Despite being able to carry around 1,400 passengers on each given voyage, Victory I has drastically reduced their capacity to encourage social distancing. Most of the cruises carried around 500 people, although the day we boarded there were only about 250 people on board.
There are usually two cruises a day – day and night trips – though you’ll definitely want to check the timetable, as the web page shows they take Mondays and Tuesdays for easy deep cleaning. Of course, this is something the big cruise lines simply can’t do.
Boarding the ship, you enter directly into the PersiaQQ casino. There are hundreds of slot machines of all kinds around the ship, as well as several types of table games. And this is where you get a real idea of how cruise ships can solve the problems your average casino is creating.
In Victory I, they took two different approaches to slot machines. Along the wall, there was a long line of machines standing in line, every other slot disabled. In other words, if you sit down to play these machines, you can be sure that there will not be someone playing the machines on either side of you.
In the shorter aisles, which each include three or four machines, each machine can be played, but they have a plexiglass barrier between them. This keeps the players apart from each other although it allows those who wish to play side by side to do so. The plexiglass was marked with black and yellow tape, likely preventing anyone from injuring themselves if they forgot the barrier was there.