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Carnival Vista Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
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Carnival Vista

7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 01, 2020

Ship: Carnival Vista

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 11274

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Carnival itself did a fabulous job. Staff was excellent. Ship was a bit strange on the layout. Good was great, especially considering the quantity of people they feed in a certain time frame. I would definitely recommend carnival to anyone wanting to cruise!


5 out of 5
Check in time was 12-12:30. We arrived a bit early and were actually on the ship, eating a burger with a drink in hand by 11:45.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Main dining room had a great selection. Did not try any of the special restaurants. Buffet was hit and miss (most buffets are). There are PLENTY of dining options!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
There is NO reason to be bored on this ship! Pools were a bit crowded, but there are lots of other activities to do


5 out of 5
The entertainment was good. We only made it to a few shows, but they were good.

Children's Programs

We didn't have children on this trip

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
I cannot say enough good things about the service and the staff on this ship!! EVERYONE was so friendly and overly helpful!

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
I'm giving this a 4 only because of the layout. The cleanliness was great. There was CONSTANT cleaning going on at all times in all floors. The layout was a bit weird. I disliked having to walk through the casino to get to some areas. It seemed like everything was on multiple levels, and we were never on the right one. Some levels were just plain difficult to maneuver. Deck 11, for instance. If you went to deck 11 aft, you had to walk the entire length of the ship outside to get to fwd. Not the best if it's raining or on the chilly side.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
This was a great room, UNLESS you are an early to bed person. It is in close proximity to the top lido area. The parties do get a bit loud, but typically don't last long. You could hear the music well from the balcony, which was nice. Escape the croud, but still hear the entertainment. The convenience was great. Just a few steps to coffee, water, guys burgers, etc. Very clean. Ample room. I would recommend to anyone (unless you are in bed earlier than 10pm of course)

Ports of call

Galveston, Texas

5 out of 5
Only here to board

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Beautiful water. Snorkeling isn't great. I would probably choose a different excursion for this port.

Belize City, Belize

5 out of 5
Absolutely GORGEOUS! Snorkeling is a MUST on this port! Swam with sharks and sting rays. Saw the most gorgeous water you could ever imagine.

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

3 out of 5
This was not my favorite. Very commercialized. The port itself is pretty, anything outside of that isn't great. Ziplining wasn't my idea of fun. Beaches were ridiculously crowded. Too many people in your face trying to sell you massages, hair braiding, etc.


5 out of 5
Smooth process. Carry your own luggage off if possible.
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