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We were scheduled to cruise with our grown children in December but had to change it. I then saw that the Vista was coming to Galveston and knew this was our chance. I snagged a Havana Cabana at the last minute. Loved the ship. It rained--A LOT!! I chose to cruise during hurricane season. Loved how we could take the "balcony" to the pool area and then come back the same way. My husband and I took advantage of that perk on our sea days! JiJi's was amazing--loved the chicken soup and Kung Pao Chicken. Steakhouse--great as always--try the Art at the Table for a show (not for the food) Havana Bar and area are open to all after 7:00 at night. Melony and Laura were great. Guy's Pig & Anchor--pork buts was really good--brisket okay (we are from Texas)--sides were yummy Chris (The Flying Scotsman) was CD and was everywhere.

Great ship--lots to do.

Carnival Vista Cruise Review by txmom11

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2018
  • Destination: Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Havana Cabana (Balcony)
We were scheduled to cruise with our grown children in December but had to change it. I then saw that the Vista was coming to Galveston and knew this was our chance. I snagged a Havana Cabana at the last minute. Loved the ship. It rained--A LOT!! I chose to cruise during hurricane season.

Loved how we could take the "balcony" to the pool area and then come back the same way. My husband and I took advantage of that perk on our sea days!

JiJi's was amazing--loved the chicken soup and Kung Pao Chicken.

Steakhouse--great as always--try the Art at the Table for a show (not for the food)

Havana Bar and area are open to all after 7:00 at night. Melony and Laura were great.

Guy's Pig & Anchor--pork buts was really good--brisket okay (we are from Texas)--sides were yummy

Chris (The Flying Scotsman) was CD and was everywhere.
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Cabin Review

Havana Cabana (Balcony)
Cabin HE 5201
We were concerned before the cruise because this cabin is right behind a bar and right off the Ocean Plaza where they have music and dancing well into the night. I was worried for nothing. The cabin was super quiet. Once we heard what sounded like a drill but was actually a blender. It is centrally located and easy to get to everything. By the way, not a lot of storage on this ship.
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