Second time and still a good cruise

Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern


Contributor Level: Cruise Director
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 31, 2014
Ship: Carnival Valor
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 8290
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

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

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Need a better variety

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
The art aution was good. The cooking demo was awesome

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Needs a face lift

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
Did not use

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Suzana was our waitress on our last cruise and she was great this time around

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
No issues so that's always a great cruise

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
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

Ship 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.

3 out of 5
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
3 out of 5
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
5 out of 5
Set up a private taxi tour of the island. Mount Gay rum is a great buy right at the factory
5 out of 5
Set up a private taxi tour of the island and dont miss the sulfur baths at the volcano
5 out of 5
Set up a private taxi tour of the island.
5 out of 5
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.
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