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Carnival Vista Review

4.5 / 5.0
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965 reviews
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Great Music and Staff but Bad Food and Poor Logistics

Review for Carnival Vista to the Western Mediterranean
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TEALKITTY
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Sep 2016
Cabin: Cloud 9 Spa Interior

Chose this cruise cuz it fit a block of time between already booked flights and it was rt barcelona and had a good itinerary and was new and bigger than other carnival ships. Boarding process was a nightmare and the food esp breakfast in the dining was often inedible. im talking poorly made omelettes and rancid bacon on 2 occasions!! eve meals hit and miss--only got enough to eat if you ordered 2 or 3 of every course and were lucky if you liked one or 2. red meat and melons tended to be best options.the waiters tried their best but kitchen staff definitely lacking as was the quality of some of the ingredients. shore excursions ok but cant say i really enjoyed ay of them. Avoid dine as you wish as their check-in system was diabolical. Really glad i was able to get assigned to a mixed group table for 10 at the late seating. spa was nicer than most but the people were loud and inconsiderate so not very relaxing. Music options and room stewards were great as were guest services if you didn't mind standing in line for ever to see them. you must bring debit card to change money at atm as they dont handle cash at the desk. Might possible try vista again for carrib cruise but not for europe. just glad i met some nice people on my own as no planned singles lunches or breakfasts.

Cabin Review

Cloud 9 Spa Interior

Cabin 4T

Terrible location due to extremely limited elevator access to 14th floor. do not stay above10th floor unless u love lots of stairs or long waits on elevators.. good bed but no chair or sofa. Very small closet. Bathroom ok. tv could be bigger with more entertainment channels in english ans on screen menus and daily activities list. Room ok for one but glad i wasn't sharing. Did have easy access to spa by one flight of stairs but forget being able to et anywhere else in a timely manner.

Port Reviews

Barcelona

Love the city and the port is new and well-designed

Rome (Civitavecchia)

Stayed onboard and had great meals and spa all to myself. WAY better than most shore excursions and great not to have to wait on elevators or buffet-

Marseille

Long drives and soso scenery. Fairly long steep walks. Hard to do with mobility issues so not worth the time, effort and money in my opinion.

Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Horrendous wait at the port to get on the closest bus. Also a very long walk to get off the pier. Wish I had booked a tour or just stayed onboard. Could also take the ship shuttle for E16 or the city bus for E1.50 if you have a map and someone to o with.

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