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

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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4 Night Canada/New England (New York Roundtrip)
Sail Date: July 17, 2008
Ship: Carnival Victory
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 8 years ago
This 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.
3 out of 5
There is not much to see or do in St John. But St Martin, which is about 30 kilometers away, is very beautiful, has the world's highest tides, and some great seafood. There are some nice seafood restaurants along a pebble-strewn beach, which is very picturesque. However, it was surprisingly chilly and foggy at the end of July.

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

Recommends Carnival Victory? Yes!

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