Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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7+ cruises


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5 out of 5

Great ports, great price, nice ship

Sail Date: September 05, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

You simply can not beat the price for this cruise.   A super value and amazing ports of call.  The ship was very clean, the staff very nice, and the shows/entertainment were some of the best we have seen and we have been on over a dozen cruises on Carnival and other lines.  The only disappointment came the debarkation day when we stood in line for over an hour to collect alcohol we had purchased the first day of our cruise in their gift shop.  They had attendants (with broken English) trying to assist numerous people claim thier alcohol.  After over an hour of standing in line then getting sent back to the gift shop at 7 am (we were supposed to leave the ship at 7:45), the only clerk working had to locate what we had already purchased once.  VERY unorganized and a disaster.  We have always had alcohol delivered the night before by the staff-never a problem.  This only situation has caused us to rethink purchasing any alcohol on upcoming cruises.  Please ask their procedure before purchasing to save yourself a huge headache.  

Cabin / Stateroom
AWESOME-very roomy and triangle shaped.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
disembarkation was a disaster due to staff making you collect your alcohol the same morning and broken English speaking staff not understanding people and the gift shop running out of what they had already sold-terrible experience
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