16 Carnival Victory Cruise Reviews for Spring Break Cruises to Caribbean - Western

2nd time on the Victory / this time sailing with daughter and granddaughter. Food was adequate, entertainment top notch, and staff very friendly, Alcoholic drinks get pricier on nearly ever ship. We love the ports of Cozumel and Key ... Read More
2nd time on the Victory / this time sailing with daughter and granddaughter. Food was adequate, entertainment top notch, and staff very friendly, Alcoholic drinks get pricier on nearly ever ship. We love the ports of Cozumel and Key West. Shuttles from Truman Annex easily accommodated my wife on her mobility scooter. Exciting Cruise Director Filipe! Ship ran ontime. Very long lines at the Lido Buffet. Not gourmet food but lots of selections to choose from. Dining room experience much more pleasant. Food is good quality and wine selections very good but pricey. Excellent service at all meals. Living in America and VRoom were fantastic productions with live band. Dancers and costumes very good. Female singer well tuned. Male singer a little flat but OK. Typical jamb of stairwells and elevators for port debark. We were stuck at the elevators servicing the Pacific Dining Rm for breakfast. My wife needed elevator since she was on a mobility scooter. None of the elevators could qued. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
The crew is friendly but rather unhelpful, they never clarified any instructions and I was offered a drink maybe once in my several days by the pool. There was no one out taking drink orders and bringing drinks. The food at the formal ... Read More
The crew is friendly but rather unhelpful, they never clarified any instructions and I was offered a drink maybe once in my several days by the pool. There was no one out taking drink orders and bringing drinks. The food at the formal dining was not great, and even upon sitting at the bar my younger sister tried to get the crews attention for over 30 minutes. I’m addition when we made it to our second stop we originally were told we could get off at 11, well going through customs has people still on the boat it’s alrwady 2 o’clock. Originally they also said we didn’t have to be back on the hot until 8, that has also been moved up until 6:30. This is the most unruly cruise I’ve ever been on, people are missing their excursions they paid hundreds of dollars for, and frankly it isn’t even worth it to get off the boat anymore. Simply ridiculous. All of this said, we were looking for a cheaper cruise but I feel even for the price it wasn’t worth it. Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
We cruised with carnival before in bigger and newer ships and for longer cruises, so we knew what to expect comparing to other cruise lines. But I guess we were not prepared for the "non stop spring break mood". We chose this ... Read More
We cruised with carnival before in bigger and newer ships and for longer cruises, so we knew what to expect comparing to other cruise lines. But I guess we were not prepared for the "non stop spring break mood". We chose this cruise because we wanted a small cruise before another that we take a week before Victory. The ship looked ok, nothing to write home about or to make you feel extremely impressed. The atrium was really nice. Our cabin (port hole) was great, even better than others in upscale cruises where we have been. We liked the food; there were considerably less buffet choices comparing to what we are used to, but we liked the food. The MDR service was so quick that we never had the opportunity to see the employees dancing. Loved the quiet area pool, but it was impossible to stay in the main pool because the DJ music was way too loud...I'm used to go to night clubs and never in my life it was so uncomfortable to stay in one place with music like the Lido pool. The entertainment was so so...maybe we are being unfair because we are comparing to the big Broadway productions on other cruise ships, but the shows were similar to what we were used 25 years ago, actually made the 4 of us fall asleep during the 2 main shows. We normally travel during the spring break month, but for the first time we had a bad experience concerning to it: there were room parties, screaming and laughing until 4,5,6 a.m. and the security did nothing to help the ones who would love to sleep a couple hours. There was also a lots of alcohol around and alcohol effects. Victory was ok, for a small cruise, but we would not love to repeat a longer one. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
This was my second cruise and overall, it was amazing! The food was particularly wonderful, the staff was friendly, the activities were plentiful and even the hiccups left my best friends and I with some amazing stories! Ship: Overall, ... Read More
