Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Contributor Level: Second Mate

Experience
7+ cruises

Reviews
3

Helpful Votes
8

4 out of 5

Second time and still a good cruise

Sail Date: August 31, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

This was our second time going on this cruise. It was flawless just as it was the first time we went on this cruise. The wait staff was great. The ports were great. Great value with only one day at sea. First time going to the steakhouse on board and it was amazing. Casino staff remembered me from last time and they were good. The Carnival shows are very dated and need to be given a face-lift

Ship Quality
No issues so that's always a great cruise
Food and Dining
Need a better variety
Service and Staff
Suzana was our waitress on our last cruise and she was great this time around
Entertainment
Needs a face lift
Children's Programs
Did not use
Onboard Activities
The art aution was good. The cooking demo was awesome
Destinations and Excursions
You can't beat the port of call
Cabin / Stateroom
If your are not going to spend a lot of time in the room, get an inside cabin. The money save on the room use it for something else
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Skip the shopping in San Juan. Fly into San Juan the morning of departure. Get a cab from the airport to the ship. Don't the baggage handlers at the port, just take your bags right to a Carnival agent
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Little Switzerland if you need a watch and are on a budget. Take the ferry to St. Johns and snorkel. St. john's has great beaches
Bridgetown, Barbados
Set up a private taxi tour of the island. Mount Gay rum is a great buy right at the factory
Castries, St. Lucia
Set up a private taxi tour of the island and dont miss the sulfur baths at the volcano
Basseterre, St. Kitts
Set up a private taxi tour of the island.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Skip the cruise line excursions, because the beach is great right at the port. If you missed shopping in St. Thomas, St. Maarten is a great plan "B". The Rhino runner speed boats is a great excursion and cheaper online then through Carnival.

Tip

If you are into soft drinks get the unlimited soft drink card. Do the steakhouse, allow it cost extra $35/person its worth every penny.



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