months ago

Review summary

The Vista departed out of Galveston en route to Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel with three days at sea. We enjoyed the Vista, but did not particularly enjoy the ports as much as Belize and Honduras.


5 out of 5
Seamless process!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food is alright but has definitely gone down in quality over the years

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Tons of things to do


3 out of 5
Very amateurish performers

Children's Programs

4 out of 5
They loved all of the activities there were

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Staff was excellent!

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
The ship feels a little more closed off and body than RCCL ships. There are two main areas where as RCCL has one large atrium.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Great size for the price. It included two bathrooms which was convenient for bathing the baby and multiple people getting ready at the same time.

Ports of call

Galveston, Texas

4 out of 5
Not much to it. The port is well organized though

Montego Bay, Jamaica

2 out of 5
Very unimpressive. Won’t be visiting here again

George Town, Grand Cayman

3 out of 5
Overpriced version of Cozumel with a variety of chain retail stores. We found very few local handcrafted type markets and shops.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
This is where you want to do your shopping. Dirt cheap prices and beautiful beaches


2 out of 5
Took us almost three hours to get through customs. Be patient as the lines are extremely long with only a handful of customs agents working.
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