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Carnival Victory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review
5 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 09, 2014
Ship: Carnival Victory
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

First of all I'd like to say that the staff are really great. Everyone was friendly, and helpful.

 

The boat itself needs some major updating. If you have been on other cruises this will be the first thing you notice. It's clean, but showing its age. 

 

The food was OK, if you like fried anything everything all the time. It was extremely difficult to get any fresh foods. Our biggest complaint was the timing of the food options. The lunch buffet always closed AFTER we returned from excursions. There was other food available, but eating pizza for lunch 5 days in a row became VERY tiring. Dinners were good, but don't pick the your time dining b/c you'll have to line up EVERY night which is a huge pain. The lineups for all the food were pretty terrible.

 

Purchase the faster to the fun pass if you can. That helped us a lot. 

 

The crowd on this cruise was rowdy - a lot of people from florida who got very cheap last minute deals. Nothing wrong with that if you're looking to party, but if you're looking to relax this is NOT the cruise for you. Also - the pools are always COMPLETELY full, and when I say full I mean every inch is covered. We didn't even find the 'serenity' area for adults until our last day (its beautiful) but there was zero shade. 

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Not enough selection of fresh foods. Extend the hours of lunch buffet for people on excursions.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

1 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Dinning room staff were great.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Needs major updating. Pools are small and crowded.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Not bad. Clean. Shower tiles were gross though.
5 out of 5
South beach is wonderful.
5 out of 5
Do the bamboo beach club!
5 out of 5
Take one of the many taxi's to the beach.
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