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  1. It's a rough day at work, and I would like to see something nice. We booked 2 inside cabins at 499 days out - Wife and I in one, eldest daughter and her husband next door. Here we sit at 216 Days, and it's since changed to add our youngest daughter and her BF - and we're now all in Lido Balconies. The excitement is still there, even though the cruise is 7 months away. I've run out of browsing material, so I'd love to know if you have any positive experiences aboard Carnival Victory that you would like to share. Please feel free! Also note: I'm absolutely not looking for "old, needs work" type of stuff. I can get enough of that from "reviews." You can play nice, can't you? I knew you could. Mr. Rogers would be so proud.
  2. 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!
  3. Just wondering if the Victory has refrigerators in balcony cabins, specifically #7416? If not, can you request one?
  4. 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!
  5. Anyone had this cabin? The room looks a little oddly shaped but the balcony looks great! Would love to see pictures.
  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. 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.
  9. 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
  10. Anyone that’s been on the Victory lately can you let me knot if it has the steakhouse.
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. Does anyone have more information? Just saw this post on Facebook. thought I'd ask here.
  14. 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?
  15. 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!!
  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. 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
  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. We sailed on victory last week. My husband isn’t near as picky as me and he thought the buffet and dining room was awful. The burgers at guys and the pizza were the best food we had on the cruise. The first night we tried the buffet, we decided to try the dining room the second night. After a couple of bites of food, I choked and our our waiter stood nearby and did nothing. Lucky for me another passenger told my husband what to do. We had a great time other than that and will cruise again, but wondered if the food is about the same quality on all the ships.
  20. 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?
  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. I was watching a video of the Ocean Suite, 7258 and it showed the tv on the side of the room, not across from the beds and it didn't look like it even swiveled out. I know a lot of people wouldn't care, but we do take a nap or just some chilling out time prior to dinner and like to watch a movie or some tv, but this doesn't look possible at all from the bed. Does anyone else know. It just seems weird that carnival would put a tv on the side of the room and not across from the bed. Especially since they aren't particularly big tv's so they can't be seen from everywhere in the room.
  24. Here it is everyone, those impossible to find Itineraries. This was a 4 day/3 night, Miami-Bahamas (Nassau) with overnight 10am-7am no other stops, weekend cruise. Your schedule is likely to be very similar if you're hopping on the same cruise this year.
  25. We can disembark at 10 am saturday, we leave Nassau at 8 am sunday am.. Do we have to be back on the boat by a certain time saturday? Anyone know this? Thanks
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