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Carnival Victory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
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7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 21, 2011
Ship: Carnival Victory
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 6 years ago
First I would like to say how impressed we were with how Carnival handled the Hurricane Irene situation as it neared Puerto Rico. They were forced to sail a few hours early or they would have risked having the port closed on them. This meant having to leave quite a few passengers at port. However Carnival stepped up BIG TIME and offered to put them up in hotels and also fly them out to Barbados which was our first port of call. Another cruise line which faced the same situation, did not do this for their passengers. Because of this my family and friends will always sail Carnival for all of our future cruises. I have also been telling everyone about what Carnival did, they will also be choosing Carnival over the competition. Aside from that the ship itself was great! "Lots and lots to do", great food, and amazing staff.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Tasty, wide variety of food.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
"Lots and lots to do" - our cruise director Matt. The entire entertainment staff was high energy and fun!

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
The children seemed very engaged.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Staff was AMAZING! Both our room steward Yasa and our head waiter Rana and their assistants were so friendly, so accommodating. They addressed us by name and made us feel right at home.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Clean, spacious ship. Never felt crowded. Only got lost a couple times, but that added to the excitement of the ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Small but very efficient rooms. Most importantly they were clean. But we were hardly there anyway!
5 out of 5
Friendly laid back people. Vendors took a simple smile and head shake and would leave you alone.
Don't Miss: Rodney Bay beaches, including Reduit Beach. The chef "Mama" cooking on the beach. Snorkeling at the Pitons.
5 out of 5
Beautiful beaches.
Don't Miss: Mountain Top. The view is unbelievable.
5 out of 5
The people were incredibly friendly. Beautiful countryside, incredible beaches. Great food.
Don't Miss: The entire island.
5 out of 5
People so friendly. Small quaint community island. Not a single traffic light on the island!
Don't Miss: Frigate Bay beach lively but not over-crowded

Pros: Food, Many Activities, FOOD, Handling of people who missed ship due to Irene

Cons: Sometimes long/slow lines for food

Recommends Carnival Victory? Yes!

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