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Carnival Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises from Barcelona

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Not Impressed

Review for Carnival Vista to Transatlantic

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work2travel

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Our first trans Atlantic cruise and we had a party of 10 friends. New ship with a few months to work out the bugs and get new crew members up to speed, right? While the food was pretty good and the staff worked hard, our group was still having desert when 2nd seating was coming by (more than once).. Serving delays blamed on computer problems. Theater way too small for size of ship. Balcony ...
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Sail Date: October 2016


Fun week - charges for shuttles to leave port outrageous

Review for Carnival Vista to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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chachquet

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this cruise because of the ports. It was fun and food was great. I was frustrated with Carnival charging $17 per person to ride a shuttle from port in MArseille. They warned us of crooks there - Carnival was the biggest. Same with other ports - CItavichia and Palma de Mallorca. We walked to Mayor beach, but it was red flagged due to pollution. Got in a cab to go to a different ...
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Sail Date: September 2016

Cabin Type: Interior Upper/Lower


Excellent Boat- Horrible Room!

Review for Carnival Vista to Europe - All

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chanlynng

10+ Cruises

We booked this cruise several months in advance, and splurged on both airfare and the room by upgrading. We upgraded our room to the Spa Balcony Suite and chose the one at the front of the boat 14206- we were told it was bigger, and the balcony would wrap around- not the case at all! I've never been so disappointed in a room before- the suite was smaller than the regular rooms, and the balcony ...
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Sail Date: September 2016

Cabin Type: Cloud 9 Spa suite


Great Music and Staff but Bad Food and Poor Logistics

Review for Carnival Vista to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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TEALKITTY

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Chose this cruise cuz it fit a block of time between already booked flights and it was rt barcelona and had a good itinerary and was new and bigger than other carnival ships. Boarding process was a nightmare and the food esp breakfast in the dining was often inedible. im talking poorly made omelettes and rancid bacon on 2 occasions!! eve meals hit and miss--only got enough to eat if you ordered ...
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Sail Date: September 2016

Cabin Type: Cloud 9 Spa Interior

Traveled with disabled person


Improvement Needed

Review for Carnival Vista to Mediterranean

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Tango123

10+ Cruises

After waiting for over a year we were excited about cruising on the new Carnival Vista leaving Barcelona Spain on Sept 23rd 2016. It start with only two of us but our group grew to twelve quickly. We planned our trip months in advance using helpful travel tips from this board. Our 4 days in Barcelona were a lot of fun. We enjoyed the history and beauty of the city. Of course the food and the ...
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Sail Date: September 2016


Money money money

Review for Carnival Vista to Mediterranean

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dowdy.p@hotmail.co.uk

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

me & my wife went for 10 nights around the med on 13/9/16 till 23/9/16 this ship is all about money 4 cans of beer cost £31 joke there was a 24% tax on everything you brought even if you brought a can of pop which on the pop can it would say duty free you still got charged the 24%tax there were shuttle buses but there was a charge for those too & even that wasnt cheap the food i would only give ...
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Sail Date: September 2016

Cabin Type: Balcony


No Elegance

Review for Carnival Vista to Mediterranean

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indy200860

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

VISTA - No Elegance. Plain, contemporary style décor and furnishings. Only white dining room tablecloths on formal nights. No enforcement of dress code (shorts and no collar t-shirts at dinner). Poor quality beef served, except at the specialty steak restaurant and in the dining room on formal nights. Buffet entrees were poorly prepared and cool. Liked the Italian and Asian restaurants at ...
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Sail Date: September 2016


Bigger is Not Better

Review for Carnival Vista to Europe - All

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kristeydog

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

First of all I have to commend the staff of the Guest Services desk who were phenomenal. They helped me out since the airline left my bag in New York. They also let me use their international telephone to make phone calls to airlines in order to change my departure plans. They also let me log into the upgraded computer plan and then adjust the charges back down to a lesser plan. The staff of ...
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Sail Date: September 2016

Cabin Type: Cove Balcony


Great Ports but disappointing cruise

Review for Carnival Vista to Europe - All

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Ky50

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

I wanted to cruise to the Mediterranean and wanted to see several places and this seemed to be the best say to accomplish that . It has been awhile since we cruised with Carnival and for the most part the ship wasnt that much different than the others. What was different is they are only trying harder to get your last dollar. Half way thru the cruise they tacked on a 24 percent tax to everything ...
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Sail Date: September 2016

Cabin Type: Interior


Mum & Teenager

Review for Carnival Vista to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Victoria 123

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

The embarkation went really well. Once onboard we had a wander round. There was no wow appeal. The cabin was not cleaned properly we had a half eaten snicker in our fridge, a pencil on the floor & a dirty sock under the bed. The rooms were a good size and beds comfortable. Our balcony was never cleaned. The staff were not very friendly or helpful it all seemed a bit chaotic at times. I ...
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Sail Date: August 2016

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled with children


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