Vacation Nightmare!

Carnival Victory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Sail Date: December 01, 2012
Ship: Carnival Victory
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago

The ship was nice\, clean but a little outdated compared to other Carnival ships we have sailed on. My husband had a medical emergency on the second sail day and we had to disembark in Barbados to receive additional medical attention\, and when able\, flew home from Barbados. The medical staff on the ship were great\, very compassionate as well as competent. We sadly\, did not take the trip insurance\, so the experience cost us a small fortune. Including the treatment received in the ship's infirmiry. Will not make that mistake again!
The port agent assigned to us in Barbados was helpful\, but over-charged for every requirement. (Taxis\, hotel room\, etc.) She sent a taxi to our hotel to take us to the airport and told us it would be $40.00. The hotel employee said local taxis would charge $18 - $20.00. Needless to say\, we took a local taxi\, and wondered how much the port agent ripped us off on other expenses.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Was only able to dine in the dining room twice\, and the food was just okay. Not as good as previous sailings. I get the feeling Carnival is trying to \"cut back\" a little\, but then I guess\, so is everyone.


3 out of 5
Attended only one show\, but as usual\, the entertainment is always good. I noticed the live orchestra is getting smaller and smaller. Still had a good sound.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Staff was extremely helpful\, particularly during a medical emergency suffered by my husband

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Stateroom was clean but slightly outdated

Pros: Cruise staff

Cons: Port Agent

Recommends Carnival Victory? Yes!

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