Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


Helpful Votes

2 out of 5

Carnival's Standards Are Lowering

Sail Date: May 21, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

A cruise is always nice, because it's great to get away. However, this was disappointing. The very nice dinners (lobster, prime rib, etc.) that used to be presented at least once on a Carnival cruise are now including a $20 upcharge. On a 5 night cruise, a live stage show was presented  only 2 nights. The soloists were outstanding, so I would have enjoyed seeing more of them. All of the seminars, classes, and presentations were aimed at selling you something. We weren't interested in gambling, so that left very little to do. Next time, I'll spend a little more for a better time.

Cabin / Stateroom
It was large for an interior stateroom.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
I shouldn't have to pay extra for a good meal.


The Beyond the Fun tour was well worth the money. Book it as soon as you board.

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