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When we first entered the atrium, it was just like someone’s extra large living room with extra number of chairs and a bar. The decor is simplistic and lack of the grandeur ambience other carnival cruises we have been on(total four carnival cruises so far). This actually goes for the whole cruise ship. A lot of activity and small areas for sitting with nice chairs but the whole design of the ship feels claustrophobic. Buffets have very limited options and it was disappointing because buffet is one of the things we enjoy on cruises. Guy’s burger used to be available until midnight on other ships but stops service at 6pm today (not sure if it is the same hours everyday). Not sure if this is a way to get people go to fee based restaurants which there are four or five. We enjoyed JI JI Asian fusion restaurants and went twice. Formal dining is not at par with other carnival cruises either. There is IMAX and thrill rides which is nice if you are willing to pay for it. There are more photos purchase options like downloading on your phone , USB or prints but the problem is the photos are displayed digitally instead of prints and the digital prints have carnival logos all over and I ended up ordering photo in which my face is twisted but that specific detail is blocked . We booked two excursions and despite of the high price we did not even get a bottle of water for drink. I would be careful to go with carnival and read reviews first before I take carnival cruise again.

Claustrophobic inside the ship and disappointing food options especially at buffet

Carnival Vista Cruise Review by Macy0000

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When we first entered the atrium, it was just like someone’s extra large living room with extra number of chairs and a bar. The decor is simplistic and lack of the grandeur ambience other carnival cruises we have been on(total four carnival cruises so far). This actually goes for the whole cruise ship. A lot of activity and small areas for sitting with nice chairs but the whole design of the ship feels claustrophobic. Buffets have very limited options and it was disappointing because buffet is one of the things we enjoy on cruises. Guy’s burger used to be available until midnight on other ships but stops service at 6pm today (not sure if it is the same hours everyday). Not sure if this is a way to get people go to fee based restaurants which there are four or five. We enjoyed JI JI Asian fusion restaurants and went twice. Formal dining is not at par with other carnival cruises either. There is IMAX and thrill rides which is nice if you are willing to pay for it. There are more photos purchase options like downloading on your phone , USB or prints but the problem is the photos are displayed digitally instead of prints and the digital prints have carnival logos all over and I ended up ordering photo in which my face is twisted but that specific detail is blocked . We booked two excursions and despite of the high price we did not even get a bottle of water for drink. I would be careful to go with carnival and read reviews first before I take carnival cruise again.
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