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Carnival Victory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 07, 2008
Ship: Carnival Victory
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 9 years ago
Pros: Overall the staff was very good, in particular our steward and her assistant were wonderful. Spent some time in spa, getting massage, my wife got a facial. Excellent staff and service there. The fitness center was top rate. The food in the dining rooms was excellent, on the lido deck ranged from fair to good.

The musicians in the lounges throughout the ship were overall excellent.

In general the excursions were well run, on time and lots of fun.

Cons: Too much smoking. We had to avoid seeing several of the musicians we liked because the lounge they were performing in was too smoky for my wife to be able to breathe. The dining room service while overall good, was spotty (forgetting to bring something asked for). The big productions done nightly were not to our tastes, but others liked them.

Despite the presence of maps, the layout was confusing. To get to lounges/dining hall on aft 3 you had to go up to 5 and then back down. This was not obvious from the maps. After a couple of days I could get around the ship fairly well, but the first few days were confusing.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food in dining rooms was excellent. Lido deck ranged from fair to very good.


5 out of 5
Music in lounges was wonderful. The big productions weren't to my taste, but there was always somewhere else to go. Shore excursions were great

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Steward and assistant were excellent. Met the asst cruise director who was charming and very helpful and friendly. Service in dining hall was spotty some nights, but overall was good.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Layout somewhat confusing.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
3 out of 5
Really enjoyed the tubing. Do an excursion if you are getting off the ship, not much to do on your own.
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
mostly shopped, would like to have done more, heard great things about beaches, tram
3 out of 5
5 out of 5
Lots to do, excursion was excellent (snorkled)

Pros: Excellent staff, good excursions

Cons: Too much smoking

Recommends Carnival Victory? Yes!

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