Carnival Victory Cruise Review by Kvenis
- Sail Date: March 2017
- Destination: Bahamas
We got an email the day before the cruise that ship would be boarding and departing late due to loading of materials. Boarding wouldn't begin until 1:30pm and departure wasn't until 6pm. We were also notified that we would have to get off ship early on last day so supplies could be loaded on ship. Boarding the ship was easy because we purchased Faster to the Fun (FTTF) package. I probably wouldn't purchase FTTF package for this cruise again because the only perk we got out of it was priority boarding, again nice but not worth $50. Renovations were going on during our trip but were barely noticeable.
We stayed in cabin 7366, which had been renovated and was really nice. Loved the location of cabin because it was on Empress deck 7 and was mid ship and close to everything we needed to do. Our cabin steward, Agus was awesome and did a great job with our room. Loved the fact that cabin was ready as soon as we boarded ship.
Food in buffet lines was okay, but lines were always very long. Better option we found was the deli/grill inside the Lido deck. We did Your Time dining in Atlantic Dining room and food was good - service a bit slow but we didn't mind because we had drinks ;)
We had 2 kids with us and I would probably pick a different cruise next time if taking children. Departing from Miami on a Friday for a 3-night cruise made it feel like a booze cruise. Not many other kids on board which we expected because of school but it was evident that we were on a party-barge.
We purchased Cheers package which I would do again because we didn't have to worry about what our Sail/Sign account would look like. Piano bar with Andy on the 5th deck was a must - we went all 3 nights and it was our favorite to-do on the ship.
The only complaints - pools were closed, hot tubs were always packed and the stairwells had an odor - smelled like a garbage chute. Odor was not noticeable anywhere else but stairwells.
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