Carnival Victory May Cruise from Miami
Carnival Victory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Sail Date: May 06, 2007
Ship: Carnival Victory
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Reviewed: 7 years ago
Review SummaryWe thoroughly enjoyed our seven day cruise aboard Victory. The Staff and Crew were top-notch, well-trained, and fully orientated toward making the passengers' shipboard experiences totally enjoyable and memorable. We thought the "Broadway" shows were among the best that we have seen, but loud. The Mediteranean Restaurant's food offerings were always outstanding, even surpassing the high quality of the formal dining rooms. Port calls were interesting and generally well organized.
Unfortunately, a few items did detract from our complete enjoyment of the cruise: The midship Atlantic Dining Room, extended 100% athartship, completely blocks all fore and aft passenger movement on deck 3 (Lobby Deck) and deck 4 (Atlantic Deck). I consider this a design deficinecy. The lack of directional signage in almost every elevator lobby is an accessibility deficiency. Port/Starboard/Forward/Aft signs or at least "Odd Cabins this direction and Even Cabins the opposite way would lessen the disorientation when circumnavigating the amidship dining room -- expecially when most of the elevators are facing either port or starboard, which further adds to disorientation. The third and final distraction to our cruise enjoyment was the excessively high volumn level of the sound systems and PA systems. They were consitently havoring aroung 110 decibels, and forced us to buy earplugs to protect our hearing during the shows and music presentations.
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Pros: The Staff and Crew were universally outstanding -- courteous, professional, friendly andd always helpful.
Cons: The Victory's architectural layout, with the amidship dining room blocking all fore and aft movement on two decks , is a design defect.