Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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7+ cruises


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3 out of 5

A Dissapointing Getaway

Sail Date: September 23, 2012

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

We like cruising and have been on several Carnival Cruises. Unfortunately this cruise was a dissapointment. I suppoose the economy is even having an effect on cruiselines. Captains cocktail party is now a$1.00 off drinks. Asking for a large table in diningroom to meet others became tables of 4 wherein 1 couple per each table.When moved 1 seat over to join couple to our right(they too wanted to sit at a large table) we were scolded. Dining staff not very accomodating. Also ports of call were a disappointment. Ship ported in Montego Bay Jamaica and excursions were in Ochos rios - 1 1/2 hours away, leaving us little time at port.

Pros: Our balcony room was great\, especially listening to the water at night.

Cons: Our unenthusiastic waiter contributed to our poor dining experiences.

Recommends Carnival Valor? No.

Ship Quality
Ship was kept clean\, although a woman we met who used a wheelchair said there wasn't alot of things for her to do; even the bingo she couldn't get cards because they didn't come around in the lounge\, you had to go to them.
Food and Dining
Dining room food was below average and wait staff was unaccomodating. The way the diningroom was designed when the waiters did their routines it was done in the center which is blocked off to view.
Cabin / Stateroom
Enjoyed our first balcony room and our stateroom attendants was the only friendly staff we encountered.
Service and Staff
No one stood out or went above and beyond.
The karoake entertainment was alot of fun. Options at night were limited.

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