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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: October 02, 2011
Ship: Carnival Valor
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago

The cabin was great and staff was very accommodating. Food was below par compared to other cruise lines we've used in the past. This ship does not cater to older cruisers who have experienced other cruise lines--dress codes are not adhered to, passengers are not interested in "class" cruising. It definitely caters to a younger and lower economic group. We were constantly comparing this cruise to others we have taken and it jusst didn't match up.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food in dining room was often served cold and had to be sent back to the kitchen. One of the waiters told us that the menu changed a few months ago and now they get a lot of complaints.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
We were hesitant to take Carnival as it has a reputation for catering to families (and lots of children); however, that was not a problem for us "seniors" as we selected an October cruise.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Our cabin attendant was excellent and did everything possible to accommodate us even though our cabin lost electrical service about 7 times during the cruise. A few of the wait staff seemed very unhappy with their jobs and the "downward" trend that the ship has taken in recent months.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Cabin and public areas were very clean and inviting.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We booked a suite and were pleased with its location, convenience and cleanliness.

Pros: cleanliness of ship and cabin,,

Cons: cold food in dining rooms

Recommends Carnival Valor? No.

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