Great cruise with drama along the way
Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Review SummaryIt 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.
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Pros: large number of ports of call
Cons: standing in line for many things