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.

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.

Before You Book

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.

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 Ship Stats

  • Price:
    $$$$
  • Size: L
  • Total Passengers: 3,470
  • Total Crew: 1,090
  • Passenger to Crew Ratio: 3.18
  • Built: Oct 2000
  • Refurbished: Apr 2015
  • Number of Decks: 13
  • Total Cabins: 1,379
  • Cabin Categories: 34
  • Gross Tonnage: 101,509
  • Length: 893
  • Beam: 116

Cabins

1379 cabins and 34 cabin categories.

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Inside Cabin Inside
4.1
(394 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 188 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $68/night
Oceanview Cabin Oceanview
4.1
(219 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 220 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $75/night
Balcony Balcony
4.3
(542 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 185 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $101/night
Suite Cabin Suite
4.2
(78 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 298 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $161/night

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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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Grill Grill
5.0
(6 Reviews)
Coral Sea Cafe Coral Sea Cafe
5.0
(1 Review)
Atlantic Dining Room Atlantic Dining Room
4.5
(28 Reviews)

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Onboard Activities

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Black And Red Seas Lounge Black And Red Seas Lounge
5.0
(4 Reviews)
Ionian Room Ionian Room
5.0
(1 Review)
Wading Pool Wading Pool
5.0
(1 Review)
Special Occasions Special Occasions
5.0
(1 Review)

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3633 Carnival Victory Reviews

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Not happy with this cruise at all! If u like the bars then it’s for u. Nothing for kids unless u turn them over to complete strangers. No kiddie pool! No Beach in Cozumel without per person just to look at it! Ridiculous! Very unhappy with my whole cruis! by Kfoust47

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Never sailing with carnival again. Too many bad experiences in my 1st time sailing with them.

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Fabulous! by elouden

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It is a party every day on the sea. Great people that quickly become friends/family. Never a dull moment with an endless amount of activities or simply lounging in the pool, hot tub , or sunbathing on deck. Food, Food, Food is everywhere and I enjoyed it with my Cheers beverage pack. I will definitely join Carnival on a Cruise every year!

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Birthday cruise by justinss

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My steward and waiter were extremely attentive to my needs and my partner's birthday. Thank you both so much.

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1162 Carnival Victory Tips

WandTCruisin
Oct 30, 2013

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.

lilar822
Jan 18, 2012

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..

Alexis0304
May 15, 2013

-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

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