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Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern


Contributor Level: Second Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 14

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 14, 2014
Ship: Carnival Valor
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 2239
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

Our Southern Caribbean Cruise was delightful.  It had a few cons but mostly Pros..  Embarkation was quick and the agents were friendly and professional.  The embarkation photo backdrop could have been a little more interesting ~ there fore we do not have a photo of our starting point.  Our outside cabin was pleasant and to my surprise in an ideal location  ~ 2 239 (forward).  It put us within a short walk or elevator ride to most of the places we wanted to go on the ship.  Our cabin steward (sorry I don't remember his name) was friendly and accommodating.  Unfortunately not all the officers were as cordial.  The food was a little boring ~ probably because we have done three Carnival Cruises in the past 18 months. The Chocolate Warm Melting cake was still divine. The VIFP party was awesome.  We really felt appreciated with their serving of cocktails and appetizers.  I was a little disappointed in the Christmas decorations.  We took a cruise during this time of year a number of years ago and the ship was beautiful ~ guess the decorations fell to budget cuts. All in all I would still recommend this cruise.  The ports were enjoyable and fun.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

Pack layers of clothing. There were times it was warm, then it was chilly (most of the time the public areas were icy). They play lots of trivia games so brush up.

5 out of 5
Enjoyed Mojito resturant and the evening festival on Dec. 21
5 out of 5
Be sure to go to Coral World ~ Loved the Lorikeets
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
We took the train excursion ~ awesome;
3 out of 5
Wish we had saved our excursion money and stayed on board.
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