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Carnival Victory

A big ship with even bigger ideas after multi-million pound makeover

Carnival Victory, which joined the "Fun Ship" fleet in August 2000, underwent a multi-million pound makeover in January 2018 that added a wide variety of food and beverage innovations, as well as two luxurious Captain’s Suites and new deluxe ocean view staterooms.

The addition enhanced the existing host of on-board amenities, as well as a diversity of public rooms with striking interiors inspired by the world’s most famous bodies of water.

Carnival Victory

The new spaces, added during a 17-day dry dockin Freeport, The Bahamas, included:

  • Guy’s Burger Joint: a free-of-charge poolside venue developed in partnership with chef and restaurateur Guy Fieri serving hand-crafted burgers and fresh-cut fries enjoyed amidst a décor that celebrates the chef’s California roots and love of car culture.
  • New Accommodations:  Several new cabin categories will be added to Carnival Victory, including 260-square-feet Scenic Ocean View staterooms and 320-square-foot Scenic Grand Ocean View accommodations as well as Captain’s Suites, spacious 820-square-foot cabins offer a large extended balcony, two full-size bathrooms, separate sleeping quarters and a large living room.
  • RedFrog Rum Bar: a poolside watering hole offering the quintessential Caribbean holiday vibe with refreshing Caribbean rum-based frozen drinks and beers, including Carnival’s own private label draught brew, ThirstyFrog Red.
  • BlueIguana Cantina: a complimentary poolside Mexican eatery where guests can enjoy authentic freshly made burritos and tacos on homemade tortillas, as well as an elaborate toppings and salsa bar.
  • BlueIguana Tequila Bar: a fun and festive outdoor bar offering a laid-back Mexican-themed atmosphere and tequila-based frozen drinks and beers, perfect for chillin’ by the pool.
  • Bonsai Sushi Express:  the success of the full-service Bonsai Sushi restaurants has spawned this casual, convenient yet equally tasty offshoot featuring a mouth-watering array of sushi, sashimi, rolls and more.
  • Re-Branded Deli:  the ship’s deli has been completely renovated with an updated design and new menu offerings, including seven sandwiches such as meatball, buffalo chicken and The Cubano, along with Southwest chicken, falafel and turkey wraps.
  • Cherry on Top:  The “sweetest spot on board”, Cherry on Top is the gateway to the joys of simple indulgences with bins of bulk candy, fun-and-fanciful gifts, just-because novelties, colourful custom apparel and more.
  • These spaces complement Carnival Victory’s numerous other onboard amenities, including a 14,500-sq-ft spa, a 214ft-long water slide, a Punchliner Comedy Club offering adults-only and family-friendly performances, and Seuss at Sea, an exclusive partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises.

    The ship’s 13 passenger decks house 18 bars and lounges, including intimate live music venues and a stunning three-deck-high show lounge showcasing lavish Las Vegas-style entertainment, as well as 1,379 staterooms, 62 percent of which will offer an ocean view with 60 per cent of those featuring private verandahs.

    There are thee large pools, King of the Seas, Triton, and Sirens, all with whirlpools, and a 208ft Twister Waterslide winds its way down to the King of the Seas pool. There is also the Serenity adult only retreat next to the waterslide entrance. There is a kid pool near the Camp Carnival. The ship’s atrium is green, top to bottom, and has four glass elevators.

    Vital statistics

    Operated by Carnival Cruise Lines
    Built at Fincantieri, Italy
    Entered service: August, 2000
    Refurbished: January 2018
    Registered: Panama
    Gross tonnage: 101,509 tons
    Cost: $410m
    Speed: 22 knots
    Passengers: 3,473
    Decks: 13
    Lifts: 18
    Crew: 1,100, international
    Officers: Italian
    Cabins: 1,379 including
    ::853 outside
    ::526 inside
    ::508 with balconies
    ::25 for wheelchairs
    Length: 893ft
    Width: 116ft
    Draught: 27ft
    Engines: Diesel-electric

    Facilities

    Two main dining rooms, Atlantic and Pacific, (four sittings), alternative dining options, casino, library, three outside swimming pools (one with magrodome), three-level show lounge, gymnasium, self-service launderette.

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