The "Will work for Food" cruise
Carnival Victory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern
Ship: Carnival Victory
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 6 years ago
Review SummaryThis was our 3rd CCL cruise. And probably our last with them.
The ship was clean, balcony room nice (Spa deck-11). Most ports of call were excellent, except Dominica-waste of time. Went zip lining in St Lucia, had a great time. Did the zip line at St. KItts, not as good as St Lucia, but still fun.
Dining room staff were very good. Room steward was average to just OK.
On board entertainment must have been picked up at the end of the pier with a "will work for food" sign in their hands. The main evening show on Tuesday was the exact same show that we saw on our first cruise (Glory Oct 2007). Yep 4 years ago. I remember the star backdrop and videos that played on them. The male dancers were poor and not together most of the time. The female dancers were better, but still not to the level of past cruises. The main theater band had ZERO stage presence. Half the time, they didn't even play. They just pretended to play ala "air guitars and drums". Pitiful. The, and I use the term very losely, "reggae band" on the Lido deck knew 6 songs....and played them over and over. Every other word was "ya man", guess that makes you a reggae band.... The husband and wife duo "Impromptwo" should get a new day job. She didn't know half the lyrics and he just played the piano with a soundtrack coming from a laptop on top of the piano. The comedian was bad enough I got up in the middle of his act and left. The juggler that opened for him was funnier than the comedian, until he did about a 5 minute routine in Spanish....once again I was ready to get up and leave when he said "I guess I better start back into English before non Spanish speaking cruisers get up and leave." The magician on Thursday night was OK, but nothing exceptional. Mostly slight of hand tricks. He had to go back stage between every 2nd or 3rd trick, and sometimes between tricks. The big finale "VROOM" should have been called putt putt. It was promoted as being a Motown musical. About 20% of the songs were Motown.
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Cabin / Stateroom
Pros: St. Lucia
Cons: on board "entertainment"