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3.5 Editor's Rating
We mean this in the nicest way: 2,758-passenger Carnival Victory has a comfortable, worn-in feel. The overall operation, much like the captain's daily weather and navigation briefings, comes off as effortless. ...
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1,223 Carnival Victory Cruise Reviews

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missnancy1955
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
10 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
My husband and I were looking for a quick getaway as we live in Florida. Loved the Victory. We have sailed before with Carnival and usually sail on the Sensation but wanted a bigger ship this time. We were very pleased with everything. ... Read more
Firemedic10584
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
We went on this cruise as a celebration for a group of us passing paramedic school. Boarding the ship went pretty smooth. Our interior cabin was pretty small, but expected. The crew members were all friendly and helpful. But, I found the ... Read more
denl8177
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
We wanted to give Carnival another chance and they disappointed again. Like many, we had started out as Carnival customers and really enjoyed our first couple of cruises. Over time, we started to see a decline in service, food and ... Read more
laurel.finch7@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
My husband and I sailed on the Victory to Freeport and Nassau from August 14th – 18th, and we had an amazing time! It was my fifth cruise, fourth with Carnival, and my husband’s first cruise. He was already talking about our ... Read more
oldhonker
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
serafin our stateroom attendant was excellent. our waiter in pacific lower was excellent. His name was Joel. It was his last cruise on this ship (will be on spirit in two months) joel was the best server I have ever experienced. Food ... Read more

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ratso999
Member Since 2013
6 reviews
4 forum posts
10 helpful votes
This 4 day cruise was our 5th with Carnival and 40th overall. We selected it to celebrate our 54th anniversary. Being experienced cruisers, we expect some problems and weren't disappointed. Getting onboard was no problem, about 1/2 hr ... Read more
servantonice
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we haven't been on a cruise in two years and were eager to return. We have used multiple cruise lines before and we know Carnival has the reputation for being the, "Mass Market Buffet" of cruising. ... Read more
Neals6
Member Since 2006
1 review
163 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
There was a party of 11 of us.I choose this cruise because it would be a quick one for my grands before school started back. My grands are ages 15 - 8. Our first day I never met the room steward. I had to call for ice to use for my ... Read more
ocalabunch
Member Since 2006
1 review
27 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Took this cruise with my wife and 12 year old son. My in-laws were with us in their own cabin on the same floor. We have cruised on Carnival exclusively since 2005 and our second time on the Victory. Embarkation went real smooth since ... Read more
hmajewski@sc.rr.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We had never been on a cruise and thought this would be a fun family vacation. There were 2 adults and 2 kids- ages 13 & 7. No problems getting on to the ship. Cabins weren't quite ready but we boarded a little earlier too. We ... Read more

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Chickie348
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We were cruising to celebrate a graduation. We were offered an upgrade to a stateroom with a bigger balcony and jacuzzi tub about a week prior to our departure. The upgrade cost almost 400 dollars and was NOT worth the price! The room ... Read more
under1love@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Victory Cruise Ship, Port Canaveral, Florida really let me down! I got married on the ship and my wedding was amazing but what ensued upon cruising was terrible. 1) They were doing major work on the lido deck ... Read more
ben4u46
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2016
The ship was nice and the service was excellent. Not good for seafood lovers. I went for the seafood but unfortunately I got none. The pools were smaller than kids wading pools. I an 70 yrs old and wanted to enjoy a cruise for the first ... Read more
dicksond
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Just returned from a 3 day cruise to the Bahamas. This was my 5th cruise, all with Carnival. I cruised each year from 2005-2008. My travel plans and family circumstance took me to other places: local beaches, Mexico, Jamaica, etc. This ... Read more
fundshe@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
July 17-21, 2016 First Family Reunion on cruise ship and was it disappointing. I've cruised on several Carnival ships and the Victory is the worst experience ever. Ship smelled like sewage the entire 4 days, food was aweful and the staff ... Read more

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cruisinterps
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
First things first. You don't take a three night Carnival cruise to Nassau because you're looking for the ultimate in luxury, demand gourmet food, and are irritated by children on cruises. As long as what you're after is a quick getaway ... Read more
Dl1435@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
This was my first cruise. I was very pleased with how everyone treated me, and the other guests. I was called by my first name a lot. I had a balcony room, and it was so exciting. The food was good, and if I had one complaint , it was ... Read more
hokkaido
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I read tons of reviews before leaving for the first-time cruise, but many reviews from Pinterest didn't help. Yes, I was supposed to read more reviews at this site. We purchased Faster to the Fun, so we could get on board early and our ... Read more
Kermarkim
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
This is my 8th cruise and we love Carnival. It truly lives up to its motto of being the Funship. For all the naysayers that the Victory is outdated and dirty and staff unfriendly and miserable, I'm not sure we were on the same ship. We ... Read more
TheKahuna
Member Since 2014
1 review
8 helpful votes
We were looking for a quick getaway and the Carnival Victory seemed to check off all the boxes. I must admit we set our expectations low based upon some of the reviews we had seen. But we were VERY pleasantly surprised. We purchased the ... Read more

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lissilytle
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
I traveled with my daughter and we had a good time. I want to let the Cruise Management team about our great experience with Edmund (Housekeeping). Shervin (Saint Lucia), Nongkran (Thailand) and Zarko (Bosnia). These last three employees ... Read more
Lame_Dad
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Pro - Staff was very friendly in every encounter in every area of the ship. Pro - Lots of food, no need to ever be hungry Pro - the Cheer's beverage program was all it promised...we never got close to 15 drinks a day. Con - My ... Read more
leece65
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Pro Fast Embarkation Pro Faster to the Fun is worth the extra $50.00 We were first on the ship, first to have access to our room and our luggage was in our room waiting. Pro Drinks were well made, Bartenders were very ... Read more
Timsanders1251
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
A short cruise to accommodate family but overall a good one. The staff on the Victory were very open ,friendly and helpful. We did the "Faster to the fun" and chech in was a breeze. We boarded just after Platinum/diamond members. ... Read more
malikdouglas
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
This cruise was the worse one that we have been on. We had to wait over 3 hours to be served for dinner, we constantly smelled sewage, and the rooms were not cleaned. At one point I asked one of the cabin stewards for a cup to use for ... Read more

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