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We wanted to experience a new, large ship. We thought we would be blown away but we were underwhelmed by the decor and fittings of the ship, Staterooms: Very comfortable with lots of cupboard space. Excellent room staff who kept everything spotlessly clean. Food: Allocated anytime dining, but had to check in on the 5th floor and then be directed to the 3rd floor to eat, seemed a waste of time Horizon Restaurant. Food okay but menu repetitive. Buffet: Again food not exciting, salads without dressing were tasteless. Very poor choice and struggled to find something English style. Breakfast: Had to get in line at several islands to obtain food and it was cold before eating so switched to continental fare. Selective dining entailed paying an extra supplement for the privilege. Entertainment: Did not understand American comedians i.e. sense of humour? Missed the large theatres on other ships and the different nightly shows. Elevators: Long wait, used the stairs a lot. Pros: The Skyride, husband loved it. The digital columns in the atrium were fascinating. Serenity area, excellent with its cabanas and daybeds. Cons: Embarkation and Disembarkation slow, tedious and disorganised. Drinks: Overpriced with slow bar service. Excursions: Overpriced.

Not what we expected on the Vista.

Carnival Vista Cruise Review by jetset,birmingham

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Trip Details
We wanted to experience a new, large ship. We thought we would be blown away but we were underwhelmed by the decor and fittings of the ship,

Staterooms:

Very comfortable with lots of cupboard space. Excellent room staff who kept everything spotlessly clean.

Food:

Allocated anytime dining, but had to check in on the 5th floor and then be directed to the 3rd floor to eat, seemed a waste of time

Horizon Restaurant. Food okay but menu repetitive.

Buffet: Again food not exciting, salads without dressing were tasteless. Very poor choice and struggled to find something English style.

Breakfast: Had to get in line at several islands to obtain food and it was cold before eating so switched to continental fare.

Selective dining entailed paying an extra supplement for the privilege.

Entertainment:

Did not understand American comedians i.e. sense of humour?

Missed the large theatres on other ships and the different nightly shows.

Elevators:

Long wait, used the stairs a lot.

Pros:

The Skyride, husband loved it.

The digital columns in the atrium were fascinating.

Serenity area, excellent with its cabanas and daybeds.

Cons:

Embarkation and Disembarkation slow, tedious and disorganised.

Drinks: Overpriced with slow bar service.

Excursions: Overpriced.
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Cabin Review

Balcony
Cabin 8A 7227
Very comfortable stateroom.
Plenty of wardrobe space.
Excellent stateroom staff who kept room spotlessly clean.
Lacking tea/coffee making facility.
Deck 6 Inside Cabins, Balcony Cabins

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews