Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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4 out of 5

Good family trip for all ages.

Sail Date: March 12, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Balcony

Booked this for my parents 50th anniversary with my siblings and our kids. There were lots of activities to enjoy together and individually. Personally I would have like more time in Grand Turk and St. Thomas and could have skipped over Puerto Rico. Bahamas would have been another good addition.


Overall it was a nice ship and the service was very good.

Cabin / Stateroom
Loved the oversized balcony and views.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Departing for island excursions gets a little hairy with everyone trying to get off at once.
Ship Quality
The Valor is an older ship. Inside it is clean and in very good shape. Outside is very rusty and in need to paint.
Destinations and Excursions
Enjoyed the excursions offered by Carnival.
Onboard Activities
Plenty to do.
Children's Programs
Plenty to do for my 10 year old and teenage niece and nephew.
Really enjoyed the comedy club.
Service and Staff
The restaurant and housekeeping staff were beyond friendly. They really offer a personal experience.
Food and Dining
Food was good. Surprised how good the quality was in the dining room. Be prepared for long food lines as you return from excursions. Carnival could have done a better job opening more restaurants during these times.
Port Canaveral, Florida
Went to Kennedy Space Center after the cruise which was nice. Beyond that the town is nothing spectacular.
Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Beautiful beaches and nice town to explore.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Very historic city. Hard for it to compete with Grand Turk and St. Thomas.
Grand Turk Island
Island is an absolute paradise! Enjoyed the Bajari Beach Club excursion. Not overcrowded like the beach at the port.


Don't miss the Comedy Club. Both the family and adult versions are great!
Carnival offered excursions are very good.
Grab a space on deck early on days at sea.

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