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This was the trip of lifetime. the ship was incredible. The service and food were divine. The entertainment was excellent. The ports were wonderful except Crete, which was not as interesting as the others. 13 of us traveled together and used the pleasant spa frequently. Our only complaint was we had to walk through the smoking casino each time we went to our large reserved dining area on the fourth floor at the stern of the ship. Barcelona is magnificent and one of my all time favorite cities. We enjoyed Axe and Arles in Southern France. Florence and Rome can't be seen enough. The history, buildings, museums, and places to eat never get old. Amalfi and the southern Coast of Italy are beautiful. Crete was pleasant but not that exciting. Rhodes was an amazing ancient city with lots to see. The shops inside the old city walls were enjoyable. Athens is a city with much history and lots of places to eat and great shopping, but it is dirty and full of graffiti. Nice buildings have been ruined by "expressive art," a poor word for ugly graffiti. Greece has serious financial issues and has virtually no money to keep this ancient city from being turned into an ugly venue. We are happy never to return to Athens but are glad we were able to see the Parthenon and Acropolis.

10 days of pleasure, history, and beauty; fabulous ship

Carnival Vista Cruise Review by kjsutt

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This was the trip of lifetime. the ship was incredible. The service and food were divine. The entertainment was excellent. The ports were wonderful except Crete, which was not as interesting as the others. 13 of us traveled together and used the pleasant spa frequently. Our only complaint was we had to walk through the smoking casino each time we went to our large reserved dining area on the fourth floor at the stern of the ship. Barcelona is magnificent and one of my all time favorite cities. We enjoyed Axe and Arles in Southern France. Florence and Rome can't be seen enough. The history, buildings, museums, and places to eat never get old. Amalfi and the southern Coast of Italy are beautiful. Crete was pleasant but not that exciting. Rhodes was an amazing ancient city with lots to see. The shops inside the old city walls were enjoyable. Athens is a city with much history and lots of places to eat and great shopping, but it is dirty and full of graffiti. Nice buildings have been ruined by "expressive art," a poor word for ugly graffiti. Greece has serious financial issues and has virtually no money to keep this ancient city from being turned into an ugly venue. We are happy never to return to Athens but are glad we were able to see the Parthenon and Acropolis.
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our cabins were roomy and clean. The bathrooms were pleasantly larger than on prior cruise ships. The access to the spa was a real treat
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