2 Carnival Victory Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Caribbean - Western from Port Canaveral (Orlando)

The wife and I chose this cruise for the destinations(Western Carib) and time (our anniversary). I must say that I will NEVER cruise with carnival again. From food than was one step above garbage to the constant hounding for money from the ... Read More
The wife and I chose this cruise for the destinations(Western Carib) and time (our anniversary). I must say that I will NEVER cruise with carnival again. From food than was one step above garbage to the constant hounding for money from the staff the cruise was enjoyable. It's been 17 years since I sailed with Carnival. I am amazed at just how far they have sunk in quality. Entertainment---- Horrible Organization of onboard events----- horrible 24hr Food------ had my choice of 4 pizzas, one even had paper thin pepperoni Regular food----- McDonalds puts out a better meal Spa---- 4 times the normal price Bar----- double the normal price Photographers hounding you to take pictures, then when we went to view our pictures only a couple out of the 50 or so that were taken could be found. Shopping----- Save your money and buy off the ship for much better deals. We were looking at a Movado watch for my wife. Best price on the ship $850. We found the same watch at Diamonds International for $480. This was consistent with everything sold on the ship. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Embarking: This was a complete nightmare. We arrived at 12:30 PM- we finally boarded the ship at 3:00 PM. The lines were horrendous. Access to room: We had immediate access to the room since we were so late getting on the ship. The ... Read More
Embarking: This was a complete nightmare. We arrived at 12:30 PM- we finally boarded the ship at 3:00 PM. The lines were horrendous. Access to room: We had immediate access to the room since we were so late getting on the ship. The Room: The room was ample, although a bit cramped for 4 people. Bathroom was a bit worn and cramped. The Ship: The layout was extremely confusing and the ship is showing a lot of wear and tear. It is definitely time for a dry dock. The food: We ate in the dining room for most meals and the food was adequate. We preferred doing this over eating at the poorly laid out buffet. The cruise: The cruise was smooth and the service was good. Our steward was very attentive and we saw him often. On our first cruise with Carnival, it seemed like we had plenty to do, but it seemed like there was a lot less going on during this cruise. Birthday Surprise Debacle: We planned a birthday surprise for my son so we had the room decorated while we were at Key West. When we were headed back to the room, the steward walked by us and said, "Happy Birthday Nathan." You could tell that Nathan was thrown off because it was 4 days before his birthday and how would the steward have this information? When we got to the room, you could tell that he wasn't as surprised. They also sent the wrong flavor of cake. They did give me a refund on the cake the next day, but it still ruined the moment. Cozumel: Our time in Cozumel saved this cruised. We reserved a spot at a private beach club- Nachi Cocum. This was completely amazing. There were maybe 20 people at the beach so we were closely attended to. The lunch was fantastic and the cocktails and beer never stopped coming. The water was so warm and clear. This was the absolute best time that our family has had at the beach. Overall: Overall, the cruise was average, but because of the Cozumel stop- it was pretty awesome. The ship needs immediate attention, but the service was above average. We will definitely try Carnival again after our upcoming cruise with Royal Caribbean. Read Less
Sail Date August 2014
Carnival Victory Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.1
Dining 4.0 3.7
Entertainment 4.0 3.7
Public Rooms 3.0 4.0
Fitness Recreation 3.5 3.9
Family 4.0 3.9
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.9
Enrichment 3.0 3.4
Service 4.0 4.1
Value For Money 5.0 4.0
Rates N/A 4.3

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