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Carnival Vista Cruise Reviews

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Vista --- pretty ship, that's about it
"The ship is newer, so that's a plus. Matt, the cruise director was AHHMAZING, the food was okay. The entertainment was good when we had it. Didnt have a show every night. The comedians were great. This ship DOES NOT..."Read More
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Our first Carnival premier cruise.

Review for Carnival Vista to Caribbean - Western

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Too blessed to be stressed

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

This was our first premier Casino cruise and our 8th Carnival cruise in general. Husband was very excited. But I knew that meant he was going to spend much of his time in the Casino so I brought my grandkids for a whole new level of fun. They were 11 years old and 13 years old. Loved all the extra perks of the Premier cruise such as: #1 Gifts in the cabin every few days. #2 Special ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled with children


3rd Time is a charm with Carnival Vista

Review for Carnival Vista to Caribbean - Western

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BigBoats4Me

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Spoiler Alert: Ignore EVERYTHING negative you have read about the Vista so far. Based on our most recent trip none of the negativity is true and the naysayers are just complaining because they really don’t know how to appreciate a good cruise when they’re on one! This was our second time on the Vista, third cruise on Carnival. Once again, Carnival exceeded our expectations and delivered an ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled with children


Terrible Havana Experience

Review for Carnival Vista to Caribbean - Western

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SailorMarg

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

We were on the February 8, 2020 Sailing of the Vista, and I can’t tell you how disappointed I am in how much I did *not* enjoy the Havana experience this year. We sailed the Carnival Vista in the Havana area this time last year and were so impressed I booked the same area for this year in a Havana Suite and for 2021 in a Havana Cabana and 2022 in a Havana Suite. I’ve spent the past year on the ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Havana Cabana Suite


Below average Carnival cruise

Review for Carnival Vista to Caribbean - Western

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sshs

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We cruise a lot of lines, including Carnival, but this cruise was definitely among our least favorites. The 3 star rating is in light of the fact that we enjoyed some of the entertainment and the ports. Also, the weather was wonderful, so it was a nice getaway. First, to us, the food and dining experience was definitely not up to the usual Carnival standard. Many of the dishes were quite bad ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


NOT the same Carnival anymore

Review for Carnival Vista to Caribbean - Western

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Julienkaine

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

I have taken 6 Carnival cruises since 2011. My wife is a platinum member so our embarkation and debarkation were fast and nice. Our room was average, the room stewards were friendly. We found an unopened yogurt in our fridge. Our neighbors found dirty underwear in their cabin. The buffets never seemed to be open and the free restaurants always had a long lines. The carnival app never worked right. ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled with children


Worst cruise

Review for Carnival Vista to Caribbean - Western

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cruzincookie

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

I first want to say I have never written a negative review in my life. But we work very hard to save for our vacations and I know others do too. I simply want to let people know that the Vista is not the average cruise. It is what I would consider a bottom of the barrel cruise. We chose Vista excited to see the new Havana area. When we booked we were told it was open after 7 p.m. When we ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Cloud 9 Spa Interior


Nice Winter Getaway

Review for Carnival Vista to Caribbean - Western

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Dune_mama

6-10 Cruises

Age 30s

We drove to the Port as we are from the Midwest. We parked at Lighthouse parking and have the last few times we have sailed from Galveston. It is much smaller, but I've never had to wait a long time for a shuttle. We purchased Faster to the Fun and went from the parking shuttle to boarding in under 20 minutes. Honestly, if we didn't want to get off the ship quickly, we wouldn't have needed to ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Cloud 9 Spa Balcony


Good cruise, terrible cabin

Review for Carnival Vista to Caribbean - Western

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Kurlyl0cks

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

We chose this because it was kid friendly and last minute time off from work. I picked a suite. Even though it was on the lower level I felt a little better just because we were bringing a two year old with us and he’s a climber. Everyone is very nice on the Vista and the older portions of the craft were being maintained properly it feels like. I have one very very large complaint!!!!!!! The ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Family Harbor Suite

Traveled with children


Spa room cruise on the Vista

Review for Carnival Vista to Caribbean - Western

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arciek

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Be sure and arrive at your designated time, you don’t want to get in the longer early or late line. If you bring on a small ice chest, no ice or water allowed, bring freezer packs. Cans only is the rule now days. If you don’t have faster to the fun, expect to keep your carry on luggage with you when you go to the spa for a tour, or to the busy lunch buffet. You can get access to your room at ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Cloud 9 Spa Balcony

Traveled with children


EXCEEDED Most Expectations

Review for Carnival Vista to Caribbean - Western

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christyk82

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

My husband and I had a GREAT time on Carnival Vista. We set sail the first week in January, after New Years. I had heard quite a few things about Carnival being dirty or being the ships that get people sick; I'll address these further below. TIP - Our overnight stay at the Harbour House in Galveston was lovely. The location allowed me to watch the Vista come in to port that morning! I'm a ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Havana Aft-View Extended Balcony


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