Carnival Victory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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3 out of 5

Good ports, but hidden fees were annoyin

Sail Date: May 29, 2011

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Loved the port selection for this trip, but there are some pretty sketchy fees that are added without actually informing you of it. We were initially billed $70 per person (so $140 for my wife and I) for 'gratuities'. Anything that you purchase aboard the ship has gratuity included; literally EVERYTHING. So, in addition to that they want to bill you another $70 and only mention it in an offhand way. We met some people on the cruise that informed of us this charge and that provided us the knowledge to go down and have them remove these charges. We were leaving tips for our steward/head waiter on our own and did not need them to bill us an additional amount.

Overall the staff was excellent and we enjoyed the cruise thoroughly.

Pros: Ports

Cons: hidden fees and ridiculous pricing

Recommends Carnival Victory? Yes!

Ship Quality
Ship is pretty old.
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Bridgetown, Barbados
Awesome port. We went to the Banks brewery and loved it!
Don't Miss: Beach, Roti to eat
Basseterre, St. Kitts
Go to the beach! We spent the day at the beach here and loved it!
Don't Miss: Beach
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
We took a catamaran excursion and it was awesome! Water/beaches were impressively beautiful
Don't Miss: Catamaran and Beach
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
We wanted to go to a free beach, but were 'encouraged' to go to the gov't beach that required us to pay to visit it.
Castries, St. Lucia
Pretty crappy area for the ship to port

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