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Chose cruise because the VISTA was a new ship and believed it would be an uplifting experience. Had cruised with Carnival twice before and both times it was great. Cruised on the Breeze across the Atlantic ocean. Cruise was probably the second worst I have taken. The worst being on MSC. Rather than a long dialog I have listed the 'plus' and 'minus' features of the cruise along with one safety item PLUS: 1. Ship was spotless and clean as expected. 2. Size of room was excellent. Cabin 1267. 3. Room steward was superb. 4. Decor in Havana Lounge was great. 5. Pictures on stairwells were original and attractive 6. Shows in Liquid Lounge were of high quality. 7. I Max theater was great. 8. Lunch in Italian restaurant was delicious. 9. Self service laundry on cabin decks was a great benefit. The machines were of the proper size and reasonably prices. MINUS: 1. Overall decor on ship were lacking. No pictures, statues, display cases, items of interest, etc. Basically no wood on ship other than hand rails on stairs. All other items vinyl covered. Decor in dining rooms was poor. Expected beautiful rooms and they were just plain. 2. Elevators had no ventilation, exhaust fan, etc. 3. Too few elevators for a 4000 passenger ship. 4. No amenities in bathroom other than soap, liquid soap and shampoo. Missing conditioner, lotion, etc. Liquid soap was diluted to extent we could not get a lather. 5, TV channels were very poor. No US news, sports, entertainment, etc. channels. Only two British, CNBC, 1 cartoon and Discovery plus about 10 Carnival channels. 6. Free movie selection on TV very poor. 7. Swimming pools were postage stamp size and the same for jacuzzis. 8. Outdoor movies were outdated. No need for black and white movies. 9. Casino was filled with smoke., Need better ventilation. Could not bypass casino conveniently to reach other end of ship. 10. Dining room tables were formica covered with no table cloths other than on formal nights. Effort to reduce laundry costs. Left cheap feeling to all 8 people at dining table. 11. Food portions were small but adequate. Variety was moderate. Same vegetables almost every night. 12. Food in Mongolian Wok was tasteless. 13. +18 entertainer Scott should be banned from all Carnival ships. He was vulgar, insensitive, disrespectful and obtuse. +18 comedy can be funny without being degrading. 14. Fitness center equipment was very crowded. Space too small for 4000 person ship. 15. Finding the saunas in the Cloud 9 Spa a major problem. Need to put sign dirtecting to them. 16. Need more directional signs by each group of elevators. 17. Shop selection was poor. 18. Excursions were overpriced. 19. Drinks were overpriced. 20. Embarkation was a total fiasco. Over 2 hours to get on ship. 21. Many other items that were too insignificant to mention.. SAFETY: 1. Appears to be design error in safety doors in main corridors at all decks. The bottom rail is raised with two slots for the wheels. I nearly fell a few time as my shoe hit the edge of the rail which is not flush or slightly below the carpet level. Also observed several ladies getting their shoe heels in the rail and almost losing their balance. This item needs correction.

A Disappointment

Carnival Vista Cruise Review by Leo Price

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Chose cruise because the VISTA was a new ship and believed it would be an uplifting experience. Had cruised with Carnival twice before and both times it was great. Cruised on the Breeze across the Atlantic ocean.

Cruise was probably the second worst I have taken. The worst being on MSC. Rather than a long dialog I have listed the 'plus' and 'minus' features of the cruise along with one safety item

PLUS:

1. Ship was spotless and clean as expected.

2. Size of room was excellent. Cabin 1267.

3. Room steward was superb.

4. Decor in Havana Lounge was great.

5. Pictures on stairwells were original and attractive

6. Shows in Liquid Lounge were of high quality.

7. I Max theater was great.

8. Lunch in Italian restaurant was delicious.

9. Self service laundry on cabin decks was a great benefit. The machines were of the proper size and reasonably prices.

MINUS:

1. Overall decor on ship were lacking. No pictures, statues, display cases, items of interest, etc. Basically no wood on ship other than hand rails on stairs. All other items vinyl covered. Decor in dining rooms was poor. Expected beautiful rooms and they were just plain.

2. Elevators had no ventilation, exhaust fan, etc.

3. Too few elevators for a 4000 passenger ship.

4. No amenities in bathroom other than soap, liquid soap and shampoo. Missing conditioner, lotion, etc. Liquid soap was diluted to extent we could not get a lather.

5, TV channels were very poor. No US news, sports, entertainment, etc. channels. Only two British, CNBC, 1 cartoon and Discovery plus about 10 Carnival channels.

6. Free movie selection on TV very poor.

7. Swimming pools were postage stamp size and the same for jacuzzis.

8. Outdoor movies were outdated. No need for black and white movies.

9. Casino was filled with smoke., Need better ventilation. Could not bypass casino conveniently to reach other end of ship.

10. Dining room tables were formica covered with no table cloths other than on formal nights. Effort to reduce laundry costs. Left cheap feeling to all 8 people at dining table.

11. Food portions were small but adequate. Variety was moderate. Same vegetables almost every night.

12. Food in Mongolian Wok was tasteless.

13. +18 entertainer Scott should be banned from all Carnival ships. He was vulgar, insensitive, disrespectful and obtuse. +18 comedy can be funny without being degrading.

14. Fitness center equipment was very crowded. Space too small for 4000 person ship.

15. Finding the saunas in the Cloud 9 Spa a major problem. Need to put sign dirtecting to them.

16. Need more directional signs by each group of elevators.

17. Shop selection was poor.

18. Excursions were overpriced.

19. Drinks were overpriced.

20. Embarkation was a total fiasco. Over 2 hours to get on ship.

21. Many other items that were too insignificant to mention..

SAFETY:

1. Appears to be design error in safety doors in main corridors at all decks. The bottom rail is raised with two slots for the wheels. I nearly fell a few time as my shoe hit the edge of the rail which is not flush or slightly below the carpet level. Also observed several ladies getting their shoe heels in the rail and almost losing their balance. This item needs correction.
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Cabin 4C 1267
Excellent size, great steward, lack of amenities, diluted shower wash, no replacement of soap, poor TV, poor TV free movies, only 1 220 volt outlet and 2 110 volt outlets. Placing life preservers under bed a definite plus. Closet space adequate. Quiet room
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