Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser

7+ cruises


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3 out of 5

Not the worst cruise ever but not the best by far

Sail Date: May 16, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Maybe it was the time of year or maybe it was the ports of call. Beaches were filled with seaweed and rocks. Tender stop in Belize really cuts down on shore time. Costa Maya was limited on excursions beyond the port shops and still shows the devastation of the last hurricane.
Ship itself is dated but food and service was very good. Entertainment was excellent. Only unpleasant experience was the tour guide on the last day for the behind-the-scenes tour. Kayla set the mood right off by saying we couldn't take the tour because our footwear was wrong. "Somebody didn't read their instructions" she mocked in front of the group. It went down hill from there. She was snarky and condescending. An obese 20 something Canadian who was a trainer in HR. She had poor communication skills talked about crew as if they were serfs. It left a bad impression. The tour itself was interesting when we met other staffers especially in the control room and the captain on the bridge. Very nice man.
Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
Noel was excellent steward
Service and Staff
loved headwaiter Rosanna in the Washington restaurant and bartender Junea from Croatia
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
too much seaweed to swim. Jaguar truck tour in Costa Maya was overpriced for what we got
Port Canaveral, Florida
Cozumel, Mexico
Belize City, Belize
tender port shortened time considerably. Ship anchored a mile out
Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
very beautiful if you take a taxi around the island
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico
limited on activities ans has not recovered from last hurricane. Lots of seaweed on beaches


Nice gym. Great entertainment, don't miss. Casino actually paid off.

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