Exactly what I expected

Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Sail Date: June 01, 2010
Ship: Carnival Valor
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 7 years ago
This was our second time on this ship and some changes were obvious. Now that the employees no longer work for tips they do not work as hard. Several times when I was sitting in public places I heard employees complaining in front of me about other passengers or co-workers. One employee especially was extremely rude to us on debarkation at one port of call. Can't recall her name but do know I was shocked to find she was the wife of the orchestra director. The big screen on the lido deck was a big improvement. The music on the lido deck not quite up to what I remember in the past. The food left something to be desired in the dining room....not bad but far from spectacular. I enjoyed this ship but would not return to it a third time.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
needs updating


3 out of 5
decent for the most part

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
This is where you need help (see review)

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
When we boarded the ship there were condoms and beer bottles in the lobby of the Riviera deck.....now I know why it is the "party ship". Otherwise a clean ship during the cruise.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
loved our room again....kids room had problems with plumbing in shower

Pros: ports of call

Cons: employee attitudes

Recommends Carnival Valor? Yes!

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