Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Third Mate

Experience
4-6 cruises

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5 out of 5

Best SCUBA Diving!!

Sail Date: August 22, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

Fantastic cruise overall, particularly the SCUBA Diving we experienced in Cozumel, Belize, and Costa Maya!! My husband bought a GoPro and is still sorting through all the footage, but said his videos are Fantastic! We also appreciated all the professional photography opportunities and bought the deluxe package--well worth the investment for 8th Anniversary memorabilia!!

 

 

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Embarkation and Disembarkation
Not sure that embarkation & debarkation can be made “better,” considering the necessary check-in/out process is laborious even under the best of circumstances.
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
The SCUBA Diving excursions were Amazing! The Belize crew in particular went Above & Beyond with their hospitality—Special Thanks to Dive Master Emric, the General, Biggy, & Rocke!! The Costa Maya reef dives were astounding with both coral and aquatic wild life to see.
Onboard Activities
DJ Castro was fantastic about requests and stimulating a party atmosphere. Our Spa Ladies were also great!
Entertainment
Comedy club entertainers are a must-see!
Service and Staff
Ramesh was our Maitre D’ Extraordinaire! He could not have been more invested in making our dining experience successful & pleasant!
Food and Dining
Port Canaveral, Florida
Embarkation was less painful this time--the Fly, Snooze & Cruise travel plan I booked worked well!
Cozumel, Mexico
Drift dives at Tormentos & Paradise--appropriate for beginners & advanced SCUBA Divers. Tx to Dive Masters Mario & Tony!
Belize City, Belize
The Belize SCUBA Diving crew in particular went Above & Beyond with their hospitality—5+++ stars!! Special Thanks to Dive Master Emric, the General, Biggy, & Rocke for showing us the sites at Crikozeen/Turneffe Atoll & Black Pearl!!
Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
We swam & snorkeled with the Dolphins—fun excursion, but know ahead of time that the dolphins may just choose to Avoid people…not sure they were necessarily highly motivated to interact during the snorkel part of the activity?!
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico
More advanced dive, and the Costa Maya reef was astounding...teaming with coral & aquatic wild life to explore.

Tip

Consider the investment in the photo package---We bought the deluxe professional picture package...Fabulous photos & KUDOS to the photographers who captured those moments!!



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