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Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Exotic Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 09, 2010
Ship: Carnival Valor
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 8 years ago

We had expectations based on word of mouth from two who had just taken the same ship 2 months prior our trip and we were very happy to verify their great experiences. We were warned about the entertainment so we did not encourage our 4 children to attend. My husband and I did get up and leave one show as too much skin was displayed that made it difficult to watch the real talent. There was always plenty enough other things to do so missing the evening shows did not cause us any grief. We enjoyed the excursions at every port. We scuba dived at every port except Belize because of time. West End Diving was our favorite in Roatan. They did everything to perfection. The "swim with the dolphins" on Cozumel was well worth the money. It met every expectation and more.The food was very good with an incredible variety. We never heard one complaint from our 4 teen - young adult children about the food or being bored. We used the state-of -the -art fitness equipment, pools, running track, volleyball court, water slide, lounge dance floor for ballroom dancing, bean bag toss, etc. The couple who provided the entertainment music in the 3 floor lounge were great. We enjoyed the jumbo screen for movies at night and the family fun activities out on the deck in the evening. Our room steward and dinner staff could not have been any more accommodating. We loved the "towel" art provided by our steward every night and looked forward to what he would have for us when we returned to our cabins. The entertainment by the dinner staff was so much fun with them dancing and singing for us. They made us very sad to leave the last night. Your crew was outstanding! The ship was very clean every where. We took our 4 children on this cruise as their first cruise experience and as a graduation from college gift for our sons. It was exactly what we had hoped it to be. Thank you a million times over! Yes, we would and hope to take another cruise with you again in the future. God Bless! All 6 of us:)

Food and Dining

5 out of 5


3 out of 5
Not sure why you need any "off-colored" or scantly dressed performers as you have a great amount of talent without it

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
We can't say enough about how much we appreciated the staff. Our world would certainly be a better place if we would all extend so much courtesy and service to one another. They were fabulous!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Felt rushed because of the extra time need to get to different excusions
5 out of 5
Great village and shopping. Enjoyed diving
5 out of 5
West End Diving if you scuba. Excellent experience. Shopping good. Wish we had had more time.
5 out of 5
Great welcoming and scuba diving, beaches and shopping

Pros: the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff, variety of activities, great variety and quality of food

Cons: the entertainment was "off-colored" many times, breasts and behinds could have been covered and their talent would have shined just the same if not more. If I wanted my sons and husband to view porn I surely wouldn't pay the price of a cruise for it :(

Recommends Carnival Valor? Yes!

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