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Carnival Victory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 12

Overall Rating:

2.0 out of 5
Verified Review
Bahamas
Sail Date: September 29, 2016
Ship: Carnival Victory
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 8355
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

We knew that this was an older ship, and we would have to make some allowances. The layout of the cabin was terrible.  No side tables for glasses, books or a CPAP machine. On one side of the bed, there was so little space, you had to walk out to the end of the bed sideways.  There was no refridgerator, so if something needed to be kept cold, like certain medications, you were out of luck, or could have one brought to the cabin, where it would take up more floor space

Storage space was more than aequate.

The bathroom was surprisingly large, by cruise ship standards, and the shower was pretty roomy.  However, this was offset by the mold and mildew in the grout cracks

We really did not enjoy having to go up to Deck 5 to go from one end of the ship to the other.  This forced us to go through the very smokey casino, not a fin time.  By the 3rd day, we had found alternate routes

The Lido buffet was a mess, with long slow lines.  Again, by the 3rd day, we had found alternaives

For some reason, the cover to the solarium was closed on occasion.  While it did rain quit hard once, when it was not raining, it made the  Solarium uncomfortably warm, actually forcing us to leave on one occasion

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The shows were quite good, and the Show band is way too good to be playing on that ship. One of the best bands I have heard
The cruise staff needs to look at how they schedule things. Maybe it was by design, but scheduling the production show and the comedial 15 minutes apart means you could see one or the other

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
Did not use

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
In addition to my earlier comments, the ship is looking very worn with fading paint, and broken fixtures and plugs

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
See above, plus, my wife thought the hair dryer was poorly placed, and inadequate for the job

Ship Tip

Know what you are getting into before booking. This is not the best ship in the fleet, by any means. For us, it provided a short 3-day getaway, with nice meals and tasty drinks, and this is all we really wanted

3 out of 5
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