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3470 Psgrs
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Nov 2010

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"...slow-no one to talk to as we were by ourselves and the dining room was not that crowded)." in 98 reviews.
"One down fall however was the Lido deck entertainment." in 37 reviews.
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Birthday Cruise!!!!!

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I took my girlfriend out on the Carnival Victory and had a great time!!  The shows are very entertaining.   I loved the 24 hours pizza station!!!   The open seating dinner eating options could of been better.

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Carnival Victory Cruise

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First time, wasnt sure what to expect, was dissappointed. Pros, the dining room meals were excellent, the room was great, the service was outstanding. Cons, the pools were so small, filled to the brim with kids, everything cost and was expensive, bingo, drinks, pictures. We were only in Jamacia for 5 hours, the lines to get off the ship were horrendous. I guess I am to active of a person to enjoy a cruise. Will go back to an all inclusive resort.

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Great destinations, not so great ship experience

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Victory | Sail Date: Mar 31, 2014


We took our kids on this trip for their spring break. It was a fantastic deal for three great beach days and the staff was very nice. We were disappointed by the cleanthliness of the ship and the food. When we arrived our cabin was not clean--hair all over the shower, toothpaste in the sink, etc. I had heard cruising was known for its food, but I was hungry almost the entire time on the ship. I have three small kids and prefer to feed them healthy, fresh food. Instead, the buffets and most of the dining room foods were heavy and fried. For most of the trip I was under the impression there was no salad bar, but I found one the last day offering only lettuce, carrots and radishes. Lastly, the Carnival kids program was fantastic! My kids really liked to go, but unfortunately this isn't a great ship for kids because of the noise. Every night we were up until 3 am with yelling and loud banter in the halls which ended when the bars closed on the ship. It made the trip more difficult having three exhausted kids each day from being woken up all night. 

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trip to key west and cozumel

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Victory | Sail Date: Mar 27, 2014


very nice, rooms were good, room service very good, food good but very disappointed with the shows!  TY   The places we went to Key west and Cozumel were very good also.  Thank you

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SPRING BREAK 2014

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Victory | Sail Date: Mar 22, 2014


HAD AN AWSOME TIME WITH THE FAM. VERY POLITE AND PROFESSIONAL CREW. NOTHING NEGATIVE TO SAY ABOUT CARNIVAL. SHIPS ACTIVITY PROGRAMS WERE LEGIT. WOULD TRAVEL AND RECOMMEND TO OTHERS TO SAIL WITH CCL.

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customer service needs tweeking!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Victory | Sail Date: Mar 17, 2014


Personnel at port in miami not very accomodating to handicap passenger. We reserved a wheelchair and upon our arrival, no chair was to be found..Very frustrating.. Room was clean and stocked but to our surprise, No refrigerator in room..!! Our last cruise on LEgend had a stocked refridge with drinks and water. Ship needs updating! Decor is outdated! Food was ok..edible.. Camp Carnival was excellant..great activities.counselors were well trained and friendly!

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My birthday cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Victory | Sail Date: Mar 17, 2014


The staff was very friendly and professional . The food was great always hostname fresh. The entertainment was great...I felt as though we always had something to do. Every one was very energetic and kept your spirits up. I was one of my best experiences so far with Carnival

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Our Western Caribbean cruise were breathtaking

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Victory | Sail Date: Mar 13, 2014


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Our cruise to Key west and Cozumel island were marvelous.  The islands were beautiful and all the people were friendly.

On the Carnival Victory, the people were wonderful to us and attend to our every needs, especially our cabin host, he was so funny and wonderful with us. And our cabin room was alway clean and look beautiful. Our dinner time was wonderful and everything were delicious, im lookin forward on goin on a carnival cruise again soon... The entertainment on the ship were so much fun, we loved evrythibg about our cruise

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One of the best trips we've ever had!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Victory | Sail Date: Mar 08, 2014


Took this cruise with my daughter during her college spring break, and it was wonderful!  Our cabin steward, Mohammad, was absolutely great, cleaning our cabin twice a day, creating towel animals and accesorizing them with my daughter's sunglasses, which added a personal touch, and lining up my 16 prs. of shoes in a perfectly orderly row!  I also give huge kudos to whomever arranged our dining room seating.  We were seated at a table of eight, with not only three other mother/daugther groups, but also with girls who were all the same college age!  The girls hit it off immediately, and we ended up not only having dinner together, but also going to shows afterward throughout the cruise.

