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Lindsey S wrote a review Feb 2020
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My husband and I just went to the western Caribbean on the Carnival Vista and it was amazing! Even though the room was small it had everything we needed which included a nice closet with shelves and drawers so you can upack your suitcase and store it underneath the bed. The ship had so many fun activities for sea travel days which included an imax, ropes course, comedy shows, put-put course, bicycles that go ouround the outside of ship, delicious food, and many restaurant selections! The crew was amazing and the ship was so clean! Would highly recommend the Vista!
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Sail Date: February 2020
Cabin Type: Inside
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Destination: Caribbean
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Carnival Vista

63 reviews
Traveller (796)
Common Areas (1,365)
Dining and Bars (799)
Itineraries for this ship
Itinerary
7 Night Cruise to the Western Caribbean
Departure date
Saturday, 18/09/21
Route
Galveston, Montego Bay, Grand Cayman (Georgetown), Cozumel, Galveston
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Overview

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

Activities & entertainment

Activities (52)
  • Art Auction
  • Bingo*
  • Carnival Multiplex
  • Carnival WaterWorks™
  • Cloud 9 Spa Treatment Rooms*
  • Cloud 9 Spa Treatment Rooms*
  • Dance Classes
  • Deck Parties
  • Disco
  • Dreams Studio*
  • Evening Kids Programs*
  • Family Harbor Lounge
  • Fitness Center
  • Fitness Classes*
  • Green Eggs n Ham Breakfast*
  • Groove For St. Jude*
  • Hot Tubs (6)
  • Ice Carving Demonstrations
  • IMAX Theatre*
  • IMAX Theatre*
  • Internet Café*
  • Karaoke
  • Outdoor Playground
  • Photo Portraits*
  • Pools (3)
  • Relax Room*
  • Sauna
  • Sauna
  • Seuss-A-Palooza Parade & Storytime
  • Shops
  • SkyCourse
  • SkyCourt
  • SkyFitness
  • SkyGreens
  • SkyRide
  • SkyTrack
  • Spa Parties*
  • SportSquare™
  • Thalasso Pool
  • The Salon*
  • The Warehouse Video Arcade*
  • Thermal Suites*
  • Thrill Theater*
  • Trivia
  • White Party
  • Wine Tasting*
  • Waterslides (2)
  • Camp Ocean
  • Circle C
  • Club O2®
  • Dr. Seuss Bookville
  • The Clubhouse
Entertainment (10)
  • Carnival Seaside Theater
  • Comedy Shows
  • Limelight Lounge
  • Lip Sync Battle
  • Liquid Lounge
  • Liquid Lounge
  • Live Nightly Music
  • Outdoor Movies
  • Piano Bar
  • Vista Casino*
Dining (33)
  • Horizons Restaurant - American
  • Horizons Restaurant - American
  • Reflections Restaurant - American
  • Ji Ji Asian Kitchen - Asian*
  • Fat Jimmy's C-Side BBQ - BBQ
  • Cherry On Top - Candies*
  • Cherry On Top Outdoor Area - Candies*
  • Lido Marketplace - Casual
  • Havana Bar - Cuban Bar*
  • Guy's Burger Joint - Fast Food
  • Chef's Table - Gourmet*
  • Fresh Creations - Healthy Fare
  • Cucina del Capitano™ - italian*
  • Bonsai Sushi - Japanese*
  • Bonsai Sushi Outdoor Dining - Japanese*
  • Taste Bar - Light Bites
  • Vista Lobby and Bar - Lobby Bar*
  • Alchemy Bar - Martini Bar*
  • BlueIguana Cantina - Mexican
  • Shake Spot - Milkshakes*
  • Piano Bar 88 - Piano Bar*
  • Pizzeria del Capitano - Pizza
  • Tides Bar - Pool Bar*
  • RedFrog Rum Bar - Poolside Rum*
  • BlueIguana Tequila Bar - Poolside Tequila*
  • Plaza Bar - Popular Bar*
  • RedFrog Pub & Brewery - Pub*
  • Library Bar - Quiet Bar*
  • Serenity Bar - Quiet Pool Bar*
  • Seafood Shack - Seafood*
  • Sports Bar - Sports Bar*
  • Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse - Steakhouse*
  • Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse Outdoor Dining - Steakhouse*
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sandslasher wrote a review Oct 2020
Lawton, Oklahoma2 contributions
we had a nice cabin and I enjoyed it. the dining was great. all I have to say it was all the best. I would so do it again. #doing it January but to Hawaii
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guanic wrote a review Apr 2020
Cedar Hill, Texas34 contributions1 helpful vote
