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

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4 out of 5

Cruising is the best

Sail Date: August 12, 2006

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Inside

The Carnival Victory was a great ship to cruise on. This was the first cruising experience for my 4 boys and they just loved it and we all thought the ship was incredible.

Pros: Not having to cook and clean for 6 days!!

Cons: My children ages 5 and 7 were separated when in Camp Carnival

Cabin / Stateroom
Our stateroom was very nice, but not very roomy. We chose a good location and it was clean, comfortable and served its purpose.
There were quite a few of activities to choose from, although the timing was off. Some were too late at night, activites overlapped, and we felt as if we were rushing around to do too much. The social directors were great.
Food and Dining
We live to eat and can honestly say all the food available was awesome.
Children's Programs
Camp Carnival was great. My kids really enjoyed their time there. They loved all the activites that were offered. The staff was incredible. I felt extremely comfortable leaving my kids with the staff of Camp Carnival. The only small problem was the age group split. My boys are 5 and 7, and we were travelling with their cousin who is 8. They were looking forward to playing together but my 5 year old was in the youngest group, 2-5 years old.
Ship Quality
When you first see the ship in port, you are overwhelmed by the size of it. But once you get on and start exploring the ship, it doesn't seem as big, especially once you know where everything is. The whole ship was in great condition and very clean. Most of the decor was very nice, but felt some was too adult for our family cruise.
Service and Staff
Oh my goodness, everyone was wonderful. No matter who you asked for help, they helped. Anyone you were just passing in the hallway immediately would say hi and have a good day.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Halifax is beautiful, even on a cool, windy and rainy day. Because of the weather we didn't really get to enjoy much of the area. We did walk along the shore to the Maritime Museum and take a bus tour to Peggy's Cove. In spite of the rain, we did have a good time, but would have liked to spend more time out and about. Would love to visit again.
Saint John, New Brunswick
We didn't stay long, not much to do.

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