My husband and me waiting for our vacation. The hurricane was a problem but I think it was not fair that we didn't go to any other place just only Nassau. Why not cancelling or taking us to any other island ?
Overall enjoyed. A few things that bothered us. The show with the dancers was obscene, we will not do another one. Very disappointing. The girls costumes were not appropriate and the dances were not either. We walked out as did others.
Family friendly, not at all.
The other thing was that the ship positions were taken down from our TV and also from the public area on the ship. This was very concerning to us as we were cruising while there was a strong hurricane in the
Caribbean. We would have liked to see our position, which for some reason we were not able to do.
We did appreciate the way the docking was handled back at Canaveral. We realize it was a mess with so many people coming and going but ya'll did a really great job. Thanks!
Almost forgot; the band with the 4 Philippines was EXCELLENT
The music and shows were great. The dining staff were all fun and great entertainers as well as great service. The Casino needs to have a smoke free area, or much better ventilation. More entertainment on Lido deck besides Line Dancing Lessons.
Our cruise took us from Port Canaveral to St Maarten, where we jumped in right behind Hurricane Matthew. Then on to St Kitts and San Juan. Our visit to Grand Turk was cancelled due to the damage there from Matthew, so we had a additional 'fun day at sea' aboard Carnival VALOR. The at sea time and activities are mostly why I cruise in the first place, so this was no disappointment. Due to Matthew two days prior to our return, the US Coast Guard closed Port Canaveral (as with all other East Coast cruise ports) and was then re-opened early afternoon the day or our scheduled return and we arrived only about 7 hours later than originally scheduled. Everything during this cruise was fantastic; The crew, the food, the entertainment, and of course, just being aboard the beautiful Carnival VALOR. Can't wait 'till the next one!
We loved the activitys and the crew members were always helpful .
The ports were beautiful my less favorite was Freeport . Atlantis Hotel aquarium and beach are Warth the excursion money . Half-moon Cay is also beautiful. Worth going on this cruise . I wish we had more beach time but it was still fun.
Firstly, this cruise was fun. I had a great time with the ports or call and the traveling fun.
Being a wheelchair user, there could be some improvement - firstly, I am independent in the use of my chair, however I was seated at the Your Time Dining in the dining room at a table in which I was tripped over and bumped into over 7 times per meal. I finally refused to be seated where the server wished me to be for that reason. I had to transfer out of my chair in order to finally be seated at a safe place for me to eat.
I went to Scarlett’s Steakhouse, where the dining room was nearly impossible for me to navigate through without bumping into everything. At Rose’s Restaurant, the buffet’s height was too high for me to see what was being served. The bathrooms are extremely difficult to get in and out of and it is hard to find a handicapped bathroom, and if you can, navigate through the tiny space to get the chair into the bathroom. Then in order to leave you have to go BACKWARDS in the bathroom to get out. Really?
The chairs by the pool are too close together to get be able to comfortably get to one without having everyone sit up and them move the chairs out of the way. I couldn’t even get out of the chair without help – so even though I am able to transfer out of my chair – those chairs make it very difficult. The only chairs that were comfortable were the ones in the smokers section on deck 10 starboard/ 3 starboard.
It was very hard to get a handicapped room, I couldn’t find one available when I booked the cruise nearly 8 months in advance.
The wait staff did not smile often and appeared quite stressed. One even through down his paper note that he received from another wait staff person, in disgust and anger. At one meal, I wasn’t even asked what I wanted to drink and had to ask 20 minutes later when I saw them again.
Though I had fun, I had challenges that I thought such a large company would have addressed by now. Might try a different cruise line to see how their set up may be.
I have a dtr who was extremely anxious about this trip but had such a wonderful time with her Circle C group- we enjoyed a lot of family time and some adult time as well. Staff was always helpful. We had a hiccup with our excursion but everything worked out and we had ano awesome snorkeling trip. Half moon Cay was our favorite day- such a beautiful beach. We never ate in the dining room- always the buffett lines- food was generally just ok. Guys Burger Joint was our favorite stop. We aren't big eaters so the food issue truly wasn't problematic for us. Comedy shows were pretty good. Valor was very clean, more updated than Victory, on which we cruised in January. Kids programs were wonderful and the staff their was fantastic and engaging. Looking forward to our next cruise!
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