September 2016 - Carnival Valor to Caribbean - Eastern
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!