This was our 43rd cruise, so we should have some experience in judging what is good and what is bad. The Carnival Victory scores very well in all the important areas! Embarkation was quick and efficient. The greeting we received onboard was warm and sincere. In fact the overall attitude of the crew was quite pleasant.
Our cabin was clean and comfortable...all we really need. Our steward, Rory, worked hard and efficiently...no complaints. By the 2nd day he knew our names, our grand children's names, and when to clean our cabins. The towel creations ( not all animals ) were an amazing hit every evening.
The dining room experience was excellent. Every meal was prepared well. With several great choices, some nights it was difficult to make a choice...so we ordered several items...all were good to very good. Our son-in-law ate the warm chocolate melting cake every night. He pronounced it the best dessert he'd ever had. Each and every night.