Family Vacation: Carnival Vista Cruise Review by giacinie

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Family Vacation

Sail Date: June 2017
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Embarkation: Miami

we went to grand turk, aruba, la romana, curaçao.

GRAND TURK was good, they added more shops since my last time there, we love the beach and the big pool. walk right on walk right off.

LA ROMANA. ..YOU NEED A EXCURSION. THERE IS NOTHING RIGHT OFF THE SHIP. that being said we chose feeding spider monkeys. I have 2 boys 22 and 24 , we all LOVED IT !! after monkeys you stop along the way back to a homestead where you can see inside a home, taste pure chocolate, coffee, eat assorted fruits etc. the excursion was worth it.

ARUBA ..loved it. we took a cab to Eagle Beach. its about 5 minutes from ship. cost was 13 bucks for the 4 of us to get there. taxi right off ship...sand like butter. bar to eat and drink. but BEWARE....the stores (most) close at 6 pm. and for some reason this boat is there from 1:30 to 10:30. so we did beach for a little bit and then ran to stores.

Curacao... We did the beach day More excursion. It left at 9:30. We had from 8-4 pm for island. should have just used another cab from shore. but anyway we went to Cabana Beach with excursion. It was a lot of fun. Was there till bus took us back at 1. Then we ran to shop. Went over floating bridge (pretty neat)...

All places we went was pretty cool. remember there is nothing in La romana right off boat.If you plan to go in the next few months also remember you will not be the only ship so get down stairs and wait online to get off and catch a cab before lines are to long.

NOW FOR THE SHIP: Loved our adjoining inside cabins,,,were bigger than most I've stayed in and i have cruised a lot. Big showers, comfy beds, clean, neat, and i have to say everyone working on the ship was pretty awesome. My boys loved the sports bar, and the bartender, they also had a lot of fun in the casino. Not many winners of course, but i had fun playing.

Food was standard, although one night was lobster tails which family enjoyed. I like burrito bar, and also family liked burger bar and bar b due on deck 5. The ship was hot, and even the room although turned up all the way on cool side was still warm. I see from reviews i was not the only one that thought this.

They had the same entertain,eat in the main concourse. Three ladies playing the violin was night after night ..with even now and then a man and woman on guitars. Comedians were great, shows were not. Liquid Lounge was crappy looking and just not good at all. For some reason this boat is stuck in the 80's...the shows, music etc. In the casino more bartenders were needed as many complained there was no-one around.

Two small pools, just not enough. thank god for the water park. we loved it. As a matter of fact that whole area was fantastic, water park, mini golf, shuffle board, basketball, pool table ping pong. etc.

The scotsmen (cruise director) was not the usual one that is onboard) he was just ok. He spent about 25 minutes if that on pool deck on 2 separate occasions. 80% of the people are outside on any given day, and he gave us an hour.

Me and husband found ship confusing. Heard some others mention the same as we traveled in elevators. The main concourse was so so no glass elevators and eye appealing things. ANYWAY. this is a honest opinion of ship and excursions. Oh Movies outside was great and check out the I MAX theater. that was wonderful. If you are looking to have a great time at a bar in general, the bartenders are terrible, no happy times, just all business, Go see Lucian in Sky Box sports Bar...hes great. I also bought a piece of jewelry and husband and son purchased a watch. had some great deals.


Published 06/19/17
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Cabin review: 4A7435 7431 Interior

Loved how big inside cabin was, including shower. was in 7431 and 7435. was neat and clean and cabin stewart was wonderful

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dont remmener name of tour but fed spider monkeys. was super awesome. must do must do

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