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Carnival Vista Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Review for Carnival Vista to the Southern Caribbean
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tcrumpton
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Aug 2018
Cabin: Interior Upper/Lower

Embarkation was horrible. People everywhere and no direction. One person tell you to go here and then another person yell at you for going there. Just awful. Took about an hour and a half just to get through. Our room was great and the steward, Dewa. Room always clean and he was always available. We had two bathrooms and a small fridge which was awesome. Been on multiple cruises and never experienced had this before.

Good - Guy's Burger, Guy's Barbecue, Cruise Director James, which he was a temp while the actual director was at training. The entertainment was great. The shows in the Liquid lounge and the Comedy shows were awesome. Always something to do. Disembarking went smoothly. The DJ's in the nightclub were wonderful. They played music that appealed to all genres.

Bad - Food lines way too long at buffet. (Hello, everyone wants bacon so why not make enough) The lido deck often had plates of leftover food everywhere. Hard to find a place to eat sometimes because the tables weren't cleaned. In the past they have been picking up my plate while I was still eating. LOL. As I mentioned before Embarking was horrible. Took 45 minutes just to get a wheelchair for an elderly person in my group. Pizza line at night was way too long. If you know this is the only thing open, why not put 3 or 4 people back there. Many times it was just one guy working.

Cabin Review

Interior Upper/Lower

Cabin 1A

Cabin steward was awesome. Room always clean and loved the towel animals. Two bathrooms was the best. Also having the small fridge was great.

Port Reviews

Miami

It's Miami of course it's fabulous even when it's raining.

Grand Turk

Didn't explore the island just drank in the pool at Margaritaville. So much fun.

La Romana (Casa de Campo)

Hated it. Once you step out the gates they start begging for money and to buy their items. It was horrible. Went downtown and it was so bad, got right back on next shuttle back to hotel. The people are overly aggressive and it seems dangerous.

Curacao

Took a tour outside of Carnival and had a great time. The place is beautiful with the colorful houses.

Aruba

Didn't explore the island, just went directly to the beach and it was beautiful. The sand was like powder and the water was gorgeous.

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