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  1. Looking at a 4 day for my niece 26, mom 80, and myself 48. Mom and I have sailed a lot. Niece has never cruised. Mom is slower to get around now. Ports are not a big concern. Overall Ship condition is important. Looking at a balcony or possibly suite for extra room. I was on Liberty in January 2019. I have been on Valor, but its been awhile. Let me know your thoughts on: Liberty Victory Paradise (Does it have a Lido screen?) Valor Thanks!
  2. We are currently booked on Victory in cabin #7416. It's one of those long aft balcony types and looks like an odd shaped cabin. This morning cabin #6424 became available. This also has a long balcony but the cabin appears to be just a regular rectangle. Any thoughts about differences between the cabins would be appreciated. Such as, is 7416 more cramped? Does the layout feel awkward moving around inside, ect.? I haven't been able to find very good pics of the inside of #7416. Thanks in advance for any insight!
  3. Victory Cruise April 8th to Key West and Cozumel and a day at sea. Monday - Friday. Here are some random facts and opinions. Embarkation was easy, VIP, on ship by 11 something. Our cabin, ocean view, was ready and we got our luggage soon after. Our cabin steward met us, and we filled out a form asking for both morning and night service, bath robes and ice each day. He did a very good job. The ship never felt crowded, neither the lounges or the buffet lines. They had 4 comedy shows most night, two of which were 18+. We saw both comedians and they were pretty good. They had Dive in movies most nights. I remember they showed Ralph Breaks the internet and Mary Poppins Returns, Instant Family and Crazy Rich Asians. You can pick up blankets at the towel hut and popcorn at the bar. It was great to watch a movie under the stars. We had anytime dining in the Atlantic Dining Room, and never had to wait for a table for two. Loved the appetizers and desserts. The main course was just OK. But waiters were quite nice and accommodating. We were on the second level, and the waiters did the songs and dances only on the first floor. The buffet lunch was good and they always had a carving station. The Deli sandwiches were huge and good . I forgot what sides you could get. They had Karaoke most nights, but we didn't go. The Love and marriage Show is always the same but always hysterical. We saw all the shows and were pretty much the same from last year. There was never a problem getting a good seat.They did have Trivia games in the lobby and Bingo in the Lounge. The deck parties were lively and fun. Loved the music at the casino bar. We had been to Key West and Cozumel many times, so we did not do any excursions, but walked around. The casino was smoky but we stayed and had a good time. The dealers are very nice and approachable. At the Roulette table, I saw that they had to explain some of the rules to some people, but did it patiently. We had our luggage numbers in our cabin, but there were numbers available near customer service. We had breakfast in the Pacific Dining, and it was quiet and peaceful and a great menu. Plus we got our free VIP drinks. Debarkation was easy. I would be glad to answer any questions you might have, We had a great time!
