A Bucket List Cruise!!!!: Carnival Victory Cruise Review by diane242
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A Bucket List Cruise!!!!
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Embarkation: San Juan
On St. Thomas we used Godfrey Tours (godfreytoursvi.com) and did tour #1 which was shopping and sightseeing w/ beach for $30 each. You could choose to shop 1, 2, or 3 hours, then the More sightseeing including The Mountaintop with its delicious banana daiquiri. We went to Magen's Bay Beach ($4 each admission) for several hours. This was the most beautiful beach we visited the whole cruise. On Barbados we chose the Thriller Turtle & Shipwreck Snorkeling Adventure (firstname.lastname@example.org or Thriller Ocean Tours on Facebook). We took a taxi to the Waterfront Cafe in Bridgetown ($2 each) and for $60 each we traveled on a speedboat and snorkeled with turtles, at a shipwreck, at a coral reef, and at a beautiful beach. A comparable excursion with Carnival is $99.95!
On St. Lucia, we did the Land & Sea Adventure with Spencer Ambrose for $88 each (email@example.com). This tour gave us a great tour of the island, the volcano, and the Pitons by land then allowed us to board a speedboat and travel to Jalousie Beach for lunch and sun. We boated back to the port by way some of the bays that are home to the rich and famous. It was a day full (8:30 - 3:30)but a truly great tour!
On St. Kitts we toured with Island Paradise Tours (stkittsislandparadisetours.com). Rosevelt Taylor was a wonderful guide on the Best of St. Kitts/Panoramic Tour for 3.5 hours + unlimited beach time ($48 each). Again there was only one other couple with us allowing us to ask questions and enjoy a very personable time with Rosevelt.
On St. Maarten we took a taxi for an island tour and ended up at The Sunset Bar & Grill where we watched planes land very low over the beach. (Check it out on Youtube!) The best time for viewing is from 12-2 and the grill's pizzas are delicious! We paid $49 each, but I feel like we could have done better if I had lined a tour up beforehand.
Victory's food is to die for and the staff made us feel very welcome. I think a balcony is a must so that you can view the sunrises as you come into each port. Awesome! An absolutely remarkable vacation that we will always remember! Less
Cabin review: 8A8340 Balcony
Room 8340 had an amazing balcony! There was a little scrapping of chairs above, but usually only during the day. It never kept me awake. We liked the location near the midship elevators.Read All Balcony (8A) Reviews >>
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