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The Carnival Victory: A Huffington Post Travel Cruise Ship Guide

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The Carnival Victory is a popular floating resort. The waters are crowded with sea-worthy vessels, so to make planning easier, we've done all the prep work for a cruise vacation. As part of a Huffington Post Travel series on cruise ships, here is a tip sheet offering all the key information one could ever need to know about the Carnival Victory.

Sail The Caribbean

The Carnival Victory's itineraries include six-, seven- or eight-day Southern Caribbean cruises throughout the year. All departures are from San Juan, Puerto Rico, with destinations of St. Thomas, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, St. Maarten and Dominica.

Passenger Ship

The Carnival Victory is a relaxing, laid-back, family-oriented cruise ship. This large ship consists of 13 decks and carries 2,758 passengers.

Special Features

Special features include four pools, an 11-hole miniature-golf, a padded jogging track, a shuffleboard and an adults-only area with hot tub. There's also a three-deck-high Twister water slide, a spa, live entertainment at the Caribbean Lounge, a library with books and games, camps and clubs for ages 2 to 17, a video arcade, shopping, a casino and a photo gallery.

Accommodations

The Carnival Victory offers 1,379 spacious cabins. Choose from interior staterooms with pull-down beds as an option, ocean-view rooms with large windows, cabins with large balconies or suites with whirlpool baths.

Cost

The cost of this cruise runs from $379 for an interior room to $1,849 for a suite. This fee is per person and depends on the length of the cruise, room and time of year.

Excursions

The Carnival Victory offers many worthwhile excursions. The St. Thomas Ultimate Island Tour with Coral World is the ultimate excursion, with historic sites, beaches and a visit to the famous Coral World. Touch starfish and other sea creatures, feed stingrays, and enjoy shows with sea lions performing tricks for a fun-filled experience at Coral World.

Dining Experience

The Carnival Destiny offers elegant dining in both the Atlantic and Pacific dining rooms, and the two-deck Lido restaurant offers a casual buffet with a 24-hour pizzeria. Room service is also available.

Maiden Voyage

The Carnival Victory's maiden voyage was Oct. 15, 2000. It was built by its current owner and has always been a passenger ship.

In The News

The Carnival Victory received a perfect score on the United States Public Health inspection. To earn this score, cruising vessels must achieve a perfect rating in 42 areas of a comprehensive sanitation checklist.

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