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Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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6 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 18, 2011
Ship: Carnival Valor
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 6 years ago

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

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
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.


3 out of 5
Nothing to get too excited about. Relatively unimpressed.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
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.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We had a balcony cabin for 2 people, All you really would need. Great shape, great condition.

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!

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