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Carnival Victory Review

3.5 / 5.0
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Better Crowd, Better Blackjack

Review for Carnival Victory to the Bahamas
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shadowrunkarma
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

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Sail Date: Jan 2020
Cabin: Interior Upper/Lower
Interior
Bathroom
Shower. Controls were well-labelled and the hot water does not run out.
Safe. Have to use credit card or driver's license to lock... not a fan
Room service.
Available outlets.
Available outlets.
Available outlets.
Cuban at the bistro.
Lido buffet.
What's going on during the day.
What's going on during the day.
What's going on during the day.
Menu at the Pacific.
Pacific Dining room.
Pacific Dining room.
Pacific Dining room.
Pacific Dining room.
Pacific Dining room.
Pacific Dining room.
Pacific Dining room.
Pacific Dining room.
Pacific Dining room.
Pacific Dining room.
Pacific Dining room. Potatoes with peppers.
Greek art to be found here.
Ionian Room.
Ionian Room.
Ionian Room.
Ionian Room.
Ionian Room.
Ionian Room.
Ionian Room.
On the sea.
Celtic lounge.
Guys Burgers.
Guys Burgers.
Lido buffet. Not sure if the salad was kept cold enough...
Lido buffet. Not sure if the salad was kept cold enough...
Lido buffet.
Lido buffet.
Lido buffet.
Pizza Pirate. More like focaccia.
Lido buffet.
Lido buffet.
Lido buffet.
Popcorn for movie night.
Movie night. About 50F and windy.
Lido buffet.
Minigolf, but really it was Gone with the Wind, not in the literary sense.
Minigolf, but really it was Gone with the Wind, not in the literary sense.
Joker.
Lido breakfast.
Casino notes.
Blackjack at min 6$!
Casino.
Main atrium with guest services. Sometimes trivia or live music can be foun
Theater.
Lido breakfast. Guests cannot self-serve bacon or benedicts.
Iguana restaurant.
Iguana restaurant.
Iguana restaurant.
Library.
Library.
Library.
Port.
Port.
Dedication.
Cruise Connection Bus.
Embarkation. I arrived mostly on-time for my appointment and skipped a line

Carnival Victory 1-31-20 to 2-3-20

My perspective: Single young male no kids, looking for good blackjack, dancing, maybe younger singles groups to meet people my age. Not too picky on room nor food. Novice cruiser. A bit nerdy. I do not smoke nor drink. Second cruise, comparing NCL Sky to Carnival Victory. I have a review for the Sky for those interested.

1. Service.

Cabin Review

Interior Upper/Lower

As above -

Interior. I keep my room very tidy and use disinfectant wipes the moment I get into it in the bathroom and bedroom, and ensure I do not use the provided quilts. So as I have confidence in my cleaning abilities I usually keep the do not disturb sign up the whole time I am on the cruise. The steward was quite friendly but I do not request their services because of how I clean. The room itself was in perfect shape, with the Victory’s interior room much larger than the NCL Sky’s. The Victory was built in 2000, while the Sky was built in 1999. The bathroom was almost 50% bigger too.

The safe was a bit of a minus. To lock it, a guest must use either their driver’s license or their credit card, neither of which are good options. Using the room key deactivates the safe and the key. The problem is this means a traveler must carry either of these sensitive items while on the cruise, and I wanted to carry neither. It’s big enough to hold a standard school notebook folder along with other items, but the locking mechanism should be updated to a keypad (like NCL).

The AC was not as cold as NCL’s. NCL had the room at about 50F, while it was around 72 even though I had the thermostat all the way down. I like it cold, but it was comfortable enough.

Port Reviews

Miami

Fast embarkation and debarkation. Zero complaints. The Cruise Connection Bus made it a simpler affair. With a ruck, easy on and easy off the ship.

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