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Carnival Victory

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Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 0 yr ago    

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You get what you pay for.

jeppley1 reviewed 4 days ago

What people said about this ship:

"the buffet was really good just as good as the dining room." in 105 reviews.

"...line for everthing for extended periods of time on the lido deck ." in 41 reviews.

"great cruise experience I would never spend a dime and go on Carnival Cruise line again!" in 34 reviews.



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Momof3
Purser

Traveled As:
Family w/young children

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
4-6 cruises

5 star
5 star
5 star
5 star
5 star

Lots of Fun!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Victory | Sail Date: Jul 07, 2014

This was my first time cruising Carnival.  I have cruised Holland America and Norweigan before and this was definitely the most fun.  My children enjoyed camp carnival and all the food choices onboard.  DJ poolside was great.  We had a balcony room that slept five and it was roomier than I had thought it would be.  Three closets and VERY comfortable beds.  The ship was a little dated and my room (9270) could have been dusted a little better but nothing worth complaining about, after all the ship is 14 years old.  The room was in a great location (Lido deck).  Close to pool, laundry room and elevators.  All the staff was very nice especially our waiters at dinner.  Clive and his team were unbelievable.  The entertainment during dinner was great.  They had everyone up and dancing.  My kids had a great time.  I would definitely cruise Carnival again but I would choose a newer ship.  Carnival's private island Half Moon Cay was unbelievable.  The ship uses tenders for this island as it cannot dock there.  Get on island early and leave early to avoid tender lines of 1 hour or more!  On another note, the only thing I did not like about the ship is that you must pass through a smoke filled casino to get to the Pacific Dining room or go through the hot pool area to get there.  Not so convienient or healthy.

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Vicotry at Half Moon Cay Beach Grand Turk

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KereamSimon
Second Mate

Traveled As:
Family w/young children

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
2-3 cruises

4 star
4 star
4 star
4 star
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Great cruise!

Ship: Carnival Victory | Sail Date: Jul 12, 2014

We are back from our 5 night cruise on the Carnival Victory and I must say that we had a GREAT time on this cruise.  We sailed out of Miami on Saturday, July 12th and reached Ocho Rios, Jamaica on Monday, July 14th.  Once in Ocho Rios, we left the ship heading to our excursion at Dunn River Falls and Dolphin Cove.  I would not recommend the Dunn River Falls to anyone because of the poorly organizaed tour guides.  Not to mention that it was a very dry, humid, and hot day, the tour guides weren't very organized with trying to get the passengers to their various destinations.  To add to the frustration, once we arrived at Dunn River Falls, the tour guide was concentrating on getting an accurate head count instead of getting us into the excursion.  Having been frustrated with the entire process from the ship to the 1st stop on our excursion, we opted out and went on the Dolphin Cove.  Here we had a better experience and our 9-year daughter enjoyed herself.  We were able to feed the love birds, my daugter petted and fed the rabbits and she played in the ocean.  The next day we arrived at the Grand Caymans.  Once we left the ship, we had a GREAT time.  The tour guides were more organized and held up signs to the various excursions.  The excursion we chose was the Grand Cayman by land and sea and it was GREAT!  We were able to ride on a submarine and the driver got out and fed the fish right outside our windows.  The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the sunken ships and the various fish that we saw on our tour.  The next stop on our tour was the famous turtle farm.  Our daughter got a chance to feed and hold a turtle, something she's never done before.  We also visited Hell on this tour.  We even got a chance to send post cards to our family and friends with logos that read "I've been to HELL and back!"  Overall, our 2nd cruise with Carnival and our 3rd cruise overall was a GREAT vacation.  We are planning our next Carnival cruise now!!  Big Smile

 

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My husband wins the $500 slot tournament on the last night of the cruise! Welcome to Hell!! More towel animals!

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stot84
Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

4 star
4 star
4 star
4 star
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Great First Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Victory | Sail Date: Jul 21, 2014

Bought this as a surprise Christmas gift for the hubby last year. Had a great view from our room, great service from the staff, delicious meals in the Atlantic and buffet.Wont get the bottomless bubbles next time. We didnt really use it like we thought we would. We could tell the ship was dated, but that really didnt matter, we enjoyed the whole experience. We would get off the ship early, so we had an easy time going to the ports. The beaches at Grand Turk and Half Moon Cay were picture postcard beautiful. Nassau wasn't as nice. Enjoyed the shopping at Nassau, though. We would go on another cruise!

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Grand Turk Bedtime Buddy

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
4-6 cruises

4 star
4 star
4 star
4 star
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Victory June 28-July 3

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Victory | Sail Date: Jun 28, 2014

Our cruise was very good. The service was excellent and for the most part, the good was good.

We were woken up by rowdy party goers twice in the middle of the night.

I would recommend to others and most likely will go again next year,

Thanks,

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ajmvp86
Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

5 star
5 star
5 star
5 star
5 star

Great Time !

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Victory | Sail Date: Jun 28, 2014

This was my first cruise and definitely won’t be my last. Great food, staff, and activites. I do not have a single negative thing to say about my experience.

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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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Carnival Victory
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5 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail Date: Oct 27, 2014
Ship Name: Carnival Victory
21 Ship Mate app members

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17
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5 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail Date: Nov 10, 2014
Ship Name: Carnival Victory
17 Ship Mate app members

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4 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail Date: Nov 20, 2014
Ship Name: Carnival Victory
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