Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Third Mate

Experience
4-6 cruises

Reviews
2

Helpful Votes
15

3 out of 5

Decent last minute cruise

Sail Date: August 15, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

This is our 3rd Carnival in the past 3 years.  Food is good but menu does not change.  Same menu from the past 3 years from 3 separate ships. This is a much older boat and it shows, really needs to be updated.  We had a good time at our ports of call.  It was a nice get away at the last minute.

Cabin / Stateroom
We always enjoy the balcony. Bathrooms need to be updated. Linens had holes in 2 comforters and rust stains on sheets. But they were clean.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Staff at Port Canaveral VERY SLOW. Took 3 hours to check in. Total chaos at bus/taxi drop off. Parking garage was full. Will not sail from this port ever again
Ship Quality
Older ship and it shows. rooms need to be updated especially the linens.
Destinations and Excursions
Enjoyed Puerto Rico, St Thomas. Limited excursions in Bahamas however beautiful beaches. Total disappointment in Grand Turk
Onboard Activities
Not many on ship activities for kids and teenagers. Missing equipment for putt putt and ping pong tables
Children's Programs
Young kids constantly running throughout lobby, halls and playing on elevators. Maybe more kids club entertainment!
Entertainment
Not much entertainment during sail days on deck. Very lacking
Service and Staff Dining staff great and very hard working, room attendants always very friendly
Food and Dining
Good food and friendly staff
Port Canaveral, Florida
SLOW SLOW SLOW 3 hour check in
Nassau, Bahamas
Limited excursions however the beautiful beaches and pristine turquoise water made up for it
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
We rented a jeep and took a tour of the island.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Beautiful old San Juan
Grand Turk Island
Total disappointment!!! The excursions there are expensive and not worth it.


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