Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

2-3 cruises


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3 out of 5

Some good, some not so good

Sail Date: October 31, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Balcony

We chose the Steakhouse for the first night to avoid the crazy first night in the main dining room.  Steakhouse was excellent in all respects.  For the balance of days we dined at the buffets (and the main dining room only twice) as food was not that good and menu was blah.  So we ate at the Steakhouse again and once again, it was excellent in all respects.  Not enough variety shows; used crew members for some and the comedy club repeated the same shows from evening to evening.  Ships crew, and especially our steward were polite and very accomodating.  There was a ship-wide announcement our last day at sea informing us that the RC ship traveling near us had a man overboard emergency.  That was very disturbing and could have been left unsaid.  Othersise we enjoyed ourselves.

Cabin / Stateroom
Cabin was cleaned twice daily and new towel animals left for us. One bed was ok but my bed developed a loose spring for the last two nights.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Embarkation was smooth and pretty quick but debarkation was extremely slow and tedious.
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Too much walking and debarking for excursions was very confusing. Not enough guidance
Onboard Activities
Children's Programs No children with us
Service and Staff
Food and Dining Except for Steakhouse which was excellent but for an additional fee.
Port Canaveral, Florida
Cozumel, Mexico
Grab a ride with the bike taxis as the walk to the excursions is long. Only 10 buck donation as it was referred to. And hot, hot, hot.
Belize City, Belize
Very hot and I am a Floridian.
Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
Very hot and I am a Floridian
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico
Very hot and I am a Floridian


First time on Carnival so will reserve until I try another cruise with them.

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