Carnival Vista Cruise Review by Mark/Linda
- Sail Date: February 2019
- Destination: Western Caribbean
- Cabin Type: Ocean Suite
Activities on the Vista are endless. From the sky cycles suspended above the 14th deck, to the cargo net obstacle course and longest at-sea water slide, to the Lido deck giant screen TV showing current movies, to the smoke filled casino...way too much to list here. Other critics say the Vista food is “too fancy”...the Vista kitchen puts out phenomenal faire that did not disappoint. Lobster, filet mignon, prime rib, mahi-mahi, oysters, superb creamed spinach, prosciutto and melon, and that famous Carnival melting chocolate cake. The dining room is the highlight of this ship.
Carnival is cost cutting and the Vista drives home this fact. Constantly promoting the four additional cost restaurants, charging to enter the two theaters, charging for room service, using pre-recorded music in their stage shows, charging $10.50 for watered down drinks, to the $3.75 charge for a bottle of water...they’ve also cut out the 10pm grand dessert buffet with ice carvings. These may seem trivial to some cruisers, but the comments overheard on the elevators drive home the fact that eliminating “perks” for regular customers will impact Carnival in the years to come. My first cruise was on the Carnival Triumph in 2000 and the experiential impact between that cruise and this one on the Vista is in essence...disappointing.
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This “Suite” was priced at $3480.00 for two people.
It did have comfortable beds, dual sink bathroom, large screen television, and Michelle, our superb cabin steward. There was no comparison with Suites on the Triumph, Legend, Dream, Glory or Splendor.
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