8 Carnival Victory Cruise Reviews for Cruises for the Disabled Cruises to Bahamas

Always wanted to go to Miami and the Bahamas. We got taken care of with one trip. Arriving at the Port and boarding was quick and easy. We had priority. Everyone was great. Drinks wait time was quick the whole cruise. Tip the bartender on ... Read More
Always wanted to go to Miami and the Bahamas. We got taken care of with one trip. Arriving at the Port and boarding was quick and easy. We had priority. Everyone was great. Drinks wait time was quick the whole cruise. Tip the bartender on the first day last day. He knew my drinks and would tend to me as soon as I walked up. Wait staff was quick and attentive. Late dining for ud no rush or to be pushed out. First stop after day at sea. Half Moon Cay was beautiful and we got a villa for 8½ of ud. Best decision we made. It was hot and we had shade with AC along with hot tub. Great place for pictures. Next stop was Nassau. Spent our day at the British Colonial. Not bad but not sure if I would do it again. Did some nice shopping rather my wife did. When we returned to Miami. We were off the ship by 8:15 am. Process was fast and organized. We took the Carnival shuttle which was worth. Lady working tjere boarding was rude but forget about her. Will do again. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
We chose this cruise because we found $40 airfare from Hartford to Fort Lauderdale and the cruise dates fit right in. We got a balcony rate of $278 due to some previous cruis gambling. Our room number was 6351. Very noisy at night when ... Read More
We chose this cruise because we found $40 airfare from Hartford to Fort Lauderdale and the cruise dates fit right in. We got a balcony rate of $278 due to some previous cruis gambling. Our room number was 6351. Very noisy at night when there was a band in the lobby. Otherwise it was pretty quiet. We loved the ship and all its amenities and spent a lot of time in the casino. I was invited to leave each of the nights because they were closing. We did very well and covered our bill. I could not get accustom to the food however and it really bothered me. Everyone else on board were clearly loving the food so as usual it was me. Our room was great our steward was excellent as was the whole crew. We stayed onboard in Nassau because we were there last October and had no desire to go back. We just wanted to cruise. I can fully recommend the Victory. We had a great time and would choose the Victory again. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
We set sail on the Victory! We wanted to celebrate 2 special birthdays. What a great time and the staff helped make it extra special. Our 16 yr old totally enjoyed himself. He enjoyed himself at the teen center (said he was not going ... Read More
We set sail on the Victory! We wanted to celebrate 2 special birthdays. What a great time and the staff helped make it extra special. Our 16 yr old totally enjoyed himself. He enjoyed himself at the teen center (said he was not going to go there) spent hours there and hung out with other kids. He also took in the late night movies. The cabin was redone and so much room for the 3 of us. When we got to Nassau the 16 yr old went snorkeling for the first time and 2 REEFS did an awesome job very friendly. The staff, food and entertainment was awesome. And of course the casino!! Can't wait for our next cruise we are so ready to sail away with Carnival again! Best Karaoke I have heard in a long time. The young lady did an great job and the singers where so good! I can't stand and the crew noticed this so when we where waiting for the muster to start they told me to go inside and sit. Nobody has every done that before. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
We were very excited to go on our family cruise (4 generations) and booked with carnival victory out of port canaveral, our experience at the port of embarkation was poor, because their computer system was down and this situation delayed ... Read More
We were very excited to go on our family cruise (4 generations) and booked with carnival victory out of port canaveral, our experience at the port of embarkation was poor, because their computer system was down and this situation delayed evertyhing, then when we get to the ship it is OLD , there are places where stinks, our rooms were supposed to be connected but I had to call 3 times for them to do so. VERY OUTDATED ROOMS, At 3 am the AC stopped working, we called for help (with a minor on the room) and they took about an hour to show, the guy pulls a little machine to measure the temp inside the room and said that his boss will check it and he was coming back. NEVER CAME BACK!!!!. after that the ac started again but was very low. I only saw the steward once and told him to please bring new towels, he never did. there was no entertaiment on the top deck, just regular music, but that was it. only 1 waterslide, therefore the line was horrible. on the lido buffet the only juice to drink was lemonade and water. camp carnival for kids was alright, nothing great either. the only great thing was our experience at bahamas. WILL NOT SAIL ON THE SAME SHIP. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
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
