Victory Dry Dock (& Cancellations) - Jan 2018

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#21
Burlington NJ US
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Originally posted by hawaii09709
Hi Jobeth66 .
I was excited to see someone who is also on next years Victory charter. it is our first nudist cruise and we are really looking forward to it. still not sure what to pack lol . we have cruised Carnival several times with our next cruise this May on Vista. So it is nice that Victory will be getting some upgrades. Looking forward to February 2018.
Welcome, welcome!! Come join us in the roll call, if you haven't already - K&RCurt who posted upthread will also be on the ship with us next year, they are an awesome couple. I'm psyched for next year's cruise and want it to be time to go already.

Packing is always tricky, if you're on the forums at BN, the theme nights will be posted as we get closer to the cruise, and you'll find some helpful advice on what to pack there for sure. I always overpack, and I tend to bring more on my nudist cruise than I do on a textile one. Silly, but there ya go.
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#22
Ewing, NJ
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I sailed Victory in July of last year and was told this refurb will likely include the rest of the 2.0 enhancements, including Guy's Burger Joint, the BlueIguana Cantina and Cherry on Top.
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#23
Maryland
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Joined Oct 2017
This is our first nude cruise also. Always go to Orient. Looking forward to meeting people just like us. Great minds think alike!!!!!
#24
Miami
62 Posts
Joined Jun 2014
Originally posted by LMaxwell
The Victory had a dry dock, mostly for mechanical checks and requirements, in 2015 and has had a rolling upgrade for cabins.



I believe ships are only required in for mechanicals every five years.



Having a dry dock in early 2018 for nearly 3 weeks would indicate some pretty significant changes.



Speculation can be a lot of fun. I'd be willing to bet on

A. Steakhouse

B. Some sort of "top hat" of additional premium cabins over the current sun deck / serenity area. or Havana themed if they intend to keep sailing Bahamas and Caribbean.

C. The opening up of the rear pool area (removing some glass) and usage of upper sun decks for a water park


They will most likely put in guys burgers and tequila bar.


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#25
40 Posts
Joined Sep 2017
Great to hear about possible renovations and enhancements to the ship. Sailing March 5. Only sailed once 12 years ago so I am basically a newbie. I have to admit it would be funny if we were on the Big Nude boat and didn't know. My wife's expression would be worth the "Mistake" .

Nick
#26
Burlington NJ US
957 Posts
Joined Nov 2000
Originally posted by georgiahiker
Great to hear about possible renovations and enhancements to the ship. Sailing March 5. Only sailed once 12 years ago so I am basically a newbie. I have to admit it would be funny if we were on the Big Nude boat and didn't know. My wife's expression would be worth the "Mistake" .

Nick
Heh. That could never happen - it's a full ship charter, so everyone who is on the ship has to book through the chartering company.

And it's not cheap. No discounts. Also no drink packages and apparently no FTTF. no idea why Carnival doesn't offer all its perks to people paying rack rate or more, but there ya go.
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#27
Miami
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Joined Sep 2015
I'm glad I found this old thread because it all makes sense now! I'm sailing Victory on March 3rd 2018 and a few weeks ago I got a call from Carnival saying that my 4J cabin 9201 would not be available due to work being done to change it to a Scenic (or Deluxe) Ocean View Stateroom. My PVP said that was strange because the cabin is still showing as available. So the work is likely being completed in drydock prior to my cruise and they just haven't yet updated the category in the booking system.
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#28
Gilbertsville, PA
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Originally posted by ATL_Miami_Cruiser
I'm glad I found this old thread because it all makes sense now! I'm sailing Victory on March 3rd 2018 and a few weeks ago I got a call from Carnival saying that my 4J cabin 9201 would not be available due to work being done to change it to a Scenic (or Deluxe) Ocean View Stateroom. My PVP said that was strange because the cabin is still showing as available. So the work is likely being completed in drydock prior to my cruise and they just haven't yet updated the category in the booking system.
I read elsewhere that they are removing the observation area in front of the forward most cabins on the Lido deck and adding additional cabins. On John Heald's FB page he said he would be detailing all of the changes sometime this week.
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#29
United States
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Originally posted by K&RCurt
I read elsewhere that they are removing the observation area in front of the forward most cabins on the Lido deck and adding additional cabins. On John Heald's FB page he said he would be detailing all of the changes sometime this week.
I hope they don't do that on all decks with the observation area. It's the only places to see over the bow of the ship. But I can certainly understand why they are...
#30
Miami
563 Posts
Joined Sep 2015
Originally posted by K&RCurt
I read elsewhere that they are removing the observation area in front of the forward most cabins on the Lido deck and adding additional cabins. On John Heald's FB page he said he would be detailing all of the changes sometime this week.
That would totally suck! I enjoy the large public balcony's and the 4J's are my favorite cabin whenever I don't get a balcony cabin.
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April 2017 Carnival Glory - Amber Cove Dominican Republic, St. Thomas, San Juan, Grand Turk
January 2017 Carnival Sunshine - Grand Turk, Amber Cove Dominican Republic
November 2016 Carnival Conquest - Ocho Rios Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Cozumel
September 2016 Carnival Elation - Half Moon Cay, Nassau Bahamas
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January 2016 Carnival Sensation - Nassau Bahamas
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June 2015 Carnival Ecstasy - Key West, Cozumel Mexico
April 2015 Carnival Sensation - Nassau Bahamas
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November 2014 Carnival Victory - Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay, Nassau Bahamas
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#31
Miami, FL
10 Posts
Joined Aug 2017
Originally posted by Jobeth66
Whoa.

I'm on the Victory for a chartered cruise leaving 2/2/18. Looks like there will only be 2 cruises prior to our 10-day charter.