  4. Just wondering if the Victory has refrigerators in balcony cabins, specifically #7416? If not, can you request one?
  5. This will be short and sweet but to the point. This is my 4th time on the Victory, and I've seen many changes with her, but obviously I love this ship. After my most recent cruise on her, I love her even more. This was a short 4 day cruise, Key West and Cozumel ports. The Key West stop was very short, leaving the port at 2;00 so not much time to do anything, plus living in Florida I go there occasionally anyway, but we did the free Duvall Loop bus just to get a little feel of Key West. Afterwards we stopped for some fantastic fudge and cookies and then drinks at Wet Willys, they have the most frozen concoctions I have ever seen in my life. Then back to the ship. I always choose my time dining since I never really know when I will want to eat. In the 4 days of MDR we only had to wait one time, for about 20 minutes for the 5 of us. In Cozumel, we just went to the pharmacy to buy our antibiotics, did a little shopping, bought a watch and then had some nachos and Sol (like Corona) then headed back to ship. Again, have been to this port a lot, so we were only off ship a little bit. My favorite thing to do here though is Salsa and Salsa. If you have never been, be sure to check it out. So, the ports out of the way, my over view of the ship. Room 8435, extended aft balcony room. The room is small but adequate, balcony is awesome with 2 chairs and one lounger, Plenty of room. Bathroom the normal, nothing special, water naturally ran out of show. Ramone our steward, excellent. Requested twice a day room service and ice and housecoats. Toilet paper is absolutely awful. I'm not sure if they have to use this for the septic system or what, but its really thin and scratchy. Shampoo is just ok, no conditioner, body shampoo smells great and lathers nicely. Refrig worked well, room stayed nice and cool, closet space and hangers plentiful. The television stations suck, they should really do better on this. MDR, we all really liked the menu for the most part (I don't eat meat so there was one night that was rough for me so I had 4 appetizers). All the food we had was good except the crab cakes, we didn't care for those, and I didn't like the Broccoli cheese soup though others did. Steaks were cooked perfect according to those with me. The bread, to die for. No tablecloths except for one night, sorta miss those but oh well. Wait staff was excellent also. No real long waits for the food. The desserts as usual were very good. The Seaday Brunch we thought had a nice menu and the food was good. They do not automatically give you the danish anymore, you do have to request it. The Seafood shack was a treat for me one day, the clams and shrimp and fries for only 6.00 were very good, actually it fed two of us easily. The Deli sandwiches were made fresh so you could change them up a bit except the veggie wrap was premade (with hummus and couscous and avocado and other good stuff) and it was delicious. They are open until 11 at night now, we really enjoyed that. The pizza was actually better than I remembered it, maybe they changed it too. On port day they set up a special breakfast buffet too which was really convenient in the adult pool area. All in all, our food experience was great. Entertainment was decent. We had seen the comedians before and liked them and were afraid it would be the same material but it wasn't, so that was a good thing. The shows were ok, not the quality I have seen on other lines ships, but they were fine. The CD Ryan Rose was a hoot. Loved his energy, his sense of humor, he kept things going. Internet....really bad. I had the middle package and never was able to get into my email. Not sure if it was because I was aft, but it was very poor. Disappointed me because I like to keep tabs with my dog/cat/horse sitter that way and could not get an email 😞 Was sad that we didn't get the wait staff entertainment the last night, not sure if we just missed the show or they quit doing it, but we were in and around the dining area for quite sometime and never saw a show. We did see one the first night, we always love that. Victory does have an aft adult pool. The pool guards made sure no kids came in, was very happy with that. They removed a second row of lounge chairs by the pool on both sides, bad move. Not enough lounge chairs by the pool. They have a lot on the upper deck but people like being by the pool. Dumb move on Carnivals part. They added additional tables and they were never full or even half full. They do have the beer station (and ice cream) back by the pool. 2 hot tubs, never really hot once the retractable roof was opened but always full. Dive in movies had some good movies, this is always so much fun. Take you blanket, it gets chilly, yes, it really does. They have popcorn here also. We did the martini tasting at the alchemy bar. 19.00 for 4 pretty nice size martinis. You pick 4 of the 6 choices and then they set them in front of you. You have to guess which is which. I did it just by smell and was awarded a really cute carnival wine charm. Casino...well, I lost. Its pretty smokey even though supposed to only be half smokers. Saw people smoking through entire place. Only 2 roulette tables which were always full, not happy about that. Band by the Casino was just ok most of the time, they did switch out and have one good one that played for just a bit, wish they would have played more. Steel drum player on deck 3 was very good, personable, enjoyed him a lot. Sushi by the Casino, never tried it but looked good. Didn't really see anyone buying it. Used to have the tasting bar there but thats gone. All in all, loved the cruise. Few minor things I would change. Heard a lot of people complaining about rust on the ship, hey its salt water. Living in Florida I know how hard the salt water and air is on cars, houses, boats etc. Normally their boarding and debarking process is great, this time it was not. They have changed up the debarking and you have to wait in long lines to go down the only 2 elevators to retrieve your luggage. I would suggest self assistance. If you have any questions I would be glad to answer them. I will go back on this ship. The crew seemed really happy, they talked a lot to us. Many have been with Carnival 20 or more years. Fun times!!
