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Carnival Victory: Photo tour & ship overview
Carnival Victory features a variety of amenities for the "winner" in everyone. Don't miss the winning atmosphere of the South China Sea Casino, and try your hand at poker, blackjack, roulette, or craps. Little winners will love Virtual Sea Arcade and play-time opportunities at one of three youth-only spaces. And for an open-air experience that brings out the winner in everyone, there's City Sports Park, featuring miniature golf, ping pong, a jogging track and more. Take in everything else this ship has to offer: master performances in the two show lounges, quiet time at Serenity Adult-Only Retreat or the library, and delicious food and drink up and down the ship.
Note: Carnival Victory will undergo a top-to-bottom, nearly $200 million makeover in spring 2020, after which it will be renamed Carnival Radiance.
Where Carnival Victory sails
Home port: Miami
Destinations: Carnival Victory sails in and around the Caribbean. Western Caribbean cruises sail to Key West, Florida and Cozumel, Mexico. Other cruise offerings include destinations such as Falmouth, Jamaica; Grand Cayman; Nassau and Half Moon Cay in The Bahamas; and Grand Turk in Turks and Caicos.
Top dining options
Enjoy a multicourse dinner hosted by one of Carnival’s master chefs. The VIP experience starts with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres for a select group of 14, followed by a tour to see the galley in operation and then a full-service dinner of appetizers, entrees and desserts not found on the regular dining menus. The experience is $75 per guest, and reservations are required.
Carnival's Lido Restaurant is your one-stop destination for casual dining options such as Carnival Deli, Chef’s Choice, Mongolian Wok and Salad Bar. Seating is available indoors and outdoors.
Stop by for a taste of the flavors awaiting you at dining venues across the Carnival fleet. Pick up a complimentary appetizer before dinner for a taste of something different.
Entertainment & activities
The Punchliner Comedy Club
Carnival teamed up with renowned comedian and TV personality George Lopez, who helped select talent for the fleetwide Punchliner Comedy Clubs. Guests can enjoy an evening laughing along to the comedians’ jokes.
The Universe Pool area, on the Carnival Triumph Panorama Deck, has a Twister Waterslide that's three-decks high, ideal for splashing, playing and sliding for all ages.
Carnival's Seaside Theatre
Guests can watch a movie on the giant outdoor screen while relaxing in a pool or lounging on a beach chair.
South China Sea Casino
Feeling lucky? Head over to the onboard casino to try out a wide selection of slots and table games including blackjack, roulette and poker.
Serenity Adult-Only Retreat
The world you'll find yourself in is one of peace, sea breezes, swaying hammocks and a nearby bar. Reconnect with your partner, finish that book or do absolutely nothing at all.
Carnival's DJs have all been trained by DJ IRIE, the Miami Heat's official DJ, to drop beats that inspire dancing in all areas of the ship.
Catch up on your reading, write family and friends back home, or stimulate your brain with a game of chess, checkers or Scrabble in the Indian Library.
Bars & lounges
Guests can grab a drink and catch a game on the big flat-screen TVs, while keeping up with real-time scores from across the sports world.
Pull up a seat, order your favorite cocktail, and let your friendly piano player know the songs you'd like to hear. Then join the sing-along for a hand-clapping, foot-tapping, finger-snapping good time.
Spa & fitness
Renew yourself with premium beauty and wellness therapies, like hot stone massages, aromatherapy or full-body wraps.
There’s no excuse for leaving your fitness routine back on land with the fitness equipment available on board in the fitness center. Plus, there are also fitness classes such as yoga, Pilates and indoor cycling.
City Sports Park
Have a swinging good time at the 11-hole mini-golf course. Then, take a quick jog around the padded jogging track, get your ping pong game on and don't pass up on a game of shuffleboard.
Camp Carnival is the place where the youngest cruisers (ages 2 to 11) will experience games, finger painting, story time, movies and more in a supervised environment, while their parents can be off having fun of their own. Carnival's babysitting program also offers, for a fee, a fun late-night option for kids while their parents stay out until as late as 3 am.
Youths ages 12 to 14 can enjoy video games, scavenger hunts and dance parties at “Circle C” as well as enjoy getting outside with sports, pool parties and special shore excursions. Plus, they can enjoy all of this excitement with kids their own age.
Teens 15 to 17 can enjoy the latest music with exclusive dance parties at Club O2, as well as video games and movies from the club's comfy seating and video monitors all over the place. They'll even have fun outside of the club, with pool parties, team sports and special teen-only shore excursions.
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Top highlights on this ship
- Playing a round of mini-golf on the onboard course
- Relaxing in the Serenity Adult-Only Retreat
- Singing along to classics in the Piano Bar
- Watching your favorite sports in the Sports Bar