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Carnival Victory Review

3.5 / 5.0
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1404 reviews
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Great Trip but Victory needs an upgrade

Review for Carnival Victory to the Western Caribbean
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2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Nov 2013

Sailed on the Victory on Nov 21st to the Western Caribbean with stops in Key West and Conzumel, Mexico. Prior to booking this trip I was a bit skeptic as Victory is almost 13 years old. So I read many reviews until finally deciding to give it a try. i live in the Miami area so getting to the port was not a problem. We arrived at the port at around 11:30am and with our VIFP status we were give priority embarkation. We were on the ship no later than noon time. It was quick and easy. The ship does have a bit of wear and tear here and there due to its age but I found it very clean. We entered the lobby with our carry on bags and immediately one of the workers by the elevator suggested that although the rooms were not done yet we would be allowed to put our bags in the room which was quite nice. I chose deck 9 because it was close to the pool and the Lido Buffet. We left the bags in the room and proceeded to the buffet by the pool. We were early to board so there was no line no waiting.

Just prior to 1pm our room was ready. This time around I chose an interior room since we don't spend much time in the room anyways. The room was very clean, had adequate closet space, it does have a pink bathroom but fits the purpose, it has an older tv from back in the day but it did have cable with multiple channels. The A/C was nice and cold and we had enough room. On day 1 at around 4pm they had a sail away party by the pool which was nice. They had a Game Show type show at around 8:45pm which was entertaining. They also a good show at around 10pm in the Caribbean Theater with dancers, singers, etc.

As far as dinner we chose the early session at 6pm. We arrived to dinner about that time with no line, no waiting. We were escorted to table 344 on the Atlantic Restaurant 4th deck upper. We were served by Rana he was very nice, well informed, informative, pleasant to talk to, joyous. Our food was served on time with no delays. We were in a table with three other families from Ohio, North Carolina and Michigan. The thing we did notice that the food portions on the Victory are quite small and they do not make it a habit of offering you a repeat or offer you more than one choice. On other ships I been offered "hey do you want something else, do you want another one" but the food was good, hot and decent.

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