October 2016 - Carnival Valor to Caribbean - Southern
The ship was in drydock earlier in the year and had numerous upgrades. We've been on 6 cruises with Carnival and this one would rate about average with the other cruises. Nothing really outstanding about the cruise or no serious issues. I will give a thumbs up to the crew. We had an outstanding cabin steward and there were some exceptional bar servers and waiters.We spend a lot of time in the casino and there was a band that played nightly that was the best band we've heard on any cruise ship. As with past Carnival cruises, the food is average at best. We preferred the buffet on most nights due to quicker service and the quality of the food is about the same in our opinion. I do recommend the steakhouse. It was some of the best filet mignon I've ever had. Embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly. We enjoy Carnival for the value and its "Fun Ship" reputation.