great trip for the value

Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Sail Date: September 01, 2009
Ship: Carnival Valor
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 8 years ago

the ship was superb, nice, very clean, roomy and very pleasant. The pools were a bit small in my opinion and the kiddie pool was a joke. Great ships geared towards a more adult cruiser. Kids did have fun in camp carnival (great program for kids of all ages), but again, they had no kiddie pool to enjoy.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
very good food, very well presented and maintained.


3 out of 5
again - the entertainment and activities were mostly geared toward a more adult cruiser, and by this I mean that only one of the shows was appealing to kids under 12.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
The main and only program was camp carnival (for kids under 12). there were some other programs for teens which was not applicable for us. Camp carnival was exceptional, but besides that the other activities were not geared towards the whole family.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
very nice and helpful ship staff

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
very clean and very nice ship

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
extremely satisfied with the cabin and its maintenance. Every time we got back the cabin was once again impeccable. Kudos for the cabin maintenance.

Pros: the price was right for the service received, service was impeccable

Cons: embarkation was tedious, even with all the papers filled online.

Recommends Carnival Valor? Yes!

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