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I was traveling as a “Girls night out” vacation. We had 3 women in our 30s. This ship was a lot of fun! I normally travel on Norwegian and Royal Caribbean but I think I’ll be switching to carnival now. We had a balcony overlooking the back of the ship on deck 8. The room was great! The balcony was huge! Easily double the size than I am normally accustomed to. The beds were comfortable and there was ample storage. The only downside was the shower area wasn’t as nice as other ships. There was a gross curtain instead of the spa doors. But other than that it was ok. The muster drill was a complete failure. It was hot, it was crowded and disorganized. You couldn’t see or hear any instructions and they had us packed in so tight that a woman actually fainted. Not one staff member came to assist the poor woman. There’s got to be a better way to take care of this requirement. This was by far the worst experience on any ship I’ve been on. The lounge areas were nice. The club was a lot of fun and had good music. The pool areas were also a good time. I didn’t see any of the shows so I can’t comment on that. The dining experience gets mixed reviews from me. The food in the dining room was really good! We had any time dining and never had to wait for a table. The waiters were all very good and entertaining. The rest of the ship was hit or miss. It felt like every time I wanted to eat, everything was closed. I did not see the Mexican taco place open once the whole time. The burger place was mediocre at best. The sandwich shop was disgusting. The buffet had good food but it was closed more often than not. The pizza place never closed but the pizza was completely tasteless. Literally it tasted like dry cardboard. But unfortunately that seemed to be the only spot open for food for most of the trip. Overall I had an awesome time! I’m going to take a week long cruise on the same ship in August so I’m hoping that the dining experience will be different. Maybe the restaurants are open more for longer trips?

Great time Great ship

Carnival Victory Cruise Review by JerseySeaStar

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: July 2018
  • Destination: Bahamas
  • Cabin Type: Aft-View Extended Balcony
I was traveling as a “Girls night out” vacation. We had 3 women in our 30s. This ship was a lot of fun! I normally travel on Norwegian and Royal Caribbean but I think I’ll be switching to carnival now.

We had a balcony overlooking the back of the ship on deck 8. The room was great! The balcony was huge! Easily double the size than I am normally accustomed to. The beds were comfortable and there was ample storage. The only downside was the shower area wasn’t as nice as other ships. There was a gross curtain instead of the spa doors. But other than that it was ok.

The muster drill was a complete failure. It was hot, it was crowded and disorganized. You couldn’t see or hear any instructions and they had us packed in so tight that a woman actually fainted. Not one staff member came to assist the poor woman. There’s got to be a better way to take care of this requirement. This was by far the worst experience on any ship I’ve been on.

The lounge areas were nice. The club was a lot of fun and had good music. The pool areas were also a good time. I didn’t see any of the shows so I can’t comment on that.

The dining experience gets mixed reviews from me. The food in the dining room was really good! We had any time dining and never had to wait for a table. The waiters were all very good and entertaining. The rest of the ship was hit or miss. It felt like every time I wanted to eat, everything was closed. I did not see the Mexican taco place open once the whole time. The burger place was mediocre at best. The sandwich shop was disgusting. The buffet had good food but it was closed more often than not. The pizza place never closed but the pizza was completely tasteless. Literally it tasted like dry cardboard. But unfortunately that seemed to be the only spot open for food for most of the trip.

Overall I had an awesome time! I’m going to take a week long cruise on the same ship in August so I’m hoping that the dining experience will be different. Maybe the restaurants are open more for longer trips?
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Aft-View Extended Balcony
Cabin 8M
Good size and storage. Comfortable beds. Bathroom could use some updating.
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