8 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip) Sail Date: July 29, 2016 Ship: Carnival Valor Cabin Type: Oceanview Cabin Number:2472 Traveled As: Couple Reviewed: 1 year ago
Cruising is something that if you do it once you will always want more, but not in this case. We arrived on our actual anniversary and had to remind staff at the Scarlett about the occasion. Service was great there and on the ship as a whole. Best thing about the cruise actually. The Valor is in need of some updating. The Ocean View we had was in the corner on the main deck at the end of the ship. We got our exercise and were rocked to sleep each night. Thank God for motion sickness meds. Chose this itinerary to see eastern Caribbean ports. Looked forward to dress up nights but it was basically come as you are. Pools small and overcrowded, enjoyed Serenity Deck for adults only. The food was O.K. not what I expected on a cruise line. Guy's Burger Joint and the Pizza was the best thing on the Lido Deck. Ports were pretty good, but would be concerned about venturing out alone without a tour guide for safety sake. Second cruise on Carnival ready to try another cruise line or newer ship.
Food and Dining
3 out of 5
Not terrible, but could be much better. Served warm, menu needs updating. Food is highlight of cruise, this was a little disappointing in buffet and main dining.
3 out of 5
Need more activities for people who don't go to casino and smoke is overwhelming for venues close to casino.
3 out of 5
Could improve - comedy venues overcrowded, main theatre shows were not the best. Need more variety.
Service and Staff
5 out of 5
Best thing about cruise. Excellent service with a smile. These people work long days yet maintain our comfort with the best service. Thank you IPUTU and team in dining and LUIGI in housekeeping. Great Job!
1 out of 5
I think the Valor is ready to come home and stay docked. Was told that it had been updated even though older ship. Still needs lots more updating in all areas.
Cabin / Stateroom
1 out of 5
Corner room - too small - end of ship - felt lot of motion - first two nights pretty rough - needs updating - paint peeling on ocean view window - night stands veneer coming apart.
Serenity Deck (adults only) nice touch. Pools small - go early - hot tubs not hot!
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