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Carnival Vista

65 reviews
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Traveler (799)
Common Areas (1,365)
Dining and Bars (799)
Itineraries for this ship
7 Night Cruise to the Western Caribbean
Departure date
Saturday, 10/09/21
Galveston, Roatan, Belize City, Cozumel, Galveston
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Passengers: 3,936   |   Crew: 1,450
Passengers to crew: 2.71:1
Passengers to space: 341:1
Launched: 2016   


  • Deck 1
  • Deck 2
  • Deck 3
  • Deck 4
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 6
Additional decks
Deck 1 layout
  Interior Upper/Lower (1A)  
  Interior (4B)  
  Porthole (PT)  
  Ocean View (6A)  
  Deluxe Ocean View (6M)  
  Interior (4A)  
  Deluxe Ocean View (6L)  


Cabin size: 185 - 260 sq. ft.
Connected rooms: 176
Accessible rooms: 30
Maximum passengers: 4
Number of cabins: 877

Activities & entertainment

Activities (52)
  • Art Auction
  • Bingo*
  • Carnival Multiplex
  • Carnival WaterWorks™
  • Cloud 9 Spa Treatment Rooms*
  • Cloud 9 Spa Treatment Rooms*
  • Dance Classes
  • Deck Parties
  • Disco
  • Dreams Studio*
  • Evening Kids Programs*
  • Family Harbor Lounge
  • Fitness Center
  • Fitness Classes*
  • Green Eggs n Ham Breakfast*
  • Groove For St. Jude*
  • Hot Tubs (6)
  • Ice Carving Demonstrations
  • IMAX Theatre*
  • IMAX Theatre*
  • Internet Café*
  • Karaoke
  • Outdoor Playground
  • Photo Portraits*
  • Pools (3)
  • Relax Room*
  • Sauna
  • Sauna
  • Seuss-A-Palooza Parade & Storytime
  • Shops
  • SkyCourse
  • SkyCourt
  • SkyFitness
  • SkyGreens
  • SkyRide
  • SkyTrack
  • Spa Parties*
  • SportSquare™
  • Thalasso Pool
  • The Salon*
  • The Warehouse Video Arcade*
  • Thermal Suites*
  • Thrill Theater*
  • Trivia
  • White Party
  • Wine Tasting*
  • Waterslides (2)
  • Camp Ocean
  • Circle C
  • Club O2®
  • Dr. Seuss Bookville
  • The Clubhouse
Entertainment (10)
  • Carnival Seaside Theater
  • Comedy Shows
  • Limelight Lounge
  • Lip Sync Battle
  • Liquid Lounge
  • Liquid Lounge
  • Live Nightly Music
  • Outdoor Movies
  • Piano Bar
  • Vista Casino*
Dining (33)
  • Horizons Restaurant - American
  • Horizons Restaurant - American
  • Reflections Restaurant - American
  • Ji Ji Asian Kitchen - Asian*
  • Fat Jimmy's C-Side BBQ - BBQ
  • Cherry On Top - Candies*
  • Cherry On Top Outdoor Area - Candies*
  • Lido Marketplace - Casual
  • Havana Bar - Cuban Bar*
  • Guy's Burger Joint - Fast Food
  • Chef's Table - Gourmet*
  • Fresh Creations - Healthy Fare
  • Cucina del Capitano™ - italian*
  • Bonsai Sushi - Japanese*
  • Bonsai Sushi Outdoor Dining - Japanese*
  • Taste Bar - Light Bites
  • Vista Lobby and Bar - Lobby Bar*
  • Alchemy Bar - Martini Bar*
  • BlueIguana Cantina - Mexican
  • Shake Spot - Milkshakes*
  • Piano Bar 88 - Piano Bar*
  • Pizzeria del Capitano - Pizza
  • Tides Bar - Pool Bar*
  • RedFrog Rum Bar - Poolside Rum*
  • BlueIguana Tequila Bar - Poolside Tequila*
  • Plaza Bar - Popular Bar*
  • RedFrog Pub & Brewery - Pub*
  • Library Bar - Quiet Bar*
  • Serenity Bar - Quiet Pool Bar*
  • Seafood Shack - Seafood*
  • Sports Bar - Sports Bar*
  • Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse - Steakhouse*
  • Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse Outdoor Dining - Steakhouse*
* May require additional fees
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Joey C wrote a review Aug 2021
3 contributions
So we took the Vista out last year, June 2020, then Covid hit. So cancel the next two trips (we’ve been on 14 so far). So now we’re vaccinated and fully tested so that we can cruise again. Now we sit down to eat in the formal dining room about to enjoy a great meal and ask for my favorite drink while in a cruise, double Crown on the rocks. The waiter comes back and says we no longer have Crown. WHAT?!? Carnival is no longer going to serve Crown. I asked the manager and he said sorry, pick something else. Carnival this is unacceptable.
