Carnival Victory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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1 cruise (first)


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3 out of 5

First time cruiser

Sail Date: December 07, 2008

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

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.

Pros: Excellent staff, good excursions

Cons: Too much smoking

Recommends Carnival Victory? Yes!

Ship Quality
Layout somewhat confusing.
Food and Dining
Food in dining rooms was excellent. Lido deck ranged from fair to very good.
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
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.
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
St. John's, Antigua
Bridgetown, Barbados
Lots to do, excursion was excellent (snorkled)
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
mostly shopped, would like to have done more, heard great things about beaches, tram
Really enjoyed the tubing. Do an excursion if you are getting off the ship, not much to do on your own.
Castries, St. Lucia
Basseterre, St. Kitts

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