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Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 25, 2015
Ship: Carnival Valor
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 1042
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

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.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Too many new beverage waiters. Several seemed lost. Last year they were great.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Too many to attend them all.

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our cabin attendants were fantastic

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Starting to show some wear and tear. Ship cleaning crew made a mess on our balcony but our Cabin attendants cleaned their mess.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
One mattress need replaced badly

Ship Tip

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

5 out of 5
Add a day to your trip and visit Old San Juan, such a jewel. Visit Barrachina's for an Original Pina Coloda
5 out of 5
Shop, Shop, Shop
3 out of 5
A water activity would be best. Shopping was mediocre and beware of the taxis
5 out of 5
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.
5 out of 5
Water sports or schedule a "Kittian Taxi" tour. The island is very interesting. Visit the fort, batik factory and beaches.
5 out of 5
Shop, eat, shop drink, shop. Visit Marigot on the French side too. The beaches are beautiful.
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