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Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 4 yrs ago    


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carnival valor cruise feb 15 2014

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Feb 15, 2015

The ports were excellent.

My only complaint is the excursions are too pricy

The service on Carnival is always the best. (always a smile)

I would highly recommend this cruise.

 

 

 

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Cruise from San Juan to the Islands

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Feb 15, 2015

This was a cruise to new destinations out of San Juan and we decided on because we had never been to most of the islands. Easy transfer from the airport to the ship and no problem going on board and immediately finding something to eat! We had a balcony room, which I recommend, and had a great view of the islands each day. Each morning we had room service bring us "breakfast in bed." The food in the Lincoln Dining Room was great and we have no complaints on the service. ONLY negative comment we have was that the ship was showing some wear and age, after all, it is over 10 years old now and had lots of passengers. Shows were good, but the best was the first show. Still too much smoking going on in the casino, so when you passed by, you have to walk fast or hold your breath. Great cruise and sad to see it come to an end.

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Feb 15, 2015

I was rooming in 1307, there was a lot of banging and clanking sounds in our room and I could here other people on our floor complaining of the same noises.  I don't know if that happens frequently to people who are rooming on the bottom deck of most ships, but it was kind of irritating.  The smoking sections of the ship were located in frustrating locations.  I can't stand the smell of cigarette smoke yet it could be smelled throughout the casino, as well as in the stairwells by the casino, and the stairwells above the casino as well as below the casino, and also in the lounges near the Eagle's Lounge where the comedians performed as well as in the dance club.  I felt i couldn't enjoy the whole ship because of the areas where passengers were allowed to smoke.  The ship was also counter-directional and it was easy to get lost on from my room to the dining hall.  I have only been on one other cruise, it was on Celebrity's Summit.  There was a long designated deck for smoking near the pool and also an outside deck for smokers, those areas were made comfortable for smokers but were secluded enough that people who did not smoke were not bothered by the smoking, and both areas were located outside.  

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For the money this is a great cruise.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Feb 08, 2015

This cruise hits a lot of ports with only one day at sea!  I would choose a different line if I had more than 2 days at sea as this ship lacks in the spa department ( the sauna was growing funk and I reported it, but it was never cleaned! YUCK!).  The cabins are kept clean.  The food was good and service is as good as more expensive lines.  For the money this is a great cruise.

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leshih14
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Worth a Wonderful 5 ports Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Feb 01, 2015

This ship is the oldest fashion designed ship I have ever taken. The room is spacious and clean with full services. The dinning room is not crowd, very relaxed. The buffet dinning hall is large in comparison with other new ships. Service staff are nice, friendly and very helpful. Usually they looked more aged and experienced than those in the new ships. Food in both dinning areas are delicious, cooked slow and nicely, not like in the crowded new ships. The best Brick oven Pizza was so good and it was served overnight. I had to go to the 9th floor at 2 am to grab one.

We did take 3 excursions and two local town tours. The 5 port stops are very interesting, not boring everyday.

The performance in the theatre is ok and seats are very comfortable. Since this is a light travel season, I think the public space is no large enough to all the kids to play if during the summer vacation. The swimming pool is too small. It looks like a kid play pool but the water is deep. Jacuzzi is great. I think seniors love the hot spa very much. I will definitely recommend my adult friends back again. 

 

  

 

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Entertainment lacking

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Feb 01, 2015

It wasn't a bad cruise, but I was very disappointed in the entertainment compared to the other 12 cruises that I have been on. (4 of which have been Carnival Cruises). My wife and I took two other couples that have never cruised before and we were very very disappointed with the lack of quality entertainment. There was only 1 and 1/2 nights of Las Vegas type shows that we have been accustomed to at least 5 nights of a 7 day cruise. Our cruise was surrounded around comedian entertainment. One night of comedians is enough for the main entertainment. Maybe a choice is OK, but I really got tired of seeing the same tow George Lopez introductions of comedian acts! There was one night that had a juggler/comedian that was maybe suitable for an 8 year old. It was terrible!!! CORNY!!! 

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valor cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Feb 01, 2015

staff was attentive and caring, though sometimes a little slow.  Food was good, not great , just good, for example, the only really good dessert was the molten lava cake.  shore excursions were good  stateroom was clean.  All in all, I would recommend Carnival and this particular venue.

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Second Time even better

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Jan 25, 2015

We were on this same cruise last year.  We did different activities on each island which made each stop a new adventure.   The excursions were fun and as described.  They left on time and returned as promised.

As usual, the crew was friendly and helpful.  One mattress needed replaced badly. The attendant made a very good attempt to rectify the problem though it was not replaced.  

The food was 9 stars rather than 10.  The Lincoln Room service was great the first 4-nights.  The last two were mediocre.  Find a great waiter and insist on him/her.

We would consider doing this cruise a third time except we want to experience additional islands.

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The Valor

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Jan 18, 2015

The ship had a lot of very stinky areas. The food was pretty much the same everyday. It was nothing to write home about. We have been on many cruises and found this one to have the worst food, Not good service as the staff were not happy. Our room attended was good but the other staff didn't seem very happy through out. The ship it self was pretty.

We would not choose Carnival again.

Mr. and Mrs. Larsen

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Excellent Vacation

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Jan 11, 2015

We had a blast on our cruise last week.  Lots of Ports of Call, lots of great food and the most wonderful balcony suite anyone could ever ask for!!  It's a huge ship and when you are in the back of the boat, that corridor is really, REALLY long.  But it was extra steps so we could eat that much more, right???

Each Port and Island had their own flavor.  We booked excursions at each location and I'm glad we did.  We got to see much of each island and learn a bit about the history and meet some very friendly islanders.  

There was plenty to do onboard if you wanted, and we spent more of our time in our suite because we had a balcony and could see some wonderful things.  I am sure we'll never go back to a plain oceanview ever!!  Bingo was fun as was spending a bit of time in the casino.  We aren't big shoppers so I can review the shops.  And the food was FABULOUS!!

 

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The Serenity Decks for adults--great R & R. Our favorite part of the ship!

Livetocruise
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You may wish to try anytime dining. I like to watch the sunset, and it would allow me to do that. Also take the time to explore the ship and all it has to offer.

YGL
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Get there early and learn the ship early. Not all elevators go to all floors!!

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