Carnival Victory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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3 out of 5

The victory was not so victorious

Sail Date: August 01, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Inside

The Carnival Victory is a ship that has an interesting itinerary. You can go to many different islands, including Barbados which is something that cannot be said about other ships. However, the ship is pretty unimpressive if you have ever been on another cruise. The buffet food was terrible with a lack of selection which was something my whole party agreed to, the ship was not impressive in design, and the service at times left something to be desired.

Pros: The dining room and the entertainment

Cons: The horrible buffet and the lack of service

Recommends Carnival Victory? Yes!

Service and Staff
The service on this ship was far from the greatest. In the dining room, the bar waiters ignored us after we didn't buy any drinks on the first night, our head waiter was hesitant/chintzy to give us another starter or entree if we complained, and the hostess of the restaurant on more than one occasion refused to let my elderly aunt who suffers from bad knees to cut through the restaurant (both time she was dressed formally) to get to something that was on the other side of it. She was told that she had to take an elevator and walk all the way to the other side of the ship and then take an elevator back down to the other side of the dining room. The service was pretty much ''its either our way or the highway.''
Ship Quality
It was nice but nothing really stood out (this was my third cruise).
Food and Dining
The food in the dining room was excellent. Even when my party was extremely late for our dining time the food was still delivered fast and fresh. Its probably he only thing that saved me from giving a rating of 1 here. The buffet food was downright nasty at times with breakfast eggs that had the consistency of mashed potatoes, lunch time consisted mostly of salad, and a dinner layout that only had two to three types of meats to choose from (which half the time was tough). The pizzeria server was a cheapskate who was dishing out one slice of pizza per person. You had to ask more than once for him to give you two. The grill next to the pool was ok. Fries and Burgers for nearly 7 days straight was the selection here.
Cabin / Stateroom
The stateroom looked just as big (as big as an interior cabin could be) and clean as the other two ships i've been on. The beds were comfortable, the bathroom came with a few goodies, and I liked the way things were positioned. There was no refrigerator in our cabin for once so they just had all the sodas standing out next to some ice and our location on the ship wasn't so good. We were on a lower deck all the way forward. You could hear and feel when the ship docked and undocked.
It was pretty good, the comedians were mostly funny and the broadway style shows except for one were excellent.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
The downtown shopping district is like a big flea market.
Castries, St. Lucia
Bridgetown, Barbados
Basseterre, St. Kitts

Don't Miss: taking the train/rail tour. The train may be old but they views are excellent.

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