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Highly recommend it 👍🏻 To much to say but here are a few pictures 😎🛳 we been cruising for 4 years now & we are hook .
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Norm M wrote a review Mar 2020
3 contributions3 helpful votes
This review is actually for Carnival Cruise Lines as a whole. They should be ashamed of themselves. I was originally booked on the ship July 2019. Two weeks before the cruise I was notified that my cruise was cancelled due to a mechanical issue. Ok, things happen. We understood but were disappointed. We ended up booking the exact same cruise for 3/14/20. We flew out on the 13th for the cruise. We were notified by Carnival around 8pm on the 13th that the cruise was canceled due to the Coronavirus. Ok, we understood this. However, we were already in town & ended up flying back the next day. Thank you Southwest Airlines for not charging me the extra air fare cost that you could have which would have been about $2000. I contacted Carnival to either be refunded for my airfare or provide me travel credit or whatever so I can cruise with them again. I was told 100% NO by someone named Janet who said she's the highest person that I can talk to. I highly doubt someone that answers the phone is the highest person I can talk to. She said the only thing she can do is have another person(a peer of hers) call me back. What a joke. If Carnival had canceled the cruise earlier when most other cruise lines had I would never have flown out. That was a terrible decision by Carnival to wait so long. I understand they don't want to cancel cruises but if you're going to cancel so last second you should take care of the people that were already there. So I've now had 2 of the exact same cruises cancelled by Carnival in 9 months. Ok things happen, but how can you not address the airfare I paid due completely to decisions Carnival made. If the original cruise wasn't cancelled which was completely a Carnival issue I would never have been in this position in the first place. My situation is very unique. Janet could have cared less. She said we are offering you a refund so you're getting your money back. Really, legally you have to give me my money back as you cancelled the cruise. The worst thing about this is Carnival clearly has told the people that answer the phone to just say NO & pass them around. There is no way Janet is the highest person I can speak with. Now she's just going to have a peer call me to say the same thing. That's even more insulting than Janet blowing me off. I understand everyone is in a terrible situation & there were others that had flown out the day prior. However, my situation is completely unique due to Carnival already cancelling the same cruise months earlier. Stay away from Carnival. There are companies that do the right thing such as Southwest. Carnival is definitely not one of them. I was going to cruise again with Carnival. I do cruise a lot & will now take my money and cruise on the many other cruise lines there are & you should to.
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Webster585 wrote a review Feb 2020
Webster, New York106 contributions32 helpful votes
7-day from Galveston with stops in Cozumel, Belize, and Roatan Honduras. Food and staff were great. Had porthole balcony stateroom and it was very spacious and the balcony made a big difference. Was not a fan of the ship's layout or shows. Seemed to invest more space and resources in IMAX theater than free shows.
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Kmqb2 wrote a review Feb 2020
19 contributions4 helpful votes
I’ve been on four carnival ships. This is the largest. You definitely feel the boat move less. We had a balcony cabin and it was very comparable to the older ships. The food was standard for carnival with a few newer options including to Guy Fieri stops and a Mongolian grill and Italian pasta bowl option for lunch. The Italian was some of the best food of the whole trip and it is included for lunch. It also has an imax that shows new movies, two water slides and a kids splash pad. Personally, I would go on the freedom again first or try the breeze out. It was great but the freedom just has everything I need in a slightly smaller size.
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