Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

Carnival valor

Sail Date: March 15, 2009

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Oceanview

i have been to 5 differnet cruises in my live including 4 different cruise companies, the carnival valor fares pretty well on some things very poorly on others, pool area is the worse i have been too, several pools but very small, cabins are the best for your money all around, the oceanview is awesome for what you pay, hospitality is ok, but you wont be blown out of your mind like on other cruise lines sinc ethe tip is included and the employees dont go the extra mile, ex if they dont understand you order on room service, they will just ignore you, entertainment aboard is the best i have seen so far, comedy shows like no others, and lots of live music all over the ship, as a negative again, you pay tip even if is a $1 expresso, go to the restaurant and dont just eat from the buffett as they will still charge you the $70 for the tip for the waiter, be ready for them to freeze several charges on your acocunt and then submit the total bill, my total bill was $1800 and i had $2500 frozen un til a week after my return, other than that you will have a great time. :)

Pros: Entertainment on the ship, better than any other cruise line

Cons: tips included on everything, even if you dont go to the restaurant, also people not as nice as other cruises (of course the tip is guaranteed)

Recommends Carnival Valor? Yes!

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