Vista Southern Caribbean Picture Review (Havana Cabana)

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#62
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Originally posted by tandemcruzr
Enjoying your review. What was the Platinum gift? We will be on the Vista next January in a Cove balcony.


It was a black waterproof backpack/ bag with the Carnival logo. My husband used it in ports and we saw others using as well.

We had a cove on the Dream and enjoyed it.


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CCL Sunshine Feb. 2014 Superbowl Cruise NO, KW and Bahamas http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2122228
NCL Jewel Pacific Coast (first time in a suite) Sept. 2013
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1922436
CCL Breeze Southern Carib. April 2013 http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1856151
NCL Dawn W. Carib. Feb. 2013 http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1800158
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CCL Dream E. Carib. June 2012
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#63
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Originally posted by Alaskan Joe
I love the shirt...LoL


He has a drawer full of them. I usually pick them out.


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CCL Vista June 2017 S. Carib (Havana Cabana)
RC Oasis W. Carib. Feb. 2017 (CLS)
NCL Escape Sept. 2016 (Spa Suite)
CCL Triumph W. Carib (NO, Coz and Yucatan)
CCL Breeze Jan. 2016 W. Carb. (Piano Bar Cruise)http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...0#post49160450
NCL Breakaway Oct. 2015 Bermuda (Spa Suite) http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...ight=spa+suite
CCL Pride Feb. 2015 W. Carib. http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...ighlight=pride
NCL Pearl Sept. 2014 Alaska http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2109608
CCL Breeze May 2014 E. Carib. GTurk, San Juan, St. Maarten and St. Kitts http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2073834
CCL Sunshine Feb. 2014 Superbowl Cruise NO, KW and Bahamas http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2122228
NCL Jewel Pacific Coast (first time in a suite) Sept. 2013
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1922436
CCL Breeze Southern Carib. April 2013 http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1856151
NCL Dawn W. Carib. Feb. 2013 http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1800158
CCL Glory N. England/Canada Sept. 2012
CCL Dream E. Carib. June 2012
NCL Star W. Carib. Feb. 2012
Ruby Princess Grand Med. August 2011
NCL Epic W. Carib. Sept. 2010
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#64
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Joined Feb 2010
Lunch at Guys and the Lido deck.

After the nearly 3 hour movie, it was time for lunch, most everything else was closed, so I had a guys burger. Since Havana was so nice, we did not go to the Lido deck much and this was the only Guys burger I had.




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CCL Vista June 2017 S. Carib (Havana Cabana)
RC Oasis W. Carib. Feb. 2017 (CLS)
NCL Escape Sept. 2016 (Spa Suite)
CCL Triumph W. Carib (NO, Coz and Yucatan)
CCL Breeze Jan. 2016 W. Carb. (Piano Bar Cruise)http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...0#post49160450
NCL Breakaway Oct. 2015 Bermuda (Spa Suite) http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...ight=spa+suite
CCL Pride Feb. 2015 W. Carib. http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...ighlight=pride
NCL Pearl Sept. 2014 Alaska http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2109608
CCL Breeze May 2014 E. Carib. GTurk, San Juan, St. Maarten and St. Kitts http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2073834
CCL Sunshine Feb. 2014 Superbowl Cruise NO, KW and Bahamas http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2122228
NCL Jewel Pacific Coast (first time in a suite) Sept. 2013
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1922436
CCL Breeze Southern Carib. April 2013 http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1856151
NCL Dawn W. Carib. Feb. 2013 http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1800158
CCL Glory N. England/Canada Sept. 2012
CCL Dream E. Carib. June 2012
NCL Star W. Carib. Feb. 2012
Ruby Princess Grand Med. August 2011
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#65
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I went to the early show and saw Club VIP, I think. People complain about the sight lines. The biggest problem I had was no log room, I am 5'6 and my knee were nearly doubled up. They also have little tables for drinks, but these were angled down, so if you put your drink on they would slide off. This was the only time I was in the theater, so maybe it was just a bad seat?




