Carnival Victory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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7+ cruises


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2 out of 5

About what we expected

Sail Date: September 29, 2016

Reviewed: 8 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

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

Cabin / Stateroom
See above, plus, my wife thought the hair dryer was poorly placed, and inadequate for the job
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
In addition to my earlier comments, the ship is looking very worn with fading paint, and broken fixtures and plugs
Destinations and Excursions
Did not use
Onboard Activities
Children's Programs
Did not use
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
Service and Staff
Food and Dining


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

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