Almost an Excellent Cruise

Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Exotic Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 22, 2008
Ship: Carnival Valor
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 8 years ago

A recent addition to the Carnival fleet, Valor's operations and facilities were excellent. The staff was excellent, with only a few exceptions. The decor was unusual (Heroes) but flowed well, in typical Carnival fashion. The Megatron TV at the pool was incredible (everybody should have one of these). The variety of bars, clubs and discos was good, and had a flavor for everybody's mood, all the time.

5 out of 5
Excellent, for watersports. A depressed island, but with friendly people
Don't Miss: Scuba, Learn to Scuba, and snorkelling are the best you're going to get in the Carribean.
5 out of 5
The most developed town after Georgetown, Grand Cayman. "Americanized". Friendly folks, but not quite as friendly as Belize or Roatan. More commercialized.
Don't Miss: Don't bother with the ruins. We didn't go but consistently heard "Not worth the money or time".
5 out of 5
Stingray city isn't what it used to be, but is a must see "once".
Don't Miss: Scuba diving and learn to scuba are the must-do's if you can.
5 out of 5
The dirtiest, not most depressed, of the islands. The city is filthy. The people were nice, though each trying to make a buck. The river tubing through the rainforest is excellent, though the wait-times were unnecessarily long due to lack of tubes.
Don't Miss: If you're scuba diving, go off-ship, and see $40 cheaper, and the best staff for diving of the three ports where we scuba'd.

Pros: The food on Carnival ships continues to beat other cruise lines

Cons: The kids programs for 9-11 year olds is AWFUL

Recommends Carnival Valor? Yes!

Was this review helpful? 8

Leave a Comment

Remember: Be polite and respectful. Our diverse community is home to members with different opinions and a broad range of cruise experiences.

* is not a booking agent or travel agency, and does not charge any service fees to users of our site. Our partners (travel agencies and cruise lines) provide prices, which we list for our users' convenience. does not guarantee any specific rates or prices. While prices are updated daily, please check with the booking site for the exact amount. is not responsible for content on external web sites.

Back to Top