This was my second cruise and overall, it was amazing! The food was particularly wonderful, the staff was friendly, the activities were plentiful and even the hiccups left my best friends and I with some amazing stories! Ship: Overall, the ship was well-decorated (personal opinion), clean and easy to navigate. The only negative we encountered about the ship overall was that in some areas (certain hallways, common areas) there was an unpleasant "restroomy" smell. Cabin: We booked an interior cabin that was supposed to have two twin beds and a pull out couch since we had 3 guests. The ship was not able to accommodate that request and instead gave us an average sized interior room with two beds. We were told that a cot would be brought to our room. It wasn't delivered until very late at night which would have been inconvenient if we wanted to nap that day or go to bed early. When the "cot" finally came, it was the equivalent of a blow up mattress on the floor. That was a bit disappointing. The linens on this "cot" were also never changed during our 4 day cruise. Other than that, the room was clean and service was good. Dining: The food was EXCELLENT! The Lido deck breakfast never disappointed and the dining room food and service was absolutely superb. One of our guests had a seafood allergy and was given the menu for the following evening every night so that the staff could be sure that her food would be prepared separately and safely. It also gave myself and our other friend the chance to get a sneak peak at what would be served. We also had the chance on this cruise to try the Seaday Brunch and it was delicious. Entertainment: What can I say? It was definitely a "Fun Cruise". During all of our relaxing we didn't get to do as many of the activities as we wanted, but each one we did get the chance to experience was fun. We went to Bingo, Karaoke (the Red and Black Lounge is beautiful btw), the Hairy Chest Competition and the Spa demonstration just to name a few. Ports: Key West was beautiful, but a short trip so plan activities wisely. There is not much of a beach, but the water is beautiful. Also, in regards to the shuttle that Carnival provides to and from the port at Key West, a million people will show up for the last shuttle so try to get there early just to be safe. We loved the Fat Tuesdays here! Cozumel was a lot of fun! We booked the Helmet Sea Floor excursion through Carnival and the experience and service were awesome. The tour guides were super helpful and two free drinks were included! Afterwards, the cab driver that was called for us by the tour guides took us to a resort called "Paradise Island" with the most beautiful heated pool! We could have stayed forever. The beach was a little underwhelming. I prefer the white sand and bluer water I experienced in the Bahamas. I enjoyed the Latinx culture and flavor of this destination but don't know if I would chose it again. Overall, it was a wonderful vacation and I definitely plan on sailing the Victory again when I get the chance! Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
I chose this cruise due to the sailing dates and the ports of call. I liked the ship, but it carried a horrid sewage smell throughout the entire cruise. The entertainment was outdated and geared more for the older crowd. I would not ... Read More
I chose this cruise due to the sailing dates and the ports of call. I liked the ship, but it carried a horrid sewage smell throughout the entire cruise. The entertainment was outdated and geared more for the older crowd. I would not recommend for honeymooning, first time cruisers, or young urban.The Dj's repeatedly played the same pop/kids songs, and even the nightclub song selections were outdated. The comedians were good throughout the cruise, the Connect 4 challenge, and Bingo was OK, but overall the entertainment department needs help! I spent most of my time in my cabin because the activities were so boring, not to mention the smell on Lido deck 9. We had great dining room staff, and the meals were wonderful every single night. The buffets offered a good variety of choices, and the pizza pirate was of course a hit. Overall, the highlight of this cruise was the food! Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
We went on the Carnival Victory March 20, 2017 out of Miami. This was a Christmas present for our family and our first cruise. The ship had a delay in boarding in for a few hours so they shuttled us to the Bayside Marketplace and back. We ... Read More
