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Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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Carnival Valor
7 Night Exotic Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 19, 2010
Ship: Carnival Valor
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 7 years ago
The ship was clean and run efficiently. We had great weather and the ports were interesting. Poor entertainment, slow service, and unwillingness to correct problems.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Slow service, not much variety in taste -- all sauces tasted the same, but plenty of it and nicely presented. Late seating has conflict with other onboard activities.


1 out of 5
Scheduling with late seating was a problem AND the quality of the performances was very low. There were two exceptions; the Variety Show and ODETA both were very good.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Stewards were very attentive.Wait and bar staffs were a little slow and the purser and maintenance staff would not listen or try to correct the problem.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Clean and efficiently run.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Air conditioning did not work for 4 days. Staff was relunctant to bring in a fan for circulation.
3 out of 5
Can't say because I took the tour over to Tulum, which was wonderful.
Don't Miss: Mayan ruins in Tulum
3 out of 5
The Sites and Sound tour was very interesting. Locals tried to show us everything they are proud of. However, the port area was so "seedy" that you did not feel safe.
3 out of 5
Bus tour took you all around -- nice variety of things. Turtle center was very interesting. Seven Mile beach was beautiful.
5 out of 5
Mahogany Bay was simply beautiful. Pristine water, wonderful activities and a comfortable "manmade" down town.
Don't Miss: Mahogany Bay area was a tourist's dream. Great shopping, eating, drinking

Pros: Ports of Call

Cons: Onboard entertainment

Recommends Carnival Valor? Yes!

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