Great overall despite several huge mistakes

Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
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7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 26, 2016
Ship: Carnival Valor
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 2412
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago

The transfer from MCO airport was a disaster. First the driver got 15 minutes down the highway before she realized she didn't go to the other terminal. We had to drive back and load up another group. Next, when we got to the port, she did't like the traffic so she attempted to turn around through the grass median. The bus actually got stuck! We were blocking traffic going both directions. 

The carnival folks were fantastic. We enjoyed the cruise, the onboard activities, and the ports. On the way home, the ship had to divert for a medical emergency so it was about 12 hours late docking back in Canaveral. That messed up a lot of other passengers who missed fights but we were good. It was an extra day for free!  I would do this again, but not trust Mears.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
Great for little ones who like crafts, or teens who want to have their own place to be stupid. But the 10 year old crowd doesn't have much to do.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
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