Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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2-3 cruises


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5 out of 5

Best cruise ever!

Sail Date: August 29, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Suite

We thoroughly enjoyed this cruise!  Loved the ship, the staff, the food, and the destinations.  All our questions were answered kindly and all staff members were helpful and friendly. Accommodations were comfortable, and the design of the ship was easy to navigate.  Have been on 2 other cruise lines and decided that Carnival is our favorite!

Cabin / Stateroom
beautiful, great size, comfortable for the 4 of us.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
very impressed with the ease of both.
Ship Quality
loved the design of the ship, except for one thing........wish you would eliminate the smoking in the casino. The casino is centrally located on the ship, and the smoke permeates all throughout the area. It prevented us from spending any time there, which we would have done if we could breathe!
Destinations and Excursions
went on the Catamaran Champagne snorkel trip from St. Thomas over to St. John. Can't say enough about the crew members, Nathan, Geron and Kevin. They were knowledgeable, kind, fun, and made the excursion extremely enjoyable. On Grand Turk, we took the trip over to Gibbs Bay to see the stingrays. The crew (Kelvin....can't remember the others' names) were all amazing.
Onboard Activities
Children's Programs not applicable
would love to see Broadway-style shows added to the entertainment options!
Service and Staff
Phillip, our cabin steward, went above and beyond to ensure our comfort, and was always friendly, kind, and willing to find answers to any questions we had. Rex, our headwaiter, was kind, accommodating, friendly, and efficient, and we enjoyed seeing him each day. Our other waiter, Rolando, was funny, always smiling, kind and efficient, as well.
Food and Dining


Sail and Sign is in a very smoky area, being so close to the casino. Should either eliminate the smoking in casino, or move the Sail and Sign. Very difficult to discuss opening an account while struggling to breathe!

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