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Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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7 Night Exotic Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 19, 2010
Ship: Carnival Valor
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 7 years ago

I liked the patriotic theme, but orange seemed an odd color to go with the blue and white.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Having heard how 'fabulous" cruise food was in quality and abundance, I twas disappointed. Most of my entrees arrived lukewarm to cold. The "warm" melting chocolate dessert was the hottest thing served.


3 out of 5
I was expecting to see Broadway/touring company level of entertainment; it wasn't there.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
The crew did an excellent job of having lots of children's activitieis.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
My cabin steward was especially friendly and helpful!

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
It was impossible to walk around the ship on any single deck. It was also difficult to nagivate through the ship, particularly on the decks involving food service. All the pools were in the aft part of the ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
My stateroom was actually larger then I expected.
1 out of 5
This stop was a complete waste of time and money. The West End was horrid.
Don't Miss: nothing
1 out of 5
Belize City was dirty and shabby.
Don't Miss: Cave tubing adventure

Cons: Venue locations were difficult to navigate

Recommends Carnival Valor? Yes!

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