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Carnival Victory

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WELL NEEDED VACATION

teelovelee reviewed 12 days ago

What people said about this ship:

"the buffet was really good just as good as the dining room." in 106 reviews.

"We basically stayed away from the food on the Lido deck." in 42 reviews.

"Carnival Cruise Lines has vast room for improvement on its food quality and service." in 34 reviews.



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Traveled As:
Family w/older children

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
7+ cruises

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Carnival Victory is no longer Victorious!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Victory | Sail Date: Aug 09, 2014

I now remember why I stopped going on Carnival. The ship is falling totally apart. The carpets smelled and they had blowers on them from possible leaks every day. There was a leak where the buffet was at in the area where the drinks kept. The elevators walls are peeling. The shows wasn't impressive. The furniture in the c abin was being held together by gray masking tape (I have a picture). Norwegian & Royal are better choices.

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they bunkbed was never made up like it didn't exsist different view cabin furniture being held together by masking tape

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
4-6 cruises

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OK - ish

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Victory | Sail Date: Aug 09, 2014

First of all I'd like to say that the staff are really great. Everyone was friendly, and helpful.

 

The boat itself needs some major updating. If you have been on other cruises this will be the first thing you notice. It's clean, but showing its age. 

 

The food was OK, if you like fried anything everything all the time. It was extremely difficult to get any fresh foods. Our biggest complaint was the timing of the food options. The lunch buffet always closed AFTER we returned from excursions. There was other food available, but eating pizza for lunch 5 days in a row became VERY tiring. Dinners were good, but don't pick the your time dining b/c you'll have to line up EVERY night which is a huge pain. The lineups for all the food were pretty terrible.

 

Purchase the faster to the fun pass if you can. That helped us a lot. 

 

The crowd on this cruise was rowdy - a lot of people from florida who got very cheap last minute deals. Nothing wrong with that if you're looking to party, but if you're looking to relax this is NOT the cruise for you. Also - the pools are always COMPLETELY full, and when I say full I mean every inch is covered. We didn't even find the 'serenity' area for adults until our last day (its beautiful) but there was zero shade. 

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Traveled As:
Large Group

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
4-6 cruises

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September2014

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Victory | Sail Date: Sep 11, 2014

This cruise is very different from other cruises I have been on.  It is was a much younger and crazier crowd.  Some things that happened cannot be repeated, now I know why they call it the "fun" ship.  Food was great.  Band in the Casino bar was outstanding.  Bartender Sherin in the Casino Bar was awesome, loved her.  You have to be able to hang with the smokers to enjoy the casino bar but it is worth it.  Everyone seemed to be having a grand time.  Room (balcony) was great with spacious bathroom.  I heard the ship was older but it was not evident in the accomodations.  If crusing during NFL season get to the Sports bar very early, they only show one game (8 screens???) and everyone packs into one of the smallest bars on the ship. 

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
4-6 cruises

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great experience

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Victory | Sail Date: Oct 04, 2014

i like the carnival cruise experience, cruise staff are very friendly and try their best to make me feel at home. I certainly will go with carnival next time.

 

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
4-6 cruises

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Complaints

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Victory | Sail Date: Aug 18, 2014

2 islands weren't worth visiting because they were like little beaches and Carnival will add stuff to your sail and sign card if you don't pay attention. The last day we went to guest services and call ourselves getting things corrected but soon as we're home we see they added things back because they were deducted off our debit card. My suggestion is to deposit cash and not credit cards

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Popular Tips for Carnival Victory


Adult pool at the stern (back) of the ship was the best! Great bar staff and yummy buffet items, as well.

If you play cards go to customer service and get a few free decks of cards.

WandTCruisin
Third Mate

Get a stateroom near the back of the ship, and close to elevators. You'll be just a few steps from most everything except the Caribbean Theater.

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4 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail Date: Dec 04, 2014
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Sail Date: Dec 13, 2014
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5 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail Date: Jan 05, 2015
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