We went on the Carnival Victory March 20, 2017 out of Miami. This was a Christmas present for our family and our first cruise. The ship had a delay in boarding in for a few hours so they shuttled us to the Bayside Marketplace and back. We were on the ship for a day and then went to Key West. We bought a Key West excursion from Carnival but were not given the correct paperwork for it. We got our money back for the excursion. After leaving Key West on our way to Cozumel a man went overboard. We were told that the coast guard was not letting us go to Cozumel and in 2 days we would return back to Miami. My heart does go out to the mans family! Carnival gave us the money back for the Cozumel excursion, Cozumel port fees and taxes.The food at dinner was not good and the waiter assigned table was rude. The buffet was good but the lines were long. The elevator lines were long too. We ended up taking the stairs most of the time. Carnival did not plan any extra entertainment or activities so we went to the same ones a couple of nights in a row. Carnival offered to give us 20% off our next cruise if we take it in the next year. We feel that Carnival should reimburse more than 20% towards the next cruise. This was a very disappointing first cruise. Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
Having sailed with Royal Caribbean and Norwegian many times before, we tried to book a last minute cruise during spring break but could not find a cabin that would accommodate 2 adults and a child. With Carnival being the last/only option ... Read More
Having sailed with Royal Caribbean and Norwegian many times before, we tried to book a last minute cruise during spring break but could not find a cabin that would accommodate 2 adults and a child. With Carnival being the last/only option left, we decided to give it a try and go on a Carnival Cruise for the first time. From the moment we booked, we decided to go with low expectations since we have always heard Carnival is not really on same level as RCCL and NCL. Going with low expectations would perhaps allow us to be surprised in a more positive way. Unfortunately that was not the case… Let’s start with the fact that the Victory is currently undergoing some refurbishment of its cabins. Some areas on decks 10 and 11 were cordoned off and crews were working on refurbishing cabins all 4 days we were on the ship. While these renovations did not really affect us much, it would be nice if Carnival had mentioned it at the time of booking. We would not have changed our mind about going and it would have been nice on their part to give passengers a full disclosure of what to expect. The only consequence of the renovations were late boarding on first day (we got a notice 2 days prior to sailing advising that boarding would be delayed by 2 hours as they would be loading and unloading materials from the ship) and some areas of decks 10 and 11 which smelled like a construction area (well, it was…). Knowing about the delay on boarding, we arrived later at the terminal (around 12:30) and the whole process of checking in and boarding did not take too long. Because of the later boarding, our cabin was ready for us when we boarded. This was a nice thing since it gave us the chance to drop off our bags before going to lunch. Cabin was good. I believe it had already been renovated because it looked fairly new, had a flat-screen TV and a mini fridge. Balcony was of good size with a small table and 2 chairs. Although cabin seemed clean at first look, we did see a lot of dust on the shelves and the bed sheet had a small red stain. Bathroom was clean. Food for the most part was very disappointing. I hear people saying that RCCL and NCL are going downhill when it comes to the food they offer on board their ships but I must say it is still a thousand times better than what Carnival offered on the Victory. The Lido buffet did not have too many options and at times it was hard to find something that I wanted to eat (and I am not a picky eater). Food in the main dining room was not any better. From the presentation to the temperature and taste, nothing was good. The only good thing we ate in the MDR was the melted chocolate cake (I just wish they would add a little more ice cream to it). Service in the MDR was also disappointing with waiters running around like they were overworked and not giving us the attention one would expect. We were never asked if we wanted something to drink, never asked if we wanted more bread, never asked if everything was all right, nothing. Really poor service. We often had to wait about 30 to 40 minutes to get our food… As for the entertainment, to our surprise, the 4 night cruise only had 2 shows. Really??? Both RCCL and NCL have shows every night. Of the 2 shows, the first one was a bit boring but the second one (Vroom) was really good. On the sea day coming back from Cozumel, we had some wind and pools and water slide were closed in the morning, only opening later in the afternoon (the weather is not Carnival’s fault). The one thing I did not understand is why they later opened the pools but did not open the water slide? Kids club closed for 3 hours in the middle of the afternoon because they had a “Build a bear” workshop going on and it was a paid experience. Still don’t understand why would someone pay for it while on a cruise when you can do the same thing at any mall. Our daughter was a bit bored because there were no activities for her during most of that sea day (water slide closed, kids club closed…). Also, we