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We chose this cruise as a special family celebration. The staff on board was OUTSTANDING! Never a complaint with the employees. However, the ship had just come out of dry dock and we were expecting clean, neat, issue free sailing. There were three rooms in our group. One of the three had major issues; flooded toilet, no working toilet for part of a day, and horrible smells, on multiple days, that had to be corrected when people were asked to leave the area. We didn't have hot water in our room. Thankfully, we were able to use the spa for a hot shower, but we didn't pay for a room with a shower to. To be able to use it. Several days, we did take a cold shower, or just leaned over the shower to wash our hair due to time. We called to have it fixed, and it was.....for one shower.... The line for guest services was always so long, we didn't complain, because that would have taken time away from why we were there. The slide was operational for a short time on only one of the five days. Multiple public bathrooms were out of order the entire cruise. We had an embarkation time, but once we got there, it didn't matter. People that had time after us, were let on before or at the same time. The main show was canceled and felt like it should have been announced there would be a change before we got there. The entertainers (singers) were far from great. Cheap entertainment at best. The music was EXTREMELY loud on the lido deck, at all times. We have been on two other Carnival ships, and you could at least carry on a conversation while on board those, but NOT on the Victory. This was definitely our least favorite cruise. We enjoyed the resort at Amber Cove, but not much going on at Grand Turk, other than the beautiful water.

Disappointing cruise

Carnival Victory Cruise Review by Kentucky247

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We chose this cruise as a special family celebration. The staff on board was OUTSTANDING! Never a complaint with the employees. However, the ship had just come out of dry dock and we were expecting clean, neat, issue free sailing. There were three rooms in our group. One of the three had major issues; flooded toilet, no working toilet for part of a day, and horrible smells, on multiple days, that had to be corrected when people were asked to leave the area. We didn't have hot water in our room. Thankfully, we were able to use the spa for a hot shower, but we didn't pay for a room with a shower to. To be able to use it. Several days, we did take a cold shower, or just leaned over the shower to wash our hair due to time. We called to have it fixed, and it was.....for one shower....

The line for guest services was always so long, we didn't complain, because that would have taken time away from why we were there.

The slide was operational for a short time on only one of the five days.

Multiple public bathrooms were out of order the entire cruise.

We had an embarkation time, but once we got there, it didn't matter. People that had time after us, were let on before or at the same time.

The main show was canceled and felt like it should have been announced there would be a change before we got there.

The entertainers (singers) were far from great. Cheap entertainment at best.

The music was EXTREMELY loud on the lido deck, at all times. We have been on two other Carnival ships, and you could at least carry on a conversation while on board those, but NOT on the Victory.

This was definitely our least favorite cruise. We enjoyed the resort at Amber Cove, but not much going on at Grand Turk, other than the beautiful water.
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Cabin 8F 7207
Room steward Ida was terrific. Room was nice.
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