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Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Exotic Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 10, 2011
Ship: Carnival Valor
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago

cruise was alright if you liked to gamble and drink. No shows except for the stand up comedians or the magic show. Times of shows show have been a little earlier in the evening. Who wants to see a magic show at 10:45 pm knowing that they have to get up the next morning at 6:30 to be off the boat by 7:30 for an excursion.
The food was great the first couple of days, then went down hill quickly. Would have liked to have eaten more times in the dining room but only packed one semi formal outfit. Per the intererary, I was under the impression that you COULD wear shorts and a polo top or shorts and a dress top. Boy did I find out differently.
We almost missed our excursion in Belize due to lack of communication on the ship. Our announcer Josh told us that if we had our excursion boooked, we needed to debark at least 30 mins in advance. When we got inline to get off the boat, we were turned around by a crew staff member and were told that we needed to go to the lounge and get a sticker. NO ONE could tell us what they were for. We missed that tener and had to wait for the next one which then made us 30 minutese late.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food was great the first couple of days then went down hill. Everything tasted bland. Cake was on the dry side. Fruit was not ripe. Milk was hard to find after breakfast hours


3 out of 5
showed movies that came out last summer. Magic show started at 10:45 pm and again at 11:45 pm. MOST kids are sleeping at that time. The comedians were great, other then taht we had NO real shows

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
staff was great

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
crew staff was friendly and went out of their way to help you. Our steward was great.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
room size was good. The location wasn't bad. Our steward was constantly checking our fridge to check what needing to be restocked, same goes for towels
5 out of 5
went on the ziplines
5 out of 5
went cave tubing and had a blast
5 out of 5
booked the beach fiesta through shore trips. Had a great time relaxing on the beach
5 out of 5
went to Hell, and the turtle farm

Pros: the stand up comics

Cons: not much to do, not well orginized

Recommends Carnival Valor? Yes!

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