A Unique Experience
Carnival Victory Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York
Sail Date: July 17, 2008
Ship: Carnival Victory
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 7 years ago
Review SummaryThis was our first cruise, and we had 12 members of our family in 4 rooms. The Ship is truly amazing. The pools, jacuzzis, the casino, the food, great entertainment, the many bars, and the huge auditorium. The stopover in St John was OK - the place is beautiful, but quite boring. I would take a private tour of St John and St Martin, which is cheaper, as opposed to the one offered by the cruise.
The Maitre De messed up our family's seating at dinner - We had spent many hours, 3 months before the cruise, to ensure that the whole family sat together. However, once on the cruise, we discovered that we had been split across 2 tables which were quite far apart. Though our waiter tried to fix the problem, we were still split across 2 tables. Some of the staff had a bad attitude - The purser's office, and the head waiter were quite rude to us. As far as kids activities, there is a lot to do, including the Waterslide, and mini-golf. One note on Camp Carnival: We dropped the kids at Camp Carnival (a baby-sitting service) on the ship for one day. The kids did not like the activities in the camp, and we did not like the camp councelors - they were unfriendly and short-tempered. My kids refused to go back to the camp after the first day. But overall, the cruise was a fun experience for our family, and we will go on a cruise again, but maybe not on Carnival.
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Pros: The Amazing Ship, the pools, casino, the food, great entertainment, and some of the staff
Cons: The Maitre De messed up our family's seating at dinner, and some of the staff had a bad attitude