Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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1 cruise (first)


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3 out of 5

Met our expectations

Sail Date: December 18, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

The ship was in great shape, maintenance was impressive, most of the logistics are well thought out.

Pros: First time cruise and definitely got me hooked on cruises.

Cons: Carnival is constantly trying to sell you photographs, Credit cards, and other items.

Recommends Carnival Valor? Yes!

Service and Staff
Surprisingly little interaction with the ship's staff. Rarely ran into our cabin stewards. Our dining room waiter was good. Most of the other staff just did their jobs, adequately.
Food and Dining
We got stuck with the 8.15pm dining time and it made it hard to get to the shows/entertainment. I would suggest the AnyTime Dining or the 6.15pm dining time. The food was good in the main dining room, the food in Rosie's was "fair" for buffet food. The Sushi was mostly just rice, not much fish involved in the making of sushi on the Valor. The Pizza was pretty good.
Nothing to get too excited about. Relatively unimpressed.
Ship Quality
Cabin / Stateroom
We had a balcony cabin for 2 people, All you really would need. Great shape, great condition.

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