Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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2 out of 5

"mixed bag"

Sail Date: June 27, 2010

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Oceanview

Feel like we got taken advantage of in the excursion department. Some of the staff didn't seem to know a lot about the excursions. Felt like the cruise director tried to scare people into taking them for safety reasons but found out from most people it's better to go it on your own. Charged $39 a person for a beach excursion which could be had by a $4 cab ride. Would not help us out in any way for an excursion they recommended that cost us $450 as a family that we could have done right down the road at a mini golf course. Also said it was ok to have my sixteen yr olds, who have riden atv's forever, go atv'ing with me as long as they were with me. When got off the boat was informed that they needed their drivers icenses with them. Found out from others who did it on their own it was a fraction of the price and they did it with their 15 yr old.

Pros: Friendly staff. Good food

Cons: Excursion staff didn't seem to know about the excursions. Way too much money for the quality of the excursion. Should have done them on our own.

Recommends Carnival Valor? No.

Food and Dining
food was average....sit down dinner staff was excellent
Service and Staff
excepting the excursion staff, help desk and bar staff
Comedians, magician and juggler were good
Ship Quality
small pools, many areas strong of cigarette smoke...otherwise very clean
Children's Programs
Cabin / Stateroom
excellent care taken in our stateroom
Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
went to tabyana beach.....a must see
Don't Miss: tabayana beach
Cozumel, Mexico
Loved Cozumel...heard great things about it but was sent on a bad excursion by Carnival. Loved Three Amigos Rest.
George Town, Grand Cayman
went to 7 mile beach....nothing spectacular

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