I will keep this part short since I did extensive reviews on each port we stopped at. We had a great time on the Carnival Victory. It is a very nice ship with a mermaid & sea theme. It has a very nice atrium and was very clean. The food at the main dining room for dinnertime was great with a lot of variety. The wait staff was very nice as usual and our room steward were great. Everyone greeted us with a hello and a smile and they really try to do as much for you as they can. The Lido deck was nice with the stadium style seating which allowed for a great view of the on-deck activities and the big screen TV. What I liked a lot was the new "Serenity Deck" that has been recently added on a lot of ships. The staff does a great job with keeping anyone under 21 out since it is "Adults Only". They have several hot tubs, covered areas to sit, lounge chairs, sofas, loveseats, hammocks, etc. It even had its own bar and towel service! This was a nice little area to relax.
My only complaint about the entire ship is that on formal nights they put out all those photography areas on the Promenade that it clogged the floor so much that we could barely walk. We went up or down to other floors to walk. Besides that we had a WONDERFUL time and are planning on our next one already. Be sure to read my port reviews. If you really do your research before you leave for your trip, you can save a lot of $$$$$ and do the same things as people who pay a lot for excursions. Saves a lot of money by taking taxi's and going to places on your own rather than through Carnival.