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Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Sail Date: November 21, 2010
Ship: Carnival Valor
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 6 years ago
Review SummaryThe ship and its people were very nice. Our itinerary got changed suddenly when a passenger had a serious medical emergency and we had to skip Grand Cayman and get to Mexico to get him the care he needed. I was impressed by the care that demonstrated by the captain, and the poor staff who had to deal with the insensitive angry people trying to find a new shore excursion for Costa Maya. We were relaxing on a cruise... not at work. Just go with the flow.
This is the first time we booked shore excursions through an outside company, but I would highly recommend Island Marketing. Their prices were cheaper than through the cruise line and the money goes to support the local economy, which relies heavily on their tourists.
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
We had to visit the doctor since our son came down with strep, and the doctor and nurses couldn't have been more nice to him.
Cabin / Stateroom
The only irritating thing was it was above the Ivanhoe Theater and there's not a lot of sound proofing if you're in the room. It can get very loud at some shows.
Ports of Call
Don't Miss: cave tubing
Don't Miss: jeep tour
Don't Miss: canopy zip line
Pros: workers were very nice, great twirly slide
Cons: food was ok... I've had worse