Carnival Victory Southern Caribbean Cruise: Carnival Victory Cruise Review by Dopey79
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Carnival Victory Southern Caribbean Cruise
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Embarkation: San Juan
The itinerary is the reason why I booked this cruise and I was not disappointed!!! I have been to St. Thomas, Barbados, and St. Maarten 15 years ago and I absolutely still love St. Thomas and St. Maarten. We decided on this cruise not to take any excursion through the ship and instead did private tours which saved us money but make sure to bring even more money than you normally bring on vacation as you are paying cash for these tours/taxis and not your credit card.
Now for the cruise itself. I was a little disappointed to see that the nice dessert buffet was not held. I always loved taking pictures of all the beautiful desserts and carvings. The only midnight buffet they had was a mexican buffet and I'm sorry at that hour I really don't want to eat a bunch of food that will upset my More stomach. I know alot of cruise lines are cutting back but I really feel that is what makes cruising such a great thing to experience different foods that you normally wouldn't get to eat. The entertainment was good and I don't think I ever had a complaint on the entertainment. A nice thing is how they show movies each night on the pool deck area. I watched a couple of movies while I cruised.
I know this has been a lengthy review but just a couple more things. The duty free allowance back into the US is $800 per person. Now if you buy anything in St. Thomas you are allowed an additional $800. So if you are looking for jewelry you are better off buying it there because of the additional allowance. Now you can buy expensive jewelry at the other islands and not claim them when you go through customs but you will be taking a chance in case you get searched or really questioned by an agent.
Overall, I would recommend this cruise just based on the itinerary. If you are going on this cruise have fun!!! Less
Cabin review: 4E6297 Interior
Our room was good except we had some kids next door to us who would be quite noisy after midnight, so basically the walls are really thin. I think that is my major complaint about the trip. I don't recall hearing people on the 5 other cruises I went on, but maybe it was just the rude people next door. There were 3 of us in the room which Carnival provided a rollaway bed. If you are traveling with a child it is fine for them.Read All Interior (4E) Reviews >>
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