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Our adult son invited his in-laws and ourselves to join them on this cruise, as the Vista was a new ship and he wanted to experience all the glory. The ship was impressive. A lot of different food options, cabin sizes and enough space where you could always find a quiet spot if wanted/needed. Our dining room experience in Reflections was so so. Slow service and the food was just ok. The whole ship seemed to be understaffed. Very slow and long waits for bar service at most bars, except the casino. Casino servers were on their game, no pun intended. The casino offered state of the art machines, which paid off very well. The smoking in the Casino was so thick and horrible smelling at times, that we would have to leave. Especially with cigar smoking. Very sad how the smokers would let their ashes fall onto the machines, chairs and carpet. There was no place to grab a hand wash after touching the machines. The Dive In Movies experience was amazing as well as the IMax theater. Cruise Director was Awesome and helpful. Ryan, our steward did a great job with the towel art, but we wished he would have kept the ice filled in our suite in the morning and evening. We loved the option of pouring your own beer and enjoyed the adult theme of the Red Frog tavern. We also enjoyed the Pixels of being able to view photos and the Carnival app was amazing to keep in touch with our family. We did experience a lot of motion, not sure why as we are boaters and usually not effected by such, nor did we experience high seas to cause it. A lot of hallway noise on deck 7, port, would keep us up in the evening. I believe we had a dish washing station down the hall from us. Saw a lot of dishes, beer bottles, etc. in the hallways at various times during the day/afternoon/evening, again maybe due to being an understaffed ship. Loved the pizza station, but room service was unacceptable in waiting times for anything. This is my thoughts on our experience upon the Vista. Hope they can resolve the staffing issues and then I'm sure it would be a much better experience (5 star) next time.

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Carnival Vista Cruise Review by rerems64

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Our adult son invited his in-laws and ourselves to join them on this cruise, as the Vista was a new ship and he wanted to experience all the glory. The ship was impressive. A lot of different food options, cabin sizes and enough space where you could always find a quiet spot if wanted/needed. Our dining room experience in Reflections was so so. Slow service and the food was just ok. The whole ship seemed to be understaffed. Very slow and long waits for bar service at most bars, except the casino. Casino servers were on their game, no pun intended. The casino offered state of the art machines, which paid off very well. The smoking in the Casino was so thick and horrible smelling at times, that we would have to leave. Especially with cigar smoking. Very sad how the smokers would let their ashes fall onto the machines, chairs and carpet. There was no place to grab a hand wash after touching the machines. The Dive In Movies experience was amazing as well as the IMax theater. Cruise Director was Awesome and helpful. Ryan, our steward did a great job with the towel art, but we wished he would have kept the ice filled in our suite in the morning and evening. We loved the option of pouring your own beer and enjoyed the adult theme of the Red Frog tavern. We also enjoyed the Pixels of being able to view photos and the Carnival app was amazing to keep in touch with our family. We did experience a lot of motion, not sure why as we are boaters and usually not effected by such, nor did we experience high seas to cause it. A lot of hallway noise on deck 7, port, would keep us up in the evening. I believe we had a dish washing station down the hall from us. Saw a lot of dishes, beer bottles, etc. in the hallways at various times during the day/afternoon/evening, again maybe due to being an understaffed ship. Loved the pizza station, but room service was unacceptable in waiting times for anything. This is my thoughts on our experience upon the Vista. Hope they can resolve the staffing issues and then I'm sure it would be a much better experience (5 star) next time.
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