Great ports, excellent entertainment

Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 02, 2013
Ship: Carnival Valor
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 1287
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 4 years ago

The ports were amazing. We loved the scenic drive , Volcano, waterfalls, villages, and rainforest in st Lucia, rented a cab. In Barbados, we toured animal flower cave and Harrison's cave. AF was worth the drive and was the most beautiful place on earth. Hired a cabby, Wayne was great. The roads aren't labeled, and are rough on all the islands it's worth it to pay a driver. $100-260 for 6 hours. On St. Kitts we enjoyed cockleshell beach. On st. Thomas we did the helmet dive . The people were nice, the facility was nice. It's great for people who've never snorkels before or who need to wear glasses, but I enjoyed the sail and snorkel excursion on the Independance sailboat better. St. Martian was beautiful and had the best prices on jewelry in town. The ship was beautiful. We enjoyed the entertainment. The directed Filipe was hilarious. "Whoo-Hoo". The comic Happy Cole was great at the family and adult show , but Al had the same material at all of his shows:(. The other comics were good. My 12 year old LOVED the circle C director. He had a blast! Our cabin staff took care of us. Even charged my camera for me! Too bad it was stolen in Puerto Rico. :(. The El Yunque waterfalls were magnificent, but NOT an easy hike if you're older or out of shape.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Lobster was perfect


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Do an excursion

Bridgetown, Barbados Did not visit port

Hire a cab tour
5 out of 5
Hire a driver for a personal tour
5 out of 5
Cab to beach

Philipsburg, St. Maarten Did not visit port

Shop, beach within walking
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