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Oct 04, 2016

Don't rush to dinner on the first night m- there will be a line. Go about 5-10 minutes late. Other nights were fine. Do not miss dining in the formal dining rooms at night as the food and service is top notch. We did self debarkation but had to wait for an elevator for about 20 minutes.

Dec 20, 2017

On debarkation day, have breakfast on deck 5 in the Ocean Plaza. It is uncrowded and a quick breakfast gets you off the ship quickly.

Oct 14, 2016

Drinks are expensive. If possible, leave a few breaks from excursions in your plans. Our first 4 days were long excursions and by the 5th day, we really needed a sit on your rear end type break.

Dec 19, 2016

Be prepared that it is a very large ship. There are small bars that people don't seem to use like the Havana Bar. It has comfortable seating ,great bartenders,and a good place if you want a quiet drink. Later it has good music too.

Oct 15, 2016

First time we have chosen any time dining. It was a correct choice because of all the excursions.

Dec 15, 2017

Be sure to make reservations for any specialty restaurants you want ahead of time, or as soon during the cruise as possible. They fill up quickly. Cherry on Top now has ice cream sandwiches with various types of cookies in addition to the sundaes - they're really good and large. If you want a seat to any of the adults-only comedy shows, arrive 30+ minutes early. Sign up for mixology classes/martini tastings at the Alchemy Bar on embarkation day. They aren't heavily advertised but they do fill up.

Jul 12, 2016

I believe this ship is more of a family friendly oriented ship. It does not have as a really good area for adults. Great if you have a young family.

Jul 11, 2016

Don't leave the sky ride to the last day. The line was too long and we missed out on doing it. (It is only open a limited amount of time). Don't over pack.

Jun 14, 2016

go for it, you will not be disappointed.

Jun 23, 2016

Relax and have a great time - sailing on the Vista is the best !

Jun 27, 2016

this boat doesn't compare to previous carnival ships I have been on. this is truly family friendly with the lastest of technology there are some upcharges.

Jun 25, 2016

Don't forget to leverage other dining options - some free (including JiJi's and Capitano Cuccina for lunch), Guy's Burgers and Blue Iguana, and some worth a little extra. I thought the lobster roll was very good!

Jul 07, 2016

The inside Habana Cabins are by the bar and can be a little noisy.

Jul 13, 2016

great ship, lots to do

Jul 08, 2016

This ship has all the technology I'd want in a ship. The Hub App made it easy to get around the ship (the maps) and for the most part the chat app works. However, we had a lot of messages that did not get sent or received. That led to some confusion. Other than that, there's so much to do on Vista!

Jun 14, 2016

great shows, and activities, we loved the skyride, and sky rope course, waterslides, pools and jacuzzi.

Jun 06, 2016

The shop is massive. Get to. Know ir well. You will be faster to the fin

Jul 25, 2016

Great ship. Good food. Lots to do!

Aug 02, 2016

The daily newsletter is weak on information so need to read it carefully. There is little information about ports visited probably so you would buy the excursions. There were barbecues on the day at sea only which we found by luck.

Aug 03, 2016

Don't forget to bring clothes for the "cruise formal" evenings. Take your own photos as much as possible, unless you don't think 20 bucks for a digital copy of an image is too steep.