Sail Date: January 01, 2013 Ship: Carnival Valor Cabin Type: Inside Traveled As: Couple Reviewed: 4 years ago
This is a beautiful ship with a wonderful theme. Patronizing heroes and leaders is a great format that gives this ship a soul. I applaud the staff for keeping the community areas so bright and clean.
Food and Dining
3 out of 5
only ate in the dining room once as \"dine at your time\" involved standing in a long line. Left several times after standing in line for more than fifteen minutes. The buffet provided a great selection of food of fair to average quality\, with some selections of excellent quality. The staff\, always friendly and helpful. Sometimes there was a language problem with English but not very often.
5 out of 5
Great variety. Quality entertainment with enough choices to not get stuck with something you probably might not like. Perhaps a little better description of the show to peak one's desire to see it.
1 out of 5
The poorly behaved children on this cruise is the parents fault\, but at some time staff has to due something for the majority of the passengers. I saw children placing soup bowls on their heads and placing them back on the clean plates\, running in the casino pounding on the machines\, yelling and screaming in the halls\, racing in the food areas\, and wasting food. I saw a group of teens ruining food and trying to get their friends to eat it? (in front of a staff person) Other kids would take five deserts and only eat one\, which has to reflect on the cost eventually.
Service and Staff
5 out of 5
Compliments to Carnival for having a well trained staff. There were a few staff members that should not be dealing with the passengers\, but most of the help were friendly\, professional and seemed to have our best interest at heart.
5 out of 5
Once you are used to the layout of this ship it is easy to maneuver to each end and side without getting lost. The elevators were slow to respond\, so taking the steps became a rewarding experience. Never did the ship seem crowded.
Cabin / Stateroom
3 out of 5
The stateroom staff Listerina\, treated us like we were in her home. I'm reluctant to say excellent due to the noise of squeaks and rattles expected\, but never in the last four cruises were they as loud. Aft\, deck eight\, probably needs some bolt tightening? Room was perfectly comfortable.
Pros: A well trained\, friendly\, and professional staf
Cons: Children running like wild monkeys all over the ship and in the casino. I blame poor parenting and lack of manners\, but at some point staff has to intervene
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