Good value for money

Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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7 Night Exotic Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: July 19, 2009
Ship: Carnival Valor
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 7 years ago
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.
3 out of 5
Nice place to shop w/ excellent deals/prices. Did not do an excursion in this port.
3 out of 5
Did not like beach at all except that it was "all inclusive". Beach sand was really coarse/grainy and water was full of coral.
Don't Miss: Shopping is awesome.
5 out of 5
Did Stingray and Dolphin swim. Kids absolutely loved it. Water is amazing color of turquoise. Enjoyed it very much.
Don't Miss: Stingrays. Got to hold it once I got over my fear.
5 out of 5
Most beautiful place I have seen. Of note, we drove by houses on way to beach and you realize how poorly these people live. Tabyana Beach was breath taking.
Don't Miss: Tabyana Beach

Pros: Staff, cleanliness, cost

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

Recommends Carnival Valor? Yes!

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