A very pleasant and enjoyable cruise

Carnival Victory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)
Sail Date: October 09, 2011
Ship: Carnival Victory
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago
It's obvious the ship is older but it was maintained quite well. We enjoyed the staff and we found them quite friendly and personable.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Booked a tour on the ship. The tour was nice and we say some beautiful sites. As part of the tour, we went to the beach for a few hours. It was a nice beach and the water was very enjoyable. There were pelicans fishing within feet of us as we floated in the water. There was a major drawback to this tour, however, the locals on the beach selling aloe massages are way too aggressive. It was annoying to have to tell them that we didn't want a massage more than five times.
5 out of 5
Snorkeling over the shipwreck and with the turtles was one of the best activities of the cruise.
5 out of 5
We went to Megan Bay for the day. It was beautiful! We also wandered around the "shopping" area. This area was the least pleasing part of the day.
5 out of 5
We booked the Shopping, Snorkeling and Beach tour from the ship. It was fabulous. St. Maarten was my favorite island and I would love to return. The island embodies what one imagens when Caribbean is mentioned.
3 out of 5
We decided to stay out of the direct sun for a day so, we took a taxi tour. Seemed like quite a bit of driving with stops at some nice places. The downside was that at every stop the vendors were quite overwhelming.

Pros: Relaxed atmosphere, attentive staff and quality entertainment

Cons: Funky smell in cabin hallway

Recommends Carnival Victory? Yes!

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