Amazing Celebration

Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 14

Overall rating:

3.9 out of 5
Carnival Valor

5 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 03, 2018

Ship: Carnival Valor

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 7379

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

This was a family celebration cruise honoring my Mom's birthday and daughter's 15th anniversary. We had an amazing time. The Valor staff took great care of us and treated my Mom like royalty. Omar and his team in the Washington Dining Room were gracious and attentive. The layout of the Valor was easy to learn. The shows were fun, the country music show story line was a little cheesy for my taste but still enjoyed the evening. Joey was great at BINGO, funny and very entertaining. Would recommend a cruise on the Valor without any reservations.

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5

Washington Dining Room

5 out of 5

Omar and his team we're the best. These guys treated my Mom like royalty. We had dinner here every night of our cruise. The food was okay but not great. The service made up for the lack luster food offerings.

The Dream Bar

3 out of 5

This bar is adjacent to the Casino. The smoke was very bad. They need better smoke eater equipment. I only hung out here for the great Latin music and dancing.

Lindy Hop Piano Bar

5 out of 5

The piano bar was my favorite. Both performers we're very funny and engaging. Lots of laughs, a great time.

Guy's Burger Joint

5 out of 5

Fantastic burgers and fries. My favorite of the lunch restaurants tried. Loved the "shop rag" napkins, great touch to the theme.

American Lobby and Atrium Bar

5 out of 5

Enjoyed the lobby loved the open, soaring space. Wonderful variety of music.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

4 out of 5

Ivanhoe Theater

5 out of 5

Enjoyed the shows, always had great seats no matter when we arrived. Very comfortable venue.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
The cabin was comfortable and Ida, my steward kept it nice and clean. The only drawback for this cabin is that it is adjacent to the crew service elevator. I could hear the elevator rumbling all hours of the late night/early morning. Most nights I was so tired from all the activities we participated in I fell asleep quickly.

Ship tip

Make sure you download the Carnival Hub and activate as soon as you board the ship. The maps will save you time. You can select the activities you want to attend and you will get a reminder. It's great for hooking up with the other folks you are cruising with.

Ports of call

Galveston, Texas

1 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5

Progreso (Merida), Mexico

4 out of 5

Disembarkation

2 out of 5
We docked a little later than planned so it appeared to cause a backlog for those that selected late disembarking. We chose late trying to avoid the glut of folks trying to run to airport departures. We we're told everyone had to be off the ship by 10:45 with the late dock everyone got crunched up.
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