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Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
Carnival Valor

5 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 25, 2018

Ship: Carnival Valor

Cabin type: Suite

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Great cruise, had a fun time. Took the behind the scenes tour of the ship-Highly recommend. Best advice is to just relax and enjoy


5 out of 5
Fastest we've ever gotton onboard. From arrival time at terminal to being onboard was 11min

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Dining rooms always great, especially the service. Didn't use the specialty or buffet.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Pools/waterslide were ok, but showing their age. Fitness center treadmills were very wobbly- made me sick, had to go run on the track, while nice, when wet was slippery.

Photo Gallery

3 out of 5

I am a photo nut, so wish the prices were a lot lower. Also, should switch to electronic photos selection (like the other ships), so they stop wasting so much product.


5 out of 5
The music trivia in the main room was always a blast. Loved the violinist's, but they need to up their selection-after the third day of hearing same songs, not as good.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Loved our dining room waiter/staff (table 433 Danny and Alit). Danny gave us an update for the next day every night (never gotten before in 11 cruises).

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Common areas mostly clean,there were a few missed spots. Also Valor is just showing age.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
This was our first time in a suite, and while there was more than enough room, and lots of little suprises, like free water and laundry, the bathroom itself was getting kinda rough. Bathroom could defiently use a fixing (lots of loose caulking, patches on walls ect). As for noise- the location of the cabin is right next to the atrium opening, so we could hear all the music and noise from any event happening on deck 3 and we were on 7

Ship tip

Just be prepared to go with any changes. Dont let the little stuff ruin a good time.

Ports of call

Galveston, Texas

5 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
No excursion this time, just walked around. Loved that they moved Margaritaville right next to the pier. They also built a Bubba Gump right next to it, so both are nice. We feel very safe walking around town.

Progreso (Merida), Mexico

3 out of 5
No excursion. Took the free bus to town, but did a short bur tour of Progresso. We liked being able to see more of what Progresso actually is, but did not really like the area, ( due to no trash pick up/sewer issues). We then walked down the main street to the beach, and again, trash everywhere, and once you get closer to the beach, you are approached continually for purchases, massages, donations, ect. Not very relaxing having to say no every 15 seconds.


5 out of 5

Traveler Photos

Looking down to Atrium Pier at Progresso
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