Carnival Victory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

2-3 cruises


Helpful Votes

1 out of 5


Sail Date: April 30, 2006

Reviewed: 11 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

The ship looks like it needs an overhaul. We were docked next to the Explorer and Caribbean Princess, all about the same age, and they looked well cared for. There seemed to be a general lack of leadership throughout the ship.

Pros: Servers

Cons: Almost everything else

Food and Dining
To many outrageous options in the formal dining room. THere were nights that all I ate was soup and salad, because the meal chioces were very unappealing. My husband had beef dishes 4 nights out of 7 and the meat was all very tough. The lobster tail, however, was excellent, the only redeeming meal I had. The breakfast buffet was boring. Lunch had probably
the best variety.
Cabin / Stateroom
Very comfortable beds and pillows. Nice selection of toiletries supplied in the bathroom. Tacky set-up of plastic furniture on the balcony, we cleaned our own balcony window to remove a weeks worth of salt, so we could see out.
Service and Staff
The dining staff was wonderful. The pursers desk folks were almost hostile when we showed our disappointment for having missed our stop in Puerto Rico, due to "engine trouble".
Good shows, casino seemed to be paying out well, even though all we did was make donations!
Ship Quality
The ship looks worn out.
Children's Programs
Not alot of activities for our kids, ranging from 12-18. The waterslide is up near the adult only deck, does that make sense?
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
People on the island were very rude. The taxi ride to downtown is a rip-off, $4.00 per person to ride about 1 1/2 miles. The ferry ride to St. John's is $14.00 each way, not $7.00 which was the posting on the internet. The ferry looks very badly maintained, not worth $28.00 p.p.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Didn't stop due to "engine trouble", got a lousy 25.00 credit for the loss of the stop.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Nothing to see right off of the ship, have to go into the island.

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