After waiting for over a year we were excited about cruising on the new Carnival Vista leaving Barcelona Spain on Sept 23rd 2016. It start with only two of us but our group grew to twelve quickly. We planned our trip months in advance using helpful travel tips from this board. Our 4 days in Barcelona were a lot of fun. We enjoyed the history and beauty of the city. Of course the food and the Sangria were big hits also. Our boarding day came to quickly. We took 2 taxi's to the ship due to luggage issues. We were met by a nice porter who waited for everyone to arrive on the pier. we went inside the cruise terminal and started the check in procedures.We had a group photo taken and were on board in no time at all. First we went to our forward cabin at the bow of the ship. our room was very nice and we dropped off our carry on baggage. The ship is very beautiful and clean. The food is very substandard and you could tell Carnival has taken a nose dive on the quality of their food they serve. The bar service was terrible and it was evident they cut corners on the drinks they made. No table clothes in the main dinning room except on dress up night. Improvement needed. The Guy's hamburger diner was good. Entertainment was outstanding. We also enjoyed the first run movies at the IMax theater. Service was a little strained like they were understaffed. Senior officers and customer service were a tad unfriendly. Ports were excellent and we also took advantage of Barcelona. We compared Carnivals prices and size of excursions and chose to plan our own. We would like to cruise on this ship again but hope Carnival improves their food and drinks. Bring back the table clothes.
Outstanding clean and plenty of room for our needs
Had a nice day by the waterfront excellent food and drinks very reasonable.
Stayed on board and relaxed