Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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2 out of 5

Carnival Valor 7 day Cruise

Sail Date: May 08, 2011

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Oceanview

Ship was clean, slightly more upto date than some of the others in the fleet. rooms were clean slightly outdated. Beds are EXTREEMLY HARD, and there is only ONE plug outlet per stateroom. Not one in the bathroom and one in the room, ONE TOTAL.

Pros: destinations

Cons: so many things!

Recommends Carnival Valor? No.

Food and Dining
Dining times were fine, food was not good at all. The buffet has the same bad food every day for every meal, except for the midnight buffet which was mexican theme and equally terrible. Most of our party of 6 were sick from the food at least once. The dining room has a bit of variety but most of it is not very good either. There were one or two nights where there were a few things on the menu that were decent, but overall most nights we had a hard time finiding anything that sounded good, and we are quite diverse eaters. There's nothing my husband wont eat and like.
Service and Staff
the crew on this ship were not friendly at all. The dining staff and the stateroom staff were the only ones that were pleasant and helpful. Everyone else on the ship including the guest service desk, bar staff, deck staff and other food staff were rude, short and acted put out when any question or request was made.
there is not much entertainment on this ship unless you like kids movies. there was a movie each night for kids, but for our party of 6 adults, there was a musical/dance type show twice during the week and the rest was dumb game show type games and 3-4 adult 18+ older comedy shows each night which was pretty much the onlly thing to do.
Ship Quality
Cabin / Stateroom
room was clean, bathroom was clean. Bed is extreemly hard. The ship down not carry any eggshell type mattesses. When we asked for extra padding for the bed we were given an extra flat down comforter. It was still hard, and we needed three- it was still hard but that was their max.
Belize City, Belize
there is no dock, and the ship was EXTREEMLY POOR at communicating the tender instrudtions for the tenders on shore. leave early and specifically ask for the instructions the night before. Been here a few times, cave tubing is really the only worth while thing to do.
George Town, Grand Cayman
Grand cayman is always good. 4th time there. Scuba is good, Stingray City is good as is the Turtle farm tour- don't eat at the restaraunt there- over priced and terrible food.
Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
there is a REALLY long walk from the port, and not too much to do in the port, but the scuba diving is good.
Cozumel, Mexico
Been here a few times as well, always good. Close port to dock, Scuba Diving and shopping are good.

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