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Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


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Experience: 7+ cruises
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7 Night Exotic Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 29, 2007
Ship: Carnival Valor
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 10 years ago
This was our 8th cruise - the 5th with Carnival. Many people assume that Carnival is for only the younger crowd only. It's not. There are many young families, many 30-40-somethings & many our age - the over 50 year olds. The Valor is an excellent ship - with more balconies than any other ship we have been on. We were on the Lido Deck & had a blast. The entertainment shows are excellent. The costumes are colorful & fresh looking. This was the best ship ever for us.
One complaint for . We were a group of 4 couples travelling together. I asked several times to make sure we were booked as a group. We found out when we got to ship that our dining tables were all separate. We had to talk to the Maitre D to get a table together & it did work out.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The quality of the food was the best ever, for us. Several nights, my husband had 2 entrees & the waiter never batted an eye! The buffets were excellent - especially the chocolate day!

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Best that we have seen. The comedians were great.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The bartenders knew our drink preferences by the 2nd day!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
You would not believe that there were 3,000 guests onboard. The public rooms were not crowded.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Stateroom was large & love the balcony. All the Carnival ships that we have been on seem to have orange decor in the cabins. Would be nice to see another color sometime.
3 out of 5
We did the ship shore excursion - Monkeys, Birds & Pirates. Enjoyed the monkeys & birds. The "pirates" part was a joke. Was interesting to learn the history of the island.
3 out of 5
We took the ship shore excursion for the Mayan Ruins. Enjoyed that. The cruise port shops were good.
3 out of 5
We took a "city tour" from a vendor at the pier at $20/person. There's not much to the "city" of Belize.
Don't Miss: "Made in Belize" store at the pier. Excellent wood products.

Pros: Our balcony cabin on the Lido Deck.

Cons: Not be able to take our cabin steward home!

Recommends Carnival Valor? Yes!

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