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393 Carnival Barcelona Cruise Reviews

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Runija
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
27 helpful votes
What a fantastic experience, loved every minute of it! Brand new clean ship, with lovely staff, amazing facilities, great food, brilliant entertainment! If you are a family and considering this cruise, book it! This wasn't my first cruise, ... Read more
mktravel
Member Since 2016
1 review
44 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Carnival Vista 29-07-16 to 06-08-16 Having taken a cruise on the Carnival Vista on the above dates all I can say is thank god this was not my first cruise because if it had been I would never cruise again! I think warning bells ... Read more
BAKAT
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Since this was our third cruise on Carnival, the overall layout and the "Fun Ship" features of previous ships were familiar on the Vista, even though it of course had new elements as well. However, we didn't find these novelties ... Read more
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Gailee
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
A really good family cruise for the 3 generations in our party. Embarkation was slower than we would have liked but this all paled into the background once we were on board. The cabins were perfect- window that looked out at the front of ... Read more
barmanatsea
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Our cruise on the Vista was my 10th or so overall and probably my 5th with Carnival. Overall, I'm going to give it very high marks. My wife, 2 boys (12 and 10) stayed in a family harbor stateroom on the 2nd deck. If you are ... Read more

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deacnata
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
It was not the first cruise with Carnival and I was happy with all services. I traveled with my son aged 13 years and both have the same opinion about the Carnival holiday spent on Vista. We made two cruises starting July 9, from Barcelona ... Read more
LULUBAGS
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We chose this cruise as we were 3 families with varying ages of kids. We also chose it because our cruise agent told us it was brand new and unlike the other ships we had been on previously. The ship is brand new and spotless. It has ... Read more
SF Cfan
Member Since 2008
1 review
198 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Our July 9 10 day sailing from Barcelona to Athens was very enjoyable. We did a similar cruise 5 years ago on the Magic. It is impossible not to compare this cruise to that one. In short, our inside cabin was comfortable, the food was ... Read more
Lovecruisin01
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 helpful votes
My family of three love cruising and so did the other family of four. It's nice to go with another family and let the kids have fun together as well as, the grown ups having their own time. We've been on Royal Caribbean, Princess (the ... Read more
bdelahanty
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
The ship décor was fresh and modern. The port stops are all amazing with plenty to see and do. We did a combo of our own excursions and Carnival's. We booked the Mt. Vesuvius/Pompeii excursion through Carnival and it was really ... Read more

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Sweethome71
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
17 helpful votes
The Carnival Vista is brand new (May 2016) and it shows. It is clean and modern. Our family loved the boat and we happy to get a bonus day at sea courtesy‎ the Turkish coup. Here are some of the good points: Cleanliness: They keep ... Read more
bobothecruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Carnival knows its business, and we were impressed by the large number of young passengers, so the Carnival "anything goes" style is obviously attracting people. But it's not really for us. First the bouquets and thanks - Vista ... Read more
spanner44
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We choose Carnival as they had a new ship and it was departing from Barcelona. The price was very reasonable for a ten night cruise as compared to Royal Caribbean. We have completed six cruises with Royal Caribbean and were apprehensive ... Read more
annabellemia
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We embarked the ship at 4pm therefore it was seamless, we were probably the last one's on the ship therefore no line-ups. We travelled with our 12 year old. The downside of the 12-14 year old camp was it was closed all day until 4pm ... Read more
kathyjesmonth@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we have traveled with Carnival before and they were offering a new ship with inaugural sailing in the Mediterranean. This was one area of the world we have always wanted to visit and so, this was the ... Read more

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dws1968@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
This is our fifth cruise and third on Carnival - all in all, it was a 6 on a scale of 1-10 and here is why: The food was mediocre at best. Very much like a hospital cafeteria. You can get GREAT food but you have to pay for it at the ... Read more
Fontanman2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
The new Carnival Vista is really not much different than other ships despite the hype and the'new design". Many spaces not functional and a waste of space or alternatively overcrowded. No central atrium but rather two smaller ones. ... Read more
MrsFoz
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
6 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We chose Carnival Vista because it was a big, new, shiny, family friendly ship. We had a fantastic holiday and the ship was everything we hoped for. There were a few little niggles but nothing to affect our overall enjoyment of the ... Read more
dustydoggie
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Our first cruise with family in the Family Harbor area. There were 7 of us - 5 in one cabin and 2 in another and it was perfect for us. The lounge was great for breakfast and a quick get away off the ship in the morning. Also for ... Read more
Maimim
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
7 helpful votes
The kids clubs are amazing and our kids loved it. We had fixed time dining at Reflections and service is so SLOW, the waiters try their best but seems untrained, we got our orders mixed up several times Food is somewhere between poor ... Read more

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jsiegeluf
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
16 helpful votes
We really enjoyed cruising the Mediterranean on the new Carnival Vista. The ships was fantastic with lots of things to do. We loved the Sky Ride, Sky Walk Ropes Course, Imax, Thrill Theater, and the Water Works area. We had to drag the ... Read more
WilliamsF1
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Our second cruise, the first being on P&O Ventura. Liked the ports of call and also trying out a brand new ship sailing from Barcelona. Having had a great one night stay in Barcelona, the first problem however was our pick up from ... Read more
aquarianne11
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
935 forum posts
29 helpful votes
Just got back from our fabulous cruise on the shiny new Carnival Vista! Our small family included myself and my husband (DH) and our 8 year old daughter. This was our 9th cruise and our 3rd cruise with Carnival. We had a great ... Read more
Harmony1913
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
14 helpful votes
I had not cruised with Carnival in over 10 years. As a travel agent I sell A LOT of their cruises but I personally have been a Royal Caribbean fan. We decided to check out the Vista because she looked amazing and we had been wanting to ... Read more
Mchelle2470
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Wanted to take a Mediterranean cruise all my life and was so looking forward to seeing all the historical landmarks the ports of call had to offer on this cruise. The Carnival Vista is an absolutely amazing ship but in my opinion too ... Read more

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