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330 Carnival Barcelona Cruise Reviews

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froggy1313
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
3 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Brand new beautiful ship, but many pluses and minuses. A+ for the new menu, the layout of the Havana Cabanas, the decorations of that area, the pool, etc. Also an incredible Europe itinerary. The food was really incredible. Every ... Read more
Dissapointed Aussie
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
The Ship was new, beds were comfy and the cabin staff were excellent, that's about where it ends. I left the cruise upset and still traumatized after being verbally abused by another passenger, who called me a "F....ing fat ... Read more
Pinklily83
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We had been really looking forward to our trip on the Carnival Vista. This would be our 4th cruise and the first where we have been brave enough to take our 3 year old daughter. We also took nan too so the ship needed to cater for all ... Read more
HYE6
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
OMG the Carnival Vista was Awesome! * We had 3 outside rooms for our group, and they were all very nice and clean. * The cruise director Matt was fantastic: very entertaining, very funny, and very personable. * The service ... Read more
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Whitesfromscotland
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
10 day cruise on Carnival Vista. Mainly P & O cruisers but thought we would try a different cruise line company (all be it P & O are UK part of Carnival). To summarise Carnival is a lower level class than P & O aimed at Casual ... Read more

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Catchum
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was the third trip out for the vista and our first on Carnival. The ship had a lovely new car smell still and we enjoyed our time onboard. The lay out of the ship was fine but didn't seem to have a heart, the Atrium had a nice bar ... Read more
tbsccruiser
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Every year myself and 2 of my friends take a much needed trip. Since we all turned 45, we decided to take a trip of a lifetime trip. We chose a cruise because we would be able to see different ports and have food and lodging included in ... Read more
stacysgal1974
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was a multi family cruise; 21 people all total. For us, we chose Carnival because of our adult children (2 plus spouses). They still live in jeans and very casual clothes. We figured this was best for all. This was their first ... Read more
rvstarLIZ
Member Since 2005
1 review
107 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Here we go. I will begin with... we are not cruisers. This was our first and last cruise to be sure. I thought it would be a great way to see some of Europe, which it was. The ports were fantastic. I traveled with my daughters.The first ... Read more
josiemartinez
Member Since 2001
7 reviews
56 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Apologize for the lengthy review but the Vista is the most amazing ship I've sailed on. Arrived in Barcelona 2 nights before sailing. Stayed at a hotel close to Las Ramblas and walked from Port Vell to Placa de Catalunya. Lots of ... Read more

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jkoz4712@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
We set out on our first Mediterranean cruise expecting a ship full of Europeans and individuals from other parts of the world. Instead, we found the ship full of middle-class Americans as if we were cruising the Caribbean. Overall, our ... Read more
oceansidebuckeye
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
17 helpful votes
On a scale of 1 to 10, the Carnival Vista was a 9.8! We loved it and were trying to find a way to hide during debarkation and stay on board for another go round. ;) The Vista is brand new, clean, and beautiful. There was so much ... Read more
BRIND
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
0 forum posts
22 helpful votes
This was our 17th Cruise but the first time with Carnival & it was aboard their biggest ship only launched in May. The boarding was quite slick bearing in mind it takes over 4,000 passengers. The Cabins were OK, we had an inside ... Read more
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JW50
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Really enjoyed this cruise! The atrium was a bit of a letdown as normally when you first walk on the ship that is the first thing you see and is normally quite grand. This was quite small and nothing exciting. Service was great as usual ... Read more
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cbowls30
Member Since 2013
1 review
238 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Chose this cruise to experience carnival for the first time as they only come to Europe when launching a new ship. We had a balcony cabin (8420) deck 8. We found this a great location as was only two decks up to the buffet and short ... Read more

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jetset,birmingham
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We wanted to experience a new, large ship. We thought we would be blown away but we were underwhelmed by the decor and fittings of the ship, Staterooms: Very comfortable with lots of cupboard space. Excellent room staff who kept ... Read more
RRosie92
Member Since 2013
6 reviews
4 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Carnival Hits the Sweet spot! We had a party of 8. Our Cruise was an 8night West Med Cruise round trip from Barcelona. Cabins. One Balcony room, and two inside cabins. The Balcony room was nice and clean, good size TV, and bathroom. ... Read more
Finshell
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Worst cruise ever. I have been on a few cruises and this was the worst. Our main gripe was the noise, we stayed in room 6241 Fwd avoid this area. After the shows, 6 nights out of 8 a DJ set up his equipment and we had to endure boom boom ... Read more
melbloch
Member Since 2009
9 reviews
740 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Decided literally a few days before that we had time to get a cruise in before the summer school holidays and this one popped up as the most convenient and reasonable price. We also wanted to experience being on a new ship, and being so ... Read more
SailerMoon5000
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I took this cruise with 13 other of my family members. I am very happy to have a great family because they were the only good part of the entire cruise while on the ship. To start the lines for food were terrible, long lines wrapped ... Read more

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lemonhart45
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2016
I have never done a med cruise so my daughter convinced me to go on the second voyage of The Carnival Vista from Barcelona to Athens. It was a great trip lots of food maybe too much and long nights and a 7 hour jet lag coming home. The ... Read more
gloria.dcruz@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We decided to go on a cruise for a family vacation based on our travel agents recommendation. Where we come from, this concept isn't very popular so we didn't know what to expect except what we had read online. We loved it!! Right from the ... Read more
Jodyca
Member Since 2014
1 review
22 forum posts
18 helpful votes
It was exciting to be a part of a new ship with a new itinerary for us. The ship is lovely and has so many activities. One of us rode the skybike and did the climbing track. We all played miniature golf. We read books from the library, ... Read more
SKAdams001
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
25 helpful votes
We have recently returned from the 2nd cruise out for Carnival Vista as a party of 6 family members. I will try to cover all aspects whether we thought good or not from the start. We stayed 3 nights in Barcelona before embarking the ... Read more
an European
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
18 helpful votes
After a terribly long boarding, the ship was pleasant, the kitchen is really good, the staff makes measurable efforts for good service. With an European eye the programmes on the ship are a little poor... Bingo, quiz about ... Read more

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