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Audrey

Age: 31

Occupation:police officer

Number of Cruises: 3

Cruise Line: Carnival

Ship: Carnival Victory

Sailing Date: 2010-04-18

Itinerary: Southern Carib

We have sailed previously on RCCL (Explorer of the Seas) and Carnival (Miracle). We picked this cruise because there are no at sea days. However, we have decided that we needed at least one at sea day. We had a great time on the islands, but were exhausted from all the activities. We had very little time to enjoy the ship and felt compelled to wake up early everyday to get off the boat and enjoy the islands.

The food was much better than the Miracle, but still not as good as Rccl. The casual restaurant was o.k. nothing to get too excited about. Breakfast was the same everyday. We did not eat lunch on the ship. The food in the dining room was good, especially the warm chocolate melting cake. Some nights, the menu in the dining could have been better, but everything was good.

We had a balcony stateroom. There was no fridge! The televison was really old and the bathroom needs remodeling. The bathroom was pink with a 70's model hairdryer on the wall.

There were many activities offered, but they were mostly when we were in port. We did not get to go to most of them. The shows in the lounge at night were for the most part awful. The comedian was good, but the dancing from the staff was awful.

The Sulphur Springs in Dominica was awesome. We had a great time and would do it again. The 5 star catamaran snorkel with turtles was awful. Their were approx. 75 people on our catamaran and we went to a place with three more boats with at least 50 people per boat. We were not allowed to use our fins because their were so many people. We were getting kicked in the head and eventually got out of the water to avoid injury. Stay away from this tour.

We flew down two days early to enjoy San Juan and stayed at the Interconntinental Resort. We loved the hotel. The bed was the most comfortable bed I have ever been in. The pool was huge and had a waterfall and hot tub. We would stay there again. We toured both the forts in San Juan and did some shopping and lots of eating. We boarded the ship at 12:30 on Sunday and took advantage of the pools and slide. We went shopping in St. Thomas and booked a tour on our own. We also went snorkeling at Coki beach, which was great. We did the Hot springs Escape in Dominica with the Sulphur springs. We loved it! In St. Lucia we did a tour of the island that we booked with a vendor at port. The guide did not speak to us at all, but the island is beautiful. In Barbados we booked the 5 Star Catamaran snorkel through Carnival, it was awful. In St. Kitts we booked a snorkeling tour through Carnival that was o.k. In St. Maarten we shopped and then snorkeled at the beach near the ship. It was a fun day. All in all we had a good time. I did not love the layout of the ship, but we did not spend much time on board so no big deal.

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