Carnival Victory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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2-3 cruises


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2 out of 5

No hablo espanol

Sail Date: October 09, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Inside

Nearly all cruise activities are geared toward Latin/Caribbean guests. Not enough activities for guests who do not want to party all night long (families with children). Need more day activities for adults. No VIP cards available for shore shopping (all responsible staff away at convention). Camp Carnival was fun for our 3.5 year old but she became ill the second night of sailing, so not sure if she contracted something from the ship/camp or brought it with her. Maitre D' was average, we've had better.

Pros: Crew (room stewards, dining waiters, guest services, shore excursions) was excellent, friendly, helpful.

Cons: Activities, food, no juice or milk available for kids after breakfast

Recommends Carnival Victory? No.

Food and Dining
Quality of food was poor in cafeteria and slightly better in dining room. Warm chocolate melting cake undercooked several nights in a row (could have eaten with a straw). Dining room waiters were excellent and interacted a lot with our small child making napkin animals.
Entertainment (dance shows, comedy acts) was good. All other activities were like being in a Latin night club (deck parties). Most activities started during or after early dining (6:00pm) so not much available for families traveling with children.
Ship Quality
Most areas were well maintained and clean. Public restrooms were messy around cafeteria but mostly due to careless guests. Ample seating in pool areas.
Cabin / Stateroom
Room stewards did an excellent job not only with room but also with interacting with our small child. Room size was small but expected for interior cabin. Bed comfort was a little stiff. Decor and amenities were average.
Service and Staff
Dining room waiters, room stewards and lobby staff (guest services, shore excursion) were excellent! Maitre D' was average and cruise director was average.
Children's Programs
Of the two days were used the Camp Carnival our daughter really enjoyed it. However, she became ill the second night of the cruise and we kept her out of camp for the remainder of the cruise in case it was the source of her illness.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
St. John National Park tour was beautiful. Highly recommended.
Basseterre, St. Kitts
Brimstone Hill Fortress tour was excellent.
Castries, St. Lucia
Take water taxi to avoid long walk and some of the biggest rats I have ever seen!
Bridgetown, Barbados
Walked around shops at port.

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