Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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1 cruise (first)


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3 out of 5

Our first Cruise

Sail Date: June 07, 2009

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Ship was well decorated, many eleators, but not many direct ways to get to the dinning rooms. Passing through the cigar bar was painful to say the least. We liked the different styles of bars and rooms on-board the shio.

Pros: Locations and dinner seating guests at evening meal

Cons: How homophobic the majority of people were.

Recommends Carnival Valor? Yes!

Ship Quality
The ship was always kept vrey clean, our porter ws exceptional (Davidson) and the different levels of sun deks and pools was great, lots of room for everyone.. Most difficult part was winding your way all the way back to the Washington Dining room for dinner;
Food and Dining
Buffett was a buffett, I can't say that it was fantastic, much of the food was overcook (I imiagine due to the swine flu scare) Scarlottes restuarnt was absolutely amazing. FIVE STARS
The two big shows were very well done and entertaining. Kareoke was a little lacking. We looked for the Friends of Dorothy (FOD) but only found two other people and they were placed in rather unusual spots
Cabin / Stateroom
Location was ideal just off the elevators and by the doors to the pool. Loved being up high and seeing the ocean from our state room. (1067)
Service and Staff
All the ships crew were very friendly toward us and helpful. They remembered our names and what foods and or drinks we liked and had them in the making when they saw us or when we arrived at the counter or table
George Town, Grand Cayman
Fabulous and great adventure. I didn't like the fact that 4 Carnival ships pulled up at the same time, there were too may people getting off ships at the same time and the busses were packed with and confusing as to which adventure we were taking.
Don't Miss: Sting ray feeding
Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
Bus ride over to Tabayana Beach was scarey in the old rickety school buses, but the reef and the snorkeling was out of this world for description.
Don't Miss: Tabayana beach
Key West, Florida
It was great because after being treated like untouchables on the ship, it was GAY PRide in Key west and we felt like we found accepting people there.

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