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1052 reviews from our community


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fcolon
Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
2-3 cruises

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Carnival Valor cruise experience

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Nov 30, 2014

Hi,

We really enjoyed the cruise experience. Since the very beginning we felt like we made the right decision. The cruise employees were very respectful at all times and we love their smile.

Overall cleanliness is awesome but a little bit of improvement can be done in the public restrooms.

The food was decent although we hope they can increase the variety served at the Lido deck.

We found the excursions expensive so we decided not to take them.

The amenities were ok but we strongly recommend they add more Latin speaking performers since a large guest amount are Hispanics.

The photos section can be improved. As a suggestion, using the sign and sale card the guest should be able to see pictures taken by the cruise photographer in their stateroom TV. In this way the guest can select which pictures he wants in hard or digital fashion by means of the interactive TV remote control. Once pictures are selected the guest can get them from the photo desk.

Again, we loved this vacation and definitely looking forward to be on board soon.

Best regards,

FC, Puerto Rico

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aepelman
Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
4-6 cruises

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Very good for money

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Nov 30, 2014

Everything was OK . Less Shows than on others previous cruises with different 

companies . Friendly staff,, Excellent food.  Problem with design: There was a problem navigating   on the third and fourth floors. You have to go 5th floor than go downHappy

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arelyea
Third Mate

Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
7+ cruises

2 out of 5
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Not What Was Expected

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Nov 30, 2014

This cruise was booked because of the itinerary of the ship after it leaves St.Juan. It only has one sea day, all the others being in different island ports. While it sounds great, our experience was very different. The Valor is in significant need of overhaul and updating. Moreover, the overwhelming attitude of the crew was one of "Good enough". Even the service in the upcharge steakhouse was below par and the manager could not have cared less. My wife and I are Platinum level frequent cruisers of Carnival, and we've never encountered this before.

Part of our cruise enjoyment also comes from meeting and interacting with fellow guests. When a large percentage (the Purser estimated 70-80%) are speaking in Spanish, this too reduced our enjoyment.

The shows are old and need to be updated as well (although, thankfully they still use live musicians rather than DJs and recorded music).

I do not believe that our experience was an uncommon one for this cruise as several of the staff members we spoke to recognized the issues all too clearly.

I will not take this cruise again, and strongly suggest that travelers who are considering it look carefully at the issues I've identified.

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
4-6 cruises

2 out of 5
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worst cruise I have taken

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Nov 23, 2014

Overall not a great experience. The boat itself is dated, dark and unappealing and the decor is creepy. The entertainment on board was terrible, in bad taste, and somedays non existing.  It was hard to find something to do. The food was not great. The only saving grace was the service level of the crew on board, they were great. 

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cozino
Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
7+ cruises

3 out of 5
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Ho, hum

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Nov 23, 2014

We have cruised with Carnival several times before, but this time we really felt like the employees were not happy and not very dedicated to doing a great job. the cruise was okay, but certainly not the best we have ever been on. 

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
7+ cruises

5 out of 5
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good trip

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Nov 16, 2014

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
7+ cruises

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ports,ports,ports

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Oct 26, 2014

Very good service, excellent staff, great food, clean and comfortable.

A new port almost every day. Nice pool, hot tubs, and rec facilities.

Top notch entertainers

The temperatures and humidity were very high in San Juan, St Thomas and St Martens.

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
7+ cruises

5 out of 5
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Valor rocks

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Oct 19, 2014

Great trip. Staff was family. Edwin and his crew Lincoln dinning room. Bar staff Hong and Kong as they call them self. they were crazy fun crazy the whole cruise was relaxing and fun

 

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sewgoddess
Second Mate

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
7+ cruises

5 out of 5
5 star
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Valor

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Oct 12, 2014

Great, older ship, needs new upgrades, but still very clean, easy accessability, and style.   Staff very friendly.  Enjoyed the adult area pool and hot tubs on aft deck.  Itinerary intensive, but because of late afternoon departures, not to exhausting.   Would have loved a sea day on the last day, but managed fine.   Book an excursion for San Juan on last day and they get your luggage to the airport for you.  Very helpful.  

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

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