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Valorie Ferguson

Age: 56

Occupation:Fleet Manager

Number of Cruises: 4

Cruise Line: Carnival

Ship: Carnival Victory

Sailing Date: 2010-10-17

Itinerary: Southern Caribbean

This was our 3rd cruise on Carnival. We had an exceptional time while on this ship. The overall cruise and ports were why we booked on this ship. On our last port stop we ran into a problem with losing our Carnival cards, licenses and a credit card. We were in St. Martin when this happened. I immediately went to the Police station for some assistance to make a toll free international call to cancel the credit card. That was a mistake, NO ONE at the police station would help. I was told to go down the street to the ATM where there would be a phone. I went down the street only to find the phone out of service. At this point in time I returned to the ship. I can only say that everyone I encountered on the ship did everything possible to assist me in replacing my carnival cards and making sure I was able to contact my credit card company and cancel the card. I wish I could recall their names to recognize the service that they provided but I was in such a state I didn't get the names. I just want to say Carnival did an outstanding job assisting me with my problem.

We were a party of 6 adults and 1 child. The food was amazing no shortage of types or amount. They had a great variety of choices from pizza, burgers, to prime rib. If you didn't find something you liked then it doesn't exist.

My husband and I had a Grand Suite. The cabin was exceptionally large and comfortable. The balcony was great especially with others traveling with us came over to our cabin, everyone had plenty of room. The bathroom was large and very accommodating.

We were so busy with excursions each day our onboard activities were limited. .

I cannot emphasize enough that when in Barbados you must sign up for the 5 Star Catamaran Sail and Snorkel with the Turtles. I have been on this excursion 7 different times. Every time we have stayed on the island or stopped on a cruise this is a must. We did the catamaran in St. Lucia to the Grand Pitons which was very enjoyable and stopped in a cove to swim and snorkel (if you have your own snorkel gear), well worth the money and in St. Kitts we did the Beach extravaganza which was a hilly but beautiful ride to the beach. This island is one of the more undeveloped islands that we stopped at. The only negative was the island of Dominica. We had been to this island before and didn't like it so we stayed on the ship. Rumor is this island is going to be dropped from the itinerary in the future and it won't be a loss.

This was a 7 day, 7 island trip for us. It is action packed and an amazing time especially if you are traveling with family. One of our travelers was only 4 years old and he couldn't get to Camp Carnival fast enough each day. This made it possible for his parents to enjoy adult time and piece of mind. What ever they did at Camp Carnival it made this child want to go back each day for more. When kids are happy so are parents it is a win win situation. If anyone is deciding on a vacation and not sure if this would be the one let me tell you it is if you want too: have fun, stay busy, see a lot of islands, lose track of the time, enjoy eating and seeing some shows and last but not least book it! Go with an open mind because there are folks on the ship like you encounter everyday of your life off the ship that can be rude and disrespectful but they are not the things you will remember.

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