The 13-deck Carnival Victory was one of the largest cruise ships in the world when it debuted in 2000. Now, with a capacity of 2,754 passengers, it seems almost midsize. (To put things in perspective, that's about half the size of the newest mega ships.) Still, Carnival Victory delivers a vast array of activities: multiple dining and drinking options and the usual Carnival lineup of daily games and contests, plus four swimming pools (including a twisting waterslide), a spa and health club, three kids clubs, and an adults-only retreat. There are also poolside movies, a triple-deck show theater, and a 9,000-square-foot casino. And it's all decorated in the over-the-top style Carnival has become known for: If you like glitz and gambling, this could be your ship.