Carnival Victory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Third Mate

1 cruise (first)


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1 out of 5

Modern Slavery

Sail Date: September 02, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Oceanview

I do not understand cruisers who complain when they pay under $100/day for room, food, and shows!!
What they expect for this value, be realistic. The room, food, and shows were very good for this cost, and the service was EXCELLENT. So why I gave it only one star?

It is the business model, these cruise companies hire service staff from poor countries, pay them very little, mostly on commission, no base salary, and force them to chase you everywhere on the ship to buy drinks so that these poor servers could make a living through commission. These workers are like slaves; they work 12 hour shifts, 7 days/week, for 6 month, many with no base salary, just "hustlers commissions"

I would rather see these companies hire American workers, pay them fair wages, and charge us a bit more!
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Tip the workers, they are poorly paid, and work hard!
Don't eat like famine is about to hit tomorrow!

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