I took the Victory last year on that same cruise. It was my first time on Carnival and I had a ball. I'm going back with susancruises in September on the Royal Princess. I was going to sail on the Amsterdam, but we had a bad cruise on that ship in the spring. I loved the Victory. My most prominent memories are of lots of music and laughter on the ship. there is music EVERYWHERE, and passengers were so happy they laughed a lot. If Corey Schmidt is still the cruise director, don't miss his shows, he's hysterical. He does shows with trained live birds. It's a treat seeing critters aboard a cruise ship.