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 we had one guest in a wheelchair we got to skip the regular line and was onboard within 30 minutes of arrival. Tried to see if our cabins were ready but doors to cabin areas were closed and a sign said rooms would be available after 1:30. Went to have lunch. Long lines and very hot and crowded but had a nice lunch and the first drink of the day. We were in cabin 6323 on the Upper deck mid-ship It is a balcony cabin with a trundle bed for my son. Was hoping for remodeled room but no such luck here. Tube TV, tile shower with some mildew visible, some wear and tear in different areas but I didn't mind and am aware that the ship is 16 years old. We had early dining (6pm) and service was one of the best we have had on a Carnival cruise. Staff was excellent and on point. Food was very good. Wife was a little disappointed with not seeing Cream Brulee on the menu. We love the entertainment the staff provides and my son loved it too. Shore excursion in Nassau was a mess that Carnival could have handled better. We booked the Cat sail and snorkel excursion through Carnival weeks ahead but the night before we arrived in Nassau we got a letter on our bed saying the excursion was being moved back to 3:30pm instead of 12:30pm. Since we had early seating for dinner we could not take the 3 hour excursion and be back in time for dinner. Went down to guest services and they said we would have to talk to the excursion desk. Excursion desk was closed so we had to wait until the next morning. Was told we could either cancel or book a different excursion. Did not really get much sympathy from the staff here and was told the time change was made aware to them 3 days prior! Wish I was made aware of this before or we would not have had to go through all this. Ended up picking the 2 Reef Snorkel Tour which was very good but still had to rush getting back to the ship by about 5pm in order to make dinner. Formal night is on the night you are in Nassau (which didn't make sense to me) instead of the at sea night so be prepared for a long day. My son did not go to Camp Carnival but instead we spent time watching movies on the deck, eating lots of pizza, playing in the arcade and exploring the ship. Even found ourselves in a restricted area by accident but the crew was cool about it. Over all we had a good time for a short cruise. Just have an open mind and don't stress over little things. After all you are on vacation and as my wife says their is no better vacation where you don't have to cook, drive, clean, etc. Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
I was a 1st time cruiser and the Carnival Victory did not disappoint!! Embarkation was very organized and went very smooth. The ship was beautiful and clean when we finally got on board. The staff ushered us to pool decks and had lunch ... Read More
I was a 1st time cruiser and the Carnival Victory did not disappoint!! Embarkation was very organized and went very smooth. The ship was beautiful and clean when we finally got on board. The staff ushered us to pool decks and had lunch ready. Our luggage arrived within 2 hours of us boarding, so I was very pleased with that. Our cabin was upper interior (Deck 6) was tiny, but provided anything we could need from a cabin. Everyone traveling with us had very clean and functional rooms each day. The food was perfect for every snack and meal we had. We ate a ton, but stayed so active that I had no problem eating what ever I wanted. There were more activities than I could even attend, although I tried! The live bands and Comedy Club we my favorites. The hospitality was amazing, my drink was never empty and I was constantly smiling. Overall security was also impressive. My 15 year old spent the last two days with new friends that she met in Club 02. The club Manager was very involved with making sure the teens had a blast each day, all while not letting in strange adults. She made it a point to meet and know just about every parent who's teen went there. The ports were great, Freeport was less crowded than Nassau. We went to Tianio Beach in Freeport and did shopping in Nassau. The beach was a 12 mile drive across the Island but again, we had wonderful, local hospitality by our bus/cab driver. Traveling in a group of 10 with one in a Wheelchair and they made it happen so smoothly! My daughter made memories that will last forever. We will definitely cruise Carnival again and again! Everything else like the music, sail off parties, Dive in movie, and ALL of the wonderful staff was just as enjoyable. Can't wait to cruise again! Read Less
Sail Date June 2016
Placed us (2 Senior Citizens next to 4 rooms filled with loud obnoxious Grads. Slammed their doors and ran through the halls. Had too call security twice. Nothing accomplished and they did not offer to change our cabin. I asked one of the ... Read More
Placed us (2 Senior Citizens next to 4 rooms filled with loud obnoxious Grads. Slammed their doors and ran through the halls. Had too call security twice. Nothing accomplished and they did not offer to change our cabin. I asked one of the Grads Fathers to have them lower the noise level a little and he told the Grads to Quiet Down on Departure Day. I told Guest Relations about the poor placement and he told me we should have booked a suite. I told him no way and hung up on him. The cabin was quite spacious and my motorized scooter fit in nicely The room steward was okay but we did not get any drinking glasses. The mattress was far from comfortable. The extra blanket I requested was old and scratchy. We were dismayed to see that the dress code thru out the cruise was not adhered too People came to dinner on elegant night in shorts t shirts tank tops and sandals. Seems there is no dress code whatsoever. Guys ran thru the ship bare chested We cruise for value and good food. This was not a good value too us. The shows were good and the service in most cases The décor is like throw it together and see what sticks. The food was mediocre to lousy. The background music in the buffet area was repeated over and over again. Mostly Katy Perry and Beyonce. The music on the Lido Deck was so loud we had to leave the area. This was our 4th and final trip with Carnival. Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
The five night cruise to The Bahamas and The Turks & Caicos was our third in as many years, and we think it was our best. Like many of the reviews before us, Carnival Victory is a well-oiled and well-turned out vessel, with a crew ... Read More
