We had a great time on this cruise and all Carnival cruises we take. Even with a few hiccups, the staff did everything to make the trio enjoyable. This was my first 8 day sailing and that extra day does make a difference
This crew really had their game on! We had our luggage before we even left the port. Never have we had such an easy embarkment or disembarkment! I loved everything about this cruise with the exception of some minor Internet issues.
Overall, for my first cruise, it was fun. There were things that I really enjoyed on the ship and there were things that were not so much fun. The things I liked were the ports of call, the trivia and games and the bars. The thing I didn't like was the sound systems were way too loud, the food was rather bland on most dishes and the boat seemed rather crowded overall. For my next cruise, I will probably look at other boats or cruise lines, but that is mainly because this was my first cruise and I would like to see others. The Carnival Vista is a great family ship if you are traveling with the kids. I would definitely take my kids on this ship. The ports of call were great. I would definitely go back to Grand Turk, St. Kitts and St. Maarten. I enjoyed San Juan, but not enough to make we want to go running back. Most of that is personal preference, as San Juan is more for the history, architecture and shopping.
The Vista is beautiful. The crew is friendly and helpful. The entertainment was great. The cruise director Matt be was one of our favorites. Lots of good food and plenty to do it you choose to do it. We loved it and can't wait for our next cruise.
Food was good- -would like to see more up to date movies and a changing schedule in the theatre.
There was one movie PG all week and one R movie - which wasn't a very good one.
We are owed a credit of $150 for a prior cancellation, but we have been unable to get satisfaction from
Carnival. Supposedly we are supposed to apply it to a future cruise on Carnival- we do not see that we
are going to do this and want our money refunded!
We had a wonderful time Cruising with the exception of lots of movement and banging at night. Overall I was able to enjoy my vacation being amongst good people and excellent staff to make my vacation very memorable! Carnival will see me again and again! I wouldn't sail with any other ship! Thanks!
No photos on cruise bc photographer wanted us to pay $249 for the 1st 2 and then $199 for 3-5, etc. Prices for photographs were unreasonable. Wait time on restaurant was inefficient bc of non working pagers and unorganization, not safe for toddlers, and no activities for toddlers either.
Ship is nice. Couple of disappointing design things we were looking for not there. Need more hot tubs. There were no hot tubs in the main deck with big screen. Pools are small. Service is so slow that I can't believe they havn't addressed that. Buffet SUCKS!!! Other than those things the ship is nice and we had fun.
Although I enjoyed the cruise and the route of it, I think the cruise can improve significantly in their activities and especially improve the elevators because they are very small and had to wait a long time for them to arrive. The specialized dining rooms are very small and on the second day there was no possibility of separating any date and time from the 6 cruise days. I've been on other Carnival cruises where I've had a lot better time.
Overall, another very good cruise with Carnival but not without a couple of unexpected flaws in the experience. Huge props always should go out to the hard-working crew and staff who do the jobs none of us would do yet do it with a smile and a positive attitude that a lot of young people (and adults) in the U.S. ought to try.
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