did not like the fact that the kids club for our daughter’s age (6-8) was at random places. Apparently they don’t have a dedicated area for this age group and they move the activities around different areas of the ship. Did not like the fact that in some of these locations the 6-8 kids would have to use same restrooms being used by adults who were at the pool or casino. RCCL has a better setup in their ships with dedicated areas for each age group. This might not seem like a big thing but as a parent, having a dedicated area for the kids makes us feel more at ease leaving the kids in the club. Another thing that bothered us was the frequent announcements from cruise director regarding spa and photo sales and casino activities. Dear Carnival, we know these options are there, available for us and it is not necessary to remind us several times a day!!! Quite annoying and made us remember every time that we were not on vacation to relax and have a good time, but only to spend more money at the overpriced spa and photoshop. Despite all the negative things, we did manage to have a good time because we always kept a positive attitude and tried to have fun as a family. We had a good time visiting Key West and as always, had an amazing snorkeling in Cozumel. All things considered, it was not a bad cruise but both my wife and I agreed not to sail with Carnival again. First experience did not leave a good impression… Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
I've been on many CCL cruises. I always loved the Breeze. My son and I took this cruise for 4 days. Worked out perfect for his spring break. What a great time. Our cabin was a Balcony 8405. Great location, and a month ago ... Read More
I've been on many CCL cruises. I always loved the Breeze. My son and I took this cruise for 4 days. Worked out perfect for his spring break. What a great time. Our cabin was a Balcony 8405. Great location, and a month ago they refurbished. Looks great, reminded us of the Breeze. Whole cabin redone. I thought the whole ship looked great for being an old ship. We were very impressed. Key West was boring, not there long enough. Just walked around. Cozumel was great. Book an excursion with CCL for the Mystic River. It was amazing. Highly recommend. Allot for your money. All day got back at 8:30. Very cool...... We had anytime dining. Worked out great. We both spent a lot of time in the Casino. What a great staff. Due to my casino status I got free drinks the first day. A lot of waitresses. Been on other ships and had to wait for ever for someone to come by, not on the Victory. I don't recommend the SPA. Had massages and all you hear is pounding on the roof and I don't think the Spa was up to par. I don't think they refurbished it yet. I recommend you arrive to the port after 2pm. We were there at 1pm and had to wait in a long line till 1:30 loading. Getting off was awesome, do carry off your own if you can, was off the ship at 7:30pm. Only bad thing was the traffic my husband had coming to the port on a week day. I-95 is always so busy that time of morning. This was a great getaway... looking into going again with my husband. FSU Mom... go Noles... Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
We chose this cruise because we had a very narrow date range. It was the worst cruise vacation ever. We have cruised before on other cruise lines and had a wonderful experience. I wish I could get my week back. There were no ... Read More
We chose this cruise because we had a very narrow date range. It was the worst cruise vacation ever. We have cruised before on other cruise lines and had a wonderful experience. I wish I could get my week back. There were no positives to report. It started with a 2 hour delay in boarding. They lost my husband's bag with all of his clothing so he found himself on the ship with nothing. The cruise line gas provided us with a toiletries kit which had shaving cream, razor, toothbrush and mouthwash. I did not have toothpaste, shampoo of conditioner. They also provided a couple of t-shirts after several calls to guest services. We had to spend our day in Key West getting a new wardrobe. They finally compensated us $50/day...that doesn't begin to cover the loss, and 20-% off another 2-4 day cruise.... When boarding the ship in Key West, we waited in line for 1 hour. The ship was old and smelly. Rooms were small and dated. There was mold in the shower. We got two rooms, one for us, one for the kids. The kids room only had 2 beds. It took them 30 hours to get a rollaway. Our room was supposed to be make up with a king bed but was set up as two twins. They did correct that eventually. We tried to complain but were told that these were the rooms we booked therefore there is nothing they can do. Food was unimpressive and lines at the buffet super long. I was served coffee in the dining room with sour milk. When disembarking, we had to be out of our rooms by 8:30. It took another hour to get off the ship. The worst cruise experience ever. Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
