Ocho Rios is the best

Carnival Vista Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall rating:

3.6 out of 5
Carnival Vista

7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 22, 2020

Ship: Carnival Vista

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10235

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Overall a good trip. Not that impressed with the ship itself. Don't think I'd sale out of Galveston again.


4 out of 5
Good, but the parking shuttles were not well organized and took a long time. Most people walked the few blocks

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Dining rooms were great. Buffet was good and the Burgers at Guy's, love them!

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
loved that they had deal or no deal in addition to bingo. The Mardi Gras party was great.


3 out of 5
Dancing shows weren't as good as we have seen on other cruises.

Children's Programs

No kids

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
The bar staff and room steward were not nearly as good as they usually are on Carnival. You can tell the company has cut back and has them stretched way to thin.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
All was clean and well maintained

Cabin / Stateroom

2 out of 5
This is the smallest balcony cabin we have had on any ship we've sailed. Very cramped

Ship tip

Bring extra double outlets and an extension cord. So glad we did

Ports of call

Galveston, Texas

3 out of 5
Just spent night there to sale. Was very chilly.

Cozumel, Mexico

3 out of 5
Seems Cozumel gets more run down with each visit. The excursion choices are meh. There were 5 other ships in port. We were late getting to port and everything was running late and we had to wait to debark for other ships docking. Overall not good.

George Town, Grand Cayman

4 out of 5
Good port other than the tendering. That was rough with the waves. But other than that it went well

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

5 out of 5
Loved it, which they did more stops in Jamaica. People are welcoming and friendly. Good excursion choices.


3 out of 5
Got in early, but even with priority debarkation couldn't get off as soon as we should have.
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