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NCL Escape Sept. 2016 (Spa Suite)
CCL Triumph W. Carib (NO, Coz and Yucatan)
CCL Breeze Jan. 2016 W. Carb. (Piano Bar Cruise)http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...0#post49160450
NCL Breakaway Oct. 2015 Bermuda (Spa Suite) http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...ight=spa+suite
CCL Pride Feb. 2015 W. Carib. http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...ighlight=pride
NCL Pearl Sept. 2014 Alaska http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2109608
CCL Breeze May 2014 E. Carib. GTurk, San Juan, St. Maarten and St. Kitts http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2073834
CCL Sunshine Feb. 2014 Superbowl Cruise NO, KW and Bahamas http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2122228
NCL Jewel Pacific Coast (first time in a suite) Sept. 2013
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1922436
CCL Breeze Southern Carib. April 2013 http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1856151
NCL Dawn W. Carib. Feb. 2013 http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1800158
CCL Glory N. England/Canada Sept. 2012
CCL Dream E. Carib. June 2012
NCL Star W. Carib. Feb. 2012
Ruby Princess Grand Med. August 2011
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#66
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Joined Feb 2010
Dinner at LaCucina. This is one of my favorite meals on Carnival and for $15, I think it is money well spent.

Bruschetta with yummy roasted garlic and ricotta and minestrone.




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NCL Escape Sept. 2016 (Spa Suite)
CCL Triumph W. Carib (NO, Coz and Yucatan)
CCL Breeze Jan. 2016 W. Carb. (Piano Bar Cruise)http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...0#post49160450
NCL Breakaway Oct. 2015 Bermuda (Spa Suite) http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...ight=spa+suite
CCL Pride Feb. 2015 W. Carib. http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...ighlight=pride
NCL Pearl Sept. 2014 Alaska http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2109608
CCL Breeze May 2014 E. Carib. GTurk, San Juan, St. Maarten and St. Kitts http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2073834
CCL Sunshine Feb. 2014 Superbowl Cruise NO, KW and Bahamas http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2122228
NCL Jewel Pacific Coast (first time in a suite) Sept. 2013
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1922436
CCL Breeze Southern Carib. April 2013 http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1856151
NCL Dawn W. Carib. Feb. 2013 http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1800158
CCL Glory N. England/Canada Sept. 2012
CCL Dream E. Carib. June 2012
NCL Star W. Carib. Feb. 2012
Ruby Princess Grand Med. August 2011
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RC Oasis E. Carib March 2010
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#67
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Fried calamari and meatball appetizers






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RC Oasis W. Carib. Feb. 2017 (CLS)
NCL Escape Sept. 2016 (Spa Suite)
CCL Triumph W. Carib (NO, Coz and Yucatan)
CCL Breeze Jan. 2016 W. Carb. (Piano Bar Cruise)http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...0#post49160450
NCL Breakaway Oct. 2015 Bermuda (Spa Suite) http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...ight=spa+suite
CCL Pride Feb. 2015 W. Carib. http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...ighlight=pride
NCL Pearl Sept. 2014 Alaska http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2109608
CCL Breeze May 2014 E. Carib. GTurk, San Juan, St. Maarten and St. Kitts http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2073834
CCL Sunshine Feb. 2014 Superbowl Cruise NO, KW and Bahamas http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2122228
NCL Jewel Pacific Coast (first time in a suite) Sept. 2013
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1922436
CCL Breeze Southern Carib. April 2013 http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1856151
NCL Dawn W. Carib. Feb. 2013 http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1800158
CCL Glory N. England/Canada Sept. 2012
CCL Dream E. Carib. June 2012
NCL Star W. Carib. Feb. 2012
Ruby Princess Grand Med. August 2011
NCL Epic W. Carib. Sept. 2010
RC Oasis E. Carib March 2010
CCL Legend W. Carib June 2009
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#68
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Joined Feb 2010
Eggplant Parmesan, husband's shrimp and potatoes. Coffee drink and cannollis.





