We needed a good vacation

Carnival Victory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
Verified Review

Sail Date: May 22, 2014
Ship: Carnival Victory
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 8321
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 3 years ago

My 81 year old mother and I enjoyed this cruise. It was the little vacation we needed. We enjoyed the dining room experience each evening (6 pm). The food was not the variety or the presentation we experienced 9 years ago on another cruise line to Alaska, but sufficient. The shows were good but not great, and I missed having other learning opportunities (i.e. about the ecosystem, the destinations, etc.) I was disappointed that several of the cruise activities were tied to a product or sales (skin care, interpret your footprint, etc.) Staff were top notch and excursions were well done.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
After 2 nights of loud thumping on the ceiling, we discovered we were just below the dance floor that surrounded the pool area. Line dancing! Arghhhhh.

Ship Tip

Sunrise at breakfast was a treat.
To get to the Pacific Dining Room, go all the way to the high 300's on stateroom levels and take the aft elevator to 3 or 4. Much easier than winding your way through the (smoky casino.)

5 out of 5
B2 Miami Hotel and Everglades Safari excursion.
5 out of 5
Old Town Trolley tour for 3.5 hours.
3 out of 5
Sub-Ocean view Excursion was the only non-High Adventure option for those who had any kind of mobility issue.
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