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Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

1 out of 5
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7 Night Exotic Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 20, 2011
Ship: Carnival Valor
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
The ship was overstocked with bad behaving and profanity speaking children that were out of control with very little parental intervention. The pools had standing room only and forget the hot tubs with little children in them most of the time. The food was marginal at best and got very boring towards the end if you only dined on the Lido deck. On the Serenity Deck you needed reservations because unless you arrived at the deck by 6:30 AM there was nothing available ALL DAY. This should tell you something!

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
marginal at best.


1 out of 5

Service and Staff

1 out of 5

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
The people who had rooms aft on the ship had dinner seating in the forward dining room and the people who had rooms in the forward part of the ship dined in the aft dining room, so you had to walk a football field length to be able to dine. This is fine only for someone who doesn't have a disability.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Happy with everything except the mattress...uncomfortable! Gandhi would have loved this mattress.
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
only saw the port as we were advised not go into town unless we knew self-defense.
1 out of 5
After seeing this and the other 4 destinations, we've decided that the Western Caribbean is much inferior to the Eastern or Southern Caribbean. I do not recommend this cruise for seniors and wish I had had a better understanding of what this cruise was all about, which was mostly Spring Break.

Pros: our dinner partners, the Chef's Table and wine tasting course

Cons: everything else

Recommends Carnival Valor? No.

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