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Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall rating:

3.4 out of 5
Carnival Valor

5 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 04, 2019

Ship: Carnival Valor

Cabin type: Inside

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Carnival Valor is an older ship and it is showing. Windows on the 5th deck were always dirty and streaked and ruins any viewing pleasure. I could see rust every where I looked. There would be technicians working on things all the time. You could spot them in their coveralls doing maintenance.


4 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Buffet was good. Liked the BBQ and Guy's burgers. Pizza Pirate it always good.

Java Cafe

4 out of 5

Very good coffee. Usually got a large cup of fresh brewed with a shot of caramel. I went to put two packets of sweet and low in and the coffee girl was trying to stop me, saying that the caramel was already sweet. Dammit, I'm an American I like it a little sweeter!


5 out of 5

Love the thin crust! Wife got the white cheese pizza, I always got pepperoni.

Redfrog Rum Pub

5 out of 5

Good draft beer! The live entertainment was very good.

Eagles Aft Lounge

5 out of 5

Relaxing venue. Great for karaoke and comedy club.

Guy's Burger Joint

5 out of 5

Can't go wrong with burgers and really liked the fixin's bar.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Jogging/Walking track. Fitness Center was a chore to get to, and smelled like dirty feet.

Jogging Track

5 out of 5

During port days my wife and I would go up early in the morning and walk two miles. Great scenery and fresh air!


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

4 out of 5

Ship Quality

2 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
It was clean, no issues.

Ship tip

If you want to get a whirl pool, get there early.

Ports of call

Galveston, Texas

2 out of 5
No excursion just got on.

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
Did not leave the shopping area past the docks. Did it the last time I went on a cruise there and it wasn't worth the trouble.

Progreso (Merida), Mexico

2 out of 5
Did not get off the ship, not even to visit the dock shopping area. Did it the last time went on a cruise there and was nervous about it the whole time. Lots of shady people and armed federales driving by did not bring me any confidence.


4 out of 5
It went more quickly than the last time I cruised through there.
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