The five night cruise to The Bahamas and The Turks & Caicos was our third in as many years, and we think it was our best. Like many of the reviews before us, Carnival Victory is a well-oiled and well-turned out vessel, with a crew that's confident, courteous and represents the good things Carnival Cruise Lines can be when it all falls into place successfully. Our embarkation through the Miami cruise port was fast, seamless and efficient. The capacity guests were processed and on board in record time. The customer service staff were friendly and inviting and made certain our cabin was ready as promised, within an hour of boarding this vessel. Cabin 8432 is an extended aft balcony cabin. Like most Carnival ships of its time, a bit garish in the style department, but everything was in tip-top shape: very clean, well-equipped and roomy. We appreciated the extra space afforded by the 9' deep balcony, suitable for a pair of chaise lounge chairs. Most days, we could drink in the late afternoon sun and we often toasted the early evening sail from our port of call while enjoying a panoramic view from the comfort and convenience of our own state room. Our steward (Carlos) was professional, diligent and discreet - he knew our names and our schedules immediately, and diligently worked to keep our cabin clean and dressed for the day. The five day itinerary is the perfect selection for those uncertain if they'd like to cruise. The three ports of call in a five day span is great. After the initial all day/night sail, the Turks & Caicos port of Grand Turk offers a gorgeous broad and shallow beach, with pristine turquoise waters and conveniently placed dockside. The Carnival-owned island of Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas was next, and once again were treated to spectacular beach setting suitable for a relaxing afternoon on the Caribbean blue sea. Our final port of Nassau in The Bahamas was less pretty and interesting with its British Victorian style and history, but our visit was dampened by official declaration by the US, warning guests of the elevated crime and thefts in Nassau. After a brief visit to the down town core, witnessing our fair share of vagrants and dark alleys, we simply felt uncomfortable. Others seemed less bothered by the warnings, so it's a matter of personal choice how to proceed. Evening meals were taken at the first seating in the formal dining room. The menu was sufficient in variety and there were very few complaints from our table of eight. The food was prepared expertly, of very good quality and the presentation was excellent. Our only complaint: formal night dining remains a challenge for the kitchen and wait staff - service is slow, the food is always cold when trying to accommodate the demands of a full house in the dining room. Our table crew was simply amazing. The head waiter for table 630 was Fernando Bunyii - an eighteen year veteran with Carnival, and it showed... warm and friendly, attentive to every detail and he made certain his crew worked tirelessly to ensure his guest were spoiled. One of our cruise companion was disabled and Fernando made sure he greeted her every evening, escorted her by arm to the table - so sweet and attentive. His skill as a waiter is second to none: inviting and witty - never forced or phony, always a trick or two to entertain the crowd (the "is it a he or a she puppet trick" was funny and endearing). Of the many cruises we've taken - from Carnival to Royal Caribbean and more, without hesitation Fernando was the best head waiter we've ever had. I would do everything possible to secure a seating at his table(s). The evening shows were okay, par for the course, with the exception of the last show of the cruise. The musical tribute to various styles, themes and artists - from Elvis to Kiss was impressive. The dancing and singing was high calibre and the show was befitting a much higher standard than expected. We were especially impressed with the artistry of the costumes and the vocal ranges of its two principal stars. Whoever choreographed this award-winning show, one that apparently is seen across the entire fleet, really knew what they were doing. It managed to draw the crowd of all ages into the show with a repertoire that everyone knew and liked. Well done! Overall, we give our five-day cruise on board the well-seasoned Carnival Victory full marks for service, amenities (especially for the price), accommodations et al. After experiencing a less than stellar cruise on a prior Carnival voyage, Victory has managed to regain our confidence and faith in Carnival again, and we would recommend this specific ship to both seasoned and first-time cruisers. Look past the rather disturbing numbers of morbidly obese mounted on all sorts of motorized gear - insulin in one hand and a plate mounded with food in the other, that partake of the countless buffets... Americans accustomed to feeling privileged and who think an "open buffet" means mountains of food garnished from the restaurant, left virtually untouched and wasted on the tables... the many passengers who refuse to acknowledge the dress code (formal dining is not a "I'm Drunk Two" t-shirt, baseball cap and bathing suit wrap-wearing venue - visit the Lido buffet if you have such little respect for yourself and others)... If one is mindful that cruising today is less about catering to the elitist and appealing to all demographics, with broader appeal and more opportunities for everyone to enjoy a vacation at sea, then one cannot help but be pleased with the results. Carnival continues to offer a lot of value for the vacation dollar. Read Less
Sail Date January 2014
Carnival Victory Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.1
Dining 4.0 3.7
Entertainment 4.0 3.7
Public Rooms 3.0 4.0
Fitness Recreation 3.5 3.9
Family 4.0 3.9
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.9
Enrichment 3.0 3.4
Service 4.0 4.1
Value For Money 5.0 4.0
Rates N/A 4.3

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