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Carnival Victory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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Carnival Victory

4 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail Date: December 05, 2016

Ship: Carnival Victory

Cabin Type: Inside

Cabin Number: 9286

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review Summary

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. 

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Often there were not many activities and we didn't even bother checking the kids into Camp Carnival after seeing the room.

Entertainment

1 out of 5
The comedians on this trip were definitely not our favorites--Macio in particular spent half an hour during the family friendly show talking about how much he hates kids without anything scripted and just talking to random cruisers. It was boring and often racially motivated. Perry Crews was slightly better, but he cursed a lot in the family show and had some of the same issues we had with Macio.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
There were some great crew members! Our waitstaff in particular were awesome. Gusti, Andres, and unfortunately I don't remember the name of our other waiter--but he was great as well--my kid's loved him!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship cleanliness was fine--the design is a bit of a pain to get to our dining--we were in the Pacific dining room.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Our cabin steward, Wayan was great, but our room needed a real makeover--the wallpaper was peeling, the light switches were kind of weird and broken, the insides of the closets were in disarray. The bathroom had a faint urine/public toilet smell when we checked in, and there was some rusted out metal around the door jam, cracks in the sink, and the whole room just felt kind of gross. I didn't take photos.

Ship Tip

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!

Ports Of Call

Miami, Florida

3 out of 5

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
This is the best place to go on a Carnival vacation--the water is beautiful! Bring your snorkel gear, because there are many fishes and animal life swimming near the beach!

Nassau, Bahamas

3 out of 5
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