Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

1 cruise (first)


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3 out of 5

fun cruise

Sail Date: May 01, 2013

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Balcony

Was a fun experience for my three year old. Lots to do with pools\, other kids\, ice cream\, camp carnival\, he liked the stage shows.

Pros: stateroom with balcony was very nice

Cons: smoking areas and breakfast

Recommends Carnival Valor? Yes!

Ship Quality
Carnival really needs to cut out the smoking next to the pool and ice cream machines on the lido deck on this boat. It was absolutely horrible with my 3 year old son around. Dead fly in breakfast room on last day\, cleanliness and staff friendliness deteriorated towards the end of the cruise.
Food and Dining
Breakfast horribly monotonous. Fish and chips is good idea but need to watch quality. The mystery sushi bar was nowhere to be found.
Cabin / Stateroom
6th floor above slot machines not cool when you have a young child trying to be put to bed. Smoke from the casino is horrible.
Service and Staff
mostly good\, one unfriendly bar guy\, one unfriendly dining room server and one nochalant unfriendly camp carnival lady - otherwise staff were pretty good. The stateroom steward was amazing.
Cheese but my 3 year old had a ball.
Children's Programs
The first day he went was \"free play\" this was awful. They stick them in a corner with toys. The second day with planned activities like ballooons and T shirt painting and a magic show he absolutely loved it. One guy there was great\, one girl was far from friendly - she turned me off and I didnt take him back.

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