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Carnival Vista Review

4.5 / 5.0
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965 reviews
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Average and Disappointing First Cruise with Carnival

Review for Carnival Vista to the Mediterranean
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2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Aug 2016
Cabin: Balcony
Traveled with children

This was our 30th anniversary cruise we travelled in a party of 12. Embarkation was a nightmare compared to other cruises with RCI . We had balcony cabin on deck 8 which we found comfortable and a good size. Food was very good but the anytime dining system they operated was crazy queueing on deck 5 to find out whether you were eating on deck 3 or 4. Only ate twice in main restaurant where food service was ok but ordering drinks to accompany your meal was a nightmare. Drinks came after your 3 courses. Throughout the ship we found the ship vastly understaffed and lots of them were either rude or unhappy. Too many rude staff to mention although we found several good ones. Cabin staff were lovely and looked after us really well. Bar staff throughout ship were rude with a few exceptions maybe because they were understaffed and unhappy was the reason for this but carnival should address this. Couldn't believe that some of the 15 per cent gratuity we paid on every drink went towards the staff,s plane ticket home DISGRACEFUL CARNIVAL. Entertainment on ship was really good some great bands in ocean plaza where we would finish off our night. Port calls were good but carnival trips were a rip off. taxis are much cheaper than carnival transfers into towns. Would I travel on carnival again No. If you purchase the cheers drinks package make sure you order the most expensive brands and get your money,s worth.

Cabin Review


Cabin 8C

Nice size and well equipped and mangkhu was a fabulous cabin steward thank you.

Port Reviews


Lovely place to people watch and chill get taxi into town cheaper than cruise ship transfers

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