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First, let me say this is my first time on a cruise that was longer than 4 hrs. I jumped onboard a trip that was rescheduled from Sept 2017 with a friend's family and friends who numbered about 23 folks so I expected good times. I loved my cabin 12216 and only wish I'd taken advantage of the thermal suite prior to my last day. I enjoyed the morning stretch, yoga which was hopped up pilates and boot campish, and an ab work out.. All of that was absolutely necessary because of the volume of food I consumed - I wasn't forced to .. let me mention that. The room size was adequate and it was nicely appointed in the Cloud 9 Spa theme. My date and I had Your Time Dining which was cool but I didn't like that were relegated to eat at the same restaurant each night or head to the market place. Speaking of the market place, the breakfast was great but dinner was 50/50 where some nights you had tasty meals and another night you had gray water logged hot dogs with brown sauerkraut. Comedy shows and dance club provided great entertainment. Lido was "popping" Great blockbuster movies shown on the cruise. Price of drinks and food outside of the package were reasonable. I liked Jiji aka Mongolian Wok and Pigs and Anchor BBQ and dining at Horizons didn't disappoint. On and off boarding at the ports were a bit of a pain unless you waited a bit but then you've used some of your time ashore. I didn't like that they didn't enforce the 40 minute lounge chair holds. My cabin was on deck 12 and when I came out at 6a to watch the sunrise, ppl already had a towel and other item on the cabanas on Serenity deck 15 to hold their space they didn't occupy until 2-3hrs later. A bit inconsiderate. trash cans were hard to find and a microwave or two would have been great.. perhaps near the ironing stations :-) Overall, I enjoyed myself.

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Carnival Vista Cruise Review by bcisse

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First, let me say this is my first time on a cruise that was longer than 4 hrs. I jumped onboard a trip that was rescheduled from Sept 2017 with a friend's family and friends who numbered about 23 folks so I expected good times. I loved my cabin 12216 and only wish I'd taken advantage of the thermal suite prior to my last day. I enjoyed the morning stretch, yoga which was hopped up pilates and boot campish, and an ab work out.. All of that was absolutely necessary because of the volume of food I consumed - I wasn't forced to .. let me mention that.

The room size was adequate and it was nicely appointed in the Cloud 9 Spa theme.

My date and I had Your Time Dining which was cool but I didn't like that were relegated to eat at the same restaurant each night or head to the market place. Speaking of the market place, the breakfast was great but dinner was 50/50 where some nights you had tasty meals and another night you had gray water logged hot dogs with brown sauerkraut.

Comedy shows and dance club provided great entertainment.

Lido was "popping"

Great blockbuster movies shown on the cruise.

Price of drinks and food outside of the package were reasonable.

I liked Jiji aka Mongolian Wok and Pigs and Anchor BBQ and dining at Horizons didn't disappoint.

On and off boarding at the ports were a bit of a pain unless you waited a bit but then you've used some of your time ashore.

I didn't like that they didn't enforce the 40 minute lounge chair holds. My cabin was on deck 12 and when I came out at 6a to watch the sunrise, ppl already had a towel and other item on the cabanas on Serenity deck 15 to hold their space they didn't occupy until 2-3hrs later. A bit inconsiderate.

trash cans were hard to find and a microwave or two would have been great.. perhaps near the ironing stations :-)

Overall, I enjoyed myself.
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Cloud 9 Spa Interior
Cabin 4S 12216
Hamidi our cabin steward had little to no work and learned our schedule early on - make the beds while we leave for dinner lol. Space was adequate with almost enough closet space and drawers for two grown adults on an 8 days cruise. Our cabin steward made towel animals each day and refreshed our towel supply regularly - nothing spectacular to report. Would like a microwave in the room otherwise I really liked the Cloud 9 Spa decor.. it's really one of the main reasons I chose the Deck so it didn't have the dreary brown wood paneling of the rest of the ship.
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