Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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2-3 cruises


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3 out of 5

Good value for money

Sail Date: July 19, 2009

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Balcony

Nice boat w/ nice American history theme. Nice public areas. Too many kids running around. Teens were obnoxious late at night running around. Kids had good time though. Nice ports of call. Staff overall is very nice and attentive. Our first Carnival cruise. Definitely does not compare to Royal Carribean but good value for $$$. Be very aware of where your stateroom is located. We were just below teen disco and the loud thumping every night until midnite was a bit much. Plus don't get room close to elevators/stairs either.

Pros: Staff, cleanliness, cost

Cons: Too many uncontrolled kids running around, esp. teens

Recommends Carnival Valor? Yes!

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