Great cruise with drama along the way

Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
Sail Date: November 01, 2009
Ship: Carnival Valor
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
It was my first cruise, and I enjoyed the atmosphere. I felt valued as a customer. The drama came at the ports. Grand Cayman and Belize are tender ports, which takes about an hour out of your time off the ship (1/2 hour on each end going and coming back to the ship). There wasn't anything bad about that, but just a lot different from the ports where the ship can pull right up to the dock. We had two shore excursions arranged with the ship, and those days were fantastic but undramatic. The two days we did private excursions were dramatic for us, but quite fun as well. I recommend checking out online sites about things to do on the islands (it's cheaper than through the ship) but consider the hassle-free options offered by the ship if your budget isn't an issue and they offer what you want to do.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The trivia games were tough but fun. There was nearly always something that interested us.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
We didn't have kids on the ship, but we could tell that the kids were having a great time around us.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We were on deck 1, and we had no problems getting to other parts of the ship. In fact, at the ports of call, being closest to the exit of the ship on deck zero made our lives easy.

Pros: large number of ports of call

Cons: standing in line for many things

Recommends Carnival Valor? Yes!

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