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  1. Anyone know if the Victory has USB ports for charging phones or bringing a mini USB plug in fan?
  2. Has anyone recently sailed on the Victory and know who are the current bartenders at the Alchemy?
  3. Has anyone had or been to a wedding on the carnival victory? I am getting married on embarkation day in October. I would love some advice.
  4. 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.
  5. Just wondering where you find the Milk Shakes on Carnival Victory? Thanks!
  6. I searched and could not find any Victory Fun Times copies for the 4 day itinerary (Key West and Cozumel). Anybody have those or a link?
  7. DH and I have purchased Cheers for our 11/4 Victory cruise. Every time I purchase a drink package, I use the opportunity to try different types of drinks. I spent one cruise trying all things "gin" to see if I could learn to appreciate gin. On this cruise I would like to focus on hot adult drinks. Coffee, chocolate, etc. So, where are those types of drinks offered on the ship? What are your suggestions on things to try?
  8. We’re cruising in June. I cruised on the Sunshine after its renovation and name change, but was new to Carnival and so had no comparison. I know they will be adding some restaurants. I assume they will be upgrading the staterooms. Do they also upgrade the stateroom bathrooms? How about the pool areas? The itinerary and the fact that we can drive to NYC for boarding were why we booked- the ship was the 3rd. I’m only curious about how much was actually renovated on previous ships.
  9. Anyone know who the Piano Player will be on the Victory October 7 or is it too early thanks Keith
  10. We are going to buy the internet package for each of us on our 11/4 Victory sailing. We thought about using the Hub App for chatting, but can use FB Messenger if the internet plan allows. So, here is the question: I will sometimes use my internet plan on my tablet (Windows). So, I will log my phone off of the plan and log in with the tablet. Will the Hub app on my phone be able to use the "free" wi-fi when I log off of the paid plan? To be clear, while I am using the tablet with my internet plan, will my phone still be able to receive chat messages via the Hub app? Two other questions: -- If each of us have the internet plan, will we still have to pay for the chat feature on the Hub app? --Will FB Messenger work with the premium internet plan? If so, then we can just use that. FB Messenger has a Windows app so I will see the messages when I am on the tablet.
  11. Hi All! We just got home off the Victory and had a great sailing. Just wanted to point out some changes I noticed. I'm in no way complaining, just providing some info: 1. We did not get a coupon for our free drink for being Gold. We did get the paper welcoming us with the pin and our water and listing our benefits, but the usual coupon was not on the bottom. I thought maybe they had streamlined the process and would give a credit to our S&S or maybe give it the last day, but no. Don't know if this was a fluke or pilot for some VIFP changes, but just saying. 2. I can confirm that there is now a 3rd green spot "B" on the roulette wheel. I had seen a thread a few weeks back asking. We were on the Magic in March and this was definitely not there, so maybe they're rolling it out slowly. 3. Elegant night didn't have lobster or filet as an option. Mind you this was a 3 day cruise and we don't usually eat in the dining room so this may just be news to me. I happened to check the menu and notice - I thought one of these was offered at elegant night. 4. Disembarkation process has changed slightly. Our CD really stressed people check out the disembark show to get the details. Basically they don't deliver your luggage tags to your room anymore. You have to go pick them up and select either early or late disembark. Our debark was a nightmare. I don't think it was the new/old process, just people in general going to the lobby at whatever time instead of when called. I've noticed the past few times this has gotten progressively worse. Not sure what Carnival can do to improve that.
  12. Taking the grandchildren on this cruise next week. We plan on eating in the Lido buffet most of the time, but I would like to go to the MDR at least once. Any suggestions as to which night? The first day may be a problem, because we want to them to at least try out the kid's clubs. Key west day might be good, since we'll be on the ship most of the day. Then we stop in Cozumel and I think we may eat dinner in town. That leaves the Sea Day. We're definitely letting the kids run the show on this trip; buffet, burgers, club vs no club etc. Anyone have the menus?
  13. Hi all ... We recently sailed on the Victory and thought I would post a cabin review, as both were odd-shaped Oceanview cabins and I know I looked for info pre-cruise. Sorry - no pictures! 2457 - very spacious, lots of floor space. There was a couch and one chair. It still has the old fashioned clunky big tv. 2454 - much smaller compared to 2457. Not much floor space, and it only had a chair, no couch. Old tv here too. Both were aft cabins with a window ledge with the window set back. Location was very convenient for most things - the Pacific Dining room was directly upstairs on decks 3/4, and the comedy lounge was aft on 5. A bit of a hike to Serenity on 12 Forward though! Noise: you could definitely feel / hear the vibration during the docking process. I don't think anyone would be able to sleep through it. It didn't bother us, but if you didn't want to be woken up, these aren't the rooms to choose. No overhead noise from the dining room though, that I noticed. Overall I would definitely choose 2457 again, but would probably pick a conventional ocean view over 2454. Hope this helps someone! :) Jenn
  14. Wonder why a tug is attached to Victory's stern in Miami this morning? Does anybody know? Cheers D
  15. I contacted Carnival and they were not able to send a sample of the fun times and was hoping someone could answer and maybe share the fun times. Is there a white or red party onboard? I am sailing on Monday 6/10/19 to Key West and Cozumel. If anyone can share the Fun Times i would greatly appreciate it. I have not sailed Carnival since 2011 Thank you!
  16. Anyone have comments on the new Victory Itinerary? As of now they no longer overnight in Nassau. You have the sea day on Saturday and then a short stay in Nassau on Sunday. A bunch of places were closed due to it being Sunday. The restaurant I always go to was closed, I saw several stores closed. You get there at 8am and have to be back by 4:30pm, no more late nights off the ship.
  17. 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.
  18. 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!
  19. Good morning, All: Sailing on the Victory soon, and I would like to get flowers and them in the ocean in honor of my friend, my cruise buddy, that recently passed away. Does Victory have a flower shop on board. If not, I have two options of purchasing beforehand and having delivered to the room or purchasing then in Cozumel. Thanks in advance.
  20. 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!
  21. 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!
  22. Just wondering if the Victory has refrigerators in balcony cabins, specifically #7416? If not, can you request one?
  23. 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!!
  24. 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.
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