Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

Family Fun Ship - Carnival Valor

Sail Date: March 30, 2008

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Family w/young children

Room Type: Balcony

Ship was clean, staff friendly and great ports. As with previous voyages the evenig shows are not to be campared with lines like RCI. They are not the quality nor do they have the pazaz of other lines. This was the first cruise for my Daughter, Son his Wife and 2 Granddaughters. They loved the experience but were dissapointed with the quality of food and overall variety, I concur. Do not let this stop anyone from taking this cruise, for the money it is well worth the few sub par items mentioned above especially the ports of call, we all had a great time in all ports!

Pros: Seldom saw steward but always did a great job with cabin

Cons: Food was below par from last 3 Carvival cruises

Recommends Carnival Valor? Yes!

Children's Programs
My 3 year old Grand Daughter thought the kids program was the best thing on earth, so if she is happy I give it an excellent. She wanted to be there even on shore days!
Food and Dining
Ship Quality
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Belize City, Belize is a must - end of story. If you want to do the ruins walk outside the reef exit and ask for Ernest. Local guy with taxi will take you on a good tour for reasonable cost (much lower price than ship). NEGOTIATE
Don't Miss: The Zoo is a bust - my wife went and was entertained by the guide not the zoo.
Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
Still a developing port. This was also a casual port for all of us. Shopping is mainley by local vendors with negotiating being a big part of the experience. The have some inexpensive local brews worth the risk!
Don't Miss: Great place to pick up some coral and shells
George Town, Grand Cayman
This was a casual day of all of us. Friendly port with good to excellent shopping. Margaritaville is a must for the nachos
Cozumel, Mexico
Dolphin discovery is expensive but well worth the cost if you go directly to their website and call for your own reservations - DO NOT USE THE CRUISE LINE! Remember that Cozumel is 2 hours behind ship time so do not make your reservations later than 11am Cozumel time. This is a wonderful family adventure.

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