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Carnival Vista Outside Cabin Cruise Reviews

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Amazing cruise for our second cruise
"We chose this cruise for our 2nd cruise. After taking a 5 day cruise, we chose this 7 day to see what we missed out on. The port itinerary was also a factor in our choice. Seeing Roatan, Belize and Cozumel was..."Read More
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Jim Schwab

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

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AMAZING

Review for Carnival Vista to Caribbean - Western

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Samuel_Let

First Time Cruiser

Age 20s

Sailed this cruise for New Years and loved almost everything about it. The morning that we boarded in Galveston there was a super dense fog that delayed our boarding by about five hours, which didn’t set a fantastic tone for starting off on our first cruise, but this event turned out to be the only negative comment that I could muster up from the entire seven day voyage. The free food onboard was ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View


Amazing cruise for our second cruise

Review for Carnival Vista to Caribbean - Western

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Jim Schwab

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We chose this cruise for our 2nd cruise. After taking a 5 day cruise, we chose this 7 day to see what we missed out on. The port itinerary was also a factor in our choice. Seeing Roatan, Belize and Cozumel was great. In our travels, we really try to find a load of fun but also we try to find places we can learn about and explore. We live about 2 hours away so we drove to the home port. No ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Cloud 9 Spa Ocean View (walkway view)


Avoid this ship at all costs

Review for Carnival Vista to Caribbean - Western

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Zygotic

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

We chose this cruise as we have cruised over 15 times with Carnival in the past and had never experienced their larger mega ship class. The negatives first: the layout of the ship in regards to pools, restaurants, casino, and especially bathroom placement was ridiculous and incredibly inefficient. There are no hot tubs at the main midship pool, and then there is no pool on the serenity deck which ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View


2019 Family Cruise

Review for Carnival Vista to Caribbean - Western

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ajsimo12

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

This was one of my all time favorites. The cruise director was awesome and the staff were top notch. Ports of call were ok and I have been to most of them before. That was ok because the ship made up for that. SO MUCH FUN!!! The family harbor cabin was so nice. Breakfast, snacks and coffee always ready. Very clean and well stocked. The piano bar was our favorite at night but there were tons of ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Family Harbor Deluxe Ocean View

Traveled with children


Back from Vista

Review for Carnival Vista to Caribbean - Western

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pjcag

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We had to go on spring break due to grandson being in high school now. I was worried about crowds on spring break and worried about Vista. Saw a lot of negative reviews regarding elevator waits, decor, food, chairs in lounges etc. I was pleasantly surprised. Decor didn't bother me at all. Didn't miss the lack of big atrium. Elevators were no problem other than not being air conditioned. My husband ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View


Very pleasantly impressed

Review for Carnival Vista to Caribbean - Western

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lwhinson

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

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 ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View


First Time Cruiser

Review for Carnival Vista to Caribbean - Western

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KDorrell0131

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

This will be a detailed review from a first time cruiser. We decided to go on our cruise to celebrate our 15th Anniversary. Our departure port was Galveston and we decided to drive down the night before and stay the night. We were not impressed with Galveston. The city did not have much to offer and seemed pretty run down. We stayed at a hotel that offered to let us park our car in their lot ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Cloud 9 Spa Ocean View (walkway view)


B2B December 16th & 23rd

Review for Carnival Vista to Caribbean - Western

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auburneyes

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

We booked these cruises as soon as it was announced that the Vista was coming to Galveston. We were lucky enough to go do a Mediterranean cruise on her and loved the ship. We booked Cabin 2451 in the Family Harbor area as we had on our previous cruise. My family consists of myself, my husband and twin boy and girl 13 year olds so having 2 bathrooms with 2 showers comes in handy. We received ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Cabin Type: Family Harbor Deluxe Ocean View

Traveled with children


Really crowded

Review for Carnival Vista to Caribbean - Western

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Justjamie83

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

2nd cruise with Carnival for us. The ship was very crowded, and I felt lines were too long for many of the restaurants. Getting on and off the ship was hectic and crowded, the lines were amazingly huge. Elevators lines were very long so get ready for the stairs. We had a 1yo with us and there was very little we could do with our son. No swim diapers allowed so he could not enjoy the water ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Cabin Type: Family Harbor Ocean View

Traveled with children


Not too bad

Review for Carnival Vista to Caribbean - Western

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sfbrown

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

The biggest complaints I have are: 1) NEED A POOL ON THE Serenity LEVEL. The Hot tubs were good, but seriously needs a pool for that level. 2) MORE elevators to the Serenity level. There is only 1 elevator and it stops on every floor. That became annoying. I never ate at the "extra restaurant and there was no need to. My husband had the seafood shack on lido several times and he ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Cabin Type: Ocean View


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