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Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 13

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Exotic Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: February 15, 2009
Ship: Carnival Valor
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 8 years ago
Our first Carnival ship,we had sailed 8 previous times w/other cruise lines,We were really impressed with everything on this ship,from cleanliness to dining room food/buffet.to ship entertainment and kids programs,something for everybody!Carnival shows that they aim to please,If you leave this ship unhappy then you are a genuine CRAB!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
wide variety on buffet line,changes daily,all great,dining room very nice,food and variety excellant,a pleasure to dine in

Entertainment

5 out of 5
show room entertainment very good,comedians,dancers,singers very good,piano bar and casino lounge act left a little to be desired,enough of everything else to make up for it,good Asian rock band,every night was different so you could catch what you like

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Our 15 year old enjoyed the Club H20,met many new friends on the ship

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
everyone on this ship friendly and professional,especially our cabin steward and dining room waiters,couldn't have ben nicer

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
There wer 3400 passengers on this ship,you would never know it,everything was easily accessable,all public areas constantly being cleaned,spared no expense on decor,really liked adults only area

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
for having 4 people in room the cabin was spacious compared to other ships,beds made and room cleaned 3X a day,very comfortable
5 out of 5
Big shopping port,lots of good restaurants,friendly Mexicans hoping to sell handmade goods(onynx,carved wood,vanilla,cuban cigars,t-shirts,ect...)
Don't Miss: easy access to local beaches
5 out of 5
An up and coming tourist destination,tropical paradise,I think this island has much potential,a guided tour of the island is the way to go
Don't Miss: iguana farm and snorkling
5 out of 5
Nice port,not quite commercialized yet,we were tendered in there,took a tour not enough time to see any other stops
Don't Miss: Ancient Mayan ruins,many to choose from,we went to Lamanai
5 out of 5
lots of places to shop,had to be tendered in,very nice island
Don't Miss: snorkling and stingray tour

Pros: everything on the ship was top notch,great ports of call,great staff

Cons: disembarkation(could have been more organized)

Recommends Carnival Valor? Yes!

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