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Carnival Victory
Carnival Victory
Member Name: Ken
Cruise Date: August 2004
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
Destination: Canada & New England
Cabin Category: 6A
Cabin Number: 6282
Booking Method: Local Travel Agency
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Member Rating   5.0 out of 5+
Dining 4.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Cabins 5.0
Entertainment 3.0
Spa & Fitness 5.0
Family & Children (By Age Group)
        13-15 2.0
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Embarkation 5.0
Service Not Rated
Value-for-Money Not Rated
Rates 5.0
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Carnival Victory - Canada/New England

Overall I was satisfied. Had taken this ship before so I knew what to expect. Travelled with my Wife and Son(15)& Daughter(15). Ship was at capacity.

Embarkation - Went smooth. Arrived at Pier at 2:00PM. Was on Ship at 3:00PM. Carried on 2 bottles of Champagne without any problems.

Dinner - Appetizers are SMALL. Entree's were decent size. Quality was average. Dessert was below average. Waiter made recommendations and the one night I did not listen to him I was sorry. Chateaubriand was terrible. He reminded me that he didn't recommend it. Lobster night was good. Had a birthday cake ordered for my Father-in-law, delivered as promised. Lunch - Wasn't willing to deal with the lines so I ate a lot of pizza. Breakfast - Used room service and was very happy. Coffee was hot and the buns/muffins were Ok.

Tours - Halifax - Walked into town, shopped and had lunch. Had a nice day. Did take a golf lesson on board and was very happy.

Debarkation - Didn't use "self-service" and was off the ship and in the Van by 10:00AM. Things to consider - Smoking - casino and surrounding areas can build up but it comes with the territory. Ship layout - They want you walking through the casino/shops as often as possible. Drinks - Why a glass of wine is $7.25 while a mixed drink costs $4.95 is puzzling.

Halifax - The ship is greeted by a band of bagpippers at 8:00AM. If you're on the left side of the boat, you ain't sleeping late that day. Recommended mental approach - Relax and enjoy. It's not the Plaza. You will not lose wait no matter how small the appetizers are. Go with a group/another couple if you can. Small things that would make a difference - Bingo - cards are $10 each and jackpots are a joke. Art auctions - 4 days of this is ridiculous.

Publication Date: 08/31/04
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