We chose this cruise because we wanted another short break and our experience on the Carnival Paradise cruise was great for a first cruise for my daughter and myself. We were however disappointed that robes were not provided in our cabin ... Read More
We chose this cruise because we wanted another short break and our experience on the Carnival Paradise cruise was great for a first cruise for my daughter and myself. We were however disappointed that robes were not provided in our cabin and that when I went to Customer service desk to report that Master Station H smelled like a Trash dump the woman acted like she really did not care and seemed quite rude to me. We also had stinky water flowing into our Bathroom. The Bar Staff at the Casino Bar on the 5th Floor were Amazing especially Ibraham and Lenny. Our waitstaff were also attentive and amazing The food choices were very good especially the desserts although the lines were a little long for this almost 75yr old . Housekeeping Staff were also excellent as we're the ones on our previous cruise. I think they need to revise the way that people return to the boat at Key West perhaps staggered times as it was very hot and tiring for us all no matter how old we were. Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
We had a great time on Carnival Victory! We were on the first sailing after drydock (4/4/15). It's an older ship, but looked good. The 2 new bars looked nice. I will say that I would never sail during spring break again. There were ... Read More
We had a great time on Carnival Victory! We were on the first sailing after drydock (4/4/15). It's an older ship, but looked good. The 2 new bars looked nice. I will say that I would never sail during spring break again. There were 1,000+ kids onboard, and they were not well-behaved. We saw paintings hanging by their wires on the walls. Our 2 teens decided not to go to the teen club program and hang with us. One heard a group of kids saying they wanted to fight each other. Knocking paintings off the wall so they were hanging by wires. Running the halls until after 1AM while screeching - not so relaxing, and I don't understand parents letting their kids do this. It was crazy around the pools when the larger kids were jumping on top of smaller ones and throwing items at each other. Parents not in sight. Security on the ship could have been better. Overall service by Carnival staff was excellent. Our cabin steward Hery was amazing. We preferred dining in the Lido buffet areas. Food was awesome in the main dining room though! LOVED room service, and we always had cash for tipping. Well worth it. We did purchase Faster to the Fun - well worth the money to get on the ship and into our cabin early. Plus we were able to get off the ship early, too. For future family cruises, we will likely sail on a newer ship with more entertainment options for us and the kids. I wouldn't mind sailing on Victory with my husband during less peak times. Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
We went on this cruise for our two year anniversary and we enjoyed it a lot. The best thing about it was great food. Also, service was excellent for just staff on ship to our waiter to our steward. Everyone was so kind and happy. The ship ... Read More
We went on this cruise for our two year anniversary and we enjoyed it a lot. The best thing about it was great food. Also, service was excellent for just staff on ship to our waiter to our steward. Everyone was so kind and happy. The ship is a little old, but everything was so clean that we didn't even pay attention to some outdated things. Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
My family and I cruised on the Carnival Victory on January 29-February 2, to celebrate my 21st birthday. This ship was crowded and filled with many young people. I am a gold member with carnival and through my previous experiences I had ... Read More
My family and I cruised on the Carnival Victory on January 29-February 2, to celebrate my 21st birthday. This ship was crowded and filled with many young people. I am a gold member with carnival and through my previous experiences I had never seen so many young adults. I barely saw any kids running around. Most people were drinking and having a good time. First we flew into Miami and stayed at the Comfort Suites. The hotel was pretty good for a quick one night stay. The parking there was bad and there was a weird smell as we walked into the hallway, but our rooms were clean. We had to call the front desk for extra towels and they took forever to give them to us. We took the free shuttle from the hotel to the port the next day. Embarkation was quick and easy. We were on the ship in 20 minutes. The food on the Victory was pretty good. I'm used to cruising on ships with the 2.0 upgrades, so I was missing my