All Right Cruise
Carnival Victory Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York
Ship: Carnival Victory
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 8 years ago
While the value of the cruise was good the balcony was also wonderful. The general layout of the ship was not well thought out. You had to either go up a floor or down to transit the full ship. So getting to know the ship was very hard. Kids were always present in the Casion and the staff did little to have them removed.
The food in the main dinning room was very good, considering the cost of the cruise. Though it was not up to the standards of the other lines that we have taken in the past. The dinning room staff was very good. Take a pass on the salads and try some of the other appitizers!
The over all sound quality of the ship is terrible. It's constantly noisy. Kids were running in the halls at all hours of the night. We were on the 8th deck and the deck above had constant scraping of furniture that we could hear through the ceiling.
While the size of the bathroom was ample, the water preassure was almost nonexistant. Taking a shower took forever to get soap off! The plus in the bath was that the towels were of an excellent quality, ones that we're not found on some of the better lines.
The fair at the Buffets we such that we did not both with them and after the first day ate in the main dinning room every day for all meals.
We would have loved to use the pools and hot tubs had they not been taken over by all of the very young children that were on the cruise ( the tubs were full and you could not fit another body in them ).
I will say that the check in process was a very good experience and did not take long after a terrible drive through the city of NY. Disembarkation was not as well organized as I've seen in past cruises but it was effective.
The ship is showing signs of wear in all areas both public and in the rooms. Furniture in our cabin was dented and scraped up badly, looking like something from a used furniture store.
Over all, I would not take this ship or line again. It caters to a younger set of demagraphics than we are. I would say that experience cruisers should stay away.
Pros: Good Value
Cons: Bad Ship Layout