Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4 out of 5

Western Caribbean

Sail Date: August 03, 2008

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

We did not have any problems with any smoking on board. Great for relaxation even if you don't have kids. Best tip I can give you is bring Hair conditioner. I desperately needed it after all the sea saltwater, even in the jacuzzis and pool.

Pros: The food and service AND DESTINATIONS

Cons: The automatically added $140 gratuity

Recommends Carnival Valor? Yes!

There's always something going on. I enjoyed the movies on the big screen every night.
Ship Quality
The staff pick up after everyone's mess. It always look spotless.
Food and Dining
24 hr pizza, ice cream, and salad on the lido deck. The waiters at the formal dining area become your entertainment. If formal dining is not for you the the Lido deck has great food selection at their buffet.
Cabin / Stateroom
Don't waste your money with the oceanview stateroom when you can get a porthole view for less. It's not that impressive unless you book a balcony view, but you spend most of your time enjoying ship activities. We look forward to the animal towel decor everyday and chocolate mints.
Service and Staff
Better than any hotel stay around.
George Town, Grand Cayman
Senor Frog's restaurant was extremely Expensive, not to mention nonauthentic food. Save your money for another island. The exchange rate is ridiculous, $1 GC= $0.80 US. If you've NEVER done any underwater activity before, then avoid the snuba. Wish I could have checked out the stingrays and turtles instead.
Don't Miss: I love love the Toruga Rum Cakes for sale. Yum to the pinneapple, coconut, and original flavor. Shop around because of price ranges. These are also offered of the ship at a good price.
Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
Most gorgeous place EVER. Underwater events at the best here because its a developing tourist place where underwater living community have not been disturbed.
Don't Miss: The clear kayaking, snorkeling, and Gumbalimba park excursion is a must. The bus ride let you view the beautiful island and the communities.
Belize City, Belize
This was the highlight of our trip. Unbelizable!!! No words...... you have to visit to know that it's the most best kept secret.
Don't Miss: DO NOT MISS the Cave Tubing and Rain forest exploration excursion!!! Bring bug spray. You won't know what you could have not regret.
Cozumel, Mexico
The Mayan ruins was a great sight but the weather was tortureous. I'm talking a scorching 120 degrees.
Don't Miss: The Obsidian souvenier ,black glass which turns gold with direct sunlight. Found on the temples in chichen itza. Tour Guide name is Angel.

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