September 2015 - 4 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Victory
Our group of 9 over 18's, some of whom were cruising for the first time, recently took the Carnival Victory from Miami to Key West and Cozumel. Having been on other Carnival ships, I can say that this ship, while not one of the newer boats, has many attributes that make up for its age. The food, compared to other cruise lines 3 and 4 night cruises, was really well done in both the dining room and the buffet on lido. The staff was accommodating and friendly. While the entertainment was not up to par with some of the longer cruises, there were ample things to choose from. The movies nightly on the pool deck along with popcorn and bar services was a really nice feature. The pool decks did not feel crowded even when at sea. Our balcony cabin had a much roomier shower than the NCL and RCCL older ships that I recently traveled on. No shower curtain touching me adds bonus points! The ship could use a carpet refresh but was clean and the atrium embellishments with the colored glass and other architectural details make this a very pretty ship. Embarkation and debarkation were easy and timely. I would really recommend this cruise ship for first time cruisers as well as those looking for a getaway with a nice itinerary.