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Carnival Vista Review

4.5 / 5.0
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959 reviews
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Very pleasantly impressed

Review for Carnival Vista to the Western Caribbean
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2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Feb 2019
Cabin: Deluxe Ocean View

We were asked to go as part of a group of 14. We have been on several cruises and were interested in checking out Carnival's largest ship out of Galveston. Matt the Cruise Director was excellent. Our balcony room was spotless, and was kept tip top. Really good water pressure. Previous balcony rooms directly overlooked the water, but this ship had a 5th floor that was out farther than our 6th floor, so we had a bit of an obstructed water view below us...but felt a little safer?! The food was awesome! Our waiters were awesome! Our dining room ceiling seemed a little low where we were. I didn't actually feel like the ship was much bigger than the Freedom we were on last, just more passengers. There were definitely longer waits for some things. Fortunately we had great weather the whole trip. On board activities and entertainment were plentiful, and very enjoyable. Staff running them were excellent. Smaller activities filled up fast, so you had to get there a little early. Our first excursion was to Roatan...Isle of Roatan. Rode a ski lift from the ship area to the beach where we spent the day. A little disappointing. Easy on and off the ship (for all the stops). Nice water and beach with amenities, but really crowded, with 2 ships docked. The area was buoyed off and there were almost no fish. Belize was next, tender boats to get off the ship, and our excursion took us to St. Hermans Blue Hole (NOT the Great Blue Hole). A bit of confusion to get us there, but after about a 70min van trip, we hiked in and out of a nice little cave with a small stream in it, then drove another mile to the Blue Hole where we swam a little. We all enjoyed the trip. Cozumel was the last stop...beautiful water but was windy, and the city was jam packed.

Our group had 4 20ish age "kids" with us. Their first cruise, and they loved it.

We would definitely go on this ship again.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Ocean View

Cabin 6M

Very nice cabin. Plenty of room. Excellent water pressure. Shower curtain could have been a little longer. Cleaning staff was excellent. Didn't really like that the floor below us jutted out about 8 feet further than us. So we couldn't seen straight below us in the water. I suppose it would have been harder to fall off the ship?

Port Reviews


Really nice Strand area. We just retired from jobs in Galveston


Went on our own with some of our group. Taxi'd to Playa Del Carmen where we took the expensive ferry. Very windy. Only walked, ate and shopped. It was nice. Very crowded, with lots of traffic. 8 ships were in port.

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