Carnival Vista Cruise Review by James Mepham
- Sail Date: September 2016
- Destination: Eastern Mediterranean
- Cabin Type: Premium Balcony
Paid extra for a balcony cabin on deck 9. We had 8 out of 10 nights without sleep. Buffet area is directly above the cabins as is the main pool area with nightime activities. The cleaning ou these areas is done in the early hours of the morning. Trolleys loaded with cups and plates etc roll over the textured vinyl flooring for hours. Its like sleeping under a ten pin bowling alley. We got a 35% rebait from them for the inconvenience, shows how bad it was. The entertainment is embarrassingly poor. Its like Butlins. Music was awful around the ship unless you are still at school. Food was very repetitive. Prices on board were astronomical,containing not only a service charge but 24% tax too. A steak meal with a bottle of wine for a (small cover charge) came to $130-00. Far too many things not included in the price. To get off the ship in Marsseille was $17 + 24%tax. Constant tannoy announcements from 8am through the day was so annoying. We have had cruises every year for many years now, sometimes 2 per year. Carnival will lose the European market, because on this showing we will not return. They cater for Americans only. They even flew in a juggler all the way from the U.S.A who forgot his props WHY???? A juggler as a main act ....rediculous. Everyone we spoke to hated it on board (except some Americans. Do yourself a favour dont waste your time here. Royal Caribbean and NCL are far better.
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