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Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Exotic Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 10, 2007
Ship: Carnival Valor
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 10 years ago

Well I have never been on a cruise and will probably never go again. The entertainment was hit and miss. The food was miss or miss. They call it a fun ship but to me it did not live up to the moniker.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
There was a lot of food, not much good food but there was a lot of food. If the ship was a restaurant I would not go back.


1 out of 5
Most of the entertainment was in the average column. Though the piano bar was exceptional. The person who dragged it down was a comedian Jim Brick. He was ill chosen for the entertainment.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Service was okay, it was on par with a resort.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The American theme was nice, but the artwork was much to be desired.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Everything about the stateroom was good except for the location. Our window faced a deck so we would have random people walking by our window every so often. Not much of a view of the ocean from our room.
3 out of 5
Costa Maya was okay. The tourist mall was a little bigger than other places. The Mayan ruins are a must see if you are here.
Don't Miss: Mayan ruins tour.
3 out of 5
We went on the kayak and snorkeling tour which was fun.
1 out of 5
I did not like the fact that if you walked outside the shopping mall you are rushed by 10 or 12 people who want to sell you cab rides, and some of the people there are very aggressive in there sales tactics. I would not recommend Belize as a stop.

Pros: Piano bar was fun. Stewards were good.

Cons: Entertainment was hit and miss, Food was mediocre at best. Some of the tours were a bit overpriced

Recommends Carnival Valor? No.

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