Fantastic Wonderful Valor!!

Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 23

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Carnival Valor

5 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 04, 2019

Ship: Carnival Valor

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

After being on the Vista (which I thought was an absolute disaster in both styling and execution) it was wonderful to be back on a “traditional” Carnival ship. I will be SO SO sad to see it leave Galveston and go to New Orleans. Best cruise Ever! Fun packed 5 days was better than the 7 day cruise on Vista


5 out of 5
Smooth and easy

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food in the MDR was far better than any other Carnival ship I have been on! I have had these same dishes on other ships, but here, on the Valor, they came alive with flavor. Service was impeccable, and the hostess (Ance) does her job with ease and grace. Never a wait for a table! Even with anytime dining!

Grand Buffet

5 out of 5

First time in a long time that the food was NOT SALTY!!! Wonderful!!!

One Small Step Dance Club

5 out of 5

A REAL nightclub. Not a dual purpose comedy club/nightclub ( and failed at being either) like on the Vista!!Great fun every night and a HUGE Dancefloor

American Lobby and Atrium Bar

5 out of 5

Beautiful Atrium with glass elevators and enough room to actually dance. Loved it!!!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Everything on the ship is spotless and SO WELL RUN! I have never seen such a well run Carnival ship!! Run’s circles around Vista, which I thought was a complete mess! Cruise director and DJ Am kept the party going all day!


4 out of 5
They truly did a marvelous job! Best DJ’s ever.

Glory Atrium

5 out of 5

Full of light and very pleasant surprise before entering the Washington dining room. Beautiful eagle sculpture

Children's Programs

No children with us

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone is pleasant, calm, well trained, friendly and very accommodating

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Extremely clean and well maintained. Extremely! Also, this ship has a certain elegance in it’s design and decor. The use of marble throughout is extraordinary.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Enjoy the spacious beautiful atrium!!

Ports of call

Galveston, Texas

3 out of 5
There are some hidden gems in Galveston! Come a day early, or stay an extra day.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Passion Island excursion!!

Progreso (Merida), Mexico

4 out of 5
Progreso is a real life small city full of friendly people and great bargains if you know where to look. Walk to the public beach and soak in the local ambience. It’s not pretty, but full of character.


5 out of 5
Quick, easy and smooth!
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