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Age: 49

Occupation:lawyer

Number of Cruises: 19

Cruise Line: Carnival

Ship: Carnival Vista

Sailing Date: 2016-07-19

Itinerary: mediterranean

Seventh cruise with carnival since 2008 (and 7 with Royal, 2 with Costa and 3 with NCL) ans the worst one. Plenty of small détails reveal it.Main activities are open only in the afternoon. Result : one hour wait fot a 2 minutes ride on skyride ! It should be open from 8 am to 8 pm with a "reservation system" so you should not have to stand 60 minutes waiting without a possibility to do something else.

The food at the buffet is a big disappointment. Few choices and low quality. Dinner is fine (as on others Carnival, RCI or NCL ships ). It seems that Carnival make the prices going up and the quality going down;

My first cruise with Carnival was on the Valor in 2008. I'm sorry to say that nothing as changed in the stateroom since the first one (except for the tv wich is flat now !)

Nothing bad with this stateroom but 7 cruises, seven stateroom exactly the same starts to be boring. And if you compare with the évolution on RCI Ships (Anthem of the seas stateroom are the best ones) ,,,

Main activities are open only in the afternoon. Result : one hour wait fot a 2 minutes ride on skyride ! It should be open from 8 am to 8 pm with a "reservation system" so you should not have to stand 60 minutes waiting without a possibility to do something else.

Messina : You could have a nice walk in Messine

Naples : Go to Pompei or clim the vesuvio (20 minutes of hard walk,but it has to be done)

Roma : The port is far from the city. As I'm from Europe I prefer to stay on the ship and let all the others passengers going out. The ship was mine !

Livorno : Pise (for a two hours excursion) or Florence (for a longer one). The two cities deserve a visit Marseille : Go to the Old port and take a boat (at 11.00 and the tour lasts 2 hours 1/2) to "the calanques". It's really beautiful.

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