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We loved the SkyRide, Serinity and Tide pool area. Market place is a bit tight when crowded, the deli area is too small with more than 5 people in line and the sandwiches are not as good as the normal delis on their other ships. Also, don't make me sit in jijis for a Mongolian lunch. Casino smells too smoky for a new ship. Major plus: piano bar was GREAT! Misses: The lime light and liquid lounge were good, with the later being hard to see the shows from the back floor area. They also need to fire their lead singer. He is just bad! The ship is in very good shape. Staff is understaffed, but still effiecent. The biggest downside was during embarkation. We are Platinum. We arrived and were escorted to the Diamond and Platinum lounge. Before boarding Carnival brought in about 75 Travel Agents on a free junket. We could deal with that, but they then boarded the TAs first. Many D&Ps were upset about that, including us. We are paying customers. Let them (TAs) board after us, because we earned the right to board the ship first. SHAME ON YOU CARNIVAL FOR TREATING YOUR DIAMOND & PLATINUM MEMBERS SO POORLY!!!!

Nice Ship, glad we sail her. But Carnival loves TAs more than D&Ps

Carnival Vista Cruise Review by CruiseHealing

Trip Details
We loved the SkyRide, Serinity and Tide pool area.

Market place is a bit tight when crowded, the deli area is too small with more than 5 people in line and the sandwiches are not as good as the normal delis on their other ships. Also, don't make me sit in jijis for a Mongolian lunch. Casino smells too smoky for a new ship.

Major plus: piano bar was GREAT!

Misses: The lime light and liquid lounge were good, with the later being hard to see the shows from the back floor area. They also need to fire their lead singer. He is just bad!

The ship is in very good shape. Staff is understaffed, but still effiecent.

The biggest downside was during embarkation. We are Platinum. We arrived and were escorted to the Diamond and Platinum lounge. Before boarding Carnival brought in about 75 Travel Agents on a free junket. We could deal with that, but they then boarded the TAs first. Many D&Ps were upset about that, including us. We are paying customers. Let them (TAs) board after us, because we earned the right to board the ship first. SHAME ON YOU CARNIVAL FOR TREATING YOUR DIAMOND & PLATINUM MEMBERS SO POORLY!!!!
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Cabin Review

Premium Balcony
Cabin 9B 7453
Bigger than Normal balcony (bowling alley balcony). Room is a bit tight, but very quite.
Deck 8 Inside Cabins, Balcony Cabins

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

  • Beach
    Way too crowded. Service was terrible, we have been coming here for years. But as it has grown in popularity, the staff appears to have stayed the same. So the service is terrible. we will try a different beach resort the next time we go to Cozumel (2018).
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