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First and foremost the staff on board this ship are AMAZING!!!! The Cruise Director Matt and COOKIE of the funship team deserve an honorable mention for keeping the FUN flowing on this cruise. They made the trip FUN!!! The ship itself is great. Italian restaurant (except for that double portion business when people ordered the same thing) was good, the Seafood Shack is an AMAZING addition to cruising, Great prices, fresh, HOT food. BBQ was just OK ( I like hot food). Remember when you choose to cruise have a good time. Matt and Cookie were sometimes very PG 18+ but we loved them immensely. Anybody who didn't or were remotely offended to their banter or antics, LOOSEN UP or take Norwegian or Celebrity. You should not have been on the Funships! Also enjoyed the new DJ, kept the party going. Is there a way to find out who the funship team is before you book a cruise?? Only want to cruise on ships where COOKIE and Matt are! COOKIE you gave us LIFE!!!!!! you are on your way to Cruise Director.....or President and CEO of FUN The ship looks like an upscale resort you almost forget you are on the water. Loved it. Didn't stop in Grand Turk due to weather?? Stuck on ship for 3 days. ONLY gave a $15 credit per person which was very unfair!!! RUM bar was not stocked with Malibu rum for full day and a half which was disappointing. Bar staff was good though (courteous and friendly). Dining rooms upgrade really nice. Looks like an upscale restaurant. Dining room food is always pretty basic, hit or miss on entree choices. They definitely need more omelet stations in Lido Marketplace for 4000 passengers. You could choose to do as much or as little as you wanted as they kept the activities going. Need more options for late night food. NOTE to Carnival: people party then want to eat more than pizza late at night. Need to offer other options. Room service can be very slow when 4000 people want a late night snack. The staff (waiters, cabin stewards) work VERY HARD!!!! Remember that before you are unkind or rude to them. Honestly don't know when they sleep. They always seem to be doing something. CARNIVAL YOUR STAFF IS YOUR GREATEST TREASURE I HOPE YOU TREAT THEM WELL. Also note to travelers, even though cruising is pretty much all inclusive, it is still nice to leave your waiter, bar staff or room steward an extra tip for good service. They really appreciate it! Viva la VISTA!!!

Viva la Vista!!!

Carnival Vista Cruise Review by rissa822

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: November 2016
  • Destination: Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View
First and foremost the staff on board this ship are AMAZING!!!! The Cruise Director Matt and COOKIE of the funship team deserve an honorable mention for keeping the FUN flowing on this cruise. They made the trip FUN!!! The ship itself is great. Italian restaurant (except for that double portion business when people ordered the same thing) was good, the Seafood Shack is an AMAZING addition to cruising, Great prices, fresh, HOT food. BBQ was just OK ( I like hot food). Remember when you choose to cruise have a good time. Matt and Cookie were sometimes very PG 18+ but we loved them immensely. Anybody who didn't or were remotely offended to their banter or antics, LOOSEN UP or take Norwegian or Celebrity. You should not have been on the Funships! Also enjoyed the new DJ, kept the party going.

Is there a way to find out who the funship team is before you book a cruise?? Only want to cruise on ships where COOKIE and Matt are! COOKIE you gave us LIFE!!!!!! you are on your way to Cruise Director.....or President and CEO of FUN

The ship looks like an upscale resort you almost forget you are on the water. Loved it.

Didn't stop in Grand Turk due to weather?? Stuck on ship for 3 days. ONLY gave a $15 credit per person which was very unfair!!!

RUM bar was not stocked with Malibu rum for full day and a half which was disappointing. Bar staff was good though (courteous and friendly).

Dining rooms upgrade really nice. Looks like an upscale restaurant. Dining room food is always pretty basic, hit or miss on entree choices. They definitely need more omelet stations in Lido Marketplace for 4000 passengers.

You could choose to do as much or as little as you wanted as they kept the activities going. Need more options for late night food. NOTE to Carnival: people party then want to eat more than pizza late at night. Need to offer other options. Room service can be very slow when 4000 people want a late night snack.

The staff (waiters, cabin stewards) work VERY HARD!!!! Remember that before you are unkind or rude to them. Honestly don't know when they sleep. They always seem to be doing something. CARNIVAL YOUR STAFF IS YOUR GREATEST TREASURE I HOPE YOU TREAT THEM WELL. Also note to travelers, even though cruising is pretty much all inclusive, it is still nice to leave your waiter, bar staff or room steward an extra tip for good service. They really appreciate it!

Viva la VISTA!!!
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Deluxe Ocean View
Cabin 6M 1352
Great room and location. 2 bathrooms (2 showers, 2 sinks but only 1 TOILET!) Wish someone could have cleaned our window from the outside as it was dirty and hindered our view. Bed is comfy. Large flat screen tV with on demand movies and basic channels including TNT and TBS.
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