On the Vista for the... by Crazycruiser962Sail Date: /
On the Vista for the second time and I have to say this time around was even better! I wanted to give an honest review and look at everything with an open mind! Why 5 stars? The ship is impeccably clean and well maintained and whether you like the design or not shouldn’t be a reason to take away a star! We happen to like the design of the Vista and all of its amenities! Some reviewers I think don’t rate the Vista on its merits don’t like the colour of the rugs take away a star, it’s silly really and for the people that give the Vista a one, two or even three stars just isn’t realistic and we should probably ignore those types or reviews! Just my opinion of course 😊 let’s see embarkation very smooth on the ship within 15 minutes! Cabin spotless and tons of room for closet space! Cabin cleaned twice a day and our room steward Mudita was amazing! He never missed a beat and new us by name immediately! Balcony cabin, last year we had the benefit of being aft Havana! Next year Havana on the horizon! Can’t wait! Dining went very well the team of Saw and his staff were great food great to very very great! Food was always hot and we has a beautiful table at the aft looking over the ocean! Specialty restaurants on the Vista of course are excellent in fact the steak house is rated as one of the best at sea! So for Carnival bashers sorry this restaurant and service is incredible! I recall a reviewer saying that the buffet was terrible and that all they served was pork, that simply isn’t true as there is a ton of options for anyone! There is so many things to do on the Vista one simply can’t do them all on a 8 day cruise, but it’s sure fun trying! From the sky ride which is really a lot of fun, the ropes course the water slides and on and on for fun in the sun! For quieter times the serenity is great! People mention the pools are small and not enough so book the Havana suites or cabins and you have a pool to yourselves pretty much! People need to remember that we are on a cruise ship after all and how big can the pools really be! There is enough deck chairs for everyone to enjoy and yes people do get out there early and keep them, but this is an issue with every cruise line unless you sail with Seabourn or crystal or other high end cruise lines! Can’t say enough about the staff on the Vista they are incredible, happy and always there to help with anything! People mentioned about the long lines at the buffet or guys or blue iguana, that’s an easy fix don’t go at peak times and really they get people through quickly! The Vista is run like a fine tuned machine and we never had any issues or complaints! I will agree however that the liquid lounge has less then stellar seating so do try and sit below so the pillars aren’t in the way! We did every show and the singers and dancers were very entertaining! The veterans ceremony that Carnival does is really unbelievable! What an honour it was to witness! The entertainment on the ship was fabulous from the violinists to one of the male singers he was incredible! We were on board for St. Patty’s day and Carnival celebrated the day with style! It’s funny you know I was down at the customer service desk putting some cash down on our account and a women was there unfortunately being so rude and a loud as she could be so that everyone could hear her, she was complaining about a 2 dollar charge at the casino bar! She didn’t let the staff resolve it without her yelling! it’s very unfortunate that people treat this amazing group of staff so poorly over something so trivial! Disembarking was a breeze and thanks Carnival for another wonderful cruise and we can’t wait for next year!!