The other highlights of the cruise were the amazing ports and shore excursions we booked.  We went to Jamaica and Cayman Islands, and swam with dolphins and sting rays!  They were truly once in a lifetime experiences, and we will forever have wonderful memories of this cruise!

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Fabulous Vacation!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Victory | Sail Date: Feb 22, 2014


We really enjoyed this ship! This is our 5th cruise and we would take this same trip again! Carnival Victory's crew is the best so far. We loved the ports of Ocho Rios and Grand Gayman. It was perfect for a weeks vacation, very relaxing and FUN! FUN...Carnival style! <3

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About Carnival Victory

565
Interior Cabins
278
Oceanview Cabins
486
Balcony Cabins
50
Suite Cabins
4
Restaurants
4
Pools

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Ship Staff Quality: 73%
Stateroom Quality: 62%
Destinations & Excursions: 59%

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Cabins of Carnival Victory

Interior Stateroom on Carnival Victory Size:
185 sq. ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed a sitting area with sofa an interactive television system with remote control private bathroom with shower hairdryer individual climate control telephone and in-room safe.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
9215, 9216, 6402, 6429, 7218, 7219, 7394, 8404, 8407, 1007, 1008, 9285, 9286, 9291, 9292, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 6205, 6206, 7203, 7204, 7205, 7206

Available On Decks:
Riviera, Main, Lido, Verandah, Upper, Empress, Panorama

Balcony Stateroom on Carnival Victory Size:
185 sq. ft.; Balcony: 35 sq. ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed a sitting area with sofa an interactive television system with remote control private balcony private bath with shower picture window hairdryer telephone individual climate control and in-room safe.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
6207, 6208

Available On Decks:
Spa, Panorama, Upper, Empress, Verandah, Lido

Oceanview Stateroom on Carnival Victory Size:
220 sq. ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed a sitting area with sofa an interactive television system with remote control picture window private bathroom with shower individual climate control telephone hairdryer and in-room safe.
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed a sitting area with sofa an interactive television system with remote control picture window private bathroom with shower individual climate control telephone hairdryer and in-room safe. Please Note: staterooms 2428 & 2429 have obstructed views.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
2452, 2453

Available On Decks:
Riviera, Main

Aft-View Extended Balcony Stateroom on Carnival Victory Size:
185 sq. ft.; Balcony: 60 sq. ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed a sitting area with sofa an interactive television system with remote control private balcony private bath with shower picture window hairdryer telephone individual climate control and in-room safe.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
Empress, Upper, Verandah

Junior Suite on Carnival Victory Size:
275 sq. ft.; Balcony: 35 sq. ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king a sitting area with sofa armchair and coffee table walk-in dressing area with vanity table 2 large closets wall safe mini-bar bathroom with whirlpool tub and shower an interactive TV system with remote control hair-dryer telephone picture window and large private balcony.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
Lido

Ocean Suite on Carnival Victory Size:
275 sq. ft.; Balcony: 65 sq. ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king a sitting area with sofa armchair and coffee table walk-in dressing area with vanity table 2 large closets wall safe mini-bar bathroom with whirlpool tub and shower an interactive TV system with remote control hair-dryer telephone picture window and large private balcony.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
Empress

Grand Suite on Carnival Victory Size:
345 sq. ft.; Balcony: 85 sq. ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king a sitting area with sectional sofa 2 armchairs and coffee table walk-in dressing area with vanity table 3 large closets wall safe mini-bar bathroom with whirlpool tub and shower hairdryer telephone individual climate control an interactive TV system with remote control picture window and large private balcony.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
7288

Available On Decks:
Empress

Porthole Stateroom on Carnival Victory Size:
220 sq. ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed a sitting area with sofa an interactive television system with remote control two porthole windows private bathroom with shower individual climate control telephone hairdryer and in-room safe.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.

Available On Decks:
Riviera, Main

Interior Bunk Bed Stateroom on Carnival Victory Size:
185 sq. ft.

Amenities:
- One upper bed and one lower bed (bunk bed) an interactive television system with remote control private bath with shower hairdryer individual climate control telephone and in-room safe.

Please Note: cabins 1201 1202 1205 1206 2211 2212 2216 and 2217 have 2 porthole windows. All other category 1A cabins are interior staterooms.
Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
1405

Available On Decks:
Riviera, Upper, Main

Deck Plans for Carnival Victory

Carnival Victory

 

Sky

The Sky Deck features the entrance to the slide for the King of the Seas Pool and the adults' only area - Serenity.