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Mandy B wrote a review Mar 2021
Thunder Bay, Canada1 contribution1 helpful vote
We have been on many cruises (Carnival, RCL, NCL) and the New Year's Eve cruise 2019-20 was the best experience we have ever had on a boat! We travelled as a group of 8 (4 adults, 4 kids ranging in age from 6-16) and everyone had a great time. Our only complaint was dining room food was tepid (not hot) but otherwise everything was excellent.
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sandslasher wrote a review Oct 2020
Lawton, Oklahoma2 contributions
we had a nice cabin and I enjoyed it. the dining was great. all I have to say it was all the best. I would so do it again. #doing it January but to Hawaii
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guanic wrote a review Apr 2020
Cedar Hill, Texas34 contributions1 helpful vote
Highly recommend it 👍🏻 To much to say but here are a few pictures 😎🛳 we been cruising for 4 years now & we are hook .
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Norm M wrote a review Mar 2020
3 contributions3 helpful votes
This review is actually for Carnival Cruise Lines as a whole. They should be ashamed of themselves. I was originally booked on the ship July 2019. Two weeks before the cruise I was notified that my cruise was cancelled due to a mechanical issue. Ok, things happen. We understood but were disappointed. We ended up booking the exact same cruise for 3/14/20. We flew out on the 13th for the cruise. We were notified by Carnival around 8pm on the 13th that the cruise was canceled due to the Coronavirus. Ok, we understood this. However, we were already in town & ended up flying back the next day. Thank you Southwest Airlines for not charging me the extra air fare cost that you could have which would have been about $2000. I contacted Carnival to either be refunded for my airfare or provide me travel credit or whatever so I can cruise with them again. I was told 100% NO by someone named Janet who said she's the highest person that I can talk to. I highly doubt someone that answers the phone is the highest person I can talk to. She said the only thing she can do is have another person(a peer of hers) call me back. What a joke. If Carnival had canceled the cruise earlier when most other cruise lines had I would never have flown out. That was a terrible decision by Carnival to wait so long. I understand they don't want to cancel cruises but if you're going to cancel so last second you should take care of the people that were already there. So I've now had 2 of the exact same cruises cancelled by Carnival in 9 months. Ok things happen, but how can you not address the airfare I paid due completely to decisions Carnival made. If the original cruise wasn't cancelled which was completely a Carnival issue I would never have been in this position in the first place. My situation is very unique. Janet could have cared less. She said we are offering you a refund so you're getting your money back. Really, legally you have to give me my money back as you cancelled the cruise. The worst thing about this is Carnival clearly has told the people that answer the phone to just say NO & pass them around. There is no way Janet is the highest person I can speak with. Now she's just going to have a peer call me to say the same thing. That's even more insulting than Janet blowing me off. I understand everyone is in a terrible situation & there were others that had flown out the day prior. However, my situation is completely unique due to Carnival already cancelling the same cruise months earlier. Stay away from Carnival. There are companies that do the right thing such as Southwest. Carnival is definitely not one of them. I was going to cruise again with Carnival. I do cruise a lot & will now take my money and cruise on the many other cruise lines there are & you should to.
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7 Night Cruise to the Western Caribbean
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