March 2014 - Carnival Valor to Caribbean - Southern
This was my first experience with crusing in general and Carnival in particular. I have to say that Carnival did a good to great job in everything I cared about. Getting on and off was smooth and efficient. The cabin was decently spaced and lots of storage niches. My cabin steward was a real go-getter. The food was good in the buffet, and better in the MDR. The MDR's service was exceptional, and service elsewhere was very good. The excursions I took (all booked through Carnival and performed by subcontractors) were all of high quality. I couldn't have asked for anything more and hope I can open up my schedule to take many more cruises in the future.