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Embarkation was very slow. We were given time to embark and told if we missed window that we would go to end of line. We dashed from airport to makeit on time and found they only had one gangplank open and were not going by time. We went to the end of the line and it took about 2 hours to embark. Food in dining room and Horizons buffet was no better or worse than any other ship. Lines in the Horizon were very long. Guy's Burgers and BBQ was good, along with Blue Iguana. Mongolian Wok and Italian restaurant served lunch for free. Deli sandwiches in Horizons was also good and they had yummy 3 layer cakes. At 11pm everyone headed to pizza place and lines were about 20 people long. Frustrating with that many people that some were walking away with 2-3 whole pizza's. Should be a limit of 2-3 pieces per person. Eden in piano bar was outstanding. He must have enlarged liver by now, as passengers were buying him multiple drinks per night. He had about 4-6 waiting for him at any time. Carnival, and other cruise lines, should monitor chase loungers by pool. Passengers put towel on chairs before breakfast, and then never use then. Frustrating to find a chair as everything has towel reserving it and you never see anyone using them. Matt, the cruise director was great and worked hard. Overall, cruise was good and enjoyable.

Very good eating options

Carnival Vista Cruise Review by jeanette619

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Embarkation was very slow. We were given time to embark and told if we missed window that we would go to end of line. We dashed from airport to makeit on time and found they only had one gangplank open and were not going by time. We went to the end of the line and it took about 2 hours to embark.

Food in dining room and Horizons buffet was no better or worse than any other ship. Lines in the Horizon were very long. Guy's Burgers and BBQ was good, along with Blue Iguana. Mongolian Wok and Italian restaurant served lunch for free. Deli sandwiches in Horizons was also good and they had yummy 3 layer cakes.

At 11pm everyone headed to pizza place and lines were about 20 people long. Frustrating with that many people that some were walking away with 2-3 whole pizza's. Should be a limit of 2-3 pieces per person.

Eden in piano bar was outstanding. He must have enlarged liver by now, as passengers were buying him multiple drinks per night. He had about 4-6 waiting for him at any time.

Carnival, and other cruise lines, should monitor chase loungers by pool. Passengers put towel on chairs before breakfast, and then never use then. Frustrating to find a chair as everything has towel reserving it and you never see anyone using them.

Matt, the cruise director was great and worked hard.

Overall, cruise was good and enjoyable.
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Cabin 8D 9348
Cabin was average. We were below Lido deck and it was handy to get to buffet amd pool.
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