Sky
2 Upper Beds
2 Upper Beds
1 Upper Bed
1 Upper Bed
Twins/King Bed & Double Sofa Bed
Twins/King Bed & Double Sofa Bed
Queen Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Queen Bed & Single Sofa Bed
2 Porthole Windows
2 Porthole Windows
Unisex Wheelchair Accessible Restroom
Unisex Wheelchair Accessible Restroom
Twin Beds Don't Convert to King
Twin Beds Don't Convert to King
Twin Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Twin Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Twins/King Bed & Single Convertible Sofa
Twins/King Bed & Single Convertible Sofa
Twins/King & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Twins/King & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Queen Bed
Queen Bed
Queen & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Queen & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Connecting Staterooms
Connecting Staterooms
Twin/King Bed & Single Sofa & 2 Upper Beds
Twin/King Bed & Single Sofa & 2 Upper Beds
Wheelchair Accessible Stateroom
Wheelchair Accessible Stateroom
Obstructed View
Obstructed View

Dining

Your Time Dining on Carnival Victory Dine in the main dining room anytime between 5:45 and 9:30 PM. Guests are usually seated within 20 minutes on a first-come, first-serve basis, depending on party size. Parties of 10 or more may need to be accommodated at different tables. * Please note: not being offered of Barbados roundtrip cruises.

Seating Times: 5:45 - 9:30 PM.
Dress: We suggest smart casual dress attire. On formal evenings, formal dress is required. Shorts and swimwear are not permitted.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Atlantic and Pacific Dining Rooms on Carnival Victory The two-tiered Atlantic and Pacific dining rooms feature contemporary and gourmet dishes, including vegetarian entrees and low-fat, low-sodium Nautica Spa selections.

Seating Times: Breakfast: 7:45-9 AM; Lunch: Noon to 1:30 PM; Dinner: Early: 5:45-6:15 PM or Late: 8-8:30 PM.
Dress: We suggest smart casual dress attire. On formal evenings, formal dress is required. Shorts and swimwear are not permitted.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
Reservations required.

This exclusive dining event for 12 lucky guests features a multi-course dinner hosted by one of Carnival's master chefs. The evening includes a private cocktail reception, a tour of the galley led by the chef, and a sumptuous dinner in a non-traditional dining venue, such as the gallery or the library. (Dining location depends on the vessel).

Seating Times: TBA
Dress: We suggest formal attire.
Costs: $75 per dining guest; the fee does not include specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks which are offered at current bar menu prices.
Reservations are required and need to be made onboard at the ship's guest service desk.

Mediterranean Restaurant on Carnival Victory Enjoy excellent casual dining and panoramic ocean views at the Mediterranean Restaurant. Along with made to order pasta, salads, hot entrees, and tempting desserts, there's also a New York style deli and Asian wok featuring traditional favorites sure to please your palate.

Seating Times: Open 7 AM to midnight.
Dress: We suggest casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservation required.

Sushi Bar on Carnival Victory Watch the sushi chef carve and create a bunch of delicious mouthwatering pieces of sushi for your dining pleasure. Saki is also available to purchase.

Seating Times: 5:00 - 8:30 PM
Dress: No dress code.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, Saki, beer, wine and soft drinks are offered at current menu prices.
No reservations required.

The Taste Bar on Carnival Victory Sample complimentary bite-sized appetizers before dinner for a taste of flavors that await at the ship's most popular dining venues.

Seating Times: Check onboard for hours of operation.
Dress: Always casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

This poolside grill serves delicious, made to order hamburgers, hot dogs, and french fries.

Seating Times: Noon to 6 PM.
Dress: We suggest casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Pizzeria Arno on Carnival Victory Stop by for a warm, delicious slice of pizza any time, day or night.

Seating Times: Open 24 hours.
Dress: We suggest casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservation required.

Coral Sea Café Patisserie on Carnival Victory Indulge in a cappuccino or freshly brewed cup of coffee and choose from a tempting selection of pastries, cookies and cakes at the Coral Sea Cafe Patisserie.

Seating Times: Check onboard for times.
Dress: We suggest casual attire.
Costs: A nominal fee for all items sold at the café.
No reservation required.

