Just off the Vista (Thanks to Irma)

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#1
Dayton, Ohio
297 Posts
Joined Dec 2003
What a wonderful cruise. We have been loyal Carnival customers for a long time but this trip sealed the deal! Carnival certainly went way beyond what anyone could have expected to keep us safe and "happy". I also want to mention Southwest! 13 of us changed our return flights 4 times and never received an additional cost. In fact I got points back. And lastly our shuttle service QLS. We made the decision to leave the ship on Tuesday night at the very last minute. I called QLS to shuttle us back to FLL and our driver was there within 10 minutes. Yes, we spent the night in the airport BUT even there, volunteers came around with blankets and water - can you believe it! I am feeling blessed and thankful!!
#3
Connecticut
21,401 Posts
Joined Apr 2006
Glad it went so well. Matt posted from the ship during your cruise and was very complimentary of the passengers as well.


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#4
Southern Maryland
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Joined Nov 2004
I am a southwest fan too. I had a trip booked to St. Maarten on another airline. The only thing they are doing is giving us time to book another trip to St. Maarten, really? Who knows when they will be ready for tourists. Since I bought my tickets in July, I have until then to rebook. I just looked at flights and they cost more than I paid.
Thanks for sharing your Irma experience of the Vista.
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#5
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Joined Jun 2017
Thanks for sharing such a positive experience! It's refreshing to read.
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#6
east coast
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Joined Jan 2009
Again thanks for sharing your experience! It's so good to hear some positive experiences for a change instead of all the negative ones we usually read on here. Glad to hear you and yours made it safely home and had a good experience with Carnival.
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I know some people will never cruise on Carnival, but we have always had a wonderful experience.


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#8
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Joined Aug 2017
Originally posted by R Prim
What a wonderful cruise. We have been loyal Carnival customers for a long time but this trip sealed the deal! Carnival certainly went way beyond what anyone could have expected to keep us safe and "happy". I also want to mention Southwest! 13 of us changed our return flights 4 times and never received an additional cost. In fact I got points back. And lastly our shuttle service QLS. We made the decision to leave the ship on Tuesday night at the very last minute. I called QLS to shuttle us back to FLL and our driver was there within 10 minutes. Yes, we spent the night in the airport BUT even there, volunteers came around with blankets and water - can you believe it! I am feeling blessed and thankful!!


Glad you are so positive. More importantly, your safe and sound.


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