Cruise #17 with The Gals

Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 21

Overall rating:

3.5 out of 5
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Carnival Valor

5 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: April 29, 2019

Ship: Carnival Valor

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 2217

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Loved the Patriotic decor on the Valor. She needs some TLC but overall it was a great time with good friends.


4 out of 5
As a Platinum Cruiser I got right on the ship

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Dining Room menu has not changed in many years. Was good 3 of the 5 nights. Buffet food is okay, chocolate chip cookies are great, Guys Burger and Taco Bar were good.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
2 crowded pool areas. I stayed in the Adult Pool area.


3 out of 5
Justin Tyme, Singer was fantastic and enjoyed his show often. State Shows were a little cheesy and walked out. Winston Bar should have singers before dinner. Did Bingo twice and feel asleep - it was so slow and long.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Haymar by room steward was wonderful! Waiter Ryan was great.

Ship Quality

2 out of 5
Ship needs some love

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Cabin was roomy, plenty of storage. Had to ask for a mattress cover for the sofa bed.

Ship tip

It is a "party" ship with youthful cruisers and families with children.

Ports of call

Galveston, Texas

3 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
Would rather not have to walk through the long store to enter port in Cozumel. Would like to see more "local" goods to shop for in lieu of each store offering same souvenir type goods. I did Resort for a Day at the Allegro and it was wonderful.

Progreso (Merida), Mexico

4 out of 5
Enjoyed the day. Mayapan Ruins, Cenote and Hacienda Lunch. It was great. EAT before you go, take a granola bar because lunch is late and take water to drink while at the Ruins. Need water shoes for Cenote. Again, shops have all the same goods.


4 out of 5
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