Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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5 out of 5

Fantastic Vacation!

Sail Date: November 01, 2009

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

What a fantastic ship. Our stateroom stewart was very attentive to our needs and our Lincoln dining room staff was excellent. We especially enjoyed the nightly "dinner show" put on by our dining staff. The shows were fantastic. Big Tex, Sam, and Jersey kept the ship hopping with great games and activities while at sea and in port. Circle C had many activities for the kids (12-14 yrs). Cruising is the only way to vacation!

Pros: Carnival Crew! Beautiful Ship. Fantastic Ports

Cons: Orbitz Cruise Customer Service and Carnival Gym Staff

Recommends Carnival Valor? Yes!

Ship Quality
Beautiful ship with lots of activities for teens and adults.
Food and Dining
Food was super. Great selection in the dining room for dinner. Rosie's had many great options for casual dining at breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.
Cabin / Stateroom
We had a balcony stateroom. For a cruise ship, our room was very large and comfortable for three people.
The Shows are fantastic, great variety. The Carnival Games are a lot of fun and Jersey always made every activity very entertaing to watch or be a part of. The only down part was the gym staff. They were very sly at getting you to spend you cash there. I went to a seminar and decided to sign up for a health assessment for a fee. I went to the assessment and was told that they couldn't do the assessment because I have a pacemaker/defribulator, but I was still charged the fee. That just doesn't seem right. Also many machines(elypticals, bikes, and treadmills) were "out of order".
Children's Programs
Many activities including, mini-golf, basketball, playstation, wii, dance parties, etc.
Service and Staff
Our room stewart, Peter, was always there when we needed him. From the nightly turn down service and cleaning our room, to granting our requests (extra pillows, emptying the fridge when requested, etc) Peter was top notch! Our waiter Ioan was fantastic also. He made great suggestions for meals and always had a smile with the fast and friendly service.

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