Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Sail Date: July 25, 2010
Ship: Carnival Valor
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
Review SummaryI would like to say overall I had a great time but mostly because I was on my honeymoon not because the cruise was awesome.
My first impression of the ship was "overwhelming" it was so crowded and full with loud kids & loud annoying people, it was a zoo. It's really disappointing that we spent so much money on this cruise & it really sucked.
Cons: The jacuzzi & pool area was full of kids running around and screaming. The adult pools were crowded since everyone was trying to get away. The buffet food was nasty, cold & there were huge lines of annoying people. The dining room wasn't any better.
The drinks were pricey, $7.25 for the drink "special" plus a "gratuity" is included in every purchase automatically. Are you kidding me? A tip is optional!!! if this "gratuity" is forced on me then its a FEE!!!!
My husband and I bought a $75 wine & paid a $11 gratuity, we poured our own wine and had to request the right wine glasses. It makes no sense to force a "tip" on service you don't deserve!!!
Cons: Being on my honeymoon, the steakhouse & leaving the cruise ship.
We will not be cruising anytime soon again. Save your money & fly somewhere instead.
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Pros: Spending time with my husband
Cons: Terrible food, expensive drinks, bad service