Great time, food not so much

Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
8 Night Southern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 06, 2016
Ship: Carnival Valor
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

My husband and I had not cruised in 10 years and We had a great time. The ship is older (or at least seems that way) but it's kept very clean and all things are functional. They do a great job at keeping entertainment going for all ages and all types of fun from bars, clubs, to movies, and lounging with music.

The only thing that left something to be desired was the food. At some points we felt we were eating hospital food with 0 seasoning or taste. Or on the other spectrum, one evening the accompanying mushrooms with my meal were so salty even my husband, who likes salty things, couldn't swallow it. We don't expect a 5 star rated restaurant BUT in all honesty, chicken fingers in a fast food restaurant have more taste.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
The staff was great! The food taste was not.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


3 out of 5
The shows with the dancers were not great, but as long as the music was good, we enjoyed it.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Cleanliness 5 stars, design varied. The spa could be made to look more like a spa. It felt more like a service counter at a department store.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Clean and all things functional with room for all of our things.
5 out of 5
If beach is all you want, go up the main road and stop at Eagle Beach. The sunset is amazing form there!!! If you continue north towards the light house, there are great locations on the side of the road for snorkeling.
5 out of 5
If you scuba dive, book with a high rated company (we did Bas Harts and it was the best!) and scuba. It is absolutely beautiful below the waves.
5 out of 5
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