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Carnival Victory
by VZ
Eastern Caribbean
February 22, 2004

Embarkation:

A breeze! Used Fun Pass and was through the line in less then 20 minutes. We were at dock at 12:30p. No problems.

Food:

Fantastic in Dining Room! Pedestrian, but adequate, on Lido deck. Eat in dining room every chance you can, the food is great and the service is excellent.

Itinerary:

Eastern Caribbean. San Juan, St Marten, and St Thomas. 3 Fun Days at Seas.

San Juan: Complete waste of time given the time we arrived, 5pm. Most shops closed. Senor Frogs was "hopping" but we had the kids.

St Marten: Orient Beach. Excellent! Lots of stuff going on. Kids got used to nudity. Hooked up with a great taxi driver who gives tours also (Man of the Land,)

St Thomas: Sapphire Beach. Highly recommend. Best snorkeling and water activities. (Quiet beach though if you are looking to party).

Fun Days at Seas:

Can not exaggerate the hassle of having to get up early each AM to "reserve" deck chairs. What a PIA! Maybe the nature of the beast on cruise ships but you can keep it! By the last day, people were up before 6:30a to "hold" their chairs. By the way, deck chair wars and the loud music on Lido deck my only complaints. Everything else was great on the boat.

The Boat:

The Boat was in decent shape. You could tell it was well traveled but they do a great job keeping it clean throughout the cruise. For a big ship it was easy to find your way around. Elevators were ponderous though. I used stairs whenever possible.

People:

The people were all polite and friendly. Dining room staff and cabin steward were excellent.

Debarkation:

Like clockwork! No issues!