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Carnival Vista Review

4.5 / 5.0
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965 reviews
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Nice Ship .. Food Not Good!

Review for Carnival Vista to the Eastern Caribbean
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2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Jan 2018
Cabin: Balcony
Traveled with children

This was our second Carnival cruise. First one was almost 4 years ago and I am so glad they improved on the embarkment and disembarkment. Before, they use to snap pictures of people when trying to get off the ship at ports right on the gang plank. Now, they moved that to the dock, much better and disembarkation went so quickly going on and off. We did have a 2 hour delay getting on in Miami which was crazy and no one ever explained to us what was going on, but you're on vacation and away from the snow so no big deal standing in the sun in Miami for us Canadians.

We had a balcony and it is the only way I have cruised so far so can't compare it to anything. Room was the usual small cabin/comfy quarters but how much time does one spend in their room, right? The cabin steward kept our room clean and lovely towel animals. Use to get chocolate on pillows but didn't get any this time.

We went to Grand Turks, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts and St. Maarten - Puerto Rico is still my favourite place. Saw damage from hurricane's in PR but especially in St. Maarten. So sad. The planes are returning to St. Maarten. Did not do any excursions on this trip so can't recommend.

Cabin Review


Cabin 8B

My cabin was good, always kept clean. Love having a balcony to watch the sea and the ports come in.

Port Reviews

Grand Turk

Just hung out at the beach.

San Juan

Walked around, shopped, took pictures and had a fabulous meal and drinks on a patio. Love Old San Juan.

St. Kitts (Port Zante)

Went to Reggae (Cockleshell) Beach

St. Maarten

Went to Maho Beach

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