Overall great cruise
Carnival Victory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas
Sail Date: April 03, 2016
Ship: Carnival Victory
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 2456
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 1 year ago
I liked this ship (Victory) much better than the Imagination.
We also specifically picked this cruise because there was a long time at the ports and at least one day spent at sea with no ports. I think this really contributed to my enjoyment of this cruise over previous cruises, where there was no dedicated day at sea and/or really short times spent at port.
Overall, good ship, great staff and great port experiences. Thanks!
Food and Dining
The food itself was generally amazing, especially at dinner. The warm chocolate melting cake was amazing as usual, but my new favorite is the grand marnier soufflé. I always love the salmon benedicts at breakfast, although the quality control on the buffet line wasn't great this time around. The first morning, I got one that was so overdone/had been waiting under the heat so long that the egg yolk was completely cooked and the hollandaise was crusty. But I brought it back and they replaced it for me without having to wait in the whole line again.
Really liked AJ , the acoustic guitar guy who spent time on deck and in the atrium area. He had a great selection of song titles and a good vibe. The piano guy was good too.
Service and Staff
I would have liked to have a way to go through the ship on deck 5 without having to walk through the casino because the smoke was usually pretty thick there. It would be even better if smoking was not permitted in the casino.
The cleanliness was sometimes an issue. We don't think our rooms had been thoroughly cleaned before we went to them because we found several items apparently left over from previous occupants.
Cabin / Stateroom
The TVs are terrible. It's not just that they are box TVs; the picture is horrendous. I didn't really spend time watching TV, but the picture was so blurry/shaky/jumpy as to almost make you sick when trying to order services or review your sign and sail account
Carnival should really look into coordinating with the Bahamas National Trust to create an official excursion to the Primeval Forest or their other parks. A great alternative to the Atlantis excursions and a way to give back to the country and fund preservation!