Carnival Victory docked in MiamiI recently had the chance to board the Carnival Victory in Miami.While I was touring the vessel, I took the opportunity to photograph the ship for a comprehensive tour. This review will cover the public areas and staterooms.All Carnival ships have a theme and some are more subtle than others. The Victory’s theme is the Seas. It’s predominantly green and shades of turquoise. Really any color a sea would be.The ship is a Destiny-class vessel. It was delivered from Italy’s Fincantieri in 2000. Her latest refurb was this year when she had the latest FunShip 2.0 amenities added to her. The Carnival Destiny was a ground breaking ship when launched in 1996 as she was the first passenger vessel over 100,000gt. When their sister, Carnival Triumph, was delivered in 1999 there were some subtle changes to her including an additional half deck in the forward, top superstructure. This created sort of a sub-class of the Destiny-class and this is what the Victory falls under.Let’s start the tour with our noted obligatory photos.Obligatory hallway photoCarnival Victory hallwayObligatory elevator lobby photoCarnival Victory elevatorsObligatory random carpet photoCoral themed carpet on Carnival VictoryDeck 01DECK PLAN The bottom-most deck normally accessed by the public contains only cabins. There’s both inside and outside cabins with windows and portholes on this deck. Deck 02DECK PLAN Deck 02 also contains only cabins. The panoramic lifts extend to this deck and there’s a small art gallery here.Art gallery on Carnival VictoryDeck 03DECK PLAN Deck 03 is where the public areas start. It’s also where you enter the ship when first boarding. There’s a promenade on either side of the deck, but it’s not connected in the bow or stern. It’s usually pretty quiet out here during sea days. Promenade on Carnival VictoryAt the very front of the deck is the ship’s main theater, the Caribbean Lounge.Caribbean lounge on Carnival VictoryCaribbean lounge on Carnival Victory Past that is the shore excursion desk on port and the guest services desk on starboard.Shore Ex desk on Carnival Victory After those, you’re at the bottom floor of the main atrium, The Seven Seas. The lobby bar is also here. (The DJ is pointing at me)Atrium bar on Carnival VictoryAtrium seating on Carnival VictoryAtrium seating on Carnival VictoryAtrium stair on Carnival Victory At the back of the atrium is the entrance to the midships restaurant Atlantic Dining Room.Atlantic dining room on Carnival VictoryAt the very aft end of deck 03 is the second dining room. Deck 03 is one of those split decks that Carnival ship’s have. That means you can’t walk all the way from the front to back, as the galley sits in between the two dining rooms. Once you get to the aft elevator lobby there’s the Odyssey lobby which is a mini atrium.Odyssey atrium on Carnival VictoryYou’re then at the aft restaurant called the Pacific Dining Room.Carnival Victory’s Pacific dining roomAt the very back the tables have quite amazing views.Very aft end of Pacific dining roomDeck 04DECK PLAN Deck 04 is slightly narrower as this is where the lifeboats are. On this class of ship, they are recessed inboard and adjacent to it is the boarding area. During normal ops, this area is only used during the muster drill. At the very front of Deck 04 is the start of the second level of the main theater.Caribbean main lounge on Carnival Victory After you exit the main theater,Deck 04 entrance to the Caribbean theater on Carnival VictoryThe Pixels photo studio runs on either side of the ship back to the atrium and around the atrium on the port side.Pixels on Carnival VictoryAtrium on Carnival VictoryLibrary on Carnival VictoryOpposite Pixels is the Indian Library.Past the atrium is the second floor of the Atlantic Dining Room.Atlantic dining room on Carnival VictoryWalking aft you can exit into the midships stairwell. If you walk around that, there’s a narrow hallway that leads to the Ionian Room.Ionian room on Carnival VictoryIonian room barIonian room loungeWalking through that room you’re at the middle level of the Odyssey. There’s a giant fish sculpture maybe. Hard to describe what this is.Sculpture in OdysseyThrough that you enter the second floor of the Pacific Dining Room.Second floor of Pacific dining room on Carnival VictoryDeck 05DECK PLAN At the very front of deck 05 is the top level of the main theater. You mainly access the top level though the stairs on Deck 04. Just past this is the start of the Fun Shops. These are the duty free boutiques onboard.The Fun ShopsThe Fun ShopsAft of the shops is the top floor of the main atrium. Although it continues to the very top of the vessel, this is the highest floor where you can walk around it.Main atrium on Carnival VictoryAt the back of the atrium there is the Cherry on Top candy store.Cherry on Top candy store on Carnival VictoryOn the port side is the Skybox sports bar.Sports bar on Carnival VictorySports Bar on Carnival VictoryThis opens up to the South China Sea Club Casino.Casino on Carnival VictoryCasino on Carnival VictoryThe casino extends all the way back to the next stairwell down the ships port side. On the starboard side is Neptune’s Way promenade.Future cruise desk on Carnival VictoryNeptune’s Way promenade on Carnival VictoryIn between the promenade and the casino is the Trident bar.Trident Bar on Neptune’s Way promenade on Carnival VictoryPast that is a smaller version of Bonsai Sushi.Bonsai SushiA little bit further is the Coral Sea Cafe.Coral Sea Cafe on Neptune’s Way promenade on Carnival VictoryCoral Sea Cafe on Neptune’s Way promenade on Carnival VictoryJust beyond that is the Virtual Sea arcade.Arcade on Carnival VictoryArcade on Carnival VictoryAs we near the end of the promenade there’s the entrance to the ships night club, Club Arctic.Club Arctic nightclubClub arctic nightclub on on Carnival VictoryAt the very end of the promenade is the Alchemy Bar.Alchemy bar on Carnival VictoryPast the promenade and off of the Alchemy bar is the Irish Sea piano bar on starboard.Irish Sea bar on Carnival VictoryOn port is the Black & Red Seas lounge.Black & Red Seas lounge on Carnival VictoryAt the very end of the deck is the top floor of Odyssey. Walking around that you’re at the aft lounge, Adriatic.Adriatic Lounge on Carnival Victory Deck 06DECK PLAN Deck 6 is entirely surrounded by cabins. Inside, outside and balcony cabins are here. Deck 07DECK PLAN Deck 7 is also entirely surrounded by cabins. Inside, outside and balcony cabins are here as well as most of the ships suites. Deck 08DECK PLAN Deck 8 also has all cabins. The bridge and officer cabins are at the very front.