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Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
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7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 11, 2015
Ship: Carnival Valor
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 7445
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

We had a blast on our cruise last week.  Lots of Ports of Call, lots of great food and the most wonderful balcony suite anyone could ever ask for!!  It's a huge ship and when you are in the back of the boat, that corridor is really, REALLY long.  But it was extra steps so we could eat that much more, right???

Each Port and Island had their own flavor.  We booked excursions at each location and I'm glad we did.  We got to see much of each island and learn a bit about the history and meet some very friendly islanders.  

There was plenty to do onboard if you wanted, and we spent more of our time in our suite because we had a balcony and could see some wonderful things.  I am sure we'll never go back to a plain oceanview ever!!  Bingo was fun as was spending a bit of time in the casino.  We aren't big shoppers so I can review the shops.  And the food was FABULOUS!!

 

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We loved it. It was on a corner, so we had about 50 feet of balcony; enough for two loungers, two chairs and a table. And still plenty of room to walk around!

Ship Tip

Get there early and learn the ship early. Not all elevators go to all floors!!

5 out of 5
Don't miss Arecibo and Old San Juan
5 out of 5
We loved the day on the beach, but it wasn't long enough!!
5 out of 5
Foursquare Rum is the BEST tour. The grounds were beautiful! The mahogany carver was fascinating!
5 out of 5
Beautiful, lush island. The tour and catamaran were AWESOME!! Try the banana ketchup!!
3 out of 5
We were excited for the Railway trip, but it wasn't that great. Probably least favorite of all the islands!
5 out of 5
Loved the beach on the French side. Wish we'd had more time to stay there!
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