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Chose the cruise because of the Havana Cabana. It was truly awesome. We actually got to use the pool and jacuzzis. They have always been too crowded with kids on other cruises. The staff in the Havana Cabana was great. They quickly learned everyone’s name and took care of our every need. Food at the BBQ restaurant was very tasty and convenient. The steakhouse and Italian restaurant were both good. Both the dining rooms and the buffet on Lifo deck were very slow. The food was OK but not great. Things just didn’t seem to flow on the ship. It took us 3.5 hours to get off the ship. None of our bags were at the correct cauroselle. Disembarkation is the last impression a cruise leaves and my impression was very poor. Things could have and should have gone much more smoothly. Entertainment was good. We went to music shows, comedy shows, a movie and a couple of “thrill rides” at the theater. However, the sky bikes were never open. We did a couple of snorkel excursions. We’re divers so we are hard to impress when it comes to snorkeling. The excursions were fun but don’t expect to see a lot of coral or fish. At 2 ports we just hired a driver to give us personalized tours. I recommend them. More personal and informative. Cheers package is the way to go if you drink more than about 6 drinks/24 hours.

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Carnival Vista Cruise Review by Rcoeters

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2018
  • Destination: Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Havana Cabana (Balcony)
Chose the cruise because of the Havana Cabana. It was truly awesome. We actually got to use the pool and jacuzzis. They have always been too crowded with kids on other cruises. The staff in the Havana Cabana was great. They quickly learned everyone’s name and took care of our every need.

Food at the BBQ restaurant was very tasty and convenient. The steakhouse and Italian restaurant were both good.

Both the dining rooms and the buffet on Lifo deck were very slow. The food was OK but not great.

Things just didn’t seem to flow on the ship. It took us 3.5 hours to get off the ship. None of our bags were at the correct cauroselle. Disembarkation is the last impression a cruise leaves and my impression was very poor. Things could have and should have gone much more smoothly.

Entertainment was good. We went to music shows, comedy shows, a movie and a couple of “thrill rides” at the theater. However, the sky bikes were never open.

We did a couple of snorkel excursions. We’re divers so we are hard to impress when it comes to snorkeling. The excursions were fun but don’t expect to see a lot of coral or fish. At 2 ports we just hired a driver to give us personalized tours. I recommend them. More personal and informative.

Cheers package is the way to go if you drink more than about 6 drinks/24 hours.
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