Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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3 out of 5

Fun Cruise with the girls

Sail Date: January 16, 2011

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Balcony

Ship was nice, except for smoking in the casino. That was extremely unbearable. Couldn't hardly avoid it either. Staff all seemed nice. When ordering 24 hour room service we were made to feel we were putting them out.

Also, we were refugees from Carnival Splendor. It was a nightmare rebooking for 11 people, and then we were totally separated. This made our trip a little frustrating. You should have more services in place to rebook when things like this happen. In hindsight we should have just canceled and started all over instead of trying to keep the same week on another ship. It was very difficult getting our credit and then it didn't begin to match what we paid to change.

Pros: Grand Cayman and Scarlett Steakhouse

Cons: Belize and the loudness of two very large groups all day & evening. Should have someone keep the peace.

Recommends Carnival Valor? No.

Service and Staff
Really enjoyed everyone we met on the cruise. Excellent staff.
Cabin / Stateroom
Need more plug ins. We had a c-pac machine for sleeping and no where to plug it except under the mirror.
Ship Quality
Mostly clean
Food and Dining
Scarlett Steakhouse was excellent! The food in the main dining room was average. Every night there were two very large groups in the main dining room that made it difficult to hear folks at our table. Someone should have quietened them down for the rest of the guests.
Nothing to write home about. Note, when putting on a show for 70's music, try not to have a bald man singing hair band songs. That's just wrong.
Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
Would like to have spent more time in Roatan. Cut out Belize and spend an extra day here!!!
Don't Miss: Beaches
Cozumel, Mexico
We felt a little cheated every where we went. Waiters would try to charge too much if you didn't watch out. Got gouged for the taxi ride back to port.
Don't Miss: Beaches
Belize City, Belize
Drop this from your itinerary. It was dirty, scary and nothing to see.
Don't Miss: Don't see is more like it.
George Town, Grand Cayman
Snorkeling and swimming with the sting rays.
Don't Miss: The stingrays.

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