Best Vacation/ Cruise ever: Carnival Victory Cruise Review by millie5

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Best Vacation/ Cruise ever

Sail Date: January 2009
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Embarkation: San Juan
We arrived in San Juan at 12:00 PM, the airport was a very busy, but we were in and out with in the hour and away to the pier (taxi is a set cost $19 plus $1 per bag). The drive to the airport was slow. There was a festival in San Juan which was down by the cruise port. An hour later we arrive at the cruise port.

Check in was a breeze, we filled out our info and showed our passport and we had our cruise cards. Oh, and yes, oh yes you can purchase liquor before entering the ship. We bought like 8 bottles of rum, some went home, some was for the cruise. They wrap it in this plastic bag, which was cool.

So finally we enter the ship. One word... beautiful. The ship was very Vegasish which was cool. We decided to go right to our room, it was 91 degrees and we were in long pants and sweaters. We were on the bottom deck and would not change that for the world. Soon as we get to our room to our amazement the luggage is already there.

A little about the room, bigger More than I could imagine. We had a king bed and twin bed for my son and still had a ton of room. I was really happy with the cabin. Once again we had an oceanview room on the lowest level.

We toured the ship for a little had a lite lunch and went back off the ship to San Juan. Came back went to dinner at the sit down Atlantic room and did the safety drill and fell asleep. Did not even realize we had left San Juan.

Day 1 St.Thomas Got off the ship around 9am asked for info at the information desk right off the pier. Kathy (I think) suggested Secret Harbour, boy was she right. Nice snorkel beach, private, quiet and great. Worse thing about St. Thomas, the taxi ride. It is a set price $10 person per way. The worst part was the drivers are maniacs. I have never been car sick before in my life but that was broken in St. Thomas. I threw up soon as I got off the cab. Other than that I loved St. Thomas.

Day 2 Dominica loved it rented a driver went to Emerald pool, Mr. Nice fruit stand and to the Trafalgar Falls and tons of other stuff. Ask for Samuel the taxi driver. He is the man. $35 per person plus cost for entrance fees, maybe $10 per person plus tipping.

Day 3 Barbados Went to the Concorde Experience $50 for 3 people. We took the bus $5 US for both ways for 3 people. Hit the beach before we went back. The taxi cost $10 from the beach. They have Internet in the cruise port. $5 for 30 minutes better than the ship.

Day 4 St Lucia LOVED LOVED LOVED went on a land and sea tour planned right out in the terminal. The company is called Maximum Chill Out $45 per person included sea and land tours plus drinks great deal.

Day 5 Antigua really did not like, people were rude. Took cab to the beach $10 for all of us Dickson Bay nice beach, Sandles resort is there.

Day 6 St Kitt loved got in a tour $20 per person toured the whole island The driver was Sean and he was great. He dropped us off at the beach and picked us up an hour later.

Day 7 San Juan DISEMBARKING TERRIBLE TERRIBLE DISORGANIZED it took hours to get off the ship. Seriously bad.

Joel was our head waiter he was the best, could not ask for better. Rick was our room steward, once again really good. Karl with a K was the Cruise Director and he was cool not annoying. If you wanted to do activities they were available. If not, you did not have too. If you have any questions feel free to e-mail me any questions I was pleasantly surprised with the whole cruise It really was great. Less

Published 02/18/09

Cabin review: 1349

the cabin was roomy and very nice a king size bed and really comfy bed. My son slept on a fold out sofa bed which was surprising soft

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