We choose this cruise because it was new to the Carnival fleet and new to Galveston. Wanted to try out the new "Adult Only" cabins (12 and older) with pool and hot tubs. We booked the Havana Patio on deck 5 and loved it. The cruise director Matt Mitcham was the best I have seen in years. DJ Extreme was amazing. The Bartender at the 555 steakhouse really knew his wines. We not only went to Ivan in the steakhouse the first night of the cruise but went to 555 bar each night. He made us drinks based on what we liked. I was like have our own personal Alchemist. Boban our cabin steward was wonderful, and even gave us a business card with his number so we could contact him any time!. We had anytime dinning, but got Ahmad the second night and he remembered all 4 of our names and what we drink. Was so impressed, we kept going back to him.
There was so much to do on the ship that we did not come close to doing what we wanted to do and will have to book another cruise on Vista. This is the first ship in the fleet that we would book a back to back on just to relax into it all.
Cabin was good, same size as all the other cabins. Wished it had USB ports on the bed side lamps and some of the other ships have. had them near the mirror, next to the only outlet in the cabin. got messy on the desk becasue of it.