Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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5 out of 5

Such a pleasant surprise!

Sail Date: July 05, 2009

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

We had a balcony stateroom at the back of the ship. The location was great, the cabin was totally quiet and the balcony had three comfortable chairs, including one bigger lounge chair which was an extra compared to balcony staterooms at the side of the ship. The room cleanliness was superb and our stateroom attendant was very friendly and pleasant. There was plenty of closet space to our clothes etc and we were able to fit our empty huge suitcases under the bed.
We absolutely loved the towel animals :o)! When we go cruising next time we definitely try to get similar stateroom location.

Pros: Dining room experience in general, cabin room comfortability, general atmosphere

Cons: Mandatory tipping of the Maitre D'

Recommends Carnival Valor? Yes!

Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Ship Quality
Food and Dining
George Town, Grand Cayman
We only visited Seven Mile beach which was beautiful.
Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
We rented a car (only 37 USD per day) and drove around the western part of the island. It was a good way to experience Roatan and see local way of living.
Cozumel, Mexico
We went to see Maya Ruins to mainland Mexico. The traveling part of the excursion was about / a bit over 4 hours and we had about three hours at the ruins. Our tour guide was a bit annoying (too much detailed and not very interesting / irrelevant information for example related to astrology). With a different tour guide the excursion would have most likely been much more interesting and also the traveling might have felt shorter than it did now.
Belize City, Belize
Book an excursion before going here! If you like snorkeling this is probably a great place for that! Our plan was to walk around the city, which quickly turned out to be a quite bad idea since there wasn't that much to see. So we returned to port and hired a guide from there. He drove us around the city and the outskirts. I would definitely book an excursion beforehand when going to this destination.

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