Has anyone done one? Any advice?
Specifically, we are looking at the Carnival Victory out of Puerto Rico. We would have 7 days out at sea, visiting 6 different Caribbean islands for 8 to 10 hours per island.
What extra costs should we keep in mind? We have factored in excursions, transportation around the islands and food on the islands, and activities we may want to do on the ship. I've heard a big cost that sneaks up on people is alcohol, but we don't drink. Would it be worth it to get one of their "soda passes" for the trip?
Also, is it worth it to upgrade rooms? I don't particularly care about the view really, but I also don't want to get stuck in a high traffic area. If we get to select our room (that's one of the payment options) what area of the ship should we avoid?
I looked up reviews of the ship and the main complaints were bad food (which I could live with as long as its edible) and too many Puerto Ricans
. Supposedly, the ship is also starting to show some wear and tear, but it is such a better deal than any of the ships leaving out of Florida and we would get more island time so I can deal with outdated carpet.
If your advice is "OMG CARNIVAL IS THE DEVILLL!" please let me know that too