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RC Oasis W. Carib. Feb. 2017 (CLS)
NCL Escape Sept. 2016 (Spa Suite)
CCL Triumph W. Carib (NO, Coz and Yucatan)
CCL Breeze Jan. 2016 W. Carb. (Piano Bar Cruise)http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...0#post49160450
NCL Breakaway Oct. 2015 Bermuda (Spa Suite) http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...ight=spa+suite
CCL Pride Feb. 2015 W. Carib. http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...ighlight=pride
NCL Pearl Sept. 2014 Alaska http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2109608
CCL Breeze May 2014 E. Carib. GTurk, San Juan, St. Maarten and St. Kitts http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2073834
CCL Sunshine Feb. 2014 Superbowl Cruise NO, KW and Bahamas http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2122228
NCL Jewel Pacific Coast (first time in a suite) Sept. 2013
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1922436
CCL Breeze Southern Carib. April 2013 http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1856151
NCL Dawn W. Carib. Feb. 2013 http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1800158
CCL Glory N. England/Canada Sept. 2012
CCL Dream E. Carib. June 2012
NCL Star W. Carib. Feb. 2012
Ruby Princess Grand Med. August 2011
NCL Epic W. Carib. Sept. 2010
RC Oasis E. Carib March 2010
CCL Legend W. Carib June 2009
Grand Princess W. Carib Feb 2008
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#69
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Joined Feb 2010
Towel animal and fun times. End of Day 5.


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CCL Vista June 2017 S. Carib (Havana Cabana)
RC Oasis W. Carib. Feb. 2017 (CLS)
NCL Escape Sept. 2016 (Spa Suite)
CCL Triumph W. Carib (NO, Coz and Yucatan)
CCL Breeze Jan. 2016 W. Carb. (Piano Bar Cruise)http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...0#post49160450
NCL Breakaway Oct. 2015 Bermuda (Spa Suite) http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...ight=spa+suite
CCL Pride Feb. 2015 W. Carib. http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...ighlight=pride
NCL Pearl Sept. 2014 Alaska http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2109608
CCL Breeze May 2014 E. Carib. GTurk, San Juan, St. Maarten and St. Kitts http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2073834
CCL Sunshine Feb. 2014 Superbowl Cruise NO, KW and Bahamas http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2122228
NCL Jewel Pacific Coast (first time in a suite) Sept. 2013
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1922436
CCL Breeze Southern Carib. April 2013 http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1856151
NCL Dawn W. Carib. Feb. 2013 http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1800158
CCL Glory N. England/Canada Sept. 2012
CCL Dream E. Carib. June 2012
NCL Star W. Carib. Feb. 2012
Ruby Princess Grand Med. August 2011
NCL Epic W. Carib. Sept. 2010
RC Oasis E. Carib March 2010
CCL Legend W. Carib June 2009
Grand Princess W. Carib Feb 2008
CCL Inspiration W. Carib Feb. 2007
#70
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Joined Feb 2010
Day 6-Aruba.

Ocean plaza breakfast and coffee on the patio. The chair swing was one of my favorite things about the room.




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RC Oasis W. Carib. Feb. 2017 (CLS)
NCL Escape Sept. 2016 (Spa Suite)
CCL Triumph W. Carib (NO, Coz and Yucatan)
CCL Breeze Jan. 2016 W. Carb. (Piano Bar Cruise)http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...0#post49160450
NCL Breakaway Oct. 2015 Bermuda (Spa Suite) http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...ight=spa+suite
CCL Pride Feb. 2015 W. Carib. http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...ighlight=pride
NCL Pearl Sept. 2014 Alaska http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2109608
CCL Breeze May 2014 E. Carib. GTurk, San Juan, St. Maarten and St. Kitts http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2073834
CCL Sunshine Feb. 2014 Superbowl Cruise NO, KW and Bahamas http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2122228
NCL Jewel Pacific Coast (first time in a suite) Sept. 2013
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1922436
CCL Breeze Southern Carib. April 2013 http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1856151
NCL Dawn W. Carib. Feb. 2013 http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1800158
CCL Glory N. England/Canada Sept. 2012
CCL Dream E. Carib. June 2012
NCL Star W. Carib. Feb. 2012
Ruby Princess Grand Med. August 2011
NCL Epic W. Carib. Sept. 2010
RC Oasis E. Carib March 2010
CCL Legend W. Carib June 2009
Grand Princess W. Carib Feb 2008
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#71
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Joined Feb 2010
We did the party bus, with music and maracas, stopping at the church, lighthouse and beach.




