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Carnival Vista Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 29

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
Carnival Vista

7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 18, 2020

Ship: Carnival Vista

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

We traveled with friends. We had a great time. Carnival always has great food and fun to choose from. Schwartz, the cruise director was fun as well.


5 out of 5
Smooth and quick

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food always was delicious. However the anytime dining process was frustrating. You check in through the hub. We were often told it would be a 15 min wait then to get another notice it would be 45-60 min wait. Not good when you have shows you are wanting to see.

Lido Marketplace

4 out of 5

Food always good. Plenty to choose from. Healthy options available.

Horizons Restaurant

4 out of 5

Food- great. Check in system- frustrating at times.

Guy's Burger Joint

5 out of 5

Good. They should always have burgers available without cheese. There was always a longer wait if you wanted a burger with no cheese

BlueIguana Cantina

5 out of 5

Great food!!

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Serenity Deck, air bikes, walking track. All were great

Vista Atrium

4 out of 5

A food venue for the 80s party. Was a fun time.

Sky Ride

4 out of 5

Alot of fun riding the sky bikes!


4 out of 5
All shows were good. The comedians were just ok. However, Leo who ran the Punchliner club was great. He was funny. Personable. We loved him. A great Carnival asset!

Liquid Lounge

4 out of 5

Good shows

Limelight Lounge

4 out of 5

Good shows

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Omislov dining rm mgr- he was great to help us solve a dining headache. For some reason our room was tied to a big group we were with. So when some of them checked in for dinner it auto checked us in even though we werent ready to eat dinner. By the 4th nite on boat and being frustrates we were able to get this gentleman to fix whatever was going on in their comp check in system. Wassana. Dining rm help- every. Single. Day. She was so friendly and helpful to everyone on the boat. Alway saying good morning, have a good day, etc Martin from Jamaica- dining room. After four nites of dining debacles (due to check in system) we got Martin from Jamaica as our waiter. He was so very nice and great to talk to. We loved him so much we requested him for the remainder of the trip. Max at the Excursion desk- we were supposed to have had an excursion credit placed on our sail and sign card per a letter from Carnival which never happened. We spoke with Max and after doing some research he was able to find that Carnival credited our credit card. Which was all still good. Putu. Room steward- we only saw him once in the seven days however our room was always Super clean. No issues.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Nice boat. Beautiful. The elevators take forever and the layout of the boat takes a second to grasp.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
We were on deck one. Cant remember exact room no. The cabin was wonderful. Had two showers in our room. We liked our room alot.

Ship tip

Be alert of the anytime dining process. You cant just go eat when you want. Overall the ship was nice.

Ports of call

Galveston, Texas

4 out of 5
Ok. No excursions there.

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
Yes did an excursion. However the bad thing about Cozumel is that the shop vendors are uber aggressive. Some local dude tried to sell us drugs. Had to tell him no multiple times. However Cozumel is beautiful and I hope to go again and enjoy Paradise Beach. I have been there on a previous cruise.

Belize City, Belize

4 out of 5
Our boat was late getting into Belize. We did to a Mayan temple excursion which was good. However do to the timing of arrival in port we had time for excursion only. No local shopping. Belize was beautiful. We had to tinder in. Hopefully they get a pier someday

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

4 out of 5
Roatan was nice. Weather was gloomy the day we were there. Enjoyed our excursion, tour of Roatan. We also went to an animal sanctuary where we got to hold a sloth


3 out of 5
Took forever!
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