Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Contributor Level: Third Mate

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4 out of 5

Second Time even better

Sail Date: January 25, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

We were on this same cruise last year.  We did different activities on each island which made each stop a new adventure.   The excursions were fun and as described.  They left on time and returned as promised.

As usual, the crew was friendly and helpful.  One mattress needed replaced badly. The attendant made a very good attempt to rectify the problem though it was not replaced.  

The food was 9 stars rather than 10.  The Lincoln Room service was great the first 4-nights.  The last two were mediocre.  Find a great waiter and insist on him/her.

We would consider doing this cruise a third time except we want to experience additional islands.

Ship Quality
Starting to show some wear and tear. Ship cleaning crew made a mess on our balcony but our Cabin attendants cleaned their mess.
Food and Dining
Too many new beverage waiters. Several seemed lost. Last year they were great.
Cabin / Stateroom
One mattress need replaced badly
Service and Staff
Our cabin attendants were fantastic
Onboard Activities
Too many to attend them all.
Destinations and Excursions
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Add a day to your trip and visit Old San Juan, such a jewel. Visit Barrachina's for an Original Pina Coloda
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Shop, Shop, Shop
Bridgetown, Barbados
A water activity would be best. Shopping was mediocre and beware of the taxis
Castries, St. Lucia
Beautiful Island. Take an Island tour or water activities. Shopping is limited depending on where the ship ties up. Marigot Bay and the Pitons are a must see.
Basseterre, St. Kitts
Water sports or schedule a "Kittian Taxi" tour. The island is very interesting. Visit the fort, batik factory and beaches.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Shop, eat, shop drink, shop. Visit Marigot on the French side too. The beaches are beautiful.


Enjoy as much of the ship as possible. We had a great time.

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