• TRAVEL NOTICE: Learn more about COVID-19
  • Newsletter
  • Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Find a Cruise
  • Reviews
  • Cruise Tips
  • News
  • Deals

Carnival Vista Review

4.5 / 5.0
Editor Rating
974 reviews
4 Awards

The Average Cruise

Review for Carnival Vista to the Southern Caribbean
User Avatar
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

Rating by category

Public Rooms

Additional details

Sail Date: Aug 2018
Cabin: Interior

I chose this cruise because of the ports. Embarkation was quick and easy for us as we had faster to the fun. Our cabin was ready when we got on the ship. No wait for us going through and we arrived at 10:20 to the terminal to embark. We did have to wait in a room until about 11:35 to get on board due to previous guests still getting off the boat. Cabin was the average interior cabin and very quiet. Did not feel any motion of the ship at all while others complained from deck 2 that they could. Main Dining room takes about an hour and a half. Request for Andre's group and you will not be disappointed. Horizon breakfast is great. Lido lines are always long for breakfast. We were only able to eat there once. Pig and Anchor are average; not as good as Eastern North Carolina BBQ. Steakhouse was average. Seafood shack was good. Again we had faster to the fun so guest service line was quick and efficient for us both for others the line was super long. Guest Services were always nice and helped get us what we needed. Aruba was stunning, Curacao was wonderful at night, Grand Turk has more seaweed than I remember from last time I was there and recovering from the hurricane still. Jack's Shack is still quiet drinks are around $10 each there but tasty. Dominican Republic was a let down and would not have felt safe if venturing out by ourselves. The Dolphin Excursion we did at Punta Cana however was good. The boat ride and sunset excursion at Curacao was disappointing as the beach was crowded. The excursion at Aruba was okay but again no beach as advertised only snorkeling, drinks and lunch was excellent. I would cruise again but maybe not on the Vista. It is too crowded. Skyride always had an hour wait. waterslide was fun. Disembark was easy but we did self assist dembark where you carry off your luggage.

Cabin Review


Cabin 4F

Small but just right for a young honeymoon couple. Did not need a ton of room as we were never much in our room except to sleep.

Port Reviews


NO excursion but was on boat quickly and they are super nice.

Grand Turk

Clear water except for some seaweed. Jack's Shack is awesome. Checked out the pool at margaritaville as well.

2 Helpful Votes
previous reviewnext review

Find a Carnival Vista Cruise from $179

Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy and Cookies Statement and Terms of Use.