Carnival Vista Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
Carnival Vista

7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 25, 2020

Ship: Carnival Vista

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 2503

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Enjoyed my trip for the most part. Not sure if I’ll book the vista a second time.


4 out of 5
Getting into the port to check bags was a cluster of a mess, could of been a bit more organized.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was amazing at every spot we tried. This was our first time trying the steakhouse and it was amazingly delicious.

Redfrog Rum Bar

5 out of 5

Awesome bartenders especially “Clayton” Happy hour is the best time to go. Fish bowls

Guy's Burger Joint

5 out of 5

What is there to say, I Love Guys burgers!


5 out of 5

Loved the sushi, wait time was a bit longer than what I would expect for raw fish

Alchemy Bar

4 out of 5

Drinks here are truly amazing but a little pricey

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Was only able to enjoy the Sky Ride once as it was only open during port days. Pools were over crowded as well as the hot tubs.


5 out of 5
My favorite part of the cruise besides the ports are the shows. The cast are so talented.

Family Harbor Lounge

3 out of 5

Wasn’t worth the extra, closed early and not enough for kids to utilize

Children's Programs

Child did not utilize camp ocean

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Cabin was only cleaned about 4 times, but the steward was nice.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Definitely wasn’t my favorite ship design wise, the elevators were a fiasco. Took over 4 days to get familiar with the boat.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very comfortable and loved the window, wish it were a bit bigger and more space for closet.

Ship tip

Family Harbor wasn’t worth it for us. It closed nightly at 11 which we thought it was a 24 hour club. The game systems for the children only had 2-3 games.

Ports of call

Galveston, Texas

5 out of 5
Easy to get around town, nice place to visit.

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
One of my favorite ports, great food and shopping. Wish the time spent there were longer.

George Town, Grand Cayman

3 out of 5
The shopping was ok, beach was good but a bit over crowded. Survived an earthquake but there was no contact from carnival while happening.

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

4 out of 5
Amazing place, beautiful water and beach.


4 out of 5
Leaving the boat was painless and pretty easy. Getting on the shuttle for airport was very unorganized
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