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489 Carnival Barcelona Cruise Reviews
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marechristine
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
A little over a year ago we discovered the plans for the Carnival Vista's transatlantic cruise embarking from Barcelona. We chose this cruise for a variety of reasons, which included a chance to be on a brand new ship, a chance to go to ... Read more
snookie1
Member Since 2012
1 review
73 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
This was the first Transatlantic cruise for my husband and I, and we were not disappointed. We spent 3 days in Barcelona pre-cruise; what a fantastic city to explore. The highlight there was definitely La Sagrada Familia -- a church ... Read more
Mark S
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We have cruised with Carnival 4 times previously and as UK residents took advantage of the Vista departing a European port prior to being assigned to it's home port of Miami. Normally to experience a Carnival cruise we have to first ... Read more
weatherman46
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
613 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We cruised on this ship from Athens to Barcelona, and then on to New York on the Vista’s maiden Trans-Atlantic. For the most part public areas where kept clean and tidy with staff often to be seen cleaning. This was especially so ... Read more
JoseyP
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
398 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Although the décor of this new ship was lacking for me, this was a wonderful cruise across the Atlantic. I loved our stops in Gibraltar and the Azores. Ponta Delgada and the Azores is one of my favorite places on earth. It is ... Read more
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Seasoned firefighter
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
845 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We had looked at this cruise for some time but trying to put a package together with airfares, transfers, Hop on/Hop off bus, hotels in Barcelona and the actually cruise itself was to say the least overwhelming. We just happened to get an ... Read more
nw_man
Member Since 2010
7 reviews
715 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Carnival Vista Transatlantic October 2016 We are experienced cruisers but have never actually done a Transatlantic cruise before… the price for this one was most definitely right! So, we booked it…. Cloud 9 Spa Balcony, ... Read more
mccosh
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
We were first time Carnival passengers and found some good quality and some not so good quality. We had an inside cabin which was comfortable and great service from the cabin steward. We thought not printing all photos and having ... Read more
Rickdabear
Member Since 2007
1 review
4,427 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because there were a lot of people on it that we have cruised with before. That is always a plus. Now, I would like to compare the ship and crew with the first TA on the Dream. Well, there is no comparison. The ... Read more
beans1946
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
I'm retired military and have crossed the ocean many times, flying, but this was my first ship crossing. Embarkation , slow painfully slow. Even with new set your time, it was a mess. I think some of it had to do with the amount of ... Read more
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retiring soon
Member Since 2006
16 reviews
7,152 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I chose this TA cruise, even though I hadn't really like the experience 8 years ago, because of the ports, disembarkation port & the fact that it was a new ship with lots to do on the sea days. There was also a very large & fun ... Read more
Lighthouses
Member Since 2016
1 review
45 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
The Carnival Vista is a beautiful ship. Serenity area was most comfortable and relaxing. Enjoyed the Morning Show with Matt & Cookie each sea day. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed Cookie's enthusiasm and personality. He ... Read more
Mason Jahr
Member Since 2015
1 review
We chose to take the Vista's transatlantic re-positioning cruise because we found the travel itinerary of interest to us. The good: The Skyride. The specialty dining, in particular 555 Fahrenheit, and to a lesser degree the Italian ... Read more
cruisepaper
Member Since 2016
1 review
It appears to be a trend in the cruise industry today. Build bigger ships to increase passenger capacity, However, there has been an often overlooked design flaw with the ships main auditoriums. They haven't grown in size to meet the ... Read more
BuzzVerb
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
7 forum posts
Sailed October 2016
I am particularly disappointed by the Lido deck and the ability of the staff to keep coffee and coffee cups in adequate supply. During the peak of early morning breakfast, the coffee pots would go empty and cups would run out. A sign on ... Read more
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burrma
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
4,373 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Not a big fan of Carnival but was blown away with this recent Transatlantic : Barcelona to NY cruise on Carnival Vista. Been on 108 cruises and lately very disappointed with the poorer production and entertainment evening shows. Not ... Read more
eric john
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed October 2016
This was our third transatlantic cruise and I must say it did not compare with the two previous ones. It started the first night when I purchased a wine package. The waiter did not tell me that if I waited one night I would not have to pay ... Read more
kenspidey
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
45 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Just completed our sailing on the Vista TransAtlantic cruise. I would like to start by saying we had a terrific time. This cruise was absolutely fabulous and special and It had everything to do with the crew and the reason we return to ... Read more
mary_p
Member Since 2016
1 review
23 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We enjoyed our Breeze cruise so much, and the Vista was so hyped as the flagship, that we booked this two years ago. Much was made of the new Havana Cabanas and all of the amenities. Here are some things you need to know. DO NOT WASTE ... Read more
Gigster44
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
My wife and I chose this cruise to visit some points in history that we had not visited before. We chose a balcony room, it was roomy and very functional. Our service on the ship was always good, this included dining and room service. Our ... Read more
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trogmd
Member Since 2013
1 review
353 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
I had a great cruise on the Vista and would definitely go on her again. I will now tell you about the things I liked and did not like as much about the Vista. The Ship - I really liked the look of the Vista from the outside, from ... Read more
usermom
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
253 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Would definitely recommend this ship, and we do not usually sail with Carnival. Chose this cruise because we loved the itinerary and long days in each port. We knew this was a very port intensive cruise rather than a laid back relaxing ... Read more
BeachBoundGirl72
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
10 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My step-daughter and I went to Barcelona a few days before the cruise departed. We enjoyed exploring the city and seeing it's beautiful architecture. The afternoon we boarded, things went very smoothly from checking our bags with the ... Read more
winter.escapee
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
9 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The European ports MADE this cruise! Sorry the ship is moving to the caribbean. As far as the ship itself: noticed definitely lower ceilings in many areas (my husband had to duck to avoid head trauma!), and the "show" areas were ... Read more
Lighthouses2
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
The number of various ports was exceptional - providing something of interest for everyone. Carnival Vista is beautiful and spacious. Crew is most attentive to ensuring it is tidy and clean. Our cabin steward team was prompt, ... Read more
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