second time on this ship

Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Sail Date: September 01, 2013
Ship: Carnival Valor
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 4 years ago

The choices in the retail gift shop need to be updated and changed, not a very good variety this time. I usually spend alot of money there and this time barely spent any money.
The shopping guide "Flore" was not very personable at all. Saw her several times off/on the ship and spoke with hier and she was not very friendly, infact, did not respond with even a hello when we said hello to her in a store and was rude. I spent a lot of money on jewelry off the ship both this trip and last time I was on this ship two years ago. I think she could have been friendlier and at least smile and say hello.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
See above, selections and quality was not as good as two years ago. I didn't eat much at all. We were seated with Spanish speaking people at a table, ate with them then requested a different table at that time and why, was seated with another table of Spanish speaking people, finally the third night we were seated with English speaking people who were a perfect match.


1 out of 5

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
Except for Flore the shopping expert.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Steward and service was excellant. Very friendly and helpful. Can't believe they knew who we were by names and what room we belonged to on the first day.

Pros: The staff in the dining room and our steward for the cabin did an excellant job.

Cons: The quality and choice of the food for dinner and the buffet in Rosies was not as good as in the past

Recommends Carnival Valor? Yes!

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