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    Oct 2000
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Carnival Victory overview

Carnival Victory cruise ship from Carnival Cruise Line.

Carnival Victory has genuine family appeal with fleet favorites such as Camp Ocean, where kids aged 2 through 11 enjoy supervised, ocean-themed activities. Young cruisers will enjoy Seuss at Sea where they can meet and dine with beloved storybook characters. Older kids and teens have dedicated hangout spaces at Circle "C" and Club 02.

Family fun doesn't stop with Victory's kids' programs. The Punchliner Comedy Club puts on family-appropriate shows, and all ages will enjoy snuggling up on a poolside lounger for Dive-In Movies. For active play, the Aqua Park features the Twister Waterslide, SplashZone, and King of the Sea pool area. The ship also has a 24-hour video game arcade for all-night excitement.

With its selection of bars and nightclubs, Carnival Victory also features plenty of opportunities for over-21 fun. Adults can quench their thirst with a refreshing frozen concoction at BlueIguana Tequila Bar or sing along at the ship's piano bar. At the Alchemy Bar, adventurous cruisers can try something new as bartenders whip up unique custom elixirs. The ship also features the adults-only area Serenity, a peaceful, outdoor oasis.

What's next for Carnival Victory?

In 2018, Victory underwent an extensive refurbishment. Updates included the addition of popular venues such as Guy's Burger Joint, RedFrog Rum Bar, and the Cherry on Top candy shop. An additional upgrade scheduled in 2020 where the ship will relaunch as Carnival Radiance. It will include the first-ever at-sea Big Chicken restaurant, created by NBA superstar Shaquille O'Neal.

Carnival Victory Itineraries

Departing from its homeport in Miami, Victory offers 3- and 4-day cruises to The Bahamas, with a stop in Nassau. On 4-day cruises, the ship makes an additional stop at Carnival's own private island.  Half Moon Cay. Western Caribbean cruises have 4-day itineraries, with ports of call in Cozumel and Key West. After its 2020 upgrade, the rechristened vessel will have additional homeports and itineraries. New cruising destinations will include Canada, and New England.

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Why sail: Families will appreciate Victory's many children's activities. From Camp Ocean, Carnival's fleet-wide children's program, to Zumbini and Seuss at Sea, this ship aims to engage even its youngest cruisers.

You should know:With shorter cruises sailing to limited destinations, Carnival Victory may not appeal to cruisers who crave exotic, off-the-beaten-path destinations.

Carnival Victory ship highlights

Punchliner Comedy Club on Carnival VIctory.

There's always something to do on Victory whether it's relaxing at Spa Carnival or a craft workshop courtesy of Make it with Michaels. At night, the extravagant stage shows feature performances by singers, dancers, and magicians. The ship offers poolside Dive-In Movies, where cruisers can grab a blanket and popcorn and settle in to watch a recent blockbuster.

There's plenty to do for younger cruisers. Victory features Seuss at Sea, where children can participate in vibrant and whimsical activities inspired by beloved storybooks. These activities include an onboard parade, arts and crafts, and a character breakfast. The ship also offers structured programs and spaces for kids of all ages. Camp Ocean has programs for ages 2 through 11 and Circle "C" for the 12 to 14 crowd and Club O2 for teens.

  • Aqua Park with Twister waterslide
  • Seuss at Sea
  • Dive-In Movies
  • Bonsai Sushi Express
  • The Punchliner Comedy Club
  • Camp Ocean, Circle "C," and Club O2 kids' programs
  • Serenity adults-only oasis
  • Night Owls late-night childcare
  • Spa Carnival
  • RedFrog Rum Bar
  • Stage shows featuring singers, dancers, and illusionists
  • Casino
  • Guy's Burger Joint
  • Cherry on Top candy store
  • Four pools and seven whirlpools

Carnival Victory ratings:

  • Cabin / Stateroom 4.2
  • Children's Programs 3.9
  • Destinations and Excursions 4.1
  • Embarkation and Disembarkation 4.2
  • Entertainment 4.0
  • Food and Dining 3.9
  • Onboard Activities 3.9
  • Service and Staff 4.4
  • Ship Quality 4.0

Carnival Victory cabins

1379 cabins and 34 cabin categories.

Inside Cabin


(423 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 188 sq. ft.
Oceanview Cabin


(233 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 220 sq. ft.
Balcony Cabin


(582 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 185 sq. ft.
Suite Cabin


(87 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 298 sq. ft.

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Carnival Victory dining

Travelers looking for mealtime variety will appreciate the selection of dining venues available onboard. There are two main dining rooms and a sprawling buffet on the Lido deck. Cruisers can opt for delectable sandwiches and sides at the Carnival Deli. Boldly flavored international cuisine can be found at Chopsticks and BlueIguana Cantina, and burgers designed by celebrity chef Guy Fieri at Guy's Burger Joint. Plus, dessert lovers won't want to miss Sweet Spot's marble chocolate cheesecake and other delightful confections.

For a little extra cash, diners can enjoy luscious specialty venues such as the New England-inspired Seafood Shack and Bonsai Sushi Express. Cruisers can also get a glimpse into the ship's galley at The Chef's Table. Hosted by Victory's master executive chef, this unique experience culminates in a multicourse dinner featuring exclusive dishes not found on the menu.



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Coral Sea Cafe

Coral Sea Cafe

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Pacific Dining Room

Pacific Dining Room

(46 Reviews)
Atlantic Dining Room

Atlantic Dining Room

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Carnival Victory onboard activities

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Wading Pool

Wading Pool

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Wonderful experience.. Lot of Fun !! by raviponda

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (young children)
Ship: Carnival Victory / Destination: Caribbean - Bahamas

It was an excellent trip, we had wonderful time. We enjoyed food and good service. However there could be more fun and entertainment activity for adults and kids.

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Fabulous - cant stop thinking about the Fun Ship. Waiting for "Radiance" by mmoodie

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Ship: Carnival Victory / Destination: Caribbean - Bahamas

It was a privledge to have been on this cruise ship and the journey was a beautiful experience.

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Ship: Carnival Victory / Destination: Caribbean - Western

This cruise was the fastest on/off experience we have ever had. The Ports of Call were great. The only thing is we would have liked to have seen more things to do on the at sea day.

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Aug 01, 2014

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

Aug 20, 2014

The Lido deck have continuous food daily and offered a variety of food. Excellent.

May 24, 2015

We got a room on the middle of the boat near the bottom because I read that you wouldn't feel the rocking as much there and it was very convenient. It was right next to the elevator so it was easy to get to anything on the boat and the movement of the boat was less noticeable there.

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