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CCL Vista June 2017 S. Carib (Havana Cabana)
RC Oasis W. Carib. Feb. 2017 (CLS)
NCL Escape Sept. 2016 (Spa Suite)
CCL Triumph W. Carib (NO, Coz and Yucatan)
CCL Breeze Jan. 2016 W. Carb. (Piano Bar Cruise)http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...0#post49160450
NCL Breakaway Oct. 2015 Bermuda (Spa Suite) http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...ight=spa+suite
CCL Pride Feb. 2015 W. Carib. http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...ighlight=pride
NCL Pearl Sept. 2014 Alaska http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2109608
CCL Breeze May 2014 E. Carib. GTurk, San Juan, St. Maarten and St. Kitts http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2073834
CCL Sunshine Feb. 2014 Superbowl Cruise NO, KW and Bahamas http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2122228
NCL Jewel Pacific Coast (first time in a suite) Sept. 2013
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1922436
CCL Breeze Southern Carib. April 2013 http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1856151
NCL Dawn W. Carib. Feb. 2013 http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1800158
CCL Glory N. England/Canada Sept. 2012
CCL Dream E. Carib. June 2012
NCL Star W. Carib. Feb. 2012
Ruby Princess Grand Med. August 2011
NCL Epic W. Carib. Sept. 2010
RC Oasis E. Carib March 2010
CCL Legend W. Carib June 2009
Grand Princess W. Carib Feb 2008
CCL Inspiration W. Carib Feb. 2007
#72
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CCL Vista June 2017 S. Carib (Havana Cabana)
RC Oasis W. Carib. Feb. 2017 (CLS)
NCL Escape Sept. 2016 (Spa Suite)
CCL Triumph W. Carib (NO, Coz and Yucatan)
CCL Breeze Jan. 2016 W. Carb. (Piano Bar Cruise)http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...0#post49160450
NCL Breakaway Oct. 2015 Bermuda (Spa Suite) http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...ight=spa+suite
CCL Pride Feb. 2015 W. Carib. http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...ighlight=pride
NCL Pearl Sept. 2014 Alaska http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2109608
CCL Breeze May 2014 E. Carib. GTurk, San Juan, St. Maarten and St. Kitts http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2073834
CCL Sunshine Feb. 2014 Superbowl Cruise NO, KW and Bahamas http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2122228
NCL Jewel Pacific Coast (first time in a suite) Sept. 2013
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1922436
CCL Breeze Southern Carib. April 2013 http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1856151
NCL Dawn W. Carib. Feb. 2013 http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1800158
CCL Glory N. England/Canada Sept. 2012
CCL Dream E. Carib. June 2012
NCL Star W. Carib. Feb. 2012
Ruby Princess Grand Med. August 2011
NCL Epic W. Carib. Sept. 2010
RC Oasis E. Carib March 2010
CCL Legend W. Carib June 2009
Grand Princess W. Carib Feb 2008
CCL Inspiration W. Carib Feb. 2007
#73
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CCL Vista June 2017 S. Carib (Havana Cabana)
RC Oasis W. Carib. Feb. 2017 (CLS)
NCL Escape Sept. 2016 (Spa Suite)
CCL Triumph W. Carib (NO, Coz and Yucatan)
CCL Breeze Jan. 2016 W. Carb. (Piano Bar Cruise)http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...0#post49160450
NCL Breakaway Oct. 2015 Bermuda (Spa Suite) http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...ight=spa+suite
CCL Pride Feb. 2015 W. Carib. http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...ighlight=pride
NCL Pearl Sept. 2014 Alaska http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2109608
CCL Breeze May 2014 E. Carib. GTurk, San Juan, St. Maarten and St. Kitts http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2073834
CCL Sunshine Feb. 2014 Superbowl Cruise NO, KW and Bahamas http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2122228
NCL Jewel Pacific Coast (first time in a suite) Sept. 2013
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1922436
CCL Breeze Southern Carib. April 2013 http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1856151
NCL Dawn W. Carib. Feb. 2013 http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1800158
CCL Glory N. England/Canada Sept. 2012
CCL Dream E. Carib. June 2012
NCL Star W. Carib. Feb. 2012
Ruby Princess Grand Med. August 2011
NCL Epic W. Carib. Sept. 2010
RC Oasis E. Carib March 2010
CCL Legend W. Carib June 2009
Grand Princess W. Carib Feb 2008
CCL Inspiration W. Carib Feb. 2007
#74
United States
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Joined Mar 2015
Following! We are doing this cruise in May!
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#76
Grover Beach, California
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Joined Oct 2006
I can see that we have the exact same cruising style. At 20 different points in your story, so far, I have found myself thinking "yes, that is exactly what I would have done, too". Everything from your choice of cabin to the excursions you have taken, and the ways you have chosen to spend your time on the ship. Spending lots of time at the Havana pool, and next to none at the main Lido pool. Taking the party bus excursion in Aruba! That was one of the most memorable excursions I've done in all of my cruises. And I completely understood your comment that Carnival's Havana cabins offered a somewhat similar experience to NCL's Haven, at a hugely lower price. I've stayed in The Haven three times, so far, and it was a no-brainer to book a Havana Suite on Carnival Vista to get access to that uncrowded Havana pool area.


