Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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8 Night Southern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)
Sail Date: July 16, 2016
Ship: Carnival Valor
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 8316
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

My mistake for booking a trip in July. To busy with children on board. Kids running loose in hallways until early AM with out parent supervision. Even when we finally seen the parents there was still no control. A lot has changed since our last cruise. They used to carved fruits and vegetables and made the food look appealing. There wasn't this time and food looked bland and unappealing. No juices out all day. They cut juices off before 9AM and that wasn't even all the way through breakfast. All you had all day was lemonade and tea. Before you could get anything at anytime except for sodas and alcohol which needed to be purchased. Very limited.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Buffet food was mundane. Was not visually appealing. What happened to fruit carving and all the fun stuff being showcased. One night in open seating our wait staff was subpar. order a soda and took 45 minutes to come back and say they didn't have any. order different soda and took 20 minutes to get is. Ice had melted in glass and they pour soda over the melted ice water. They served me before my wife even finished her appetizer. Found hair in my food and wait staff was stacking food dishes on same tray as dirty dishes. worse service ever


3 out of 5
didn't get a chance to see much this time but was very happy with what we did.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Andreja, Randy, Murni. We had the pleasure of being seated in their area several times. They were outstanding. Best service, best personalities, best staff. We would reckon mend them every time. Open seating. We loved being in their care. Professional.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Got the impression that this was an older ship. Nice décor and maintained.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Seem tight but we got a balcony this time and that made everything great. Loved it, they cleaned our room constantly and our steward was a great guy. Love the animals.

Ship Tip

If you sail and are an older couple, July would not be a good time to go. Parents were not controlling their children and they were running our halls at 2 AM. They did not listen to others asking them to stop running and making noise. Younger kids 5-8. Crew even asked them but no parents around.

5 out of 5
Great. Thanks Pelican excursions. Sail and Snorkel, great crew. Thanks to Jonathan for quickly attending to my wife's mishap
5 out of 5
Great information on bus ride to beach. Excellent beach and swimming area.
5 out of 5
Our guide John was great for our snuba trip. Haven't seen our pictures yet that were suppose to be sent by email.
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