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Just off the Vista today, 06/16

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just off the Vista today. This was my 13th cruise with Carnival.

We had a great time. Here are what I think are the Pros and Cons

 

Pro:

The steakhouse was great. Went the first night. Didn't really enjoy the table art dessert but otherwise, well worth the money.

 

Loved the sky rope course and the sky bike activity. Make sure you wear closed toed shoes and you are completely dry. My daughters bathing suit was a tad wet and we ran downstairs to change.

 

The slides and splash area are great. Spent lots of time there with my two kids.

 

The staff is great with kids! Matt, the cruise director, always took time to say hi. Matt gave my son a teddy bear today as we were leaving the ship today. All the staff we encountered were great.

 

Lunch from the Mongolian wok, pasta station, and guys burgers were great. The cake they serve at the sweet spot were great, the kids loved going to Cherry on top for a few pieces of candy most days.

 

Anytime dining was great for us. Ate in the MDR 3 times, never had to wait to check in or be seated.

 

Loved our Cove balcony and had a great room Steward. And great location!

 

The carnival hub chat is worth paying for. It was easy for the family to keep in touch. I also liked being able to see our photos we took. Hey showed up on the hub. The internet worked well.

 

The Cons:

Hated the liquid lounge and limelight lounge. Line of sight was just awful. The shows were great, but the main seating were removable chairs all on the same level so it was hard to see. Liquid lounge was too small. Very limited tables and nowhere to put your drinks. Also, bingo you had to typically use a clip board to play on.

 

I didn't like the very limited use of the library. My kids and I like going to yje library for games, however, this area was taken over by the art auction to display their paintings so you couldn't get to the games and no tables were open.

 

Did not enjoy the buffet at all this time! Especially, at lunch and dinner. Our group of 6 all felt the variety and look of the food was not good. The salad options were ok, but not the rest. We usually ended up at the deli or the Mongolian or pasta option.

 

Also, the bottomless bubbles, I won't do again. The soda was flat a lot of the times and waiting at bars for the soda was a pain. I much prefer being able to get from a fountain.

 

The arcade had so many games not working so I had to go to guest services for refunds. Thankfully, I am platinum so the wait was minimal.

 

Overall, we had a good time. I might get think twice about booking on the vista again, I think the dream class is more to my liking.

 

Let me know if you have any questions!

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Thank you for taking the time to post about Your Most Excellent Adventure.

All In All. It sounds like you All had a Good Time.

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Thanks for the pros and cons. We sail on the Vista at the end of September. I'm eager to see this ship.

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Thank for the post, we leave June 30th. We are in the Havana Cabana area so I am hoping we will avoid some of the lines at the bar. I am going on the Breeze Aug 26th with my daughter, looking forward to that cruise. I have not been on Dream Class ship yet.

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Thank you for your thoughts, we sail on June 30th and I have been reading as much as possible to know what to expect since we have typically sailed on the older Carnival ships.

 

Question, is there anyway of knowing what IMAX movies will be showing or do you find out once on board?

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Thank you for your thoughts, we sail on June 30th and I have been reading as much as possible to know what to expect since we have typically sailed on the older Carnival ships.

 

Question, is there anyway of knowing what IMAX movies will be showing or do you find out once on board?

 

The IMAX haven't changed so far this month. But since you leave on the 30 th, they might be different. Perhaps, check john herald FB page.

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Thank for the post, we leave June 30th. We are in the Havana Cabana area so I am hoping we will avoid some of the lines at the bar. I am going on the Breeze Aug 26th with my daughter, looking forward to that cruise. I have not been on Dream Class ship yet.

The Havana bar didn't seem to be too crowded. 😀

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Thank you for your thoughts, we sail on June 30th and I have been reading as much as possible to know what to expect since we have typically sailed on the older Carnival ships.

 

Question, is there anyway of knowing what IMAX movies will be showing or do you find out once on board?

Just watched Deadpool 2 and Infinity War (3D) at the end of May. Not sure if they will still be playing a month later. I forgot I was on a ship, it was awesome!

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Thank you for the review. I sail her in July! Thus far my favortie ship is the Magic .. we will see if the Vista replaces her :)

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The IMAX haven't changed so far this month. But since you leave on the 30 th, they might be different. Perhaps, check john herald FB page.

 

Thank you, I will

 

Thank you Mnp75 my oldest would love those in IMAX experience

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Can you tell me more about your Cove balcony? We are going next year on the Vista and are eager to try this type of cabin. Which cabin number did you have? Pros/cons? Thanks!

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