Carnival Victory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Contributor Level: Purser

7+ cruises


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3 out of 5

Relaxing and Pleasant

Sail Date: August 14, 2016

Reviewed: 10 months ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Inside

I have done many cruises and always in a balcony cabin.  My sister and I decided to save money and book an inside cabin since there would be no spectacular balcony views on this trip.  We loved the roominess of the cabin.  Did not miss the balcony at all.  Only complaint is that there was a very loud, inconsiderate family with a small child that ran up and down the hall and cried  at 1:00 am.  Parents were very loud but security took care of it.

Only other major problem was  the 50 minute safety drill because two passengers cold not be located.  There needs to be some other way to handle that rather than have 2998 passengers stand in formation for that long.  Food in dining room was great.  Food in buffet not so good but okay enough to keep us more than full.

The cruise director Marcello was fabulous.  No comedians needed because he was a blast.

Cabin / Stateroom
Great space and convenient. There was lots of noise from a couple of families across the hall from us who spent a lot of time in front of our door talking and arguing loudly and letting their child run up and down the hall - even at 1:00 am.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
No problem with embarkation as we were the last ones to board. Disembarkation was well organized and moved as scheduled. I don't understand the part about taking your own luggage off being quicker. We still had to wait until 9:15 to disembark instead of getting off earlier.
Ship Quality
Older ship but very clean and convenient.
Destinations and Excursions
Not much to do unless you love the beach. We stayed on ship and enjoyed the peace and quiet.
Onboard Activities
Children's Programs
Not applicable for us.
Song and Dance shows way too loud. Dancers were good, singers not so good.
Comedians were funny- especially the family show.
Service and Staff
Marcello "Marshmellow" cruise director was great.
Gene, our head waiter, was wonderful. Even brought me cookies when I could not find them elsewhere.
Food and Dining
dining room food was great
buffet food was okay


If you want cookies or cake with your afternoon coffee, you will not be able to obtain any between 4 and 6 as most food venues are closed except room service.

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