  6. Can anyone tell me which dock in Cozumel the Victory will use on May 8? Does Carnival always use the same dock or does it vary depending on the number of ships? We need to go to the Aqua Safari pier for a private excursion and Punta Langosta would be the easiest option.
  7. Do the ocean view cabins on the Victory have a fridge ? Thanks for any info.
  8. Anyone had this cabin? The room looks a little oddly shaped but the balcony looks great! Would love to see pictures.
  9. I watched Carnival Victory leave Nassau this morning. I'm pretty sure I saw it there yesterday morning. I didn't think they had a 24 hour stop in Nassau. Was there a reason for this long port call? Never mind. I just saw that they have a 3 night to Nassau & it is overnight. I'm assuming that's this cruise. I'm just not used to seeing ships overnight there. Guess I'll look up itinerary first. My bad.
  10. Anyone that’s been on the Victory lately can you let me knot if it has the steakhouse.
  11. DH and I are trying to decide which side of Carnival Victory to book a balcony cabin. It is a 3 day itinerary sailing from Miami to Nassau Bahamas and back to Miami. Wondering which side of the ship is better viewing for sailing into and out of port? Or maybe it doesn't matter. Any input would be helpful. Thanks! Teri
  12. We booked this cruise as an end of the school year trip for our family. I was wondering if anyone had the menu's and schedules for the 4 day itinerary. We sale in June and can not wait.
  13. Taking two grandchildren on the short four night cruise in July. Just a few questions: Is there a Gala night? Is there lobster? (even for an additional charge). Still have the melting cake? How are the kids clubs? One girl is 13 and the boy is 9. Which is better for kids- buffet or MDR? We've been on many cruises but it's first for the grandchildren/ Long lines for waterslide? Any other advice would be helpful. Thanks
  14. Hello! Not sure if many will be interested in a Carnival Victory Review but I’ll start and we’ll see how this goes…. Itinerary: Day 1 – Leave out of Miami Day 2 – Sea Day Day 3 – Half Moon Cay Day 4 – Nassau, Bahamas Day 5 – Disembark in Miami The cruise left October 1st and returned October 5th. This was a four-night, five-day cruise with a good itinerary and a good mix of cruisers. I thought we had around 2,700 passengers onboard but during Bingo they announced 3,500 passengers so I don’t really know. I think I’ll just try to cover some basics of the cruise each day. I do have the Fun Times and all the daily mail they give you but I’m not posting them so feel free to ask questions if you want me to look-up something. A bit about us… my husband and I travel internationally every year and this year we are remodeling our home and had not planned to travel. We got an email from Carnival on a Friday night after a long week at work and we booked this cruise less than 30 days out. We booked a balcony room on Deck 7 (Empress Deck) for $310 per person. We did get a discount because we are previous cruisers. We stayed one night pre-cruise in Miami. We are in our mid-40s, from the Midwest, we don’t normally travel to warm areas or do Caribbean cruises but we both have laid-back attitudes about most things…. like, pretty much any cruise is a good cruise. This was not our favorite cruise but it was fine for what we paid. I’ll try to do a daily detail of what we encountered and post plenty of pictures. Anyone interested?
  15. We are causing on the Carnival Victory in March with tweens who like to watch YouTube. Is there a wifi plan that will allow iPads to watch videos on YouTube?
  16. Hi there- Trying to decide between Victory and Liberty. Price is not the issue. I have sailed Liberty before and from what I have seen there really isn't much difference between the two ships. I do prefer Caribbean over Bahamas. Anyone who could offer their feedback would be much appreciated. This is for my 50th birthday! GULLP!
  17. So I am not sure if I want to book late April on the Paradise out of Tampa or the Victory out of Miami..... what would you all do and why?
  18. Can anyone tell me how The Anytime Dining works on the Victory? I know some ships you check in on one level and are given a pager....
