Old and dirty, inattentive staff

Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
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7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 26, 2015
Ship: Carnival Valor
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 8358
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

Our first impression of the ship was that on the inside it is due for a a major upgrade! Our room was dusty and not cleaned very well when we first got to our room (dust all over, splatters on mirror, black hair all of the hairdryer/drawer). Then when walking around the ship, we felt the same way. All stair railings were in need of re-staining and varnishing and it just seemed old and dirty. The staff was okay. Actually, this was the most inattentive stave I've had on a cruise (with the exception of Iwana). One night there were photographers and staff sitting on the stairs outside of the Lincoln dining room and they didnt move so we could go up the stairs. We had to walk around them all. They also didnt make announcements when we arrived at a port and the communications to everyone on board was inefficient. People were walking around clueless of where to go to leave the ship, when to return, or if we had even arrived. Unfortunately, hurricane Joaquin hit during our cruise and we had to miss our last port. They did nothing to try to make this better for guests, especially when all outdoor areas were closed off and we were sailing through the hurricane. The entertainment was also very poor and lacking, like non-existent lacking. The only good part was the comedians that were on the ship the first two days, they were great! Overall, it was just not a good cruise and just felt dirty and that the staff didn't care about their guests.Crying

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5


3 out of 5
Comedians were great, after that the entertainment was pretty bad.

Service and Staff

1 out of 5

Ship Quality

1 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Cabin was a decent size, but it was dirty and outdated. Pink and mint green, splatters on mirror, dust everywhere, and the drawer that housed the blowdryer hadn't been cleaned and was filled with black hair all over the hair dryer and drawer.

Ship Tip

Try to find another ship going to the same ports.

3 out of 5
Go to the Tiki Bikini Hut at Junkanoo beach. It's walking distance from the port and was a great time. 4 beers and 4 shots for $9.00 or $20 all you can drink from a coconut!
5 out of 5
So beautiful! We booked the catamaran excursion to honeymoon beach in St. John and it was well worth it!
5 out of 5
Take time to explore the city - it was beautiful!
1 out of 5
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