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649 Carnival Mediterranean Cruise Reviews

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Happicruzrr
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 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
suebrierley
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 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
markmoore101
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 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
2 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
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
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

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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
5 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
Eimand Louise
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
Fun aboard, newest sky ride, music and shows. excellent service from crew, all lovely music from classic to salsa, for children fantastic. Red Frog bar excellent beer and entertamaint, Good food in Lido restaurant and Dinnig room. ... Read more
lisajmarron
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I chose this as it looked fab for a family with teenagers.The ship was beautiful.The excursion stops were great .Here is my overall summary Loved - cabins/ship layout/outside deck cinema with blankets and popcorn ,loved serenity spa ... Read more
Sherun
Member Since 2008
1 review
37 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Overall the ship is very bright & cheery. We loved the layout. Altho very big it didn't seem so. Seating in the Lido Marketplace dining area was very large. We never found it full. You can pour your own draft beer at lunch or ... Read more

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jo-b
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
986 forum posts
18 helpful votes
This was our first Carnival cruise, although we have taken lots of cruises on other lines. We are definitely not the Carnival demographic being Brits, over 65 , no family and don’t like the Caribbean! However this was a cruise ... Read more
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Runija
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
26 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
41 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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 four weeks ago
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

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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
mariemid
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
10 helpful votes
We chose the Vista as we love to be on new ships and we had a good cruise on the Splendor; Carnival offers a good deal for your money. So much about the ship is exceptional or solidly good; the food in the lido buffets and in the dining ... Read more
scowat
Member Since 2013
1 review
26 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Itinerary we missed Kusadasi due to the coup and had an extra day at sea. Sad to have missed it but understand the need to exclude. That aside we loved Rhodes Town, Valletta (Malta) and Messina (Sicily) but beware nothing is open if ... Read more
Jill kirkpatrick
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
I picked the carnival vista mainly for the water park for my 6 year old. This ship is so,disappointing for a cruise ship. Will def never book a carnival ship again. Let me tell you the things your travel agent don't tell you when booking ... Read more
dolbrys
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
This is our 4th cruise and second with Carnival. I booked this trip for my 50th birthday and took the family (two kids 10 and 12). Carnival is fantastic if you have a family or want to have fun. Here are a few items I wanted to share: ... 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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