Nice cruise, but different
Carnival Victory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern
Sail Date: December 07, 2008
Ship: Carnival Victory
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 9 years ago
The Victory is a nice ship and the itinerary was GREAT! The only real negative was the always crowded Lido deck. It appeared that half of the passengers on the sailing were from Puerto Rico. It seemed that a lot of them rarely if ever, got off the ship. This resulted in huge crowds on the Lido deck. This wasn't a big issue for our family since we were ashore a lot of the times in port. It could be a big issue if you just wanted to rest and relax during the day. There were some advantages to the crowd. The casino was never very crowded and the show lounge always had room.
The Victory initially seemed to be a little difficult to get around on. However, after the first day we had it pretty well figured out. We ate almost all of our meals in the dining room and thought the food ranged from good to really good. The entertainment wasn't great, but we always had a good time at the shows. Since we had our kids along, we really appreciated the notice of which shows were or were not appropriate for kids.
We had a lot of fun on the cruise and thought it was a great way to visit many different ports.
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Don't Miss: Swimming in a waterfall.
Don't Miss: Dining on lobster for lunch on the shore of Bird Island.
Pros: Great Itinerary
Cons: The always crowded Lido deck