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Galveston Carnival Vista Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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964 reviews
4 Awards
Mini-Putt was fun!
Cucina Del Capitano when you first arrive. The bread was delicious!
Quick morning snack on the balcony!
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Very nice so far
"This is our first time on Carnival Vista - 11th cruise in total. We have been on several Carnival ships, Holland America, Princess, Norwegian and Celebrity. Our favorite by far was the Celebrity Reflection. I..."Read More
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FIRST TIME CRUISER

Review for Carnival Vista to Caribbean - Western

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willron67
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

This was our first time on a cruise and we had an awesome time ! Our room was always perfect the porter iwayan did great and was super freindly. Great food at reflections restaurant where we had reservations ,also great entrtainment nightly.all off the food on the ship was great . We especialy enjoyed the servie at the blue iguana tequila bar . Mr. Chow ,arif and putu are very freindly and ...
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Sail Date: October 2021

Cabin Type: Balcony


Back at Sea

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Sharonlee912
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We cruised on the Vista in 2019 and had an extended aft cabin and loved it. This time we booked a spa cabin on 14 since the afts were booked.. Occupancy was 40-50% and you could feel the difference. There were no lines and getting on and off the ship was a breeze. We made our appointment at CVS and did the one hour antigen test, screen shot it and printed it. We did early dining and always ...
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Sail Date: September 2021

Cabin Type: Balcony


Great everywhere but ONE place

Review for Carnival Vista to Caribbean - Western

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amyvann
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

AMAZING cruise…. Ship was clean and cleaned continuously. Food very acceptable… steakhouse so good we ate there twice. Stayed on deck 11 in spa suite… that’s the ONE thing, but first with the positive. The Carnival Vista Rock Band absolutely a must see… we spent lots of time listening and dancing… Amazing group. The Country duo where really great also we split our time and made as many ...
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Sail Date: September 2021


Very Happy to back at cruising

Review for Carnival Vista to Caribbean - Western

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Promises
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We joined our friends on this cruise and booked over a year in advance during the pandemic not knowing if we will ever go. It was very relaxing with only approximately 50% capacity. No long lines and not crowded. Quick to get Guy's Burgers or Blue Iguana. The only hassle was getting tested in advance. Testing availability was limited and they changed it to 2-days prior. Since we have to ...
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Sail Date: September 2021


Avoid the SPA!!!!!!!!

Review for Carnival Vista to Caribbean - Western

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dusty2165
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

I like the Carnival cruise line and have cruised with them before. Most of the cruises have been just amazing, however, this one was really different. Besides all of the COVID testing etc. that has to be done, the ship was sailing at 50% capacity. There were no lines! Getting on and off were easy, the new way to do the safety briefing was so much better, you go to your muster station and they ...
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Sail Date: September 2021


Our Best Cruise Experience Out of Many

Review for Carnival Vista to Caribbean - Western

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dpreichert
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Great overall experience. Kyndall Fire was an awesome cruise director and kept things fun. Fun was Carnival typical. Staff on the ship was friendliest and most welcoming of any cruise I have been on - they went out of their way to engage and say hi, etc. Room was well kept. Servers in main dining room very efficient and attentive. Entertainment was good. Loved Allure of the Seas electric ...
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Sail Date: September 2021


Great cruise

Review for Carnival Vista to Caribbean - Western

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Cobi Mistwalker
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

Our kids took this cruise in 2019. They wanted us to go this time. We got a good deal on the price. The itinerary included Cozumel, Roatan Island and Belize. We also liked the choices of food and onboard activities. We got off of the ship at all three ports. At Roatan Island (by Honduras), Carnival did a great job of ensuring that the place was conducive to a fun day. The water was warm and ...
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Sail Date: August 2021

Cabin Type: Interior Upper/Lower

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My Return To The Ocean & My Honey's First Cruise

Review for Carnival Vista to Caribbean - Western

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CNCTexas
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

From the time we arrived at the port, the excitement stayed with the entire Cruise. I've been on almost every major cruise line and my new hubby had never cruised so this was a real treat to show him why I love to cruise. Embarkation compared to the past was quicker and streamlined and the Port of Galveston Staff are all 5 Star! Our balcony on deck 11 was perfect and Conrad the cabin ...
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Sail Date: August 2021


Attitude and water

Review for Carnival Vista to Caribbean - Western

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Wolfmann
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

My wife forced me into this again but I was pleasantly surprised of how amazing 99% of the crew is so far. However one bartender hassled my wife over a bottle of water. She’s gold almost platinum and it astounds me how one person could put an unnecessary scar on your business. Seems to me clean drinking water is essential. She even has an unlimited drink card. She will not complain because she ...
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Sail Date: July 2021


Bring back the tablecloths!!! Otherwise great cruise.

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DH-Soccer
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This was the first Carnival Ship to sail and the experience was great. The ONLY issue that we had was the lack of tablecloths in the main dinning rooms. The bare brown tables looked very cheap and tacky without the clean white tablecloths. The biggest issue with the missing tablecloths was that the drink glasses on the table would sweat and the water caused the glasses to slide across the table ...
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Sail Date: July 2021


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