Carnival Victory Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York
Sail Date: September 04, 2006
Ship: Carnival Victory
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 10 years ago
Review SummaryOverall, I had a great time on the cruise. It would be nice to know during the booking process the average age range of the cruisers so that we know upfront next time. 90% of the cruisers were 70 years old and up on my cruise. I have never seen so many wheelchairs, scooters and walkers in my life. It seemed like I was on a cruise with a bunch of senior citizens. The nightlife sucked of course because there was not really anyone our age on the but. There was a select few but not not enough to get the club jumping. The two ports that we stopped at in Canada (Halifax and St. John) were beautiful. The food was excellent in Canada. They are very big on seafood and so am I so I was in heaven. The food on the ship was great and I ate about two cows and an ocean of seafood while on the cruise. I definitely got my money's worth in the dining room. The weather was beautiful everyday on the cruise and even at our stops in Canada. There was no rain and there was plenty of sunlight. When we arrived on the ship, we noticed that our dinner time had changed to 8pm from 6:15pm. We were told to go to the Maitre'D(I guess this was who he was) to get it changed and he was like we can't do nothing about your dinner time. He said that we cannot accomodate everyone because everyone just about chose the earlier time. If it was booked at the time of booking, we should have been notified some kind of way. The tipping for the Maitre'D was not included in the gratuities so a separate envelope was left in the room for his tip. He never introduced himself and I never even met this person so you know what he didn't get a tip from me. My tip to him was MAKE YOURSELF KNOWN so that we know who the heck we are paying. Ok!! Go figure..The casino had lots of tables and plenty of slots to keep you broke for the 5 days. I donated plenty of money to the casino. I will have to eat pork and beans and beenie weenies for a month to replenish my funds since I'm broke now. One thing that really drove me crazy was the people staying next door to us. They smoked and smoked and smoked and it came through the vents and stunk up our cabin. It was awful. I think that they should have designated smoking areas outside of the cabins so that it will not affect other guests in their cabins.
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Don't Miss: I heard that Peggy's Cove was really nice per our dinner mates. It is an all day tour.
Don't Miss: Book your excursion for the 2hr. reversing falls and Bay of Fundy tour off the ship for $15. I think it is $100 if you book it on the boat.
Pros: Food, casino, variety of backgrounds for the photos
Cons: hard matresses, bingo price should have included more than one game, most photos came in 8x10s for 19.99 each