The Carnival Victory was launched in 2000 as part of Carnival’s Triumph class of ships. This grand ship contains 1,379 staterooms and a crew of 1,100. The Carnival Victory is 893 foot long and is registered out of Panama.
The first thing you will notice about the Carnival Victory is its impressive, nine- story atrium. This 13 deck, ship also has 4 pools to relax by, as well as many entertainment and dining options to choose from. The Victory features duty free shops, a casino and spa.
You will find two main dining rooms on the Carnival Victory, the Atlantic dining room and the Pacific dining room. These restaurant-style rooms offer flexible dining schedules and wonderful ocean views. Other dining options are available in addition to the main dining rooms. The Mediterranean restaurant features a breakfast and a lunch buffet. At night the Mediterranean offers table service with fine dining options in a Bistro style atmosphere. There is also a limited, 24 hour, room service menu available on the Victory.
Entertainment and Nightlife
There are plenty of entertainment options aboard this cruise ship. Passengers can dance the night away at Carnival Victory’s Club Arctic or try their hand at black jack at the ships own casino, the South China Sea Club. There is also a sports bar called the Aegean with plenty of TVs to view the big game. Passengers can also enjoy the extravagant performances put on every night at the Caribbean Lounge.
Carnival’s staterooms are well appointed with 8 inch spring mattresses, hypoallergenic down duvets, plenty of closet space and individually controlled thermostats. Victory passengers have a choice of interior and exterior cabins, balcony staterooms or suites.
The ship has a 3 deck high waterslide, appropriately named the Twister. The Victory also has a host of other recreational features including a jogging track, shuffleboard area, ping pong table, mini-golf course, and a video arcade.
The Victory does a good job of catering to families. The ship offers Camp Carnival for 2 to 11 year olds, where the kids are well supervised by staff. Circle “C” is the designated space for 12 to 14 year olds to enjoy dance parties music and more. Club O2 is the place for 15 to 17 year olds to go and enjoy food, games and music with their peers.
The ship provides coffee, juice and tap water to guests. All other beverages are an additional charge except at special events where complimentary champagne may be served. A 15 percent gratuity will be automatically added to drink charges.
Cruise passengers, who are over 21, are allowed to bring onboard 1 bottle of wine or champagne on the day of embarkation.
A charge of 10 dollars per passenger per day (except for children under 2) is added to the Sail and Sign card for gratuities.
There is a $3.95 activation fee for internet access. In addition to the one time activation fee, there are 75 cents per minute charges that will be added to your bill. However, there is an option to purchase groups of minutes in advance. These rates range from 40 cents to 55 cents per minute.