Carnival Victory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


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4 out of 5

Fun and well organized

Sail Date: October 23, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

Had a great time!  Cruise was very well organized overall.  Many positives.  Dinner service was a bit slow during formal night, took over two hours from start to finish.  Following night not much better.

Smoke in the casino area was pretty strong, upgrade on the ventilation system would be great.


Otherwise Key West exceeded expectations and Cozumel was fun.  Paddle boarding excursion was cancelled due to weather, but no problems with refunding of fees.  Still had a great time at the beach and at the portside restaurants and shops.


Accommodations were very good, cabin was always clean.  Food was also very good throughout and plenty of options.


Was family friendly as well.  Wondered why so many kids were out of school in mid to late October, but did not see any melt-downs or bad parenting that might be more typical on a Disney Cruise, for example.


A very good experience and would recommend for a novice or someone looking to get away for a long weekend. 

Ship Quality
Older ship and some wear but well maintained
Food and Dining
Very good quality and selections.
Service and Staff
Very cordial, accommodating. Raymond, Nestor and Marcello were all excellent
Fun all around. Typical cruise fare. Hairy chest and Love and Marriage were highlights.
Children's Programs Not applicable
Onboard Activities
Lots to do. Didn't have enough time to do all things we wanted to do.
Destinations and Excursions
Really enjoyed Key West. Cozumel was also very good.
Cabin / Stateroom
Comfortable, loved the view! Nice having the extra room in the suite
Key West, Florida
Visited Hemingway House. Excellent tour. Duval Street was just getting warmed up when we had to leave. Would have been great to have had more time there. Sloppy Joe's was fun as well!
Cozumel, Mexico
Went to Mia Playa beach when our paddle board excursion was cancelled due to wind and choppy waters. Still a nice time. Portside shops and restaurants were fun as well.


Very good value. Enjoyed the experience and would definitely recommend to others. A lot of fun to be had. 4 nights and it felt like I was away for a month, so that speaks volumes!

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