Could of been better

Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall rating:

3.1 out of 5
Carnival Valor

5 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: April 21, 2018

Ship: Carnival Valor

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 1409

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

I was disappointed. With the exception of a few employees we felt that Valor was a 2 star ship. Inconsistent camp ocean hours, lousy food, excursion was rushed, shower flooded our bathroom 2x, overpriced photos, & overcrowded drunk adults everywhere. :( cabin steward had shower fixed. Going to give Carnival another chance but Valor is not for us.


5 out of 5
Quick enbarkation

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5

Scarlett's Steakhouse

2 out of 5

Our waiter was rude. Food wasn't worth the wait & of course overpriced. We should of stayed with the Lincoln dining room. Lesson learned.


2 out of 5

Pepperoni pizza was awful. Thin & didnt taste good. Go to Guy's burger.

Lincoln Dining Room

5 out of 5

Georgian from Romania is the best server ever. And Allan the magician made our night. We also participated in his tricks.

Guy's Burger Joint

5 out of 5

My favorite for snacking & lunch.

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5

Photo Gallery

4 out of 5

Incredible professional black/white photos. Stunning. Yasmina the photographer was amazing. However overpriced.


2 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Camp Ocean

3 out of 5

Wish there was a poster with their hours as it was inconsistent. Sunday they closed early so we had to take the kids to Scarletts steakhouse & paid extra. Another day they closed at 3, we didn't know & was charged a late fee. Staff seemed friendly but cell phone to contact parents along with the elevator did not work the entire ship.

Service and Staff

2 out of 5

Ship Quality

2 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Ship tip

Be mindful that if your taking small children, there will be lots of drunk adults & camp ocean times were not consistent.

Ports of call

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5

Progreso (Merida), Mexico

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
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