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Nice new ship, large, but crowds well handled and dispersed. Would not recommend Your Time dining due to wait during peak times. Crew is still learning, not as service friendly as other carnival ships due to inexperience. Cabin steward was fabulous. LCD feature was beautiful. Smoke in casino well maintained thanks to acrylic panels that block smoke from going to Promenade deck. Great waterpark for the kids. Overall, impressed and would sail her again. Embarkation was crowded but we managed to get through quickly due to one in my travel party needed a wheelchair. Matt Mitchum was great, as usual, really knew how to get the party started. Essencia, violinists who played in the Atrium lobby also very talented. Family harbor was a nice area to stay in as a cappucino in the morning was only a few steps away. My DD also loved the video games and quick access to chocolate milk. Havana area had good spanish dance music at night.

Carnival VISTA Christmas Week

Carnival Vista Cruise Review by Love2Cruz2015

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2016
  • Destination: Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Family Harbor Deluxe Ocean View
Nice new ship, large, but crowds well handled and dispersed. Would not recommend Your Time dining due to wait during peak times. Crew is still learning, not as service friendly as other carnival ships due to inexperience. Cabin steward was fabulous.

LCD feature was beautiful. Smoke in casino well maintained thanks to acrylic panels that block smoke from going to Promenade deck. Great waterpark for the kids. Overall, impressed and would sail her again.

Embarkation was crowded but we managed to get through quickly due to one in my travel party needed a wheelchair.

Matt Mitchum was great, as usual, really knew how to get the party started. Essencia, violinists who played in the Atrium lobby also very talented.

Family harbor was a nice area to stay in as a cappucino in the morning was only a few steps away. My DD also loved the video games and quick access to chocolate milk.

Havana area had good spanish dance music at night.
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Cabin Review

Family Harbor Deluxe Ocean View
Cabin FJ 2462
Very spacious, 2 portholes instead of one. Handicapped room, shower flush with bathroom, 2 people only.
Deck 2 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins

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