Fun time, after we finally boarded.

Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 13

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
Carnival Valor

5 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 11, 2019

Ship: Carnival Valor

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Cruise with spouse and friends- I’d do this cruise again on this ship.

Embarkation

1 out of 5
Boat was late and the lines were horrible in the hot hallways

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Food was at least 80% good the entire cruise

BlueIguana Cantina

5 out of 5

My go to food bar

Guy's Burger Joint

5 out of 5

Always good

Lincoln Dining Room

4 out of 5

The dining room and staff were great. The food is good about half the time

Grand Buffet

3 out of 5

Long lines but the food was ok. Too many repeat items

Rosie's Restaurant

4 out of 5

Good food!

Redfrog Rum Bar

5 out of 5

My favorite

Pizzeria

4 out of 5

Good fresh pizza

Eagles Aft Lounge

5 out of 5

Nice and clean

American Lobby and Atrium Bar

4 out of 5

Nice but the color scheme is a little dull

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Jogging Track

5 out of 5

As expected

Argonaut Pool

4 out of 5

As expected

Dolphin Pool

5 out of 5

As expected

Pool

4 out of 5

Could be cleaner

Serenity

5 out of 5

Relaxing and quiet

Sports Deck

4 out of 5

Basketball looked fun but we didn’t try the court

Winston's Bar

5 out of 5

Fun and the bartender was great

The Fun Shops

2 out of 5

Overpriced and pushy

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Carnival SeasideTheater

5 out of 5

Fun at night! Relaxing

Ivanhoe Theater

5 out of 5

Comfortable and sound is good

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Staff overworked and spread too thin

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Clean and well maintained. Arnold was great!!!

Ship tip

Don’t get caught up in the sales pitches

Ports of call

New Orleans, Louisiana

4 out of 5
New Orleans was good. Plenty of things to do near the port.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Clean and safe

Progreso (Merida), Mexico

3 out of 5
The excursion to the ruins was amazing. The port has little to do otherwise. If you’re coming here book an activity.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Simple and smooth
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