Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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3 out of 5

Very relaxing trip!

Sail Date: December 01, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

This is one of the most nicely decorated Carnival ships - most are gaudy but the Valor has a tasteful theme. We had a snafu with booking our room and didn't realize the Lido deck is 9 on this ship (not 10 like all the others) and it turned out our room was directly below the restaurant. After one sleepless night and a complaint\, we promptly had a new room on the much quieter 6th deck. Kudos to the guest services staff for taking care of us so wonderfully! The dining room staff was probably the worst we've ever had...sure they did their jobs but didn't take the time to give the personalized experience we've had on every other Carnival ship. The shows were great (wonderfully talented singers on the Valor)\, we loved our Cruise Director\, and the stateroom staff were great as well.

Pros: Decor of the ship\, ports of call

Cons: Dining room staff

Recommends Carnival Valor? Yes!

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
We've been sailing on Carnival for 11 years now and it's about time they got some new menus in the main dining rooms. While the food is delicious\, it would be nice to have some new choices vs. the same meals we've had many times over.
Cabin / Stateroom
Balcony rooms on this ship are large and spacious.
Service and Staff
Dining room staff left something to be desired but everyone else was wonderful.

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