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Carnival Victory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Carnival Victory

4 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 13, 2017

Ship: Carnival Victory

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8403

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

I booked this trip as a much needed vacation from work. I wanted something where I didn't have to do much, so that I could rest. This trip gave me that and more. I really enjoyed this experience and I will likely cruise again in the future.


5 out of 5
I had faster to the fun. Skipped all the lines. It was worth it, to me. You pay money for time on the boat, minimize the hassle and start enjoying your investment sooner.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
I enjoyed the Atlantic Dining Room. The upgrade menu was great. The servers were friendly an attentive, without hovering. The buffets were what I expected.

Siren's Bar

5 out of 5

This was the best bar on the ship. Fast, Friendly service. Limited waiting time.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Trivia with a drink was fun. The comedy show was hilarious.

South China Sea Club Casino

5 out of 5

Participated in the Blackjack tournament. This was a lot of fun!


5 out of 5
The comedian had me laughing hard. He mostly did crowd work, and there was a lot of low hanging fruit sitting in the front. He knocked it out of the park.

Children's Programs

No children with me on this trip

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
This is what really makes the ship - friendly, professional service. Crew actively tried to learn your name, and greet you with it.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Most of the ship was clean. However, some of the public bathrooms always looked wrecked. I know that they can't be everywhere on the ship at once, but it should take a while before the public restroom starts resembling a truck stop.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
This cabin was comfortable for me solo, and would have easily accommodated one other guest. It had the pull down style bed for an additional guest. The private balcony was worth it, especially when I wanted to spend some time to myself.

Ship tip

Breakfast is also served in the main dining room. I didn't discover this until it was too late.

Ports of call

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
Crowded - there were four ships docked when we arrived. A lot of folks waiting around for their excursions. Three Amigos was a good spot for a margarita and some steak tacos.


5 out of 5
I had a tight time schedule, so faster to the fun allowed me to get off the ship quickly.
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