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Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 27

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
8 Night Southern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 08, 2015
Ship: Carnival Valor
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 2243
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

This was my 4th Carnival cruise.  The water was rough  for the first 4 days and we were anxious to get off the ship!   We were an hour late getting into port and missed our snorkeling tour in Aruba.  KAT, our taxi driver says that Carnival is late almost every time, so be careful when booking a tour not related to the cruise line.  If needing a taxi in Aruba, ask for KAT.  She is a local there and will take you where you want to go.  She said everyone knows her.  She was also there waiting for us at the end of the day.

We were also an hour late getting into Grand Turk, but ended up being able to stay an extra hour at the end of the day.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We ate every 2 hours, hungry or not. I still haven't stepped on the scales since returning!

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The shows we saw were great! We missed a lot of the nighttime events because we are early nighters.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our cabin steward "Super Duper" was great!! Joseph, in the dining room was awesome!

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
This is an older ship. It actually broke down 2 times and they had to repair an engine while on the water.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our cabin steward was wonderful. He magically kept our room neat and tidy all day long.

Ship Tip

The gym was great too. I managed to go 2 times. Serenity deck for 21+ was relaxing. It was very windy and the seas were rough the first 4 days. We had a great time!

5 out of 5
Arriving to port went very smooth. Parking in garage was $135.
5 out of 5
We went on Jolly Pirates sunset cruise and had a blast!
5 out of 5
We rented a car and found 2 secluded beaches. This is a desert island and does not have a lot of greenery. Saw wild flamingos and a couple iguanas crossing the road. Make sure you bring water shoes. It is very rocky and a lot of crushed coral and shells to walk on in the water.
5 out of 5
Jack's Shack!! if you're looking to get out of the rat race! The beach is sandy with no rocks or shells to step on.
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