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1,344 Carnival New York (Manhattan) Cruise Reviews
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May20PA
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
32 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We had a wonderful vacation on the 11 Journey cruise from NYC to Miami over Thanksgiving. It was just myself (43 year old mom) and three sons (15, 13 and 10 yr). This was our third Carnival family vacation, but I have sailed on a dozen ... Read more
wdelaney3d
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The Vista looms large and is pretty darn impressive looking up at it from the dock but, once on board, doesn't seem merely as big.  Most of the public places on the ship felt smaller than usual - there is no grand foyer or lobby, just ... Read more
Dimed0utchik
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We choose this cruise for thanksgiving. It was leaving from nyc which is very easy to get to. It's a new ship. Embarkation was a little slow. Didn't board until 1:30pm A lots of things to do. Plenty places to eat. The guys burger joint is ... Read more
tjharley
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
We wanted to go on a New ship not just refurbished. The ship itself was nice, enjoyed the new layout. More decks with things other than rooms on them. Staff seemed to be very confused as if this was their first cruise. That was in all ... Read more
fishingguy1234
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
Carnival Vista Review I was on the repositioning cruise on the Carnival Vista from 11/16 to 11/27 I know many are curious about the ship so I wanted to put out a detailed review that I would have liked to have known about before I ... Read more
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Seasoned firefighter
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
878 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was going to be our introduction to the New Carnival Vista, but after getting a great deal on the TA, this was our second trip. The embarkation was a mess in NYC. What I heard later was that 250 Travel agents were given the ROYAL ... Read more
woodsus
Member Since 2010
1 review
161 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
We were definitely excited about being on the new Carnival Vista since we are Diamond Carnival cruisers. We booked a back to back cruise so were on the ship for 17 days.However, we were very disappointed in the way the ship had been ... Read more
Reggiegirl
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
The ports of call were the reason I chose this cruise. Embarkation was a nightmare. Disembarkation was very smooth. The cabins are typical carnival, nice storage space. I had a cove balcony, loved it. Cabin 2364. I heard very little noise ... Read more
cwb348
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
62 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We choose this cruise because it was on the new Vista, because it was a Journeys cruise of 11 days, and because we would be sailing out of the beautiful NY harbor at night. Our only 2 disappointments were: many fewer (6) hot tubs on ... Read more
sjb.illinois
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
281 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Our family of five sailed on Carnival Vista on the repositioning cruise from New York to Miami 11/16. We were myself (46), DH 49, DD 14, DS 11, and my MIL (75+). This was our third Carnival cruise as a family together, but DH and I had ... Read more
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evandbob
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
6,396 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was my 29th Carnival cruise. If I was blindfolded and placed on the ship, I would not have been able to recognize it as a Carnival ship by the interior decor, which was pleasing and tasteful. But when I saw the plastic trees on Lido, ... Read more
panda242
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
Ship information Having cruised on numerous cruise lines (RCL, Celebrity, NCL etc) and other Carnival ships, you can tell the Vista sells itself as a ship for entertainment rather than for exceptional service. The ship itself is ... Read more
wallen718
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Our cruise on the Vista was an opportunity to sail on a new Carnival ship out of our homeport of New York! The dining room was very un-Carnival like and the atrium was too. But the ship was still beautiful.. They tried to get too fancy in ... Read more
Sackville
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Booked the trip over a year ago. Wanted to leave on her first cruise from NYC. I'll start with the good :) The entertainment crew led by Matt were amazing. Cookie is so funny.They all work so hard and are so good at their jobs.A+ to ... Read more
bob brown
Member Since 2004
4 reviews
5,613 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
After 27 cruises, I finally took this unique cruise opportunity to try Carnival I wanted to sample their newest ship, on this one-time-only itinerary out of my homeport, New York. This was my first solo cruise in a long time,but I did ... Read more
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Casino Player
Member Since 2004
12 reviews
3,688 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This is cruise number 12 with Carnival which we have taken more than any other cruise line. Overall, this marks our 24th cruise. We wanted to go on the new ship. We have been on more ships in their first year of service with Carnival ... Read more
renaibr
Member Since 2005
4 reviews
127 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Hi I chose this cruise because it left from NYC, so no flying and I was off from work for a few days. It was as a belated celebration for my husband 50th birthday and we left our four kids at home .This was my third cruise on carnival. I ... Read more
Optifire
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
2,131 forum posts
7 helpful votes
My husband and I have not sailed Carnival for about 12 years. While doing some research for a group cruise we came upon the Carnival Sunshine out of NYC to Canada for 5 days at an incredible low price. Upon checking the past reviews on ... Read more
mtsnd1900
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
745 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
My wife and I have been on many cruises, including our three most recent aboard Carnival. We did the Sunshine last year to the Caribbean. For this sailing, we opted for a short, 5 day getaway sailing from NYC and going to ST John and ... Read more
tomyduece
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Okay, where to begin, let me start by saying this was my second cruise and my wife’s 40th so I am seeing some things for the first time. We paid for the FTTF (Faster To The Fun) and I believe it was exactly that for the better part. ... Read more
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mftinvermont
Member Since 2015
1 review
12 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
After a 11-12 year hiatus of cruising we decided to come back after doing the "Disney Thing" with our son this January with Royal Caribbean. We had such a fantastic Royal Caribbean cruise we decided to take another in October, ... Read more
A&Jfamily
Member Since 2007
1 review
3,209 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was a Anniversary get-away (also combining our birthdays) as well as a first time cruise with dear friends. We love the Sunshine, and especially the Alchemy bar and all the food options from JiJis to Sushi to Steakhouse. We have ... Read more
diffchic
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
My boyfriend and I were celebrating our anniversary. From the minute we arrive I felt like a superstar. I was pleased with everything Free meal at Jiji. They treated us so well. Every time I left my cabin and came back it was ... Read more
johnandtomnyc
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Carnival offers a great trip at a reasonable cost and delivers. The Sunshine is excellent and renovated. My partner and I are Platinum with this cruise line so we are always treated well. No wait to board and a lovely welcome at NYC ... Read more
Fredwina
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
The Carnival Sunshine was a very pleasant surprise to a jaded cruiser like myself. I have cruised Carnival before and have been very disappointed, but the Sunshine has inspired me to give the line a closer look! The public spaces, the ... Read more
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