Carnival Victory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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4 out of 5

Great Cruise!

Sail Date: April 10, 2016

Reviewed: 7 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

While Nassau was a nice port, we can't say the same for Freeport. The latter stopped in an industrial port, and it had tourist shops right outside the boat. That wasn't for us, so we wanted to head into town. We wanted to see the shopping district, but we were once again disappointed as it was yet more tourist shops that had the same items for sale like at the port. At least Freeport had a nice beach, but we went away from the entrance once we were on the beach for some isolation.

 

Nassau didn't feel as touristy to us, but that changed once we went to Paradise Island. We could have skipped that area altogether since it was a gigantic tourist trap. Next time we're in Nassau we'll venture a little more into the town. Unfortunately, Nassau and Freeport had vendors that would constantly approach you to buy something, so that got annoying real quick.

 

The cruise director, Marcelo Marshmallow, was hilarious during the 80s trivial event on the last evening of the cruise. The TV in the cabin could certainly use an upgrade, as it was CRT. A small flat screen would have fit just fine. Also, we had no refrigerator, which would have been nice for the water we ordered. While it was nice that Carnival had photographers, they were too aggressive for photos whenever we disembarked and got annoying. They mostly left you alone on the ship, but they need to back off during disembarkation. Also, Victory needs more than two kiosks for the Sign and Sail accounts, which didn't become an issue until the last night of the cruise where people wanted to settle their accounts. I'd put two more kiosks on that ship. Overall, it was a positive experience, and we'll sail with Carnival again. However, we may elect to go on another ship in their fleet.

Cabin / Stateroom
Cabin itself was very comfortable. Two problems arose, though. Nightly I would hear noises that sounded like it came from the workers. Though I slept through it ok, light sleepers might have an issue. Also, the final night of the cruise I could smell cigarette smoke coming through the ventilation system. It was very faint, but it was enough to notice. Why this happened at all is beyond me.
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Destinations and Excursions
Nassau was nice. Though Freeport had a nice beach, the town was too touristy for my taste.
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Tip

Second deck was relatively quiet. Also, pay attention to the gratuity charge. As of this review, it was $11.50 per day per person, and it was not included in the final price of the cruise.



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