Go for the Victory Itinerary!!!: Carnival Victory Cruise Review by bethtackett1126

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Go for the Victory Itinerary!!!

Sail Date: August 2011
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Embarkation: San Juan
Embarking was fast and efficient. Do not believe the negative reviews. Food was great. Drinks were good. Make sure to have your wine (1 per person) in your carry on luggage, not checked. We flew, so we bought it at the CVS in San Juan across from the pier. Good prices and decent selection of wine there.

The staff was amazing as always. It blows my mind that people complain about the hard workers on the ships. The only complaints I would have would be towards rude passengers!! And please, if you are going to cruise, dont be cheap. These people leave their family and home for months at a time to make you towel animals and bring you yet another chocolate melting cake, so tip well and treat them with some respect and decency.

Ship was always clean. No bad smells. I like the rooms on the first floor. Its quiet and peaceful. No sea sickness at all, but bring some Dramamine pills just in case.

Didnt see any shows, not my thing. Didnt go to dance clubs either. The More comedians were decent. Like the adult shows. Less

Published 08/19/11
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