Carnival Victory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser

2-3 cruises


Helpful Votes

2 out of 5


Sail Date: December 26, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Oceanview

This cruise felt like a money pit.  Not only was there a charge for practically EVERYTHING you might want to do on the ship, but they made no bones saying so.  You win at BINGO.....but you have to pick up your money in the casino "because we know you'll spend it before you get out the door".  Waiters on board were overwhelming...they just didn't want to say no when told you didn't want a drink. The best part of the entire cruise was the ports of call, but then again, you had to be back on board the boat by 2:00 pm one day and 3:00 pm the other....hardly enough time to enjoy the beach much less explore the islands.  And to make matters worse, the food was horrible.  On past cruises, the food was exquisite and presented perfectly, but this time, it was little more than TV dinners in the dining room, and on the buffets, it was like the chicken strips and hamburgers served at Disney or Six Flags.  We booked three cabins for ourselves and our two daughters' families, and I am convinced we could have taken them to Jamaica for a fun-filled vacation on shore for half the price.Sad

Cabin / Stateroom
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Jamaica and the Grand Cayman Islands were beautiful and the only part of the trip that felt worthwhile.
Onboard Activities
Movies under the moonlight were great. The comedy club was good too.
Children's Programs
The Dr. Seuss programs were cute.
The best entertainment was the ports of call which were beautiful.
Service and Staff
The one thing I was impressed with comes at great loss. My cosmetic bag never made it to my cabin...but the crew did put a letter under every door asking if the bag had accidentally been delivered to the wrong cabin.
Food and Dining
The food on this ship was hideous. The same vendor that serves the theme parks must have a contract with Carnival.

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