7 Night Exotic Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip) Sail Date: May 08, 2011 Ship: Carnival Valor Cabin Type: Oceanview Traveled As: Large Group Reviewed: 6 years ago
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 rooms were clean slightly outdated.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.
Food and Dining
1 out of 5
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.
1 out of 5
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.
Service and Staff
1 out of 5
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.
3 out of 5
Cabin / Stateroom
3 out of 5
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.
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.
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