Always nice to go on a cruise...
My family goes on a cruise together about once a year as part of our family vacation. We had been on the victory before--about 3 years ago so my memory was foggy. The staff members were hit or miss this time--our waitstaff was fantastic, Gusti from Indonesia is kind and polite, as is Andres (from Peru, I believe, but I didn't catch the tag), and our other server whose name I cannot remember. They were all very kind and helpful. The staff that hosted events--some girl from Albuquerque (she kept mentioning that to everyone) whose name I also didn't catch was kind of unpersonable and inconsiderate. The comedians were just awful this trip--seriously, one of them spent the whole family show talking about how he didn't like kids with no scripted material but (unfunnily) chatting with audience members--but the other entertainment was great! If you have kids, definitely go for the Seuss Parade and Story Time. The ship itself is run down--our room was randomly a handicapped room and the bathroom had a slight urine smell when we entered, there were some cracks, and rust and broken light switches and peeling paper in the room as well. The closets were inadequate and one didn't have any shelves or anything inside. The food is typical cruise food--they don't have any of the special or interesting restaurants that are included on this ship---only a seafood bar that is extra cost. The activities were also typical--extra cost bingo, trivia, and some shows. Overall, it was a good getaway from the cold and a chance to relax in the sun.
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I like staying on the Lido deck if you don't mind some extra noise--close to the pools, which is convenient and also to the casual dining rooms and ice cream--great for those of us travelling with kids!