Excellent family vacation

Carnival Victory Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
5 Night Canada/New England (New York Roundtrip)
Sail Date: July 10, 2006
Ship: Carnival Victory
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 11 years ago

We sailed with Carnival Victory July 10-15.
NYC-St. John-Halifax-NYC.
The check in was smooth, the porters were helpful.
The staterooms were upgraded from oceanview to ones with private balcony in the aft section of the ship. We were on the Empress 7th deck. Great view of the ocean and the wake.
Food was excellent- in buffets as well as sitdown meals. Overall the ship was very clean. The stateroom stewards cleaned the rooms at least 3 times a day. They folded towels into animals shapes ! our daughter loved it. The whirlpools and the waterslide were fun. It would have been nicer if the pools were heated warmer. The theatrical productions were fun. Cruise director Dana Hodson was very informative and entertaining. The wait staff were terrific--always smiling and very helpful. Our 2-year-old daughter was spoiled rotten by all of them. Sunantha brought her icecream when none was available on deck. One gentleman "Putu" will always be remembered as the cherry guy- as he made a special cocktail cherry skewer for my daughter, and now she loves cherries.
The access to play area for kids under 2 was limited and not useful.
St. John and Halifax were OK. The local businesses and people were very friendly and welcoming. We did the city tours in the motor trolleys. It was alright. The cruise itself is the fun part.
overall good value for money vacation.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
need more activity area access, jungle gym etc for kids under 2

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
3 out of 5
The port area itself looks industrial. The city tour in trolley was fun. The reversing falls were nice. The ugly paper mill unfortunately spoils the view. Nothing exceptional, but overall it was nice.
Don't Miss: reversing falls
3 out of 5
Unfortunately it was overcast, pouring, and or foggy. The motor trolley was very comfortable- it was Grayline. The driver/guide was ok , but the sound system was not so good.
Don't Miss: If you are a history or maritime buff, you will like to see the Titanic cemetary

Pros: Friendly staff and wonderful service

Cons: life boat drill at muster station ( I know it is the law!)

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