Carnival's Standards Are Lowering

Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

2.0 out of 5
Verified Review
5 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 21, 2016
Ship: Carnival Valor
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 6287
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

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.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
I shouldn't have to pay extra for a good meal.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5

Entertainment

1 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
It was large for an interior stateroom.

Ship Tip

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

3 out of 5
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