Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser

7+ cruises


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3 out of 5

Overall "good"

Sail Date: September 19, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Inside

Overall, excursions we took were good.  Beware of the Tulum Express tour in

Cozumel.  Responsible for your own return does NOT mean a walk back.  You must hire a taxi.  Much too far and not good neighborhoods to try to walk even if you wanted to walk.  Very disappointing.  Tulum was interesting.

Cabin / Stateroom
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Self assist works great.
Ship Quality
outside decks were not kept free from litter near the sports areas.
Destinations and Excursions
Excursion that ended miles from the ship dock was a great disappointment. "Make your way" back to the ship in the brochure meant you had to hire a taxi to get back. Should have been more clear.
Onboard Activities
Still not accustomed to lack of quality shows at night. (quite different from the "old days")
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Port Canaveral, Florida
Cozumel, Mexico
Be aware of the "Tulum Express" excursion. "Responsible for your own return to the ship" means you must hire a taxi. It is several miles back to the ship.
Belize City, Belize
Altun Ha & Belize City Tour was excellent. All guides were good, Maria was exceptional.
Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
Gumbalimba Park was great fun (expecially the monkeys). The guard at Tabyana Beach did a good job of keeping the local vendors away.
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico
Chacchoben Mayan Ruins were very interesting.

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