The Carnival Victory is a fun cruise line for people of all ages. Some people complain about the dated look of the ship. That may be true, but you are getting exactly what you pay for.
Embarkation process - It took a little time (less than an hour) and we were good to go. Pick up any booze you want before hand because they have someone waiting each time to board the ship to take it from you.
Room - We had a 8B balcony room. The balcony was probably 4 feet by 10 feet and had enough room to comfortably sit outside and enjoy the night air.
Food - The food was good but not great. If you don't want lines for the morning breakfast, go to the back of the ship to the adult only pool. There is a small line if any there. It is where the 24-hour pizza place is located. Some others wrote about long lines at certain times. If you go to the buffet at peak times, when people are all getting back from excursions (3-5 pm), of course there are going to be lines. There are 3,000 people on the boat. You get through the line in 10 minutes so relax, it's vacation.
The workers are all friendly and everyone says hello to you. I like that nearly everyone is from different places around the world. It gives the ship some culture.
Finally, some people complain about the number of Puerto Ricans on the ship, that they are loud, travel in large groups and stand in the middle of the walkways so people can't get around. I would say that's true. They are exactly like every other group of people who are on the ship. There are a lot of people on the boat and everyone is equally as annoying and inviting.