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Carnival Vista

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About
Passengers: 3,936   |   Crew: 1,450
Passengers to crew: 2.71:1
Passengers to space: 341:1
Launched: 2016   

Decks

  • Deck 1
  • Deck 2
  • Deck 3
  • Deck 4
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 6
Additional decks
Deck 1 layout
Cabins
  Interior Upper/Lower (1A)  
  Interior (4B)  
  Porthole (PT)  
  Ocean View (6A)  
  Deluxe Ocean View (6M)  
  Interior (4A)  
  Deluxe Ocean View (6L)  
 

Cabins

Balcony
Cabin size: 185 - 260 sq. ft.
Connected rooms: 176
Accessible rooms: 30
Maximum passengers: 4
Number of cabins: 877
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MrBigglesworths wrote a review 17 Jan
Middleton, Idaho53 contributions54 helpful votes
I find it hard to really find negatives when you've just been on a cruise with your kids and had to disconnect from the world. First, cruises are a great family trip and everyone gets to eat whatever they want and you can disconnect (if you choose) from work and responsibilities for the week. This was our second cruise with our kids and they loved it for those reasons. The Family Harbor was probably the best part about the Carnival Vista. It was a place with couches and tables to play games and with snacks and a soft serve ice cream machine (we enjoyed that). Everything else about the Carnival Vista was a noticeable step below our experience with other cruise lines. Our room attendant and our main dining staff were great, but all other staff on the boat looked so tired and overworked that they didn't have much cheer to offer. We didn't have a great experience with food (except for the 24hr fresh pizza on deck 10 at the back of the boat). We will cruise again, it just won't be on Carnival.
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Sivataz wrote a review 1 Jan
San Antonio, Texas19 contributions21 helpful votes
Likes: *All Staff including Cruise Director Louis *Omelet Station - free *Guy's Burger Joint - free *Mongolian Wok - free *Carnival Deli - free *Bonsai Sushi Restaurant - pay *Seafood Shack - pay *Cucina del Capitano - pay *Javablue Cafe - pay *Cheers Package - you can use it on alcohol and non alcohol beverages *Bingo *Love and Marriage game *Latin Party with Sambrosura *DJ RENZO *Digital option for photos ________________________________________________________________ Dislikes: *Port Parking - waited in line for a couple of hours to park at EZ Parking. *Chat App - chat option didn't work alot of the times. *Rude/Drunk Adults and Rude Children - be prepared to pack your patience. *Horizons Restaurant - took too long for food, overcooked, cold *Pizzaria del Capitano - dry and hardly any sauce/cheese *No paper information being given in rooms regarding spa specials and exercise class schedule - 1st time cruiser would not know to go directly to the spa for the information. *Not enough time at each port *Not enough time during excursions *Limited sales/incentives on photos *Smoking section - currently on the 5th floor. should be moved to the back of the ship. *Alcohol bottle on the ship - limited sales *Most events are only 30 minutes *Limited to no activities through the Kids Camp
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dcoach52 wrote a review Dec 2022
Racine, Wisconsin75 contributions19 helpful votes
Room Steward was never around but always left us ice as we asked and the rooms always looked good (except for the underwear my son found behind the TV) Not sure anyone would think to look in that crevice but hey. I will say that the showers in two of the three rooms, didn't drain well and feet were underwater after the shower. A/C worked great though. Lead server for our anytime dining was Arzi and she was fantastic. Very personable, always made us feel welcomed. Performances were not as great as previous ships but service was great. Food was good not great overall. I'm guessing it was the week long trip and different itinerary, but the bars all closed early and there didn't seem to be as many bar runners at times, maybe that was just because there are so many passengers on the ship. Fun squad and the cruise director Louis were great, very enthusiastic and very hard working, always "in character". But this cruise had a different vibe than my shorter trips and there weren't as many pool party type events. Lots of trivia though. Comedians were hit or miss. Spike Davis was great, Karl Faulkenberry was good. Randy Loubis was not great, jokes were "borrowed". Dino Vigo was bad to the point I laughed more at the people leaving his show that at his jokes. You have lost the crowd when you have to poorly explain your heritage to validate your onslaught of race jokes. Jokes were fine, it was adult show and I love dark humor, but it was a know your audience type situation, because they were walking out in droves. Not a fan of the layout of the ship in general, lots of people, but the advantage is due to bad layout there are places that are very isolated. Guy's bbq for example is out of the way and never very busy. The lanai is a great place to take a siesta because it is more quiet than the adult only section. Overall the ship is good, the crew is awesome, and the trip was super relaxing. Galveston is however not as convenient as Miami. I will avoid the port in the future.
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Ramil wrote a review Dec 2022
Houston, Texas292 contributions129 helpful votes
It was second time for 7-day Western Caribbean on another ship - Vista. The only complaint is that its overcrowded and quality of people seems to be deteriorated.
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tammyjewel628 wrote a review Nov 2022
Houston, Texas220 contributions109 helpful votes
It was our first cruise . We've traveled extensively: 3 Canadian provinces: Europe 12 times: Hawaii: Mexico: Bahamas: Brazil... In Canada and Europe we rent a car and my husband drives everywhere, so it was nice to not be in and out of different hotels (although if you travel overseas, it's the best way to see a lot). We did Honduras: Belize and Cozumel (we had been to Cozumel). The food is mediocre but we didn't go hungry. The Horizon is better food than Lido (you can sign in ahead on app before you head down) The ice cream on Lido is awesome. Molten Cake at Horizon was awesome. Our Steward Joseph was amazing. Waiters were so, so...some great, some not so great. We got a balcony room: glad we did: it was nice to sit and relax and watch the water. We played Bingo, but didn't do many of the other shows. We didn't gamble because people were smoking (there should be designated areas: they were everywhere and I'm high allergic) UGH, so that wasn't cool. They need to fix that. We payed to do the Italian restaurant: Cucina del Capitano: It's worth it (it's free for lunch but we ate late breakfast on sea days, so...): Awesome. I wish we had done the JiJi Asian (next time). There are different buffets on Lido and most are good (not great, but good): except Desserts near Carvery all were terrible: I'm not sure how you can screw up every dessert, but they managed. Not one thing any of us tried was good: most we took one bite and didn't take anymore: that needs to be fixed UGH. The excursions were great and well managed. We did one in each port. We went to the bar on 3 several nights and had a drink and listened to the string trio: they were AWESOME. Loved them. One of my favorite things about the cruise. All in all: a great first time and we will cruise again ~
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