Carnival Victory Cruise Review by gtjrpj
- Sail Date: December 2014
- Destination: Bahamas
- Cabin Type: Balcony
My family and I have been on 4 Disney Cruises and I must say that I cannot see myself on another Carnival cruise. You should pay the extra money and go on Disney. The teenage activities are so very limited. If your children are not into swimming each and every day, they find themselves roaming the ship in little groups trying to find something to do. So, here is the thing that really, really took the fun out of my days...the lines on day one to board, to eat, to get on and off the ship at ports, to debark. The best day was on the private island...which was ruined because they shut down everything at 2pm with the last ferry taking you back to the ship at 3:15. We waited in line for an hour just to board the ferry. Each port was cut shorter and shorter as the days went on. The island of Freeport which has the least amount of things to do, you guested it, is were we docked until 6:30 pm. Other days we were required to return by 4:30. And to make matters worst, we docked in Nassau on day before the big Junkanoo parade, which was on December 26th. We should have been in Nassau for the islands biggest event of the year. I hope this was helpful.
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FreeportWe have been to Freeport several times, we always take a $5 bus ride to Lacaya Beach to eat and swim at Billy Joe's Seafood Shack. It's a nice place to spend the day, especially if you want to eat conch. The straw market is were the bus stops.View All 1,352 Freeport Cruise Port Reviews
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NassauThis port was actually called Little Stirrup Cay, but it was not listed in the drop-down box.View All 5,967 Nassau Cruise Port Reviews
The best day was on this private island...which was ruined because they shut down everything at 2pm with the last ferry taking you back to the ship at 3:15. We waited in line for an hour just to board the return ferry. Each port was cut shorter and shorter as the days went on. I ate, drank, and swam. There is no shortage of marine life here, even with plenty of people in the water. I saw a sting ray and a large variety of fish. If you feed them bread or crackers, they will surround you. I saw one large fish, approx 12 feet...may have been a grouper. The water was nice for December 26th. I saw my son and husband when we arrived and when we left. They disappeared immediately upon stepping foot on the island. Overall, this was a good day. Just should have been longer.
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