Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

OK, not outstanding.

Sail Date: November 10, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

OK, good to get away, and a good value for the money.  Food was OK, but not outstanding.  Entertainment not quite as superb as on other cruise lines.  Vessel was clean and well-cared for.  I appreciated that the water/waitresses didn't hound us mercilessly to buy drinks, as they have on some other cruises.  Had a balcony room, that was worth the extra cost.  Formal dining room was good, but the every-evening dancing and singing by the waiters in the formal dining room was unnecessary and cheesy.

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Children's Programs N/A
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Bridgetown, Barbados
Castries, St. Lucia
Basseterre, St. Kitts
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Despite cruise line's caution, we DID rent a motorbike to explore the island, and loved it. (Rec. only do this if you have experience and license for motorcycle.)


Extra cost for balcony was worth it. Pizza at the 24-hour pizza bar was thin. I missed being able to sit outside (e.g. on the aft decks) while eating at the buffet restaurant.

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