favorite Guy's Burger Joint and Blue Iguana. BEWARE... Omelet lines are extremely long. I waited at least 50 minutes in line for one omelet. The buffet was always crowded and it was difficult to find a place to sit after receiving my food. The best place to find a table was in the Aft, but depending on the time, it can also be difficult to find a table there too. The service in the main dining room was great. The servers were very friendly and we received our food quickly. I could have done without the Key West port. The ship docked in Key West at 7am and we had to be back on board by 1:30pm. This is not enough time to do many activities. Unless you plan on getting of the boat exactly at 7am, then prepare to be disappointed. My family and I decided to just do a train tour around the island. The tour was supposed to be a hop on hop off, but we were only able to get off once because of the lack of time.The tour was nice, but also pretty boring. As soon as it was over it was time to get back on the ship. I had been to Cozumel once before, but this time I had more time to explore the island. Normally ships get there early in the morning and leave mid-afternoon, but we were there from 1pm to 10pm. I loved this because I had more time to sleep in and didn't feel rushed to get off the ship. My family and I decided to do a small tour which took us to a private beach. We went snorkeling in the calm clear water. We were supposed to go do a tequila tasting after the beach, but we decided to use the extra time to do some shopping. Being that this cruise was only 4 days I didn't get a chance to do many activities. I did get on the water slide which was slow. I only did it once and never wanted to do it again. I guess I should have known something was wrong with it because there was hardly ever a line to get on. The pool next to the water slide looked really dirty so I didn't get in. If you choose to attend this cruise make sure you attend the comedy club. All but one of the comedians were funny. The Married couples show was funny as well. The night club was always packed. The music played in the club was pretty good as well if you are into loud, booty shaking music. Overall I enjoyed my cruise on the Carnival Victory, but I wouldn't do it again unless they upgrade the ship. The cruise is really outdated and missing all of the new and fun 2.0 upgrades. I think I only had as much fun as I did because it was my birthday and I was surrounded by 15 other family members. If you're young and ready to party I would suggest this cruise to you, but if you are older and just looking to relax on your vacation I definitely wouldn't recommend this cruise. Also I wouldn't recommend this cruise to people who are used to newer carnival ships. If you are new to cruising like some of my family members were, then I'm sure you will have a great time because you have nothing to compare it to. If you want to see my experience on the Carnival Victory go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtxmwM7JCKw and check it out. Read Less
Sail Date January 2015
After being on Victory's sister ship, Destiny, I knew what to expect. Carnival's style isn't exactly mine (being 60 and somewhat sedate) but my 11 year-old daughter LOVES water slides so the Celebrity cruise that also ... Read More
After being on Victory's sister ship, Destiny, I knew what to expect. Carnival's style isn't exactly mine (being 60 and somewhat sedate) but my 11 year-old daughter LOVES water slides so the Celebrity cruise that also matched our available Spring Break dates was eliminated from contention. The ship's layout is identical to Destiny/Sunshine despite a completely different ("Seven Seas") interior design theme. Crowds gather at the usual places at the usual times and can be avoided with a bit of planning. Sure she's a bit old, and a bit worn, but so am I and we're both in pretty good shape altogether. Carnival's waiters, bartenders and the staff who have contact with guests are all trained in memorizing guests' names and it makes a difference. Nobody beats Carnival at the friendliness game. Ate nearly all meals in the MDR because of my allergy to lines. I did sample the pre-sail lunch buffet because, thanks to paying extra for the "Faster to the Fun" program, no one else was aboard yet. The roast beef was actually rare, the way I like it! Eggplant caponata was a delicious surprise. Went to a comedy show (Percy Somebody...forgot his last name) and didn't laugh much. Went to the singing-dancing revue in the main theater and was quite entertained. Joined the old fart singalong in the Piano Bar and had a good time. Glad my kid was accepted into the Circle C group for 12+ because she made two friends immediately and had a superb time on the ship. Both ports of call were familiar territory and we were happy booking shore excursions without Carnival's help (Mini-submarine, parasailing, Mr. Sancho's Beach Club). All in all, a good ship, better food than Royal and a nice getaway. Carnival still gives the best bang for the buck. (Next I gotta try Holland-America and Celebrity) Read Less
