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Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
Carnival Valor

5 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 30, 2017

Ship: Carnival Valor

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 2337

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Overall we had fun. I would like to go on another cruise again.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
This was our first cruise so we didn’t know what to expect. Everything went very smooth but it’s a lengthy process.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
I am honestly going to say we were not impressed with the main dining. It was good but the specialty restaurants were better. The buffet to me was better than the main dining because everyone got to pick what they wanted.

Guy's Burger Joint

5 out of 5

This is a must do. The burgers are great and you do not want to cruise without eating a Guys Burger.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
N/A

Entertainment

5 out of 5
N/A

Children's Programs

Didn’t do it.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our room steward always had our room clean and provided towels and all the extras we needed.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
The layout was nice. But the ship seemed a teeny bit out dated. It was clean but you will see trash from lazy people leaving their mess around.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Inside cabins are always small. It is very dark so bring a night light. It does need a facelift too. But it was home for a week! lol

Ship tip

Do not over pack! Take half of what you think you need. This was our first cruise and didn’t know what to expect so i packed an outfit for the day and an outfit for the evening. Also for the port days. We had our two young kids too so in all we had four suitcases and a carry on with wheels for our sodas and wine. But that worked out well for all the dirty clothes and extras we brought back. Next time we’re taking 2 suitcases for the 4 of us. I would recommend cold medicine for your first aid kit. There are a lot of people everywhere all the time and that means germs. My husband caught a cold and the medicine at hand was a life saver.

Ports of call

Galveston, Texas

4 out of 5
We live in Houston so we really don’t get too excited about Galveston 😂 But the board walk is fun

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Cozumel was so fun and beautiful. We did a dolphin excursion and had a blast. I would recommend Cozumel any day. Shopping is great too.

Progreso (Merida), Mexico

3 out of 5
😬 It was nice to visit somewhere different for a first time. but i would not go again. The beach wasn’t clean and there really wasn’t much to do.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
Oh my gosh. Imagine a herd of cattle trying to get out of one little gate. It was bad and completely unorganized. People coming from stairs and the elevators everywhere. People Crunched in the main lobby. I would suggest pack everything the night before. Take your luggage with you and be on the main floor even before they call your room to leave.

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