Room Service on Carnival Victory Nobody goes to bed hungry aboard Carnival ships. No matter what time your appetite catches up with you, complimentary and cheerful stateroom service is just a phone call away.

Seating Times: Available 24 hours.
Dress: No dress code.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.

Entertainment

Adriatic Aft Lounge on Carnival Victory Deck: Promenade
Type: Bar
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Aegean Sports Bar on Carnival Victory Deck: Promenade
Type: Bar
Description: The energy in this sports bar is set on high. Check out a game on TV and enjoy drinks and appetizers while you laugh it up with friends, old and new, in the Carnival Victory Aegean Bar.

Black And Red Seas Lounge on Carnival Victory Deck: Promenade
Type: Bar
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Camp Carnival on Carnival Victory Deck: Spa
Type: Kids Zone
Description: From finger painting to cartoon time, the little ones will have a blast at this supervised camp for kids ages 2-11.

Camp Carnival on Carnival Victory Deck: Sun
Type: Kids Zone
Description: From finger painting to cartoon time, the little ones will have a blast at this supervised camp for kids ages 2-11.

Caribbean Main Lounge on Carnival Victory Deck: Lobby
Type: Entertainment
Description: Sit back and enjoy the performance at the Carnival Victory Caribbean Lounge where every performance is an extravaganza.

Caribbean Main Lounge on Carnival Victory Deck: Promenade
Type: Entertainment
Description: Sit back and enjoy the performance at the Carnival Victory Caribbean Lounge where every performance is an extravaganza.

Caribbean Main Lounge on Carnival Victory Deck: Atlantic
Type: Entertainment
Description: Sit back and enjoy the performance at the Carnival Victory Caribbean Lounge where every performance is an extravaganza.

Caspian Wine Bar on Carnival Victory Deck: Promenade
Type: Bar
Description: The perfect place to begin and end your night, the wine bar has a vintage for even the most discriminating connoisseur.

Circle C on Carnival Victory Deck: Sun
Type: Kids Zone
Description: One of the coolest spots on board is Circle C and it's just for kids 12-14... video games, dance parties, late night movies, Karaoke and more. What could be more fun?

Club Arctic Dance Club on Carnival Victory Deck: Promenade
Type: Bar
Description: Dance. Dance. Dance. The party is in full swing at the Point After dance club. Show off your moves and make new friends in the process. It's fancy footwork fun in this hot-spot.

Club O2 on Carnival Victory Deck: Sun
Type: Kids Zone
Description: We know just what teenagers 15-17 like... Music, video games, food, new friends and BIG fun, Club O2's got it; the perfect 'round-the-clock hangout full of funtastic things to do.

Coral Sea Cafe on Carnival Victory Deck: Promenade
Type: Snack
Description: Take a break and recharge in style at this European style coffee bar, specializing in premium coffees and delicious pastries.

Formalities on Carnival Victory Deck: Promenade
Type: Other
Description: Rent your formal wear here.

Indian Library on Carnival Victory Deck: Atlantic
Type: Other
Description: Catch up on your reading, write family and friends back home or stimulate your brain with a game of Chess, Checkers, or Scrabble in the Library.

Internet Cafe on Carnival Victory Deck: Atlantic
Type: Other
Description: Send friends and family a quick email and don't forget to include a picture. They'll be so jealous.

Ionian Cigar Room on Carnival Victory Deck: Atlantic
Type: Health
Description: What better way to end the night (or to start the night) than a glass of port and a nice stogey?

Irish Sea Piano Bar on Carnival Victory Deck: Promenade
Type: Bar
Description: Check out the piano bar for the ultimate in fun. Listen to live music, make song requests, sing along or just chill with others.

King Of The Sea Pool on Carnival Victory Deck: Panorama
Type: Pool
Description: The King of the Sea pool area, on the Carnival Victory Panorama Deck, has a Twister Waterslide that's three-decks high: perfect for splashin', playin' and slidin' - and fun for all ages.

Mini Golf on Carnival Victory Deck: Sun
Type: Sports
Description: Foooooore! Have a swinging good time at the Sun deck's new 9-hole mini-golf course. The greens are meticulously maintained and the view is great. Just remember your follow through and no bogeys allowed.

Neptune's Way Promenade on Carnival Victory Deck: Promenade
Type: Shop
Description:

Photo Gallery on Carnival Victory Deck: Atlantic
Type: Shop
Description: The photo gallery is loaded with some of your best Fun Ship moments. Pick your favorites; then take home your fondest and most fun memories.

