After going on one of the Victory's inaugural "Cruise to Nowhere" (3 days out of NYC - 8/2000), I should have known better........embarkation back then and again this past Nov. 8 was miserable. The outside cabins on the lower decks have inadequate closet and drawer space. This time we upgraded to one of the higher decks and this time the storage space was greatly improved. As far as our dining experience went: our waiter had the personality of a dead fish. The food was mediocre: no applesauce with the pork dinner! No cranberry sauce (as we know it) with the turkey dinner (it was a watery red juice)! However, both accompaniments were available at the lunch buffet earlier in the week?Italian dishes were a joke. But, our biggest complaint: the tiny booths in the dining room. We were a group of 6 and never ate one dinner together. Carnival does not guarantee seating arrangements, period! The one dinner we missed because our seating was changed to accomodate our stop in Boston, left us without a meal. The buffet was old and cold and they refused to send our dinners to our cabins! It was not a total loss, however. The ship, the Irish, Pool, and Casino bars; were great. The itinerary was great, except for Sydney, Nova Scotia; which could be omitted from future sailings. So, if you're little and can live on pizzas, hot dogs, and beer...Go for it!
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