Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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3 out of 5

10 yr cruiser

Sail Date: October 01, 2006

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

As a return carnival cruiser, my husband and I very very disappointed at the overall cleanliness of our stateroom, the halls and the food in the dining room. This was a first bad experience for us with carnival. We had planned on booking another cruise next year with our children, but I think we will try Royal Carribean this time.

Pros: The friends we traveled with

Cons: Toss up between service and food

Only one comedian was funny...the other was a bore
Food and Dining
We have been on numerous cruises, 7 of them carnival and this truly was the most disappointing with the food, especially in the dining room for dinner. Food not cooked well, especially fish.
Ship Quality
Great layout and easy to get around. It was very irritatng every time we went to our room we literally stepped around laundry bags, buckets and carts constantly. Have NEVER seen that on carnival before.
Cabin / Stateroom
We had a balcony and the room was nice. However, it was not very clean when we got there (dry cleaning bags in closet, dirty towels stuffed into drawers)
Service and Staff
Room stewards were not very friendly or available. Would take dirty beach towels and would forget to replace. Asked for the mini bar key on 3 occassions, never got it. Dining room head waiter was 'ok.' Damian the asst. waiter was very friendly and attentive

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