Sailed on the Victory ship on September 19Th. I had read many reviews about the San Juan local children running wild on the ship. We figured we wouldn't encounter that since the kids would be in school. However, some of the adults behave probably as bad as the children. Where should I start? Strollers, strollers, strollers everywhere. Forget about an apology when your feet are ran over or the stroller rams you in the buffet line. The cabins on either side of our cabin were both party central, which always started around 3:00AM and went on until the sun came up; no help from guest services with the problem.
The food was very disappointing. Carnival has drastically cut the quality of food as well as the variety. The Lido deck pretty much served the same thing day after day. The food in the dining room was okay, but not the quality we're use to.
They have phased out the grand buffet, which was another disappointment. There was a Mexican Fiesta scheduled on the deck, but was canceled due to rain. They did not reschedule it - just blew it off.
Most of us do not drink and the ship's crew is more than ever aggressive in pushing alcohol beverages.
The ship is small, the pools are no bigger than backyard pools. I was glad there was no day at sea because that ship could in no way accommodate all passengers.
To sum it up, we will never book a Carnival cruise leaving San Juan again! We travel with a group of about 55 people and everyone had pretty much indicated that our next cruise should be with someone other than Carnival.