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490 Carnival Barcelona Cruise Reviews
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BeachBoundGirl72
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
10 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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
amiano
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This is my 3rd time going on a cruise ship with Carnival. I have to say I was a little worried about the ship after reading some of the others. We flew in a few days before the trip to see Barcelona and thought the area was very pretty. ... Read more
Beautifulnorth
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
We have never cruised before, envisioning cruises as a boring places. where you just ate and read books all day. We opted to cruise the Mediterranean because we are a family of four (two children ages 8 and 11) and it seemed like a great ... Read more
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29rintoul
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Chose this cruise as it was a new ship and we thought the price was good. The ship, food, entertainment and service was a big disappointment to both of us. This was our eighth cruise, our first and last with Carnival. They can learn a lot ... Read more
LittleMoo99
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was our first cruise and we loved it. We travelled with our 2 young children - aged 2 and 3. We had a family Harbour room (2400) with large balcony which was perfect. A bunk bed and sofa bed for the children. For us there was lots of ... Read more
Pilgrim01
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
We traveled via Eurostar and TGV to Barcelona from London and had 2 nights in Barcelona before boarding Carnival Vista. We purchased Hop on Hop Off Turisme bus tickets for our day in Barcelona and traveled the whole of all 3 routes in the ... Read more
MayGirls
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Fantastic Ship . requires many more days to explore without daily excursions. Can't wait to go again. Loved the Havana Suites and Cabana local and private access. We were pleased to see our cruise director JAMIE again. She was on ... Read more
Tango123
Member Since 2009
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
After waiting for over a year we were excited about cruising on the new Carnival Vista leaving Barcelona Spain on Sept 23rd 2016. It start with only two of us but our group grew to twelve quickly. We planned our trip months in advance ... Read more
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Cully1953
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
74 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We booked this cruise in December 2015, our TA got us a great deal on an Ocean Suite, however, my wife was taken into hospital 3 weeks before we were due to sail. We feared that we would have to cancel, but her health improved quite ... Read more
Runway35r
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
10 helpful votes
This is Carnivals newest ship, Carnival Vista. It is a beautiful ship, very nicely done! The ship is quite spacious, we never felt crowded at any time on the ship. The embarkation experience was flawless, the room was a Balcony ... Read more
chachquet
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the ports. It was fun and food was great. I was frustrated with Carnival charging $17 per person to ride a shuttle from port in MArseille. They warned us of crooks there - Carnival was the biggest. Same ... Read more
Nwercruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We cruised on the CARNIVAL VISTA September 23rd itinerary from Barcelona in a Havana Suite. We had a wonderful cruise experience overall. The Suite was just beautiful, it was very spacious for two people. We dealt with bass noise from the ... Read more
TEALKITTY
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Chose this cruise cuz it fit a block of time between already booked flights and it was rt barcelona and had a good itinerary and was new and bigger than other carnival ships. Boarding process was a nightmare and the food esp breakfast in ... Read more
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chanlynng
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We booked this cruise several months in advance, and splurged on both airfare and the room by upgrading. We upgraded our room to the Spa Balcony Suite and chose the one at the front of the boat 14206- we were told it was bigger, and the ... Read more
dowdy.p@hotmail.co.uk
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
me & my wife went for 10 nights around the med on 13/9/16 till 23/9/16 this ship is all about money 4 cans of beer cost £31 joke there was a 24% tax on everything you brought even if you brought a can of pop which on the pop can ... Read more
Lucy See
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
As travel agent, always interested in personal experience to better sell the product. From almost 40 cruises taken, I consider this cruise the BEST! The itinerary, the activities on the ship, the eating and drinking venues! My only ... Read more
g cooper
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
I chose this cruise because I've always enjoyed the other cruises I've taken with Carnival. A few weeks before we sailed, the cruise line called and asked if I would like to upgrade to a balcony cabin and of course I did. When we first ... Read more
indy200860
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed September 2016
VISTA - No Elegance. Plain, contemporary style décor and furnishings. Only white dining room tablecloths on formal nights. No enforcement of dress code (shorts and no collar t-shirts at dinner). Poor quality beef served, except ... Read more
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Ky50
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I wanted to cruise to the Mediterranean and wanted to see several places and this seemed to be the best say to accomplish that . It has been awhile since we cruised with Carnival and for the most part the ship wasnt that much different ... Read more
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shrekdot
Member Since 2013
1 review
22 forum posts
4 helpful votes
The worst ship we have ever been on. Not customer focused, food in mdr was awful, service was poor, Lido dining was always a mess, not enough seating, long lines. They refunded the bubbles program which was extremely disappointing as my ... Read more
kristeydog
Member Since 2009
1 review
55 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
First of all I have to commend the staff of the Guest Services desk who were phenomenal. They helped me out since the airline left my bag in New York. They also let me use their international telephone to make phone calls to airlines ... Read more
gayechristiansen
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
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
3 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
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