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We drove to FL and parked at the Jet Port parking. Very easy to find right off of I-95 and if you get there for the first 10:30 departure is very quick to board the bus and they take care of your luggage. They drop you off at the port and load your luggage on the carnival cart. The next we saw our bags they were in our room! Embarkation was a breeze. We are old fashioned and took just our BC and drivers license since departing from a US port and returning.(we intend on getting passports) We were through and on board with a Margarita by 11:15am. The ship is very accommodating but could get very crowded around the Lido deck bars and eateries. The buffet was very crowded at meal times, We enjoyed the dining room dinners but opted to skip the formal dinner. We were told that dressing up would be semi optional for Carnival was trying to get away from people feeling they are too dressed up or not enough. I think the atmosphere was semi casual rather than formal, with a few exceptions. Although casual was swim suits in the buffet and should have been left for sunbathing! Guys burgers was our favorite! My only complaint was with the Serenity adults only deck. Was not too crowded as i have seen in other reviews however, it is located near the entrance to the slide. When the slide was backed up on sea days the attendant looped the line into the serenity area. There were 20 kids lined up jumping and screaming while serenity guests were sunbathing and relaxing., This should be corrected with the line left out in the slide entrance area. The age in serenity is 21 and older for a reason!!!!! Entertainment was enjoyable. My husband was asked to join the classic rock band in the casino for a few songs. He is a drummer and played right along. We also joined in on the Military gathering on the last day. Very heart warming and our cruise had the original Top Gun author that wrote the book made into the movie on board along with the GPS founder. Would not have known this unless i attended. A few tears shed and great military stories from passengers. A must if future cruises offer!!! We carried our luggage off the boat since we did not have a flight to catch. Just as easy as boarding!!!!

Nice relaxing getaway

Carnival Victory Cruise Review by Travelagent737

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We drove to FL and parked at the Jet Port parking. Very easy to find right off of I-95 and if you get there for the first 10:30 departure is very quick to board the bus and they take care of your luggage. They drop you off at the port and load your luggage on the carnival cart. The next we saw our bags they were in our room!

Embarkation was a breeze. We are old fashioned and took just our BC and drivers license since departing from a US port and returning.(we intend on getting passports) We were through and on board with a Margarita by 11:15am.

The ship is very accommodating but could get very crowded around the Lido deck bars and eateries. The buffet was very crowded at meal times, We enjoyed the dining room dinners but opted to skip the formal dinner. We were told that dressing up would be semi optional for Carnival was trying to get away from people feeling they are too dressed up or not enough. I think the atmosphere was semi casual rather than formal, with a few exceptions. Although casual was swim suits in the buffet and should have been left for sunbathing! Guys burgers was our favorite!

My only complaint was with the Serenity adults only deck. Was not too crowded as i have seen in other reviews however, it is located near the entrance to the slide. When the slide was backed up on sea days the attendant looped the line into the serenity area. There were 20 kids lined up jumping and screaming while serenity guests were sunbathing and relaxing., This should be corrected with the line left out in the slide entrance area. The age in serenity is 21 and older for a reason!!!!!

Entertainment was enjoyable. My husband was asked to join the classic rock band in the casino for a few songs. He is a drummer and played right along. We also joined in on the Military gathering on the last day. Very heart warming and our cruise had the original Top Gun author that wrote the book made into the movie on board along with the GPS founder. Would not have known this unless i attended. A few tears shed and great military stories from passengers. A must if future cruises offer!!!

We carried our luggage off the boat since we did not have a flight to catch. Just as easy as boarding!!!!
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Ocean View
Cabin 6B 1380
Cabin was nice sized. Bed was very comfortable and ocean view window very large for viewing. Showers were very hot with a note on wall to beware of scalding. AC was cold and adjustable. Only issue was noise in the hallway at 12:30am. Group of woman arguing. Moved into their room and eventually stopped.(too many fruity drinks??) Unless you spend a lot of time in your room I would not pay for a balcony room. Higher decks offer a better view and you cant view when your sleeping!!!
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