Amazing 1st cruise!

Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 13

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Carnival Valor

5 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 26, 2018

Ship: Carnival Valor

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 2379

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

All in all it was an amazing 1st cruise. Aside from the elevator issues we had such a great relaxing vacation. We can't wait til next year for our 2nd!


5 out of 5
Super fast and easy.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Everything was awesome. Except for the dinner buffet. Not a lot of selection and food was never hot.


5 out of 5

Great 24 hr pizza!

Lincoln Dining Room

5 out of 5

So pretty

Java Cafe

5 out of 5

Omg the carrot cake was AMAZING!

Guy's Burger Joint

5 out of 5

Amazing burgers!

BlueIguana Cantina

5 out of 5

Great food!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Photo Gallery

5 out of 5

Lots of photo options.


5 out of 5
We loved all of the love musicians that played throughout the ship. TJ and his team were awesome! He was such an amazing CD. So full of energy and excitement.

Carnival Seaside Theater

5 out of 5

Love the dive in movies. So relaxing!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
I just have to say I really don't know how all of the staff can be so friendly all of the time. They do auch an amazing job! 2 of my favorite people were Abe our room attendant he took the time to greet us by name each and every time he saw us. He kept our room super clean and always as scheduled. Nakishia our drink server in the Ivanhoe theater somehow we always had the pleasure of getting her as our server. She was always so sweet remembered us by our name and knew what we wanted everytime. Loved her!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
A little dated but beautiful and clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
This was our first cruise and we loved our room so much! It was a lot bigger than I expected. Again our room attendant kept it super clean all the time.

Ship tip

Don't forget that you cant walk straight thru deck 3 and 4. You have to go up to 5 and get to the end of the ship you need then go down. Not all the elevators go all the way to the top deck. We had a lot of trouble getting to the top of the Serenity deck. Not able to take to many stairs kept us from going up there.

Ports of call

Galveston, Texas

5 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5

Progreso (Merida), Mexico

4 out of 5
Didn't care to much for this port but we also didn't leave the shopping area. We didn't know you could leave even if you didnt book an excursion.


4 out of 5
This was my least favorite part. Not just the part that we didnt want to leave but the process to get off the ship was chaos. So many people all over the place. Even tho it was done by deck there was still way to many people trying to get off at the same time. Trying to get an elevator was insane.
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