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I wanted to go on the newest carnival ship. getting on the ship was easy , getting to our room and out bags were waiting on us at 11:30am . first impression , was the ship looked dirty and not brand new . stains in the carpet and outside decks had dirty floors and dirty glass. not a big issue to me . all the public areas are SMALLER , lido area is smaller and has less lounge chairs , water works is slightly smaller than the magic. the main show lounge is a disaster , first the seats are not theater seating so you will have a problem seeing over peoples heads , and all the seats are jammed together as so you cant get out of your seat without having the whole row stand up and let you out . total mess . and its half the size of the magic , or dream , of breeze or liberty ETC. ETC. it seats very few people for a ship that large . it you don't get there 30 minutes early and stand in a long line in the hallway . you will be lucky to get a seat and wont be able to see over the heads in front of you. comedy club is the same thing , half the size of the other ships and a lot of the seating is on stools , yes stools . way too small for a ship this size . everything seems to be made smaller , the ship feels very cramped and feels VERY crowded . lines everywhere , lido had huge lines daily , forget going to the breakfast buffet unless you want to stand in a 30 minute plus line , pizza same thing , guys burgers not as bad but still a long line . only 2 hot tubs in the general area . and it was always full of kids with goggles and snorkels , serenity deck also had 2 hot tubs and the whole area was very crowded . i tried to ride the sky cycle , but the lines during the short time it was open was always 1 1/2 hour plus . staff was all very nice and very friendly with the exception of the sports area workers . they seemed to have an attitude . my advice is don't go on this ship in peak season of holidays . its not designed well to handle the extra crowds .

Not the best cruise i have been on; ship feels very cramped and crowded.

Carnival Vista Cruise Review by mandtra

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I wanted to go on the newest carnival ship. getting on the ship was easy , getting to our room and out bags were waiting on us at 11:30am . first impression , was the ship looked dirty and not brand new . stains in the carpet and outside decks had dirty floors and dirty glass. not a big issue to me . all the public areas are SMALLER , lido area is smaller and has less lounge chairs , water works is slightly smaller than the magic. the main show lounge is a disaster , first the seats are not theater seating so you will have a problem seeing over peoples heads , and all the seats are jammed together as so you cant get out of your seat without having the whole row stand up and let you out . total mess . and its half the size of the magic , or dream , of breeze or liberty ETC. ETC. it seats very few people for a ship that large . it you don't get there 30 minutes early and stand in a long line in the hallway . you will be lucky to get a seat and wont be able to see over the heads in front of you.

comedy club is the same thing , half the size of the other ships and a lot of the seating is on stools , yes stools . way too small for a ship this size . everything seems to be made smaller , the ship feels very cramped and feels VERY crowded . lines everywhere , lido had huge lines daily , forget going to the breakfast buffet unless you want to stand in a 30 minute plus line , pizza same thing , guys burgers not as bad but still a long line . only 2 hot tubs in the general area . and it was always full of kids with goggles and snorkels , serenity deck also had 2 hot tubs and the whole area was very crowded . i tried to ride the sky cycle , but the lines during the short time it was open was always 1 1/2 hour plus . staff was all very nice and very friendly with the exception of the sports area workers . they seemed to have an attitude . my advice is don't go on this ship in peak season of holidays . its not designed well to handle the extra crowds .
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Junior Suite
Cabin JS 9205
cabin had stains in the carpet and did not look like a brand new ship . i feel carnival gives no perks for suite guest as other lines do . other than that , it was a nice cabin and the extra space made the way over crowded ship bearable !
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