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391 Carnival Barcelona Cruise Reviews

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steven3367
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
28 forum posts
7 helpful votes
arrived at port around 11am had time of 11.30 was on board in under a hour excellent when on board went to cabin on level 1 1249 basic cabin but fine headed upstairs hit guys burgers i love these did a quick look round went back to ... Read more
CRUISEWITHMYKIDS
Member Since 2006
5 reviews
17 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise due to the itinerary. We love the itinerary and we love the ports. We primarily use the ship as a place to sleep at night after having toured all day. Embarkation was fast and easy. Carnival has larger room and our ... Read more
312182wlv
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
My wife and I choose this cruise because we wanted to see Europe and this seems the perfect way to do it. We planed this trip over a year ago and since we had not had a vacation in the last fe years we thought this would be perfect. So ... Read more
jacxio
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
this was our first cruise so was a bit nervous about a few things: - embarkment and disembarkment chaos, amount of space in room with family of four (kids 11 and 13) with two weeks stuff, number of people on ship. Let me say then ... Read more
Livvichambo
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise because of the so called party atmosphere and youngish passengers. this is our 4th cruise having sailed with Royal Carribean, NCL and celebrity. This will be our last time on carnival! We knew the standards would be ... Read more

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Happicruzrr
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Fantastic experience from start to finish. The new ship is great. The skybike, ropes courses, waterslides, etc, etc. are fantastic and the lines were short even on sea days. The IMAX and thrill theatres were a hoot and very reasonably ... Read more
dulcet
Member Since 2012
1 review
37 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Chose this cruise as a brand new ship and was with Carnival and we had not travelled with them before. I wanted to compare them against NCL RCI and Disney. For me no one has beaten Disney but the pricing is ridiculous. We enjoyed ... Read more
kittykkr
Member Since 2006
1 review
70 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I love new ships and couldn't wait for the Carnival Vista. My difficulties with the ship are really ship specific. Between the forward elevators and the atrium there is a significant hump, approximately 4 inches above the floor level. ... Read more
suebrierley
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
The ship was huge, needed a sat nav to find your way around. Sailing was a very exiting experience The cabin was awesome Dining wasn't all it should have been, not enough staff to be efficient, had many problems with the service ... Read more
markmoore101
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
just returned from 12 days on the Carnival Vista. This is our 4th cruise and our first with the Carnival. The ship is new but does lack the wow of the Royal Caribbean, it a fun ship rather than an elegant ship. The layout is a bit ... Read more

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pbulmer43@hotmail.co.uk
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
I will keep this short and sweet. The Carnival vista is an excellent ship which has been designed very well with something for everyone. Embarkation was fast, smooth and efficient. The cabin was large and kept spotlessly clean. ... Read more
cheeks0274
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
It's probably easier to list the pro's and cons of this Carnival cruise.... Pro: -Embarkation onto the ship was absolutely fine/seamless. -Lovely staterooms, nice and spacious (had a balcony room) -Lots of things to do, ... Read more
richmal123
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
Embarkation went smoothly - short wait in the hall due to the queue. Ship was brilliant, obviously still quite new, staff very friendly and everywhere cleaning all the time. We had an inside cabin for 3 which was fine. More than enough ... Read more
krcolpitts@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
First time we've cruised with Carnival and I think it will be the last. Nice ship but lacking the wow factor. The dining system is crazy - you have to go and book a time 15 minutes before you want dinner. Sometimes the queue was so long ... Read more
Eimand Louise
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
Fun aboard, newest sky ride, music and shows. excellent service from crew, all lovely music from classic to salsa, for children fantastic. Red Frog bar excellent beer and entertamaint, Good food in Lido restaurant and Dinnig room. ... Read more

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lisajmarron
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
I chose this as it looked fab for a family with teenagers.The ship was beautiful.The excursion stops were great .Here is my overall summary Loved - cabins/ship layout/outside deck cinema with blankets and popcorn ,loved serenity spa ... Read more
Sherun
Member Since 2008
1 review
37 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Overall the ship is very bright & cheery. We loved the layout. Altho very big it didn't seem so. Seating in the Lido Marketplace dining area was very large. We never found it full. You can pour your own draft beer at lunch or ... Read more
jo-b
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
986 forum posts
18 helpful votes
This was our first Carnival cruise, although we have taken lots of cruises on other lines. We are definitely not the Carnival demographic being Brits, over 65 , no family and don’t like the Caribbean! However this was a cruise ... Read more
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Runija
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
26 helpful votes
What a fantastic experience, loved every minute of it! Brand new clean ship, with lovely staff, amazing facilities, great food, brilliant entertainment! If you are a family and considering this cruise, book it! This wasn't my first cruise, ... Read more
mktravel
Member Since 2016
1 review
44 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Carnival Vista 29-07-16 to 06-08-16 Having taken a cruise on the Carnival Vista on the above dates all I can say is thank god this was not my first cruise because if it had been I would never cruise again! I think warning bells ... Read more

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BAKAT
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Since this was our third cruise on Carnival, the overall layout and the "Fun Ship" features of previous ships were familiar on the Vista, even though it of course had new elements as well. However, we didn't find these novelties ... Read more
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Gailee
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
A really good family cruise for the 3 generations in our party. Embarkation was slower than we would have liked but this all paled into the background once we were on board. The cabins were perfect- window that looked out at the front of ... Read more
barmanatsea
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Our cruise on the Vista was my 10th or so overall and probably my 5th with Carnival. Overall, I'm going to give it very high marks. My wife, 2 boys (12 and 10) stayed in a family harbor stateroom on the 2nd deck. If you are ... Read more
deacnata
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
It was not the first cruise with Carnival and I was happy with all services. I traveled with my son aged 13 years and both have the same opinion about the Carnival holiday spent on Vista. We made two cruises starting July 9, from Barcelona ... Read more
LULUBAGS
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We chose this cruise as we were 3 families with varying ages of kids. We also chose it because our cruise agent told us it was brand new and unlike the other ships we had been on previously. The ship is brand new and spotless. It has ... Read more

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