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

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2-3 cruises

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4 out of 5

Great food!

Sail Date: September 04, 2006

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Inside

Overall, 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.

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

Entertainment
Most of the bingo games were charging $20 for 3 cards and this was only for 1 game of bingo. Ripoff!! The comedian at midnight was HILARIOUS!!
Ship Quality
Food and Dining
The food was great!!
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
The beds were hard. There was no pillowtop mattress or anything on the bed. It was a prison bed. I never been to jail but I'm sure that they don't sleep on anything comfortable. The showers are small and everytime you turn around your behind hits the shower curtain. I hope that I don't get a rash on my butt from that shower curtain. The water pressure in the sink was very low and there was no hot water in the sink, only in the shower.
Saint John, New Brunswick
You must eat at Steamer's Lobster Company right across the street from the boat. The souvenirs in the tents outside of the boat are dirt cheap!
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.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
I hear that Salty's is a good place to eat on the waterfront. It is not far from Murphy's Restaurant. We did the hop on hop off tour for #40 which I felt was a waste of money. There is a green bus called FRED that is FREE so I recommend that you just hop on it outside of Pier 21 and ride it through downtown. There is not much to the city anyways so FRED can just about show you all that you need to see in the little time that you are docked.
Don't Miss: I heard that Peggy's Cove was really nice per our dinner mates. It is an all day tour.


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