Six of Eight Nights Were Great!

Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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8 Night Exotic Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 27, 2015
Ship: Carnival Valor
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 8350
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

Overall, we enjoyed the cruise in spite of the following issues.  We experienced A/C limitations and a night of "sewage odor" from the A/C vent.  The sewage smell issue was resolved; however, we did have to stay in another cabin for the night.  Did you know that Carnival has a policy that cabin temperature should be between 70 and 74 degrees (F)?  Don't expect a really cool room!  Cabin steward and dining staff were very good.  Customer Services staff very poor, so I hope you have no problems! Food was average at best.  Hope you like cheeseburgers and hot dogs!  Entertainment was above average.  The casino was nice, if you could find a seat at the tables or at a slot machine.  No question this was the most crowded casino I have ever seen on a cruise.  Lots of smoking as well.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5
Not great but better than just ok.

Children's Programs

No Kids w/ us!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our Dining staff: Orlando, Glory, Nevilson. Our cabind steward Jani.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Mentioned the A/C previously. The ship needs to be really cleaned and painted in certain areas

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Bad simply because of poor air conditioning and a horrible night w/ a sewage smell coming from the A/C vent. Room could use some renovation.

Ship Tip

Very nice workout area w/ large window in steam and sauna to enjoy the ocean view! Be sure to really study your ship's map as some areas are difficult to access.

5 out of 5
Grand Turk has little to offer. It is very quaint but enjoyable simply due to our tour guide Tracy. If you can get Tracy take the island tour!
3 out of 5
Port is close to Old Town so don't spend the money on a city tour. You can catch the Old Fort and Old town by walking.
3 out of 5
Unless you are wanting to buy jewelry or fake handbags there is no need to go downtown. Take a beach tour instead!
3 out of 5
Same as St. Thomas. Lots of jewelry stores and street vendors.
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