A great first cruise!
Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Sail Date: April 17, 2011
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 6 years ago
Review SummaryThis was a great first cruise for both my mother and I! We were both first time cruisers and so worried about being sea sick and not knowing the "sea basics". At some points the cruise was a little bumpy and we did get a headache but it cleared up right away. We loved the rooms and loved that we never had to clean and got our rooms cleaned twice a day (thanks to Eric and the other housekeepers who's name we never really caught!)! The staff works so hard to keep everything in top notch shape and doesn't get all the recognition that they deserve. Scarlett's Steakhouse was AMAZING! We got so full and was an affordable dinner. The drink selection was also great for my mom but the casino area was a smoking area so passing by it to get to the aft part of the ship (back part) was not fun but it wasn't unbearable either. Bingo was so much fun and the shows were great but we wanted some more. One complaint that we do have is for the seating plans. We did not like the fact that we had to sit with another couple, even though they were extremely nice, and it seemed like you really couldn't have a private conversation. Also our cruise director Josh was HILARIOUS and we LOVED him sooo much! The entire staff of the ship (especially The Valor Show Band and Dancers, Robin, Stephen, Olivia, and Squishy, who's name we never knew, were so much fun!)was EXTRODINARY and extremely funny. All ports were great and excursions were very fun and was money well spent. This entire cruise has turned us into cruiseaholics and we will definitely be returning to Carnival Cruise Lines. There really isn't anything bad about our experience!
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Pros: Belize City, Belize
Cons: Dining room seating plans