Carnival Victory

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  • Nice but Not a Cruise I'd Do Again

    Jun 20, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Spacious rooms, clean and new, decorated beautifully, relatively inexpensive, Northeast departure ports
    Cons: Long lines, crowded clubs and shows, limited buffets

    Summary: My boyfriend (age 40) and I (age 38) went on the Carnival Victory four night cruise from Boston to Canada. It was my second cruise (having traveled Celebrity to Bermuda last year) and my boyfriend's first. We chose this cruise because we live in the ... read more

  • Victory from Boston to Halifax and St.John

    Jun 15, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Ship was immaculate at all times. For a first cruise experience-Great!
    Cons: Ship was hard to navigate-need signage. Could have had longer shore leaves.

    Summary: This was our first cruise so we really can not compare to any other cruise lines. The ship was new and clean. We thought the meals in the dining room (Pacific) were great and the dining menu was excellent with lobster entrees offered at every ... read more

  • Carnival is for Kids/Teens not Adults

    May 22, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Best dining room staff, Great for the kids/teens
    Cons: Food not great, Days at Sea pretty boring

    Summary: Let me start this review by saying that this was the first family cruise we had ever taken and it was the first time we had ever cruised on Carnival. My husband and I have cruised before on NCL and Princess. We took our two children who were 10 and 13 ... read more

  • Carnival Victory - A teens perspective

    May 20, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Clean, Shiny new ship. Entertainment outstanding, food very good. Club Arctic was awesome.
    Cons: Chilly in some public rooms. Teen deck parties were aweful

    Summary: Gee wiz, where do i start... The objective of this review is to point out all the good points of this cruise (there were many), and also point out the bad points (very few). I'll start by saying this cruise on the Victory was my best ever...out of 8. ... read more

  • Big ship

    Apr 29, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great stateroom. Brand new ship.
    Cons: Public rooms are decorated like a 1970's Las Vegas Hotel. Air Condtng was too cold.

    Summary: My wife and I went on the Victory for our honeymoon. I was impressed with the size of the ship but I think Carnival overextended themselves. I wasn't convinced that they could handle the number of guests on the boat. Getting on and off at ... read more

  • Carnival has a Victory!!

    Apr 9, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great ship, great ports of call, wonderful staff
    Cons: Great air-conditioner

    Summary: We sailed on the Carnival Victory on March 25, bound to San Juan PR, St Croix USVI, and St Thomas USVI. This was a 7 day cruise from Miami. We had an outside berth with a balcony on the port side. The room was spacious considering it was on ... read more

  • Carnival Victory, new ship, new staff, new decor same old rutine as other carnival cruises

    Mar 26, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Better budget for better shows. Younger crowd.
    Cons: Tipping always stinks on cruises. Fun Days at sea are not particularly Fun.

    Summary: My boyfriend and I decided to use our free cruise that was given to us after a trecherous last trip on the Carnival Celebration, when it caught on fire. We were looking forward to a new ship, new decor, new staff, and a plesent time in our upgraded ... read more

  • not for seasoned cruisers

    Mar 26, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Camp Carnival; roomy cabins; decent buffet dining; Internet area
    Cons: very poor service overall; less than impressive food; every area is very cold

    Summary: If you are a first time cruiser, you have nothing to compare to and may like this ship. This is my second and Royal Caribbean set the bar pretty high - this crew couldn't match it. There were good points - the ship itself is fun and there is plenty to ... read more

  • Victory - a waste of money & rip off!!!!

    Feb 7, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: excellent piano bar with "cam" at the helm!
    Cons: Purser staff is downright rude! I was ripped off in casino and on shore excursion.

    Summary: I booked 19 of my family members on the 11/19/00 eastern caribbean sailing of the Victory. I had 16 shore excursion tickets for an island tour of St. Croix. I went to the shore excursion desk to also inquire about a snorkeling trip. The girl (Lisa on ... read more

  • Trip of a life time!!

