Fun and well organized

Carnival Victory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review

Sail Date: October 23, 2014
Ship: Carnival Victory
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

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. 

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Very good quality and selections.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Lots to do. Didn't have enough time to do all things we wanted to do.


3 out of 5
Fun all around. Typical cruise fare. Hairy chest and Love and Marriage were highlights.

Children's Programs

Not applicable

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Very cordial, accommodating. Raymond, Nestor and Marcello were all excellent

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Older ship and some wear but well maintained

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Comfortable, loved the view! Nice having the extra room in the suite

Ship Tip

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!

5 out of 5
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!
3 out of 5
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.
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