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431 Carnival Barcelona Cruise Reviews

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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
sparklingshiraz
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
For our first cruise we chose a brand new ship the Carnival Vista and sailed out of Barcelona to avoid Bay of Biscay to reduce the risk of a big swell. Our party consisted of 7 ages 51, 48, 25, 19, 18, 11 & a baby 14 months. The ... Read more
demo1998
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 helpful votes
Carnival Vista is only a few months old, its pristine, the workers are constantly working on the ship doing a great job of keeping the ship clean, the cleaners do a grand job & should be applauded. I do agree as my husband said to me ... Read more
SweetCruiser39
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
69 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I've read a lot of reviews of the Carnival Vista, many of them comparing her to others in the Carnival fleet. I don't really think that is fair, because the Vista really provides a different experience than any other ship I, at least, ... Read more
ban gratuities
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
In 2011 we sailed on the Carnival Magic on her second cruise. The ship was marvelous, the service was excellent as crew were continually asking if we needed anything (particularly from the bar), the cabin was nothing special but perfectly ... Read more

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Tilly7
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
I am surprised at the really bad comments. We went as a group of 3 middle aged ladies who shared one balcony cabin, we opted for the sofa bed and two single beds. We had enough room and enough storage space, the cabin was very pleasant ... Read more
yummymummy11
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
33 forum posts
8 helpful votes
I chose carnival vista because carnival are one of the few Cruise lines that have a kids club for two year olds. The club was great, the staff were very understanding when my daughter had a few toileting accidents, and gave her lots of ... Read more
Kendav
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
We have cruised with a number of cruise companies, the itinary looked great and a new ship. Last year we sailed on Royal Carribeans then new Anthem of the Seas and had a great time, the appeal was a new modern ship,with a good itinary. ... Read more
Angie.zamma
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
It was their newest ship. Arrived 3 days before to explore Barcelona, great idea! The terminal was very well organized. Ship's lobby has very nice artistic colorful center light that changes themes daily. The ship still has some things ... Read more
heatherbelle
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
778 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This is my 3rd Carnival cruise, prior to this we had completed one Caribbean cruise on the Breeze and one med cruise on the Sunshine. I have also cruised on the Disney Magic in the Med. I have to say I was very disappointed in this ... Read more

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davemc45
Member Since 2012
1 review
51 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Fantastic Fun Ship great cruise along with a great crew. Matt the cruise director was everywhere. The itinerary had everything you needed to suit all cruisers, the ship had it all for family fun. The waterworks were just as good as before ... Read more
steven3367
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
28 forum posts
21 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
7 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
12 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
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
7 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
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

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Livvichambo
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
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
Happicruzrr
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 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
44 forum posts
5 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
72 forum posts
8 helpful votes
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
6 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

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markmoore101
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 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
pbulmer43@hotmail.co.uk
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 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 August 2016
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
6 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

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