    Jan 3, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Service,Food, Selection,Shows,Ports of Call
    Cons: Rude passengers, no Christmas Service

    Summary: I have start off by saying that this was a trip my mother had given all of her children as a Christmas gift. So right off we knew there was nothing to lose. My husband, children and I had never been on a cruise, so we didn't really know what to expect. ... read more

  • Nova Scotia Paradise

    Jan 2, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Activites
    Cons: Average Waiters

    Summary: My Friends and I enjoyed a 4 day trip from New York to Nova Scotia. Here are the keys to a great trip. Our favorite activity was the Tidal Bore Rafting Trip. This is a must do activity and a once in a lifetime experience. You travel on a white ... read more

  • What to Expect and Do on the VICTORY

    Jan 1, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Take over your kids! Good food, fun, beauty and entertainment.
    Cons: Excursions are not great value, Get into Puerto Rico too late, shopping not as goon on this ship as their other ships.

    Summary: The Carnival Victory As seasoned cruisers we try to get onboard a ship every year at Thanksgiving, to avoid the hassle of cooking and all that. This year we waited a long time and the only ship we could get on was the NEW Carnival Victory. ... read more

  • My cruise on the Carnival Victory was well...victorious!

    Dec 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful ship, great food, lots to do
    Cons: Excursions could have been improved a lot

    Summary: On November 19, 2000, I took a cruise aboard the brand new Carnival Victory. Before the cruise began, I was a bit skeptical about the vacation. I had only been on Holland America and American Family Cruise Lines(out of business) before. I ... read more

  • A Major Disappointment!

    Dec 1, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great musical revues
    Cons: Lots of smokers, ugly surroundings, ship is hard to navigate, service is shoddy

    Summary: Unless you enjoy being assaulted by tacky, brash decor and poor service--stay off this ship! My boyfriend and I were fortunate (or so we thought) enough to be on the second sailing of the Carnival Victory, only a few days after its inaugural ... read more

  • Great first cruise!

    Nov 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Variety of activities and food, yet very economical travel.
    Cons: Too many smokers & drinkers

    Summary: My son, who is already a fan of Carnival cruises, took me on my first cruise. The new ship Victory was our comfortable home October 29-Nov 5. Our ports of call were Cozumel, Mexico;Grand Cayman; and Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Our cruise fare, including ... read more

  • You're The Victor On The Victory

    Oct 22, 2000 by TheSmartTraveler is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Everything about the ship
    Cons: Not enough time to enjoy everything on the ship

    Summary: W O W!!!!! We were Victorious in cruising on the Victory in September 2000 to St. Johns and Halifax. You will feel Victorious stepping on board this 2,758 passenger Carnival mega-ship. We felt as though we had descended into the sea when we entered ... read more

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  • Best Ever

    Dec 12, 2006 by
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    Pros: great crew great entertainment great food great service GREAT GREAT GREAT +++
    Cons: NONE

    Summary: We just got back from this most wonderful cruise ship. we had the 7 day Western Caribbean Cruise and had the best holiday we have ever taken. This was the first cruise we have ever taken and thanks to the wonderful experience we had it will definetly ... read more

  • We loved the Victory!

    Jul 22, 2005 by
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    Cons: Too short a trip

    Summary: Our cruise on the Carnival Victory out of New York was our first experience in cruising as a family, and boy did it get us hooked! Myself and two kids ages 14 and 10, had a wonderful time from the first "bon voyage" drink until we pulled back in to NYC ... read more

  • Do not waste your money

    Oct 10, 2004 by
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    Pros: Nice main dining room with good food. Very attentive cabin steward.
    Cons: Long lines. Buffet breakfast and lunch terrible.

    Summary: We did the New England cruise Oct 2 - Oct 9, 2004.We were very disappointed with the Carnival Victory. The ship was not clean and smelled. Long buffet lines and packed in like sardines. There were very limited choices at the breakfast and lunch buffets. ... read more

  • My First Cruise & It Was A Dream...

    Dec 18, 2003 by
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    Pros: Top quality food, service, & entertainment. Very qualified staff. Even shopping.
    Cons: Tourist packages purchased from the ship were only benefited certain businesses & the company.

    Summary: I had seen a ship before, but never a cruise ship, It was Las Vegas on water. There was something for everybody. Every kind of entertainment you can ... read more

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