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5,012 Carnival Miami Cruise Reviews
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disgruntled Grandma
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We chose to share long time anniversaries together with another couple. It was the right dates and only a few at sea days which i hate and should be formal on.not excursion days. But why bother. Two tuxedos a few gowns and the rest in ... Read more
bodywork
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Well, we are a family of 5. we have sailed a few times with Carnival but this time the service was not up to our standards. the Check in was a breeze but we waited a good hour and a half at Miami port just to get in the ship. The rooms ... Read more
2cool4school
Member Since 2016
1 review
47 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
Checking in and boarding the Glory was a breeze in Miami with FTTF. Met our cabin steward, Samidi, who took awesome care of us all week long, dropped off our carry on bags and headed to the Lido for a drink, relaxing in the sun and ... Read more
Jeph_in_SK
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was the third cruise for my wife and I and third on Carnival. In 2011 sailed on Glory (no kids); 2014 on Ecstasy (with 2 year old). This Vista trip we had a 2 yr old and 5 yr old, as well, my parents who stayed on 9th deck. I ... Read more
sdflathers
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We booked this cruise before the ship was built. Loved the ship but just felt it was too crowded and staff not as friendly. We had a suite so embarkation was a breeze. got right into our rooms. Room was clean and nice. our room steward was ... Read more
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SueGe
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I choose this cruise because it was advertised as a new ship. I hardly think so, maybe new to Carnival but not a new ship. The boarding was horrible- we had to wait in a long line wrapped around the building to gain access. It was ... Read more
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Teddybear706
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Cruise was chosen by a friend for her birthday celebration. The ship had not enough pools to accommodate 4000 guests.... Too many smoking areas...The main pool area was fine. All the additional areas above the pool area was all ... Read more
merrie213
Member Since 2010
1 review
5 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We just got off the Jan28 sailing of Vista and I'd like to share my impressions. The entertainment staff and the CD were such fun, they really get you involved in activities. The shows were amazing, current music and very talented ... Read more
cdub2268
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Decided to try Carnival, even though they have had their problems in the past. Thought this might be good since the ship was new. The ship and cabins were clean and the service was very good. The meals were average and the menu was ... Read more
Katz29
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Our friends chose this cruise because of the dates & the ports. We have cruised this same itinerary on the Legend which is definitely a 5 star experience. The ship lacks great shopping selections. They set up photo areas on deck 5 that ... Read more
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Oldskl
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
21 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
My family and I have sailed on the Carnival Cruise line two years prior on the Breeze, and were excited to be on the VISTA. Let's start with Embarkation. This process was very smooth. Here is a tip, even if you don't purchase Faster to ... Read more
nathanariz
Member Since 2016
1 review
27 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We've gone on several Jan cruises to escape the cold for a few days, drive down and arrive the day before. Stayed at the airport Sheridan this time, very good breakfast. Embarkation was well organized and we got on board with no ... Read more
Sensenigr
Member Since 2007
5 reviews
583 forum posts
21 helpful votes
Just got off of our 8 night Carnival Vista vacation yesterday. We departed Miami on 01/28/2017 and arrived back on 02/05/2017. This likely ranks overall as my 2nd favorite Carnival ship to date. I have been on a total of six cruises, four ... Read more
PinkShoeAddict
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Embarkation was not bad. Since we were in a suite, we got there right when we were loading and did not have to wait long to load. Unlike the Ft. Lauderdale piers where you might have to park far away and take a bus, the parking lot is ... Read more
grislle03
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
This was my second time traveling with Carnival and I must say I was disappointed with the food compared to the first time I traveled with them about four years ago. We went on the seven day cruise departing from Miami. The food was ... Read more
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edoca001
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
My family and I went on Carnival Glory for a 7 day cruise last weekend. I am going to point out some pros and cons of our experience on this cruise. Pros: 1)Our waiters (Yatish, Erick and Iedge) were very nice. 2) I was plesantly ... Read more
badbeatking
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Got a pretty good deal on a 4 night cruise - Key West + Cozumel + day at sea (about $330 per person including all taxes, before gratuities). I've done Celebrity Alaska cruise and Norwegian Bahamas cruise in the past, so those are my ... Read more
rdipchan
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and as it was our 32nd wedding anniversary we decided to do something different from the previous years. The embarkation was pretty easy and well organised and our luggage was delivered to our cabin quicker ... Read more
samoyedhms
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed January 2017
Went on a "girls trip" w/ my best friend of over 20 years. We had an awesome time. The staff was super friendly and nice. Some of the bartenders were grumpy BUT you could see they were clearly short handed and way over ... Read more
DARRIAM12
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
I almost a yearly cruiser along with at least 10 other friends/family for the last 6 years, but been cruising since 1996! This year we chose VISTA , because she was a new ship and we enjoy traveling with Carnival Cruises, and have most ... Read more
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bandjwayne
Member Since 2008
1 review
73 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Background: I’ve gotten a lot of valuable advice from others on Cruise Critic so I thought I’d share my thoughts on our trip on the new Carnival Vista. A little background on us. This was our 4th Carnival cruise and ... Read more
JackAndPatti
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
15 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This was our first time with Carnival and we were a little leery about cruising with them but we really wanted to see the Vista. We have been on several big ships, Epic, Allure, etc and we wanted to see how this one compared. It lived up ... Read more
bcaillier
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
We loved our cruise on the Carnival Vista. This ship has so many fun activities to offer including the IMAX theater, thrill theater, water slides (with tubes), ropes course (scary), and sky rider. We also enjoyed all the activities on ... Read more
2love2_cruise
Member Since 2013
1 review
11 helpful votes
I was a little, but not too concerned after reading some of the reviews for this ship. It seems that people with a negative experience write reviews more often, and also I think some people expect perfection. Given that, here is my ... Read more
Just getting started
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
I did as much research as I could on Carnival's website, Cruise Critic forum, and watched hours of VLOGs. I knew what to expect when it came to our cabin, the ship's amenities, the food and the Ports and Shore excursions. I have three ... Read more
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