Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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2-3 cruises


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3 out of 5

Tired ship

Sail Date: May 08, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

The cruise was great. The weather was rough, but our captain still got us into all of the scheduled ports. The ship was tired and a little smelly - but I know it's headed in to get updated this summer sometime. The casino was terribly tight and always crowded, but it had nice machines. We've already booked our next cruise, but carefully picked a much newer ship this time.

Ship Quality
It was tired, outdated and smelled bad in several places.
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
Our room got uncomfortably warm several days into the cruise. There was maintenance in our hallway quite a bit, so I imagine there was a problem with the A/C
Service and Staff
Our steward was fantastic, our dining room staff was okay - a lot of the staff appeared tired out.
Onboard Activities
An awful lot of bingo and sales pitches.
Destinations and Excursions
Port Canaveral, Florida
Oranjestad, Aruba
Willemstad, Curacao
Grand Turk Island
Definitely the highlight of our trip! When you get off the ship, go to the beach on the right and get a massage by Joel and his mom - they are amazing!!

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