Carnival Victory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern
Ship: Carnival Victory
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago
The ship was recently refurbished and it shows. The staterooms and common areas were all in great condition and the amenities onboard were first rate. The ship is large enough to have excellent amenities\, but small enough not to be overly crowded (cruised on Carnival Magic earlier this year with over 4\,000 other passengers\, way too many!). The Serenity area is fabulous and be sure to check out the hot tubs/saunas/steam rooms\, a wonderful day to relax after a rough day at the beach...
The only drawback with departing from San Juan was the large number of incredibly rude passengers. I've never been bumped into so frequently or cut in front of in lines so many times. On five previous cruises departing from the continental US\, the other passengers have generally been very friendly\, not so on this cruise.
Regarding the ports\, we had a great time at all but St. Kitts; that island seems to be very poverty stricken and we were accosted by several natives. Just head to the beaches on the southern peninsula and stay away from the rest of the island. St. Thomas was nice\, but if you have time\, head over to St. John via the ferry\, the beaches are fantastic.
I highly recommend renting a car on any of the islands (particularly St. Maarten)\, it's a much cheaper and more effective way of getting around than taking a taxi\, and you are able to see a lot more of the islands.
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Pros: Fantastic ship\, great service\, excellent ports.
Cons: Rude passengers