Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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5 out of 5

Something for everyone

Sail Date: April 03, 2011

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Inside

This is an excellent cruise and had something for everyone. All different kinds of food, and the different ports were excellent. One, at Roatan, was simply a beach. Belize was really cultural, Cozumel was touristy but with plenty to do, and Grand Cayman was in between. We had 4 in our group and everyone loved it.
Honestly, the worst part of this cruise was the fact that they have some extremely low class people taking the cruise and it was terrible how they treated other people and even worse how they treated the staff on the ship. It's no wonder that America has a bad reputation in some countries. One big fat slob called a staff member retartarded because they didn't like the fact that we had to take tender boats into Belize. Sad how these welfare recepients treated other human beings.

Pros: several ports, good food, excellent service

Cons: some of the other people taking the cruise were really rude

Recommends Carnival Valor? Yes!

Ship Quality
Excellent. Clean, and well maintained
Food and Dining
They had crap food like burgers, hot dogs and pizza, all the way up to filet mignon as part of the deal. Of course, plenty of in between too. There was food for anyone's tastes.
Cabin / Stateroom
Cleaned twice a day, with a really soft bed with great pillows. It was quiet too.
Service and Staff
The ship staff far exceed any expectatations. Tips are included at 10 dollars per day, per passenger, and we felt compelled to give an extra tip based on how good the service was.
They had live shows every night, which were really good. The magician had a poor stage presence, but the kids enjoyed it. The juggler was really funny and enjoyable. The shows were good, too.
Children's Programs
We didn't spend much time here, but when the kids were there they loved it
Belize City, Belize
Toured the city and went to the Altun Ha Mayan Ruins. We enjoyed the change of pace and the cultural stuff here, and getting a street level view of Belize. Again, hired someone privately to give us the tour for 120 dollars. Saved around 100 dollars from the carnival price. Some people did the cave tour, and said it was enjoyable
Cozumel, Mexico
We went to paradise beach and went parasailing. This was a good time, although paradise beach costs 12 bucks a person, plus 2 bucks for each chair, and then you have to spend a minimum of 10 dollars on food or drinks. Overall, we enjoyed this too
Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
We spent the day at the beach and went snorkling some with our own gear. I was disappointed that this wasnt a real taste of Honduras, but the kids and wife loved it and it was an enjoyable day. Some friends hired a taxi driver on their own to give them a tour and took them to a zip line place, and they had a blast.
George Town, Grand Cayman
We did stingray city and snorkling. We did the trip with someone on the street as opposed to booking through carnival and saved about 70 dollars. We spent 25 dollars per person.

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