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I read tons of reviews before leaving for the first-time cruise, but many reviews from Pinterest didn't help. Yes, I was supposed to read more reviews at this site. We purchased Faster to the Fun, so we could get on board early and our room was ready and our luggage was there. Now, we were not supposed to get in our room first. My first advise to the first-time cruisers, don't go to your room first. Go straight to the buffet. Pools were closed and before long, there was a looooong line at the buffet. The buffet line was the most stressful experience on board. Also, the buffet is not open for 24 hours. Be sure to reach the buffet 5 minutes before it opens if you hate to wait in a line. Because my kids have food allergies with egg, dairy, and nuts, we visited the restaurant hoping they have a basic knowledge about allergies, but a server we talked didn't read the ingredients of sorbet carefully that my kid got sick and we had to take him to medical center. Although they were going to charge us for the nurse visit if I didn't complain, the stuff were nice to care about my son. Anyway, Carnival is not your choice if you or your family have dietary restrictions.

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Carnival Victory Cruise Review by hokkaido

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: July 2016
  • Destination: Bahamas
  • Cabin Type: Interior
I read tons of reviews before leaving for the first-time cruise, but many reviews from Pinterest didn't help. Yes, I was supposed to read more reviews at this site.

We purchased Faster to the Fun, so we could get on board early and our room was ready and our luggage was there.

Now, we were not supposed to get in our room first.

My first advise to the first-time cruisers, don't go to your room first.

Go straight to the buffet.

Pools were closed and before long, there was a looooong line at the buffet.

The buffet line was the most stressful experience on board.

Also, the buffet is not open for 24 hours.

Be sure to reach the buffet 5 minutes before it opens if you hate to wait in a line.

Because my kids have food allergies with egg, dairy, and nuts, we visited the restaurant hoping they have a basic knowledge about allergies, but a server we talked didn't read the ingredients of sorbet carefully that my kid got sick and we had to take him to medical center. Although they were going to charge us for the nurse visit if I didn't complain, the stuff were nice to care about my son.

Anyway, Carnival is not your choice if you or your family have dietary restrictions.
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Cabin Review

Interior
Cabin 4F 8411
Our cabin was 8411 which is inside and offered a bunk bed and a trundle bed.
It was one of few cabins which offer more space to sleep.
There were enough space, closets and cabinets but no refrigerator.
So, a shoe organizer which many people recommend to bring was not necessary.

But, I recommend you to bring liners to use cabinet drawers as housekeepers don't seem to have a time to clean inside the drawers.
Grocery bags, trash can liners or just Christmas wrapping papers would work.

Because the ship is a kind of old? We had a sewer issue and had to get a plumber.
And the smell got worse as days pass.
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