  19. Does anyone have more information? Just saw this post on Facebook. thought I'd ask here.
  20. Just booked her for November and she is not listed on the pdf I have of all Carnival Ships by class. At 2764 guests, she doesn't seem to neatly align with the other classes of ships. Just curious 🙂 Thanks
  21. Cruising on the victory this weekend. Where can I buy one milkshake? This ship doesn't have the Shake Bar. I don't have (nor do I want) the Beverage program. Just one milkshake. Thanks!
  22. We just were assigned 6373 on Victory for a February cruise. It is an Interior room on deck 6 above casino on starboard side. It appears to be right above the Trident Bar. Anyone know if we will hear noise from band that sets up near this area or noise from the casino in general late at night?
  23. Back from my third trip on Victory. Many hits, few misses. Hits: Embarkation - 10 minutes from car to onboard Debarkation - 15 minutes from leaving cabin to car On/Off at ports - Painless, no waits at either port Food - Tried most of the included venues and all were good. Dining room food particularly good, IMO. Deli, Chopsticks great. Guys good; maybe a bit overhyped but liked it. Iguana burrito bar had a great breakfast but did not try it later. Carnival includes a lot of options that others charge for or don't have at all, and frankly, I think carnivals food is good. It's definitely better than Royal Caribbean by a long shot in terms of quality. Strangely; Shows - live show band, great singers and dancers, entertaining Comedians - Did not attend all the shows, but two solid comics. Orlando Baxter and Percy Crews II. Carnival does a good job with comedy shows Condition of ship - My third cruise on this particular ship and it appeared to be in cleanest/best shape out of the 3 cruises. Dining room staff - had excellent waitstaff. No shortcomings in service, orders all quick and correct; friendly attitudes. Other guests - Met some nice people Tea Time - This is really relaxing on a sea day and a change of pace. You don't get this on RCI, MSC, or NCL. Pixels Update to Photo Gallery - Made seeing/ordering photos very easy Carnival HUB App - This works pretty flawlessly and shows the dinner menu as well. Great info at a glance, maps, check your account Cruise Director and Staff that ran the games- They do a good job; not too over the top or in your face. Gets people involved in trivia, danceoffs, sing alongs, etc. I think they did great with that. Guest Services - Saw long lines here, but the one time I needed to stop by there was 5 agents working and we got to speak to someone in less than 5 minutes. I sort of consider needing to go to GS on a cruise to be a negative, but give points here because the issue was handled promptly and efficiently. Dive in Movies - Really nice blankets and popcorn, good to sit out on deck and enjoy the big screen. Beverages - Always had coffee, juices, water, etc. available and easy to get to. Stations were kept clean, everything in working order. Decor: I like it. There, I said it. I hope they don't fill that soaring atrium with cabins. I love the nautical themes and names of venues around the ship. Room - First balcony room I've had on a Carnival ship. Balcony was clean; did not use it much. Think I like the additional square footage inside the oceanview rooms. Room had nice new softgoods, enough storage space for 4 people on a 2 week cruise (maybe not, but seriously, a ton of storage) and an absolute A++++ motion sensor LED footpath light built into the cabinets that worked perfect at night. Bonus: Hallways for cabins are WIDE and dead straight. This is NOT the case on all ships and definitely not the case on something like NCL Escape where you almost have to shimmy past a cleaning cart in the hallway and follow bends and curves. Infrastructure, and something that won't change in the future. Library / Game Room - Seriously; saw this room used a lot for games. I was able to get 2 very recent books; decently stocked with books. I, and others, appreciate this little hidden gem and I hope it survives when ship becomes Radiance. Misses: Room Steward- Subpar is a nice understatement. Never came first day; we had a shower drain back up when getting ready for dinner w grey water and maintenance cleaned it up with our towels and left dirty wet towels on floor, including the pool towels. Had to call for room steward but someone else answered. They replaced the towels (not pool towels). No room steward day two. Again called number. It went to housekeeping main line and they brought ice and towels, and glasses (which were not in room). Never got VIFP gift, robes, etc. nothing. Had to call for each thing we wanted. Finally mid-afternoon day 3 met room steward; he was going to check on glasses, ice, etc....never