Thanks for your review!
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October 2017: Norwegian Sky to Havana in the Owner's Suite
September 2017 Carnival Vista, in a Havana Suite

April 2017 Harmony Of The Seas
January 2017 Norwegian Pearl Haven Deluxe Owner's Suite!
January 2017 Allure Of The Seas
October/November 2016 Viking Star
July 2016 Liberty Of The Seas
March/April 2016 Anthem Of The Seas
January 2016 Norwegian Escape - The Haven!
November 2015 Carnival Miracle - Mexican Riviera
September 2015 Carnival Breeze B2B
April 2015 Independence Of The Seas B2B
February 2015 Carnival Freedom 12-day repositioning cruise
November 2014 Royal Caribbean's Allure Of The Seas
September 2014 Norwegian Getaway - Haven Spa Suite!
June 2014 Coral Princess Alaska cruisetour
April/May 2014 Carnival Glory aft wrap B2B
January 2014 Sapphire Princess 4-day
December 2013 Carnival Sunshine Captain's Suite
September 2013 Carnival Conquest aft-wrap
April 2013 Carnival Breeze B2B
October 2012 Carnival Inspiration
August 2012 Carnival Magic B2B
March 2012 Carnival Spirit
September 2011 Carnival Valor B2B
March/April 2011 Carnival Glory B2B
January 2011 Carnival Spirit
November 2010 Carnival Spirit
February 2010 Carnival Splendor
August 2009 Carnival Elation
April 2009 Carnival Paradise
January 2009 Carnival Spirit
April 2008 Norwegian Star
Jan 2008 Carnival Elation
June 1996 MS Holiday

Coming up:

