Carnival Victory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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5 out of 5

Great Value for Annual Girl's Trip

Sail Date: May 02, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Balcony

As a seasoned cruise lover, I would highly recommend!  There were a group of 6 ladies on annual girl's trip heading on Carnival's Victory ship to The Caymans and Ocho Rios.  Of the 6, 2 ladies were first-timers; 2 were on their second cruise and 2 of us have been on multiple cruises.  We greatly enjoyed every minute of the onboard activities, gorgeous ports, and lively entertainment.  Special accolades to Ervin Mitchell, the comedian.  He was absolutely HILARIOUS without the use of much profanity.  We enjoyed his shows so much that we attended all 3 during the night of the cruise. 

We were surprised by the great value of balcony cabins on the Lido deck.  Speaking on cabins, we had the best room attendant ever!  Dewa was amazing, efficient and prompt despite working on 2 floors as well as a sometimes "rocking" ship during night hours.  There were a couple of storms during the night that caused the ship to "rock" from side to side from time to time.  We were prepared with sea bands so no big deal.

Please be aware that you get what you pay for...The cabins showed general wear and had an ancient television instead of flat screen.  These were minor nits since we did not go on the cruise to critique the cabins or watch tons of TV.

Finally, we LOVED the made to order omelets, Serenity adult section and sauna/steam room.  We did not love the tender process into Grand Cayman but the entire process was overlooked when we hit the island.  Gorgeous 7 Mile beach took all of our worries away!  Although I'd been to both ports previously, it was nice to do new things and see the same ports through fresh eyes of friends.  The cruise could not have been better or more fun with great gal pals!

Ship Quality
Great condition considering it's age and number of cruises out of Ft Lauderdale and Miami.
Food and Dining
Enjoyed all meals. Heard several individuals speak of how much they enjoyed each meal.
Service and Staff
Excellent, smiling, and efficient staff and service! We could not have had better.
We greatly enoyed Ervin Mitchell, the Comedian but some of the other shows were ok. Doney and Shimmer were excellent cruise directors. DJ was awesome!
Children's Programs N/A
Onboard Activities
Our group participated in many onboard activities ranging from casino to spa. Great experiences!
Destinations and Excursions
They Caymans are absolutely beautiful with a gorgeous beach (7 Mile). Dunns River Falls is a fun and rigorous experience. Yummy lunch at Scothie's. Overall, Jamaica is an ok destination and pales in comparison to Grand Cayman. Beach is ok as well.
Cabin / Stateroom
Shows general wear and ancient TV instead of flat screen. Overall, great cabin for the money.
Miami, Florida
Great place to visit! We only saw Miami through the window of our RT limo trip but some of us had visited previously to attest to a great place!
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Enjoyed Dunns River Falls excursion and Scotchies. Very cost effective shopping but aggressive vendors. Overall, Ocho Rios greatly pales in comparison to Grand Cayman.
George Town, Grand Cayman
Absolutely love The Caymans! I've been to this port previously and enjoy the ambience plus great shopping. Warning, a bit pricey!


If possible, recommend reserving a balcony cabin on the Lido deck. Incredibly easy to navigate meals, entertainment, and quick runs to the cabin.

Don't forget to use the sauna and steam room in the spa. They are free luxuries!

Locate Serenity adult section. So amazing to be child-free!

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