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Carnival Vista Review

4.5 / 5.0
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954 reviews
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Very enjoyable but disappointed with extra added tax

Review for Carnival Vista to the Mediterranean
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Oasiscaz
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Oct 2016
Cabin: Family Harbor Cove Balcony
Traveled with children

Had 3 nights in Athens prior to cruise . Embarkation went very smoothly and quick. Rooms were ready straight away too. It felt a bit flat walking onboard for 1st time as your straight into deck 0 the lifts . We have been on several cruises before with carnival , RCI and NCL and my most memorable embarkation was on carnival splendour, straight into deck 3 I think it was, into the most beautiful black marble , sparky glitzy lobby. Totally wow ! We felt vista was a nice ship but no wow factor about it

Food was fabulous in all the eating areas, top marks. Loved the guys burger bar at the poolside . We chose the any time dining and never had to wait for a table for any longer than a few minutes , and usually went around 7.30-8pm

Staff in the main dining room excellent and always cut our 2 young daughters steak for them

Cabin Review

Family Harbor Cove Balcony

Cabin FM

Cabin ok, not great lay out or enough storage space , comfortable bed

Port Reviews

Marseille

Took very expensive shuttle bus to drop off point . We to onto big wheel . Beautiful view over marseille and the marina . Been before so didn't stop off long

Rhodes

Walked up to old town from port . A few minute walk . Lots of nice shops and markets . Favourite port of call

Florence (Livorno)

Been to Pisa before . Just took shuttle bus to centre and had a wander around. Nothing exciting

Malta (Valletta)

Took a tour off the city on the little train , very nice

Taormina (Messina)

Again took a tour in the little city train. Didn't look like much to do . Everything shut being a Sunday

Naples

Took a private taxi to sorrento . Loved this tour and sorrento is stunning . Enjoyed some local cuisine there . Stopped on last pomoelli on way back to ship

Rome (Civitavecchia)

Rained all day so didn't bother taking private taxi to the Vatican City etc as originally planned

Izmir

Was replaced by a sea day which I was very happy about had a fantastic day sailing instead

Athens (Piraeus)

Stayed in Athens 3 nights prior to cruise . Enjoyed the hop on hop off bus. Don't get off at the first beach stop , was terrible . No very nice beach, everything closed down

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