SeasideTheater on Carnival Victory Deck: Panorama
Type: Entertainment
Description: Watch movies, concerts, news, sporting events, and even watch others shake their groove thing on the Carnival Seaside Theatre. It's a 12'x22' jumbo-sized LED screen with a crystal-clear picture and a 70,000-watt, easy-to-hear sound system.

Seven Seas Atrium on Carnival Victory Deck: Lobby
Type: Other
Description:

Seven Seas Atrium on Carnival Victory Deck: Promenade
Type: Other
Description:

Seven Seas Atrium on Carnival Victory Deck: Atlantic
Type: Other
Description:

South China Sea Club Casino on Carnival Victory Deck: Promenade
Type: Gaming
Description: Feeling lucky? Sure you are! Try your hand at poker, blackjack, roulette, craps and more. That's just a sampling of the games that the Carnival Victory South China Sea Club has in store.

Spa Carnival on Carnival Victory Deck: Spa
Type: Health
Description: Relax, it's all in the technique. Feel the stress sail away as you pamper yourself with soothing treatments and massages for your body and soul at the Carnival Fantasy Spa Carnival...Ahhhhh.

The Fun Shops on Carnival Victory Deck: Promenade
Type: Shop
Description: Everything from t-shirts to high-end timepieces, trinkets to your favorite spirits (duty-free) - That's what you'll find at the shops of Carnival. Find the perfect Fun Ship gifts for friends, family and yourself.

Video Arcade on Carnival Victory Deck: Promenade
Type: Kids Zone
Description: If you love to play video games we've got just the spot for you - no matter your age. Check out The Warehouse video arcade, which is equipped with the latest high tech games.

Wading Pool on Carnival Victory Deck: Sun
Type: Pool
Description: Let the kids splash around here!

Tips for Carnival Victory

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

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.

Go to the informational meeting if this is your first cruise. So much info!!!

-Bring a sweater for the nighttime, it might get chilly until you get the party started, especially if you have a balcony -If you can, get to the dining room as early as possible, as you will get the best service and you will get out earlier and have more time to have fun and see the entertainment

cut through on 5,it gets you across the boat

UNDERPACK.....UNDERPACK!!! If you have to get some stuff laundered there is self-serve launderettes on board or you can send it to be done...and this wasn't very expensive. For $10 or so I got 3 or 4 outfits washed folded and delivered to my room....it really saves a lot of room in the suitcase..

As an early riser, the staff had breakfast out a few minutes early and were very accommodating on the Lido deck. Coffee was always HOT and delicious. We also ate dinner in the Pacific dining room and had a table right on the water at sunset. Magical!

The dining room food was great- our waitstaff team Donovan & Joyce were absolutely fantastic!!!!!!!!!! we had other servers for one night they were good too, but we spent 4 of the 5 dinners w/ Donovan great great great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

To beat the crowds for breakfast, get up and go early.

We love the pools...but with young children I recomend doing/using it in the early part of the day...before the older/party people... is ok...everybody is there to enjoy!

Take the stairs. It's good exercise and the wait for the elevators can be long at busy times like when you arrive at the ports.

If you're not a diver and you're in Grand Turk, take a taxi to the National Museum. Very interesting.

Get ready to do a lot of walking as this is a large ship. Know where the elevators are in the center of the ship and try to use them to cut down on a lot of extra walking. You have to pay for everything such as sodas, and drinks.

plan to wait on elevators. map of ship at all elevators really help.

If you want a quite spot to lay out, go to deck 7 to the front of the ship and you will find a door that leads you to the front of the ship. Not many people go there and its nice and quiet during the day, and at night you can see the stars clearer.

Use the stairs. Much faster than waiting for the elevator. There is also a machine that will break large denomination bills into smaller. $5 is the smallest it gives.

Pack some food for lunch, and hope that you can hold out for dinner! Dinner is the best meal on the ship.

Mediterranean buffet for breakfast and lunch, tons of undiscovered seating upstairs with lots of windows too. Deck 5 is only deck that you can go front to back of boat without changing floors. We would take the room corridor on deck 7 from our room to the back of the ship and down the stairs to the pacific Dining room. Faster and less traffic. Take stairs and forget the elevators when you can.

Explore the ship. Look at the map. Deck 3 is confusing.

The wait staff in the dining room were fantastic. The entertained us every night.

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