This was our tenth Carnival cruise, and was among the very best!
Starting with the embarkation process, everything was well organized, well managed and efficient. We have never been able to board so quickly. We had priority boarding so we expected to have an easy time, but our friend who was in the normal boarding process actually got aboard faster than we did, less than 20 minutes. The Carnival staff at Miami and aboard the ship were superb.
While Victory is one of the older ships in the Carnival fleet, and is showing signs of age, it is well maintained and clean. We understand that it is due for some upgrades, hopefully they will only enhance what is already a wonderful ship. Our cabin steward, Carlos, was excellent.
The onboard entertainment was outstanding. We are accustomed to excellent shows, but the Living in America and Vrooom shows were among the very best we have experienced on any of our cruises.
Our dining room crew was superb. In particular the head waitress, Natalya, is the best we have encountered. The rest of her crew was great but they were only a reflection of her quality.
The debarkation process was even better than embarkation.
We are considering booking another cruise aboard Victory in the very near future.
We have experienced Cozumel several times and always enjoy it.
We were, however, very disappointed in the downtown Senior Frog. In the past we have made a point get there as early as possible and have enjoyed it immensely. UNFORTUNATELY they have gone downhill and will no longer be included in our plans. The staff who have always in the past made the experience enjoyable, on this visit were not good at all. While they took our order and delivered our drinks and food relatively quickly, they did nothing to make the experience enjoyable. They seemed to be more interested in each other and in going in the back room (where we had a clear view) and drinking. None of the activities we have come to associate with Senior Frog, conga lines, DJ interaction with the customers or Staff interaction with the customers was available. We will not go back to this Senior Frog.
As always, the rest of our time in Cozumel was outstanding and we are looking forward to our next visit in February.