saw or heard from him again rest of cruise; but there was a stack of towels left in our room. We wrote out our thank yous and cash envelopes the 4th morning and put his on our mirror. Still there at night, looked for him in hallway 5th morning, didn't see him. Mom and I joked that the next people in the room would get our cash...It was just weird...I mean someone would answer when we called and fulfill the request, but it was just a pain in the ass and truly awful service. Throughout our time onboard we would find random items in the room left over from prior guests. Tried to have fun with it by leaving luggage mat in middle of room; and the runners were on the bed the entire cruise. Never got put away. It was weird....like not having a room steward at all. Dive in Movies - Didn't I just say this was a hit? What gives? Underutilized. One day they had a single movie at 7pm, nothing after that. The food venues adjacent to Dive in Movies are closed in evening also. Just a few tweeks could really enhance the experience, just my opinion. We had poor weather final sea day and pools were closed but many people were out on deck. I thought they'd add some movies or at least repeat ones but nothing at all. Ship Layout - There are numerous bottlenecks and tight spots around the ship. I do not think dry dock / renaming Radiance will address this as they add more cabins and reduce public spaces. These are infrastructure issues Buffet - Repetitive selections, awful layout. Always a long line at the buffet. When they turn this ship into radiance they should take a wrecking ball to entire buffet, chopsticks, deli area. Hugely congested always. Food on buffet uninspired and did not change much. This is an area where MSC, RCI, and NCL completely blow Carnival away. Now, on the other hand you DO get the pizza place, deli, guys, chopsticks, blue iguana and since there is no charge maybe you consider that the buffet, but I am talking about the buffet itself, the limited selections, and long lines. In fact if I could only change ONE thing on this ship it would be to just erase the buffet and start over. Serenity - If you've ever been in any RCI Solarium you know that Serenity on Victory is a joke. Limited shade, still LOUD from Lido. Wanted to have a quite, not too sunny area to relax but there is very limited space up here. This is an area I think dry-dock can / will improve on. It actually ended up that the aft pool was quieter, more shade, and a nice breeze. Maybe there is a chance they can do the waterworks where Serenity is, and somehow make the aft pool the adults area/pool/bar after dry dock? (In my vision they'd move the pizza place and seafood place also because they'd level the buffet...) Announcements - Ryan Rose - I like you, but I don't need 6-8 announcements from 8am - 10pm. Ease up on those 10PM loud announcements which brings me to... Noise - Yes, I know I am on the Fun Ship, but absolutely everything seems to be about how much noise you can make, except they must be hard of hearing because they can't hear you, so they want even more noise. There's party and festive, but then there's just like....constant yelling to yell. Would I go on the Victory again? Yes. Did I have a good time? Yes. Would I recommend the ship? With a few caveats, yes. You are likely to get a good value for your vacation dollar. If you go where the crowds aren't at, you won't have much in way of lines. The food is very good and most service staff do a nice job. You'll get a spacious, comfortable , modern room. You won't get fancy Broadway shows, fly in Headliners; but you will get good entertainment, live music, and comedy shows. I think the latest updates to Victory were mostly positive. I don't know if I'll feel as enthusiasts after they "Sunshine" this ship. Get it while it's good; I'd bet dollars to donuts you get a better room steward. Maybe bring ear plugs. 7 out of 10 funnels.
  24. Can you please let me know the email address of the Maitre D for the Victory?
  25. Hi i am sailing on the Carnival Victory in December 2019...I just booked cabin 9299...looked on you tube...and saw the actual cabin....only thing that puzzles me, is that it looks like a smaller cabin basically for one person and the category i am in is a 4J....Was hoping i could get some information on this cabin, if someone has sailed in this cabin before...like is there a lot of noise from lido deck....is this cabin the usual 185 feet cabin like all the other interior cabins....reason why i picked this cabin, as it is right near to the pool and buffet area....and i dont have to constantly ride up and down the elevator.....any information would be greatly appreciated.... you can email me at catfin7atgmaildotcom....
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