Not a good Experience

Carnival Victory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

1 out of 5
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7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)
Sail Date: October 21, 2012
Ship: Carnival Victory
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago
My husband & I have been traveling since 1992 on many different cruise lines & are Carnival gold members, although I must say this was the worse experience ever, due to our cabin being located over an engine room or the electronic winches, not sure where this noise was coming from, however, each morning, at 6:00 a.m. we were woke up out of a deep sleep to banging, clanking, earthquake type shaking & vibration of the cabin, so severe that things vibrated off of the dresser. This \"war zone\" noise went on some mornings for almost an hour, starting our days off with a stressed out head ache. So unbelievable & hard to describe, like sharp metallic machines banging . When we spoke to carnival about it, they said they could try to move us, but not the friends who we were with, as they were suffering as well.
I cannot believe they can get away with renting out such cabins, especially to seniors. The food lines upstairs were so long that we never felt like waiting in them, so we skipped eating on the Lido deck, which has always been our favorite place. We have never encountered this & wondered why Carnival would not know how many guests would be eating & be better prepared.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Our 1st nite was a bad experience due to the waiter & bus boy ignoring us\, although we moved to a different area of the dining room\, & the other evenings were great.


5 out of 5
The Victory dancers were the Best\, we so really enjoyed their shows

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
They were just ok\, as we have had many in past years\, that above & beyond. I guess when their tips are already included\, they do not have to try as hard.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
The location was the worst ever\, due to the unbearable early morning noise. Also too long of a walk from the elevators. Other than that\, the cabin was fine.

Pros: The itinerary

Cons: Our Cabin & the long buffett lines

Recommends Carnival Victory? No.

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