A tad disappointing

Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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7 Night Exotic Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 21, 2011
Ship: Carnival Valor
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 6 years ago

The ship was great.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
We were disappointed with the lack of enthusiasm of the waitstaff compared to all of our previous cruises. We tried the anytime dining for the first time, and the staff was awful. We were only spoken to when orders were being taken. Many times thru out dinner my husband had to get up to refill his water glass while a group of waiters stood and watched. We brought our children for the first time and told them how great the service was, friendly and great showmanship. None of that happened for them. I realize it is a huge undertaking to feed thousands of people at once, but that was one thing we looked forward to.


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
Our kids are 9 and 11, they didn't like being grouped with 2 year olds. During the orientation, we were unable to understand the director due to her very thick accent, not her fault, but difficult, they decided not to partake in any of the activities. Another huge disappointment for them. Also, the putt putt course was closed for the week.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
we had a drainage issue in the shower, it was fixed immediately.
1 out of 5
We didnt care for the town at all. Locals are very annoying begging for your business.
1 out of 5
Would NEVER return, did the cave tour, the country is dirty and ugly. The only thing nice is to snorkel on nearby reef.
3 out of 5
We went to the beach right next to the port which is not as nice as the other one further away. They have come a long way since our last visit there. Very Beautiful.
5 out of 5

Don't Miss: Stingray City

Pros: the weather

Cons: the crowds, and expense

Recommends Carnival Valor? Yes!

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