Nice for a first time cruise

Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 27

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
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Carnival Valor

4 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: April 25, 2019

Ship: Carnival Valor

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 8446

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Great little cruise for the price. Perfect for people wanting to try a cruise for the first time. Not a good cruise for experienced cruisers.


5 out of 5
Ran pretty smooth.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Not all buffets were open at dinner which made the crowds heavy / lines long. Didn't do main dining because our dinner time was 8:15 (too late for us). Pizza was a hit for the teens. I enjoyed the deli sandwiches and burgers restaurants the best, but those aren't open at dinner.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Lots of activities for all ages.


5 out of 5
Enjoyed the 80's show.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
O2 was great for the teens, kept them out of our hair and they were entertained until midnight.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Staff was always friendly. A little disappointed there weren't more staff to take drink orders. The wait for a soda was the same wait for a mixed drink.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Plenty of room for two! No window/porthole, but we enjoyed the darkness of the room at lights out because we didn't want to have to worry about time.

Ship tip

Take cash on excursions! Not everyone takes card and we had to do without on somethings.

Ports of call

Galveston, Texas

5 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
We did the deluxe beach and catamaran. The staff was very fun and responsible.


2 out of 5
Seemed too many people were trying disembark at the same time. It's not my first cruise so this part needs tweaking.
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