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The Food has become a POOR selection. Its not the original Carnival food that made it something to talk about. Its more Corporate. The Lido buffet sitting area increased by 10percent. Not enough to handle the 1000 more people on the ship. Employees cannot keep up with the demand of keeping dirty tables clean and it is VERY CROWDED and unable to find sitting. They do now have an eating area outside on level 5. But who wants to eat outside when its HOT, HUMID and VERY WINDY. and you have to commute to sit down and eat. The IMAX and Divein movie selection was too also POOR. they were showing movies were only in the theaters for a week before going to DVD. Did not watch and will not pay 12.95 for IMAX. Cruise Director seemed STRESSED and TIRED. Did not want to talk to the people that pays his paycheck. The Shore excursion desk personal were the WORST. They were selling you excursions that had sights on the tour as selling points CLOSED(and has been for MONTHS now). Because they wanted their commission check and carnival needed the MONEY, They sold it to you anyways. When you got back to the boat and called the shore excursion desk out on it the employees played DUMB. So You then have to call your credit card company and dispute it. Since carnival was no help. I would just like to some up my experience on the carnival vista by saying Don't go on this ship. Choose another vacation. If you have booked already , Check into the cancellation Policy.... Lesson Learned.

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Carnival Vista Cruise Review by Aquarius115

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The Food has become a POOR selection. Its not the original Carnival food that made it something to talk about. Its more Corporate.

The Lido buffet sitting area increased by 10percent. Not enough to handle the 1000 more people on the ship. Employees cannot keep up with the demand of keeping dirty tables clean and it is VERY CROWDED and unable to find sitting. They do now have an eating area outside on level 5. But who wants to eat outside when its HOT, HUMID and VERY WINDY. and you have to commute to sit down and eat.

The IMAX and Divein movie selection was too also POOR. they were showing movies were only in the theaters for a week before going to DVD. Did not watch and will not pay 12.95 for IMAX.

Cruise Director seemed STRESSED and TIRED. Did not want to talk to the people that pays his paycheck.

The Shore excursion desk personal were the WORST. They were selling you excursions that had sights on the tour as selling points CLOSED(and has been for MONTHS now). Because they wanted their commission check and carnival needed the MONEY, They sold it to you anyways. When you got back to the boat and called the shore excursion desk out on it the employees played DUMB. So You then have to call your credit card company and dispute it. Since carnival was no help.

I would just like to some up my experience on the carnival vista by saying Don't go on this ship. Choose another vacation. If you have booked already , Check into the cancellation Policy.... Lesson Learned.
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Interior Upper/Lower
Cabin 1A 1353
poor, small and Cramped
Deck 2 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins

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