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We booked this cruise 2 years ago with 36 friends and family members coming along with us. I am a gold member for Carnival and this was my 5th cruise with Carnival and definitely will be my last cruise. The good points would be the staff in the dinning room and the housekeeping crew they were nice and did a great job and the food at Guys burgers and the Cantina was very good. The rest was pretty much not worth the money we paid, the food in the dinning room and buffet was horrible and even the pizza had no flavor. The ice cream was good but the strawberry tasted like frozen strawberry quick. The Serenity deck was crowded and basically there was never anywhere to sit or lay up there and the same was pretty much true for the pools. The private area " the Havana Deck" takes up way to much of the ship and takes away views from Balcony rooms and end of the ship view, who wants to walk out on their balcony and see people in the hot tub, I want to see the sunset not some guy in a speedo thanks. The sky bikes were hardly open and you have to pay extra for everything. The movies and thrill rides are extra and you even had to pay to be in the beer pong tournament seriously you pay enough for the cruise and they boast about their Imax theater and then you can only enjoy it if you pay extra. They don't have a designated night club so they are all over the ship one night in the liquid lounge one night in the lime lite theater neither which are set up well. The crew get the deck parties going then disappear so they fizzle out quickly so there isn't much nightlife unless you want to shop at their overpriced stores or lose money in the casino even the shows that the ship puts on were so bad guests walked out in the middle of the show, and when one guest asked what he would do if he won the $3,000.00 prize money for bingo he said "I would buy a ticket on Royal Caribbean" that should tell you something right there.

Don't bother

Carnival Vista Cruise Review by cherilmiller

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We booked this cruise 2 years ago with 36 friends and family members coming along with us. I am a gold member for Carnival and this was my 5th cruise with Carnival and definitely will be my last cruise. The good points would be the staff in the dinning room and the housekeeping crew they were nice and did a great job and the food at Guys burgers and the Cantina was very good. The rest was pretty much not worth the money we paid, the food in the dinning room and buffet was horrible and even the pizza had no flavor. The ice cream was good but the strawberry tasted like frozen strawberry quick. The Serenity deck was crowded and basically there was never anywhere to sit or lay up there and the same was pretty much true for the pools. The private area " the Havana Deck" takes up way to much of the ship and takes away views from Balcony rooms and end of the ship view, who wants to walk out on their balcony and see people in the hot tub, I want to see the sunset not some guy in a speedo thanks. The sky bikes were hardly open and you have to pay extra for everything. The movies and thrill rides are extra and you even had to pay to be in the beer pong tournament seriously you pay enough for the cruise and they boast about their Imax theater and then you can only enjoy it if you pay extra. They don't have a designated night club so they are all over the ship one night in the liquid lounge one night in the lime lite theater neither which are set up well. The crew get the deck parties going then disappear so they fizzle out quickly so there isn't much nightlife unless you want to shop at their overpriced stores or lose money in the casino even the shows that the ship puts on were so bad guests walked out in the middle of the show, and when one guest asked what he would do if he won the $3,000.00 prize money for bingo he said "I would buy a ticket on Royal Caribbean" that should tell you something right there.
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Cabin 8G 6242
Cabins were average same as every other ship in the carnival line.
Deck 11 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins

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