September 2013 - Carnival Valor to Caribbean - Southern
The reason why I titled this review for "first timers" as all but one morning you wake up on a new island as well as the captain did not take the ship over 15 knotts; most of the time between 10 to 12 knotts. So, even though this was our 10th cruise, and I'm a guy that gets "motion sickness", no movement of the ship at all! The food, service, and entertainment were excellent; everyone knew our names after the first day from the cabin stewart to our waiters. Since we flew into San Juan, I was concerned about the transfers to and from the dock; nothing to be concerned about, Carnival took care of it all! Great cruise!