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Carnival Victory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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5 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 20, 2014
Ship: Carnival Victory
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 1407
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

This cruise was defnitely worth the price we paid.  We had three stops in five days.  The food was good, especially the four cheese pizza and reuben sandwiches for lunch.  Dining on our own worked out very well since we are early diners and coud always get a table near a window.  There are LOTS of trivia challenges available for those who enjoy that.  We were disappointed with the piano bar since the musician seemed to do more talking than singing.  The shopping on board was nice, and the casino was always jumping.  I suggest you avoid the "money claws" machines.  I didn't see a single win on them the entire trip.

 

 Half moon Cay had the most beautiful beach conditions I have ever seen.  The water was crystal clear and the sandy bottom was white and silky smooth.  You have to look for the ice tea and lemonade at the barbeque.  They have drinks for purchase near the food, but the free drinks are hidden in a separate area off to the side.  Be sure to ask where to find them.

 

The tour availability was sufficient.  We took the tour to Belmoral island to swim with the dolphins.  Wear beach shoes if you go.  We weren't warned and had a very rough time getting in the water and standing for the first part of the experience.  You cannot take pictures.  They take plenty, but you must buy the entire CD for $70.  A single photo would have been nice.  The dolphin were delightful.

 

Skip the tour of Grand Turk.  There's a very nice  beach as you get off the ship at the end of the pier.  Your time would be better spent there.

 

All in all, we had a nice time and would recommend this cruise.  Carnival does not get the credit they deserve for providing a fun experience at a reasonable price.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

If you are early diners, get to the restaurant at opening (5:45). You will get a good seat and be served quickly.

3 out of 5
Skip the tour and go to the beach at the end of the pier.
5 out of 5
Ask where the free drinks are at the barbeque. They are hidden off to the side while the drinks for purchase are right next to the food.
5 out of 5
Wear beach shoes if you go to Belmoral island to swim with the dolphin
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