Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4 out of 5

Daddy and daughter date

Sail Date: December 12, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Inside

This cruise was a great experience for my daughter and I.  We had a really good time and truly enjoyed ourselves.  My eight year old daughter loved the pools, the hot tub, water slide and Camp Carnival!!  She was so occupied with those activities that there no real time for much else for us to do.  The food was very abundant, available and good tasting.  The staff was extremly friendly and attentive to our needs.  The housekeeping team assigned to our cabin remembered our names and called us by them from the first day on.  The wait staff also did a very good job in creating a special trip for us.  The recall our preferences and attended to them for each meal.  We would recommend anyone to experience a cruise for a great family get-a-way.  

Cabin / Stateroom
We booked a regular cabin and it was rather on the small side. We did not know about the different locations when we selected our cabin. We were lower aft very close to the engine. When we would enter a port (usually early in the morning) our entire room would vibrate from the strain of the engine. The room would mildly vibrate while to ship was sailing. But no where as violently as when we were docking. Live and learn. If you can avoid a lower aft cabin, do so.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Children's Programs
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Port Canaveral, Florida
Cozumel, Mexico
Belize City, Belize
We did not get off in Belize, the ship did not dock in a port. It was anchored a few miles out and much smaller boat from local company's shuffled passengers back and forth. I did not like to looks of those smaller boats. So we chose to stay aboard ship that day.
Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico


Great ship loved the "Dive-in" movies. Great touch.
Avoid lower aft cabins
Very clean ship. Staff constantly walking around polishing and touching up.

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