Carnival Victory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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2-3 cruises


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4 out of 5


Sail Date: June 05, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Balcony

Our favorite parts of the cruise were the excursions.


The Family Beach Escape was great, although, the staff was, at times, unable to keep up with the food at the buffet. Many of the choices quickly disappeared, and were not replenished for a while.  The activities for our grandchildren were good, so they were very satisfied with the whole experience.

We appreciated the Seaworld Explorer excursion even more.  Our first guide, who conducted the tour as we headed to our "submarine", did a fantastic job.  He was very informative and entertained us immensely with his sense of humor.

Once on the submarine, although not quite as funny, our guide as we viewed the coral reef and underwater life, also did an excellent job




Cabin / Stateroom
We've been on several Royal Caribbean cruises, with balconies, and I would say that it was comparable to what we'd had before, and that we were equally pleased with our accommodations.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
All in all, given the complexity of the task, the procedure was relatively smooth.
Ship Quality
IMPRESSIVE! Staff people were constantly cleaning. Dirty dishes were removed very quickly. Steps, handrails, furniture, and all facilities were kept nearly spotless. This was very reassuring and will go a long way in the form of positive word of mouth publicity. PLEASE KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
Destinations and Excursions
As stated earlier, we really enjoyed the excursions. The only "bad" issue was that on the return to the ship, our bus, in essence, had virtually no air conditioning. It was extremely warm inside the sealed bus, and I, personally, almost passed out. This happened at Freeport, with the H. Forbes Charter Service, and it was either Bus 703 or 702. This nearly spoiled what had otherwise been a very pleasant outing. PLEASE BE SURE TO PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING AGAIN TO SOMEONE ELSE!
Onboard Activities
We wish there had been more activities for our two grandchildren, ages 5 and 7.
Children's Programs
As stated above, we wished for more age-appropriate activities for the younger (grand)children.
We would like to have seen a greater variety of types of entertainment for all age ranges.
Service and Staff
Everyone was excellent and we really appreciated the fact that people were constantly cleaning everywhere. All staff were extremely friendly and helpful. It was all top-notch.
Food and Dining
Port Canaveral, Florida
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
Referring to my comment above, CHECK THE BUS'S AIR CONDITIONING BEFORE YOU GO ON A 2O MINUTE RIDE, SEALED IN AN OVEN WITH 29 OTHER "VICTIMS". ("He just won't let that one go, will he?")
Nassau, Bahamas

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