Vista Class on Carnival doesn’t disappoint!!!!!!

Carnival Vista Cruise Review

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 8
Helpful Votes: 100

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Carnival Vista

Southern Caribbean

Sail date: September 23, 2017

Ship: Carnival Vista

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

My husband and I are always seeking a relaxing vacation together. We enjoy poolside chats with new friends and having a nice cocktail before and after dinner. We aren’t joiners and love the vibe on Carnival, which is very much do as much or as little as you’d like.


4 out of 5
Due to hurricane season many folks rebooked on our trip. Getting on the ship took longer than normal but the ship was at her fullest capacity. Carnival Personnel were kind and professional as always.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We dined mainly in speciality dining. Did main dining 3 nights out of the 8. Fahrenheit 555 is our favorite. It’s a Ruth Chris experience and meal for a third of the cost.

Havana Bar

5 out of 5

We had a Havana cabin and the outside bar was always busy but quick. Outstanding service at the bar and right to your spot at the pool.

Seafood Shack

5 out of 5

Lobster roll!!!!!


5 out of 5

Enjoyed two nights of dining here. My husband is not a fan of raw fish or any seafood and even he loved the beef and chicken options.

Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse

5 out of 5

Our favorite dining venue.

Alchemy Bar

5 out of 5

Our favorite watering hole. The bar staff went above and beyond.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Love the Havana Pool.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Never bad service on the Vista!!! Very helpful people. Our room was spotless and our cabin Stewart personable and accessible.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The Vista was only in the water for about 5 months when we Cruises on her. Every area was cared for well.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We had an aft balcony facing the Havana pool deck and the open waters. Bigger balcony was nice to have. Highly recommend it.

Ship tip

Do at least one night of speciality dining.

Ports of call

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5
Went to the Hilton for the day on our own. Great beach and a casino for my husband. Pool side bar was relaxing and welcoming.

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5
Did an excursion to a beautiful beach. It was on the Atlantic side so the water was choppy but I loved it.

La Romana, Dominican Republic

2 out of 5
Not a fan of the terminal. Regret not doing a shore excursion.


4 out of 5
This process would be better if you could leave from your cabin. People try to cheat and not get off in their assigned time. As Platinum guests, we are blessed to be off pretty early.
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