Sail Date March 2014
My wife and I took our 10th Carnival cruise to key West and Cozumel aboard the Carnival Victory. The weather during the whole trip was fabulous. Its was 80 and sunny the whole time. Holy Happy Meal, kids must have been on scholl vacation ... Read More
My wife and I took our 10th Carnival cruise to key West and Cozumel aboard the Carnival Victory. The weather during the whole trip was fabulous. Its was 80 and sunny the whole time. Holy Happy Meal, kids must have been on scholl vacation beacuse there were a million of them. (and the ship only holds 3000) This was our first trip as Platinum VIP members and we were treated with little fanfare. Kind of disappointing really. Platinum check in was quick and easy, but no mention of our "elite" status left us wondering. Our cabin steward "An" was our first woman steward and possibly the best we have ever had. She was really good. The dining room staff was excellent and the food was as good as always. We gambled quite a lot and did OK. Its the part of cruising that we enjoy a great deal. We went to two shows, adult comedian Eddie Capone who was pretty good and not over the top dirty. Then we went to the headline show of the cruise "VRRoom" and it was one of the best we have ever seen on a cruise. They did great. Stops were in Key West where we shopped and stopped by the legendary Conch Shack for the best conch fritters in the world. They never disappoint. Its located on Duval next to the Hog's Breath Saloon. On a recommendation we had lunch at the Hurricane Hole Restaurant and Marina on Stock Island. Its a $20 cab fair from the ship, but you're eating lunch on a pier as manatees and pelicans look up at you. Once in a lifetime! Next day in Cozumel we went to Paradise Beach and loved it there. Its a $14 cab ride from the ship, but provides and excellent, clean beach with good food, drinks and music. Overall we had a great time, but just wish Carnival made us feel more special for remaining loyal to them for 10 cruises now. Read Less
Sail Date March 2013
Before embarking on this cruise, i had read a ton of not-so-pleasing cruise stories and expereinces about this particular ship. But i tell you...ever since the Victory has been based out of Miami, what a spectacular difference! The ship ... Read More
Before embarking on this cruise, i had read a ton of not-so-pleasing cruise stories and expereinces about this particular ship. But i tell you...ever since the Victory has been based out of Miami, what a spectacular difference! The ship itself is kept up very nicely (theres always some sort of crew cleaning everywhere you go) and the service was impecable! Unfortunatly, we were delayed by 2 whole hours before being able to embark on the ship from Miami's port due to an outbreak of Gastroenteritis! The CDC had cleared us around 1:30pm explaining that the ship had been disinfected, but throughout the trip more people did get sick(thats something no one can really control)! Port of Miami is always a great port to embark from, the hotels and entertainment are to die for, much so, that you almost HAVE to take extra time just to hang around. The Victory does need updated; the cabins still have tube TV's! New Bathrooms, couch's and closets need to be placed in these rooms as well. Also, i wish this ship was updated with the FUN 2.0 activites like the Blue Iguana Cantina Burrito Bar, and Guys Burgers! Carnival needs to update this ship...SOON! But other than those maticulous features of the ship, the overall atmosphere was very relaxing and do as you please! The staff was very helpful always and the entertainment on this ship was much better than others weve seen! The Comedian with the bald head is the best, and the talent (singers/dancers) is pretty good! Im sure anyone is in for a good time even without all the modern updates with Carnival. Ive always wanted to try a 5 day cruise, only to the Caymans and Jamiaca, and i have to say i do like the 7 day+ cruises better! Its only an extra 2+ nights and usually there are more/better ports to visit as well! But, The Caymans are beautiful as always, with the friendliest people and excursions, and visiting Jamaica for the first time was an interesting experience! Its a great place, Dunn's Rivers Falls is a sight to see (and climb) but KEEP YOUR HANDS IN YOUR POCKETS AT ALL TIMES ON THIS ISLAND! The islanders are always trying to sell you things, in a not so friendly fashion, but more of a "here you go-take it!" fashion leaving you to pay big $$$! Overall Experience was better than expected! Food was to die for, service was impecable, ship was kept clean, entertainment was pretty good, what mroe could you ask for? Read Less
Sail Date March 2013
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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