Interesting. Maybe we're going to get some of the new dining venues and such. Since all the cabins will have been redone prior to this dry dock, I have to assume this is going to be all about the public spaces. Makes me wish I could do a back-to-back!
I'm on the same Charter (2/2/18) Hopefully this is good news for us
#32
Miami
563 Posts
Joined Sep 2015
John Heald said today that during drydock Victory will get some "surprises" he can't tell us about yet and will also get the following;

  • Guys Burgers
  • Red Frog Rum Bar
  • Blue Iguana Bar
  • Blue Iguana Cantina
  • Bonsai Express
  • New Deli menu
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June 2018 Carnival Glory - Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Thomas, Amber Cove
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April 2017 Carnival Glory - Amber Cove Dominican Republic, St. Thomas, San Juan, Grand Turk
January 2017 Carnival Sunshine - Grand Turk, Amber Cove Dominican Republic
November 2016 Carnival Conquest - Ocho Rios Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Cozumel
September 2016 Carnival Elation - Half Moon Cay, Nassau Bahamas
June 2016 Carnival Elation - Half Moon Cay, Nassau Bahamas
April 2016 Carnival Valor - Cozumel, Belize, Mahogany Bay, Isla Roatan, Costa Maya
January 2016 Carnival Sunshine - Half Moon Cay, Freeport, Nassau Bahamas
January 2016 Carnival Sensation - Nassau Bahamas
November 2015 Carnival Victory - Grand Turk, Amber Cove Dominican Republic
June 2015 Carnival Ecstasy - Key West, Cozumel Mexico
April 2015 Carnival Sensation - Nassau Bahamas
April 2015 Carnival Victory - Grand Cayman, Ocho Rios Jamaica
November 2014 Carnival Victory - Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay, Nassau Bahamas
June 2014 Carnival Ecstasy - Key West, Cozumel Mexico, Jennifer Hudson Concert
January 2014 Carnival Elation - Cozumel Mexico
November 2013 Carnival Victory - Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay, Nassau Bahamas
July 2013 Carnival Sensation - Freeport, Nassau Bahamas
#34
Gilbertsville, PA
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Joined Oct 2003
Originally posted by PattBenatar
Upgrades_PLASTIC SEAT COVERS for the nudies! LOL
You may not be aware, but nudists ALWAYS sit on a towel whenever they sit down. There will be stacks of clean towels to use for seating all over the ship. No need for plastic seat covers.
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#35
From NY, live in Fla
467 Posts
Joined Jan 2006
We are doing the Front to Back on the Victory Jan 29 then Feb 2. Jan 29 will be the 2nd cruise after the Drydock, I hope they will be done.
#36
41 Posts
Joined Mar 2017
Originally posted by ATL_Miami_Cruiser
John Heald said today that during drydock Victory will get some "surprises" he can't tell us about yet and will also get the following;

  • Guys Burgers
  • Red Frog Rum Bar
  • Blue Iguana Bar
  • Blue Iguana Cantina
  • Bonsai Express
  • New Deli menu
No idea what bonsai express is
#37
Miami
563 Posts
Joined Sep 2015
Originally posted by Adc430
No idea what bonsai express is
John mentioned that it will replace the taste bar. My assumption is that it will be a smaller version of the Bonsai restaurant, possibly just a walk up window like the deli and pizza.
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June 2018 Carnival Glory - Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Thomas, Amber Cove
March 2018 Carnival Victory - Nassau Bahamas overnight
June 2017 Carnival Vista - Ocho Rios Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Cozumel
April 2017 Carnival Glory - Amber Cove Dominican Republic, St. Thomas, San Juan, Grand Turk
January 2017 Carnival Sunshine - Grand Turk, Amber Cove Dominican Republic
November 2016 Carnival Conquest - Ocho Rios Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Cozumel
September 2016 Carnival Elation - Half Moon Cay, Nassau Bahamas
June 2016 Carnival Elation - Half Moon Cay, Nassau Bahamas
April 2016 Carnival Valor - Cozumel, Belize, Mahogany Bay, Isla Roatan, Costa Maya
January 2016 Carnival Sunshine - Half Moon Cay, Freeport, Nassau Bahamas
January 2016 Carnival Sensation - Nassau Bahamas
November 2015 Carnival Victory - Grand Turk, Amber Cove Dominican Republic
June 2015 Carnival Ecstasy - Key West, Cozumel Mexico
April 2015 Carnival Sensation - Nassau Bahamas
April 2015 Carnival Victory - Grand Cayman, Ocho Rios Jamaica
November 2014 Carnival Victory - Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay, Nassau Bahamas
June 2014 Carnival Ecstasy - Key West, Cozumel Mexico, Jennifer Hudson Concert
January 2014 Carnival Elation - Cozumel Mexico
November 2013 Carnival Victory - Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay, Nassau Bahamas
July 2013 Carnival Sensation - Freeport, Nassau Bahamas
#38
New York, USA
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Originally posted by Adc430
No idea what bonsai express is
I believe Sunshine has the full version.
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#39
Wv
332 Posts
Joined Jun 2012
Originally posted by ATL_Miami_Cruiser
John Heald said today that during drydock Victory will get some "surprises" he can't tell us about yet and will also get the following;

  • Guys Burgers
  • Red Frog Rum Bar
  • Blue Iguana Bar
  • Blue Iguana Cantina
  • Bonsai Express
  • New Deli menu
Some where I heard a new water works will be coming on the Victory!! 2.0 style....
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#40
Burlington NJ US
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Joined Nov 2000
Originally posted by I'm Game
I'm on the same Charter (2/2/18) Hopefully this is good news for us
Looks like it!! Are you on the BN boards?
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