Carnival Victory

3.5 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: L     Refurbished: 2 yrs ago    

About Carnival Victory

Carnival Victory is a large ship, carrying 3470 passengers and 1090 crew, and sails from Miami, Florida.

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Awesome fun and Amazing service

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
5 out of 5

Awesome fun and Amazing service

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Carnival victory had all the fun elements you could think of on a cruise-pool, Jacuzzi, gym, spa, jogging track, mini golf,  bars, discos, dining restaurants, amazing food, theater & shows, gaming arcade, and hundreds of other stuff  . But what amazed us was hospitality of staff members. Ronnel in house keeping often used some towel folding creativity to build animals and keeping our kid entertained. Munir in Atlantic  dining area was awesome with arranging our modified food needs- indian vegetarian,  and keeping us happy with his ever smiling happy face. Tauheed at pizza station went extra mile in arranging some modified vegan pizza serving. Alexandre and gavin spent deep efforts in making every camera click a perfect look. And there were many other staff who gave us all happy memories.

The bahamas port was fun too for water activities, and snorkeling tour was awesome. We were also privileged to watch superbowl event on large screen with real stadium like feel. I would want to go on same tour again. 

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Contributor Level: Purser
2 out of 5

below average

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Our room was perfect, cabin steward was excellent. After that it was all downhill. The bar and restaurant staff were either under staffed, poorly supervised or just unable to keep up with the demand. I've been on over 15 cruises with different lines, and this one was by far the worst. The comedians were fine but the variety shows were nothing to write home about. The last night show was cancelled due to a plumbing issue, though most passengers believed it was because of the response to the first show being so poor. What made this worse is i recommended it for a 60th birthday party for a close friend.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Loved it!

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Overall this was an excellent cruise.  The staff was knowledgeable and very helpful in getting the passengers onboard and having a great time.  The stateroom was up to my liking, as well the steward did excellent service. The servers at dinner were extremely attentive and remembered everyone at my table by name. The meals were ok good use some improving as far as having a more robust flavorful menu. I enjoyed the nightly activities such as the night club and comedy shows. This was a great first cruise!

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Contributor Level: Purser
2 out of 5

Not my favorite trip...

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I've been on lots of cruises, and this one was certainly not among the best.  The stateroom was old with crusty and broken tiles in the bathroom.  The deck had splattered food all over it when we arrived and was incorrectly set up.  That said, the steward took care of it with a smile as soon as he was able.  The band was set up in the smoking area of the casino, so that was a big disappointment.  The comedy shows were a lot of fun, but I missed dancing.  The piano man was pedantic but competent in leading the crowd.  Music on the decks was obscured by people bringing their own speakers and music, so there were as many as three or four different styles at once--very disconcerting.  The supervisor tried to tone it down but was largely unsuccessful.  The Lido Deck food fest was terrible; the food in the dining room was a solid B.  Party crowd, very diverse.  Wouldn't recommend for older crowd. 

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Family's first cruise!

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

Overall, ship was great!  Staff was excellent, food was very good, could have been more selection, but overall very good.  Activities were great, boat is a little old, but nothing major.  Only complaint was the length and efficiency of the safety presentation, but I mostly blame the complete idiots that would not stay off their cell phones for the delay!

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Cruise review

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The noise coming from the staff hallway at night made it very hard to sleep

i went to the desk to check on the noise and was told she didn't know anything about a noise and dismissed me.  And then a repeat of noise again on Sunday night

all the other people on the ship were very nice

 

rhe wheelchair assistance man once off the ship was horrible and almost thinking if not sailing with carnival again   Very rude and then told us he didn't get paid and his pay is his tops.  

 

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
4 out of 5

very good trip

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

food, service, cleanliness and entertainment . I would highly recommend a cruise on Carnival. This was my first cruise, I choose a shorter trip to see how I would tolerate it before  I book a longer trip.

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Contributor Level: Purser
2 out of 5

Don't book through

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

This was my families first cruise and they really enjoyed it. This was all that mattered. I have had other cruises to compare this to and this did not stand up against the others. I was not happy with the facilities. 

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Carnival did a great job on this cruise!

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Been on many Carnival cruises, and I must say they've stepped up their game on this one. Food was excellent, the entertainment was top notch, and staff was very competent. On the Victory, time to update the TVs, the old CRT boxes are fuzzy and hard to watch. Not that we're there to watch TV, but it would enhance the experience.

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3 out of 5

Mediocre

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This was my very first time cruising and wanted EVERYTHING to be wonderful for the price I paid. There were many cute activities aboard the ship but we were only able to enjoy Nassau for 1 day which was a bummer. I loved the fact that there were a great deal of menu items that were able to be ordered via room service at no additional charge,  dinner was nice every night but portions were very small at times and myself and my children were still hungry afterwards. My downside to my trip was my cabin somehow got wet, a good portion at that and was only refunded $200. A great deal of the workers were rude but had bad manners. The buffet was ok at times especially for breakfast but very crowded and unorganized. After speaking with several other experienced cruisers, Royal is the way to go next time.

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Promenade

The Promenade Deck features balcony seating in the Caribbean Lounge theater, Victory shops, Aegean Bar, Formalities, Neptune's Way, South China Sea Club...

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Atlantic

The Atlantic Deck features the three-level Caribbean Lounge theater, photo studio, photo shop, Indian Library, 19th Hole, Internet Cafe, Ionian Bar, and...

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Lido

The Lido Deck features staterooms in categories JS, 8E, 8D, 4J, 4H and 4G, as well as the Triton's Pool, the Mediterranean Restaurant, the Grand Buffet,...

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The Sun Deck features the children's wading pool, Club O2, Circle "C", the adults' only area - Serenity and the mini-golf course.

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WandTCruisin
Contributor Level: 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.

AtulVerma
Contributor Level: Third Mate

if you are taking a small 3 nights cruise with a day out on any port, its better to save on cabin with lower price -inside or ocean view. You hardly would have time to enjoy a suite or balcony in such short time space.

MyGrandma
Contributor Level: Purser

We were in the center of the ship right near the atrium...always pretty noisy, but easy to get everywhere.

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Price

L

Size

Aug 2000

Built

2 yrs ago

Refurbished

3470

Total Passengers

3.18

Crew to Passenger Ratio

13

Number of Decks

1379

Total Cabins

31

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