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Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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7 Night Exotic Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 26, 2011
Ship: Carnival Valor
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 6 years ago
Overall, very high rating for this cruise. The ship was huge and a bit overwhelming initially, but we got used to it.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Our waiters Enrico and Danny were wonderful and entertaining! Food was good to very good. Sooooo much food in the buffet, a teenage boys' dream!

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The dancers were top notch! Great entertainment. Loved the movie setting, wish there was a different movie every day instead of Despicable Me repeated 3 times different days.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
My teenagers loved meeting other teens in the o2 setting. They didn't want to leave! Thank goodness for facebook!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Fantastic work ethic. They worked hard and everything was sparkling. Amazing.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The crew members were top notch. Everything was clean and maintained 24/7. Fantastic work ethic.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The room was small for 4 people getting ready, but very functional. Loved the ceiling drop beds. The beds were very comfortable.
3 out of 5
We came on a different day so our scheduled tour had to be rescheduled. We were frustrated with our dolphin excursion due to how we were treated, but that wasn't Carnival's fault.
5 out of 5
Clean, comfortable port. Great shopping.
Don't Miss: Stingraysailing was a fantastic tour.
5 out of 5
Schedule a tour in advance. Many options available. Look at tripadvisor.com. We choose Christopher Tours and had an incredible experience zip lining and snorkeling. There are 5 zip lines and they aren't all created equally!

Pros: Our teenage kids had a blast in Club O2. The entertainment was fantastic expecially the dancers. Comedians were great too! Our room was comfortable and very functional for our family of 4.

Cons: They needed more movie variety. Repeating the same movie 3 times was overkill.

Recommends Carnival Valor? Yes!

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