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353 Carnival Barcelona Cruise Reviews

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Whitesfromscotland
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 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
kjsutt
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This was the trip of lifetime. the ship was incredible. The service and food were divine. The entertainment was excellent. The ports were wonderful except Crete, which was not as interesting as the others. 13 of us traveled together ... Read more
b_cruise
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
2,322 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I was lucky enough to sail on the brand new carnival vista. It is great!! We got to embark at approximately 1 pm and were onboard writhing 45 minutes or less. The line moved very fast and everything went smooth. Our luggage was ... Read more
Catchum
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
0 forum posts
9 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
11 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

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stacysgal1974
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
7 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
23 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
58 forum posts
25 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
jkoz4712@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 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
24 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

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BRIND
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
0 forum posts
24 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
11 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
247 forum posts
15 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
jetset,birmingham
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 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

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Finshell
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 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
752 forum posts
14 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
7 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
lemonhart45
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
5 helpful votes
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
7 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

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Jodyca
Member Since 2014
1 review
22 forum posts
19 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
monroej
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
10 forum posts
30 helpful votes
Let me start off by saying we had an excellent time and the cruise was wonderful! Ship: Brand New! Second sailing, very exciting to be on. I have to say I was very underwhelmed by the atrium. I am a fan of the atrium's that open up ... Read more
Bonnycatty
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
0 forum posts
31 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
My first impression of this new ship was "wow". Now here are my lists of positives and negatives. The Positives Excellent ship layout, people flowed between areas and nowhere ever felt crowded. The free serenity area ... Read more

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