1st Qtr 2018: MSC Seaside - Suite With Private Whirlpool On Balcony
2nd Qtr 2018: Norwegian Bliss - Panama Canal
4th Qtr 2018: Norwegian Gem - Haven Deluxe Owner's Suite
#77
1,329 Posts
Joined Feb 2010
Originally posted by Spaniel Lover
I can see that we have the exact same cruising style. At 20 different points in your story, so far, I have found myself thinking "yes, that is exactly what I would have done, too". Everything from your choice of cabin to the excursions you have taken, and the ways you have chosen to spend your time on the ship. Spending lots of time at the Havana pool, and next to none at the main Lido pool. Taking the party bus excursion in Aruba! That was one of the most memorable excursions I've done in all of my cruises. And I completely understood your comment that Carnival's Havana cabins offered a somewhat similar experience to NCL's Haven, at a hugely lower price. I've stayed in The Haven three times, so far, and it was a no-brainer to book a Havana Suite on Carnival Vista to get access to that uncrowded Havana pool area.





Thanks for your review!


Thank you. I live in Tampa, we have been without power since Sunday and it just came back. I have read and re-read your Haven Spa reviews. That is my favorite room


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Regal Princess September 2017 NE/ Canada (Club Class Mini-Suite)
CCL Horizon April 2018 Mediterranean (Havana Cabana)

Completed:

CCL Vista June 2017 S. Carib (Havana Cabana)
RC Oasis W. Carib. Feb. 2017 (CLS)
NCL Escape Sept. 2016 (Spa Suite)
CCL Triumph W. Carib (NO, Coz and Yucatan)
CCL Breeze Jan. 2016 W. Carb. (Piano Bar Cruise)http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...0#post49160450
NCL Breakaway Oct. 2015 Bermuda (Spa Suite) http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...ight=spa+suite
CCL Pride Feb. 2015 W. Carib. http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...ighlight=pride
NCL Pearl Sept. 2014 Alaska http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2109608
CCL Breeze May 2014 E. Carib. GTurk, San Juan, St. Maarten and St. Kitts http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2073834
CCL Sunshine Feb. 2014 Superbowl Cruise NO, KW and Bahamas http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2122228
NCL Jewel Pacific Coast (first time in a suite) Sept. 2013
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1922436
CCL Breeze Southern Carib. April 2013 http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1856151
NCL Dawn W. Carib. Feb. 2013 http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1800158
CCL Glory N. England/Canada Sept. 2012
CCL Dream E. Carib. June 2012
NCL Star W. Carib. Feb. 2012
Ruby Princess Grand Med. August 2011
NCL Epic W. Carib. Sept. 2010
RC Oasis E. Carib March 2010
CCL Legend W. Carib June 2009
Grand Princess W. Carib Feb 2008
CCL Inspiration W. Carib Feb. 2007
#78
1,329 Posts
Joined Feb 2010
Originally posted by jesskuhmarie
Following! We are doing this cruise in May!


Thank you. I hope you enjoy it.


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Regal Princess September 2017 NE/ Canada (Club Class Mini-Suite)
CCL Horizon April 2018 Mediterranean (Havana Cabana)

Completed:

CCL Vista June 2017 S. Carib (Havana Cabana)
RC Oasis W. Carib. Feb. 2017 (CLS)
NCL Escape Sept. 2016 (Spa Suite)
CCL Triumph W. Carib (NO, Coz and Yucatan)
CCL Breeze Jan. 2016 W. Carb. (Piano Bar Cruise)http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...0#post49160450
NCL Breakaway Oct. 2015 Bermuda (Spa Suite) http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...ight=spa+suite
CCL Pride Feb. 2015 W. Carib. http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...ighlight=pride
NCL Pearl Sept. 2014 Alaska http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2109608
CCL Breeze May 2014 E. Carib. GTurk, San Juan, St. Maarten and St. Kitts http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2073834
CCL Sunshine Feb. 2014 Superbowl Cruise NO, KW and Bahamas http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2122228
NCL Jewel Pacific Coast (first time in a suite) Sept. 2013
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1922436
CCL Breeze Southern Carib. April 2013 http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1856151
NCL Dawn W. Carib. Feb. 2013 http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1800158
CCL Glory N. England/Canada Sept. 2012
CCL Dream E. Carib. June 2012
NCL Star W. Carib. Feb. 2012
Ruby Princess Grand Med. August 2011
NCL Epic W. Carib. Sept. 2010
RC Oasis E. Carib March 2010
CCL Legend W. Carib June 2009
Grand Princess W. Carib Feb 2008
CCL Inspiration W. Carib Feb. 2007
#79
1,329 Posts
Joined Feb 2010
Originally posted by LMaxwell
Enjoying the format, info, and photos in your review.


