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Cathy2017
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
This was my first time sailing with Carnival Vista. The line ups were so long you almost didn't want to eat. The Carnival entertainment singers were terrible, I can sing better. The pools were overrun with kids no adult area unless you ... Read more
krissyandenzo
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This was our first cruise so we were not sure what to expect. Had a wonderful time. All of the employees on the ship were super friendly and helpful. People were always cleaning and I did not find the ship to be dirty at all as stated in ... Read more
jeffrypp
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Specifically want to call out the following for their outstanding service and friendliness .... room steward (floor 6) Adul - friendly and attentive; wait staff (Northern Lights, 8:15 seating) Luang and his two team members (sorry guys, ... Read more
Leni13
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
We booked a Balcony Spa cabin, because the Suites and Havanas were sold out. We talked to several fellow cruisers and to snatch one of the Havana Cabins you need to book like 1.5 years in advance, simply not possible for us. We can only ... Read more
Billg1573
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We have been on a number of cruises in the past all Carnival. We chose Vista because it was the newest ship. I went with my wife and 2 teenage kids. I had read all the reviews starting 5 months from booking. I do this for every trip I ... Read more
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trosario3853
Member Since 2017
1 review
Our service was incredible! Pira(spelling?), our cabin steward was wonderful and met our every need. Renato and Erdie, our wait staff at dinner were hard-working, charming, efficient and had a sense of ESP when it came to knowing what we ... Read more
MorenojAeger
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 forum posts
Sailed March 2017
We chose this cruise because of the number of sea days. We were looking for a restful trip with not a lot of ports. I only got off the ship once, spend most of my time on Balcony or on one of three of the adults onlydecks. The pool was ... Read more
TNShadyLady
Member Since 2016
1 review
119 forum posts
2 helpful votes
First time on the Sunshine and I loved it! Crew was exceptionally friendly and helpful. Great itinerary, great weather, bumpy start (hour late on sail-away and rough seas first two days) but smooth sailing after that. Atmosphere was casual ... Read more
RachelC33
Member Since 2015
1 review
22 forum posts
We just returned home from 8 days on the Sunshine and we couldn't be happier. This was our families very first cruise and we joined two other families for Spring Break. First and foremost, I want to say that reading some of these reviews ... Read more
Sammymich
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We just got back - overall great, but a few things to note. Rooms - standard Carnival - all good, but seems to be less room to unpack. Never a good space to dry out bathing suits! Dining - always a great experience in the dining room ... Read more
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sojerseyron
Member Since 2013
1 review
39 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Just about every cruise line has an area that is more select than others. Celebrity's aqua class; MSC yacht club, Carnival Vista Havana area, etc. Compared to some of the things I've read; we had a great cruise ; with great guests; and ... Read more
teacherelaxin
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
4 forum posts
BACKGROUND: I selected this cruise because it was offered during spring break and wanted to bring three friends with me. I'm a teacher and needed a fun little getaway. This was a complimentary cruise that I won through Carnival through a ... Read more
GAGirlTraveler
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
We read a lot of complaints about this ship but we honestly enjoyed it! This was our second cruise, with the first being on a smaller Royal Caribbean ship. Embarkation- it was a little slow getting luggage dropped off with the porters. ... Read more
diane5
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We love to cruise,especiall the flexibility of doing what you want/ when you want to do it. 4 different ports on this cruise and they were wonderful! (The only exception was not having enough time on Grand Turk to even complete an ... Read more
Lilifree
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
3 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We cruise several times a year and have cruised over 15 times on various lines, with gold status on Carnival. We chose this cruise due to the itinerary to to experience the new Vista. We were not ready for the lines, the overcrowding and ... Read more
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ethan1laney
Member Since 2017
1 review
My family and I went on the Spring Break cruise to Cozumel and Costa Maya! We had a great time (14 of us). The cruise director, Mikey was very memorable and it was an amazing cruise, but it was so rocky that I ended up sick to my stomach. ... Read more
Badbird
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
4 forum posts
Sailed March 2017
We chose this ship because of the ports it visited. Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic was very pretty, shopping at all the ports are pretty much the same stuff with local destination printed on t shirts. Weather was perfect, warm but ... Read more
keitasakon
Member Since 2006
1 review
I believe that this is our 6 or 7th cruise and third with Carnival. Our last cruise was on the magnificent Celebrity Solstice to Alaska, so the Freedom had big shoes to fill. We are family of 5 with 3 kids ages 14, 10 and 6 and we ... Read more
lfmountiemom
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
March 25, 2017 I chose this cruise line because of such high praise and being my first cruise. I am happy with Carnival but very unhappy with the Sunshine cruise ship. For being updated currently it seems to lack a lot. Day 1 our level ... Read more
MzShae
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
I love Carnival & haven't tried any other cruise lines & really have no plans to do so. This cruise was one of the best I have been on. This is our first time leaving our of Miami and we were so tired from the trip down, we really ... Read more
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rvcruisinyet
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We wanted a quick trip with easy flights, so a cruise out of Tampa seemed perfect. We had a good time earlier this year on the Carnival Liberty, so I was concerned that the somewhat smaller Carnival Paradise would feel crowded. I'd read ... Read more
Badted
Member Since 2012
1 review
72 forum posts
We chose this cruise as it aligned with our flight dates from Australia. But, we did not realise that these dates also aligned with Spring Break in the US. However, as we are open-minded it did not bother us before we went on our cruise. ... Read more
TpaSwingers
Member Since 2011
1 review
13 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I know carnival is a cheaper line, but I did cruise on carnival about 5 years ago and have seen a big difference. I think it is due to the people that cruise on their ships. We have been on Celebrity and RCI and seen big differences. ... Read more
E_onthego
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This was my third cruise, and I (39-year-old woman) traveled with my 8-year-old daughter (her first) and my parents who are in their late 60s (their fourth cruise). My mother has mobility issues and has a scooter, and I have to say that ... Read more
Sunny1013
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We have been on 3 other Carnival Cruises prior. This was the best so far! The reason hands down was the Havana area! The Embarkation took less than 10 minutes! The ship was nice and clean. Lots to do but everything was crowded so ... Read more
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