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Carnival Victory
Carnival Victory
Member Name: dcdiva
Cruise Date: January 2012
Embarkation: San Juan
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Cabin Category: 4F
Cabin Number:
Booking Method: Local Travel Agency
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Member Rating   3.0 out of 5+
Dining 3.0
Public Rooms 3.0
Cabins 4.0
Entertainment 3.0
Spa & Fitness 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Embarkation 2.0
Service 4.0
Value-for-Money 4.0
Rates Not Rated
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Ship Facts: Carnival Victory Review (by Cruise Critic!) | Carnival Victory Deck Plans
Highs and Lows, But Overall a Great Week
Overall, a nice experience and an excellent value. The ship was not the most well appointed or luxurious, but for the price, it was an easy sacrifice. We had a pleasant cruise and certainly felt like we got good value for our vacation dollar. Here are some observations, some are a major some minor, but worth noting.

Positives

Itinerary - Loved it. St. Thomas, St. Maaten, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Barbados.

Inside Stateroom - surprisingly roomy and efficient, tastefully decorated

Room Steward - excellent service, our one small problem was resolved instantly

Overall service - attentive and friendly staff in every area

Lido Deli - great sandwiches, an unexpected surprise

Not so great

Dining Room Service - a tad slow, but we were with a big group

Embarkation - complicated by San Sebastian Street festival in Old San Juan, which made getting to the pier a long process. We ended up dragging our luggage the last 5 blocks. Once on the pier, things were a breeze.

Disembarkation - luggage pick up was a free for all, disorganized and dangerous

Entertainment - disappointing, especially since it was a high point of our last Carnival cruise (Miracle)

Random Observations

Public Restrooms - curiously small, and often not functional due to tiny size

Bar Snacks - no pretzels or peanuts or anything at any bar onboard. Not a big deal, just notably missing

Pool size - for a ship with this many passengers, the pools were too few and too small. Fortunately, we had only one sea day

Publication Date: 01/27/12
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