I read some very bad reviews of the Inspiration before I sailed on her last year (along with some good ones). Once on board I didn't find any sign of the things others were complaining about (smoke smells, sewage smells, dirty, rude crew member, bad food, etc.). In fact, we had such a good time on her, we're booked on the Inspiration again in August of this year. I would guess that the same is most likely true on the Victory. Relax, go and have a great time.