Carnival Victory Cruise Review by blueridgemama
- Sail Date: April 2018
- Destination: Western Caribbean
- Cabin Type: Ocean View
SHIP: We were pleasantly surprised by the condition and decor of the ship. We saw crew members cleaning all the time. The ship is small enough that you can find your way around easily. The lobby area, pool area and Lido buffet area appeared crowded but the rest of the ship was surprisingly uncrowded and we were always able to find a quiet place to sit. The aft elevators only go to deck 9 so you need to use the midship or forward elevators to go to the top decks. Also the location of the Atlantic Dining Room on Deck 3 and 4 will prevent passage from the back of the ship to the front so you will have to go up to Deck 5 to access that area.
DINING: We had early dining (6pm) in the Pacific Dining Room. There are VERY few tables for 2 in this dining room so if this is important to you, you should go see the Maitre D as soon as you can-if you wait until the evening they will probably not be able to help. The food was good in the MDR-not great but we were always able to find something we liked. The desserts were very good. The service was excellent. The singing and dancing waiters were FUN!! We did not utilize the buffet for meals so I can't comment on the food or service. We also ate at Guys Burger, Pizza Pirate, The Deli and had ice cream at Swirls and desserts and drinks at the buffet. All were very good-long lines at Guys and Pizza. There are seating areas available on several decks so if the tables in the buffet area is crowded look for seating on the upper decks
ACTIVITIES , FITNESS. SPA, CASINO: We did not utilize but the gym looked to be large with lots of equipment and floor to ceiling windows. There were several free seminars offered. There is a jogging track on one of the upper decks, a small miniature golf putting area, shuffleboard, corn hole, video arcade. There is, however, not a promenade deck where you can walk all the way around the ship. The casino was small and very smoky. We did not go in the pools or the hot tubs but they looked inviting and clean but quite small. Lots of loungers available on multiple decks. Everyone seemed to be having a great time. The cruise director, Felipe, and his "fun staff" were very present during the cruise and were a lot of fun.
CHILDREN: Children were well behaved
SERVICE: We were pleased with the service. Everyone we met was friendly and happy to help.
ENTERTAINMENT: This is the only area we felt was lacking. The Comedy Club was fabulous. There were two production shows that were, in our opinion, not very good and we actually walked out of Vroom. There was entertainment in various locations throughout the ship. We did enjoy the poolside entertainment events.
PORTS of CALL: Key West 7am-1pm. We just walked around on our own. Cozumel 12noon-9pm. Carnival all inclusive excursion to Passion Island by power catamaran. The food was just ok, the included drinks were fine, the service was ok, the crew on the cat were fun. We got 3 hours on the island which was plenty of time. The island is pretty, the water was warm and a beautiful color, the sand was soft and white-what's got to like!!! The port area is very nice with lots of shops and several bars and restaurants. We ate dinner at Three Amigos at a waterfront table overlooking the lit up Victory and a lovely sunset. We were unexpectedly entertained by several "ladies" who apparently had had a little too much to drink who decided to hop up on the bar and dance and twerk. Quite interesting
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