Thank you.


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Regal Princess September 2017 NE/ Canada (Club Class Mini-Suite)
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Completed:

CCL Vista June 2017 S. Carib (Havana Cabana)
RC Oasis W. Carib. Feb. 2017 (CLS)
NCL Escape Sept. 2016 (Spa Suite)
CCL Triumph W. Carib (NO, Coz and Yucatan)
CCL Breeze Jan. 2016 W. Carb. (Piano Bar Cruise)http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...0#post49160450
NCL Breakaway Oct. 2015 Bermuda (Spa Suite) http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...ight=spa+suite
CCL Pride Feb. 2015 W. Carib. http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...ighlight=pride
NCL Pearl Sept. 2014 Alaska http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2109608
CCL Breeze May 2014 E. Carib. GTurk, San Juan, St. Maarten and St. Kitts http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2073834
CCL Sunshine Feb. 2014 Superbowl Cruise NO, KW and Bahamas http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2122228
NCL Jewel Pacific Coast (first time in a suite) Sept. 2013
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1922436
CCL Breeze Southern Carib. April 2013 http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1856151
NCL Dawn W. Carib. Feb. 2013 http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1800158
CCL Glory N. England/Canada Sept. 2012
CCL Dream E. Carib. June 2012
NCL Star W. Carib. Feb. 2012
Ruby Princess Grand Med. August 2011
NCL Epic W. Carib. Sept. 2010
RC Oasis E. Carib March 2010
CCL Legend W. Carib June 2009
Grand Princess W. Carib Feb 2008
CCL Inspiration W. Carib Feb. 2007
#80
1,329 Posts
Joined Feb 2010
Ok, where was I when Hurricane Irma so rudely interrupted me?

Returning to the ship to find cookies from the casino and getting lunch.




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Regal Princess September 2017 NE/ Canada (Club Class Mini-Suite)
CCL Horizon April 2018 Mediterranean (Havana Cabana)

Completed:

CCL Vista June 2017 S. Carib (Havana Cabana)
RC Oasis W. Carib. Feb. 2017 (CLS)
NCL Escape Sept. 2016 (Spa Suite)
CCL Triumph W. Carib (NO, Coz and Yucatan)
CCL Breeze Jan. 2016 W. Carb. (Piano Bar Cruise)http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...0#post49160450
NCL Breakaway Oct. 2015 Bermuda (Spa Suite) http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...ight=spa+suite
CCL Pride Feb. 2015 W. Carib. http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...ighlight=pride
NCL Pearl Sept. 2014 Alaska http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2109608
CCL Breeze May 2014 E. Carib. GTurk, San Juan, St. Maarten and St. Kitts http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2073834
CCL Sunshine Feb. 2014 Superbowl Cruise NO, KW and Bahamas http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2122228
NCL Jewel Pacific Coast (first time in a suite) Sept. 2013
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1922436
CCL Breeze Southern Carib. April 2013 http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1856151
NCL Dawn W. Carib. Feb. 2013 http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1800158
CCL Glory N. England/Canada Sept. 2012
CCL Dream E. Carib. June 2012
NCL Star W. Carib. Feb. 2012
Ruby Princess Grand Med. August 2011
NCL Epic W. Carib. Sept. 2010
RC Oasis E. Carib March 2010
CCL Legend W. Carib June 2009
Grand Princess W. Carib Feb 2008
CCL Inspiration W. Carib Feb. 2007