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431 Carnival Barcelona Cruise Reviews

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gayechristiansen
Member Since 2016
1 review
We wanted to take our 2 teenage sons to Europe. Cruising is by far the best value. We have cruised many times and with several different cruise lines. We LOVED the Carnival Vista. They have longer port days than other cruises in Europe ... Read more
TomBrem
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
The Vista was a new ship. Good foo and the staff was OK since they were all new. The last night in a two day port stay in Athens was not very good. The Ship had let half the staff go ashore the night before and were under staff the last ... Read more
jengaggie92
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We had been looking to do a European cruise for a couple years to celebrate milestone birthdays and when the new Vista was announced, we jumped on it for several reasons.. (1) The new ship looked to be amazing with a brand-new ... Read more
Shanesmanor
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
This was our 30th anniversary cruise we travelled in a party of 12. Embarkation was a nightmare compared to other cruises with RCI . We had balcony cabin on deck 8 which we found comfortable and a good size. Food was very good but the ... Read more
Shaz cruise
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We chose this cruise as it was to be a family holiday for my birthday with my wife,daughter,2 grandsons and my daughters friend, having originally booked and being told it was. direct flight we were later informed that Carnival had altered ... Read more

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Doclorenzo
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
This was an absolutely fabulous cruise! The ship is spectacularly laid out, and even though there are 4,000 guests on board I was always able to find a quiet spot to relax. The activities are fun and endless. The bedding and rooms ... Read more
les37b
Member Since 2016
1 review
1,029 forum post
7 helpful votes
I chose Vista as it was a new ship and liked the promotional video. I didnt know much about Carnival at the time. The more I learned, the less likely it was that I was going to enjoy it. However, it was not bad at all. A few niggles, but ... Read more
ssamson
Member Since 2016
1 review
39 forum posts
12 helpful votes
My husband and I traveled on this cruise. We choose this cruise because we loved the itinerary on the Vista with stops in Sicily, Naples, Rome, Florence, Marseilles, Palma de Mallorca and back to Barcelona. We also loved how big the ship ... Read more
Harry3534
Member Since 2012
1 review
58 forum posts
16 helpful votes
We have only cruised once before and that was with RCI so thats the only comparison I have. The price for the cruise was excellent so we went right ahead. Embarkation was really easy and quick. First impressions were fantastic till we ... Read more
bluenoser2
Member Since 2009
1 review
579 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for the itinerary - my husband had always wanted to get to Sicily and this cruise was (a) a NEW ship and (b) an itinerary we liked, though we had been to half the ports before. Service was excellent, Matt was the best ... Read more

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Cheddar19
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
We have cruised with Carnival 5 times before in Caribbean and wanted to head to spain so we thought we would cruise on the Vista! Everything was amazing..... we opted to check in between 12:30 and 1:00 we arrived at 11:45 and there were ... Read more
SKScruisin
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
I don't normally write reviews but wanted to share. First the bad,....Embarkation was a disaster in comparison to other cruises. Took over an hour and we had a crying two year old, didn't seem to matter to the check in personnel as they ... Read more
Pompeyfoz
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Excuse the misleading title – this shouldn’t be a negative review because if you measure the success of a cruise by how disappointed your Children are to leave then this was a great cruise. The waterpark, skyride, skyropes, ... Read more
pete19808
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Good - the staff. Every one gave 110%. We often were greeted with "welcome back" as if the staffer recognized us from a prior cruise - or from a prior day onboard - or observed our color-coded prior cruiser room card. In any ... Read more
Sugarrasberry
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We tough that with a new ship it would be great Deception. Decoration no Decorum no No swimming pool for adult only No tablecloth in the main dining room Waiter unsmiling and personnel rude Food ordinary Always ... Read more

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Gerardette
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
28 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Looking a cruise and seen this in May and so the price was good we upgraded to a spa room which was well worth it if going to use the spa a lot which we did before dinner.Food was not warm first night but got better as the week went on ,it ... Read more
javajunkie91
Member Since 2015
1 review
54 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose this ship because of the ports of call. We have always been interested in a Mediterranean cruise so when we heard about the Vista being a new ship and spending time in the Med we jumped on it! The ship was beautiful, reminded us a ... Read more
Hot Toddy's
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 helpful votes
Chose the cruise because it was family friendly and reasonable value for money. We were a family of 11 consisting of 6 adults and 5 children age ranging from 20 months to 13 years. Embarkation went smoothly, no complaints the new ... Read more
2pretty
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
travelling with another couple that hadn't had but wanted a Europe experience so ports of call were important to help give them a 'flavour'. Thought the new ship looked fun and liked the itinerary and the exclusive Havana area. Thank ... Read more
Sinbad 2
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
The ship ticked all the boxes for three generations,we traveled with our Daughter,Son in Law and Grandchildren 8years & 13years. The ship was immaculate, the service & cleaning faultless. We have sailed with other cruise lines and ... Read more

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Fatcatcakes
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
SO DISAPPOINTED!!! booked this cruise for the activities for my 10 year old son and that turned out to be fine but that was where the positives end. Embarkation was hideous, we had to join four different queues for various aspects ... Read more
robertrosenberg
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
21 helpful votes
My first point is the most important. EVERYONE is different - so be careful how seriously you take the reviews. You may read bad ones written by people who are not like you at all. I expected everyone to be the same on the boat and ... Read more
jessicamoss1209@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 helpful votes
We booked this cruise through cruise nation. 2 day stay in Barcelona followed by an 8 day western med cruise on Carnival Vista. There were 8 of us travelling together and we did explore Barcelona before the cruise. To be honest, I don't ... Read more
LSaunder1
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
As with all reviews a lot comes down to taste. Personally we liked the modern fresh style on the ship. The one sea day was quite crowded but other than that had a great time on deck. Water world was great fun as were the sky ride and ... Read more
Clark_kent29
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This was our first cruise so I cannot compare to other cruises. Family of 5 with 8,10 and 17 year old so had 2 cabins on 1st Deck. The rooms were very good and clean and beds were extremely comfortable. The boat overall is excellent ... Read more

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