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Been on 3 previous cruises because my girlfriend and I like the amount of travel to cost. Over crowded boat, so get ready for lines everywhere. Staff is not trained in service or etiquette except for a few (Alchemy Bar). Food is mediocre at best. Comedy shows were good. Stage shows were not. Cruise director Excellent. Out of 18 people, 9 are still sick out of our group. Rooms were average. Havana area is worth the money just to get away from crowds although, they need to police it better. A gentlemen fell on deck. It took 20 minutes for boat to respond and without a plan. Not to mention 85% of the ships crew has no manners ( I know I previously referenced) Overall, it seems in my humble opinion, carnival tried to push a boat out with as much revenue as they can generate (by the number of people) without focusing on training and procedures to run the ship correctly. Maybe a trip on Celebrity can give them a few pointers.

Too crowded and poorly trained

Carnival Vista Cruise Review by Jlaricos

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2016
  • Destination: Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Havana Cabana (Balcony)
Been on 3 previous cruises because my girlfriend and I like the amount of travel to cost.

Over crowded boat, so get ready for lines everywhere.

Staff is not trained in service or etiquette except for a few (Alchemy Bar).

Food is mediocre at best.

Comedy shows were good.

Stage shows were not.

Cruise director Excellent.

Out of 18 people, 9 are still sick out of our group.

Rooms were average.

Havana area is worth the money just to get away from crowds although, they need to police it better.

A gentlemen fell on deck. It took 20 minutes for boat to respond and without a plan.

Not to mention 85% of the ships crew has no manners ( I know I previously referenced)

Overall, it seems in my humble opinion, carnival tried to push a boat out with as much revenue as they can generate (by the number of people) without focusing on training and procedures to run the ship correctly.

Maybe a trip on Celebrity can give them a few pointers.
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