Overall delightful and restful

Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 22

Overall rating:

3.9 out of 5
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Carnival Valor

5 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 20, 2019

Ship: Carnival Valor

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 2459

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Overall it was an ok cruise. There were a lot of kids and teens that we didn’t expect but it was fine. I really wish more guests would’ve followed the dress code and be respectful. I also was frustrated that we got waitlisted for our dining however the maitre ‘d was able to get us sat at a quite table at the early dining and I enjoyed it the rest of our dinner time. I’m not sure I will return however if we do it will be at a different time of the year.


4 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The first night meal meat was a little chewy, we also sat by people who kept dropping they glasses and making a lot of noise. Guests also did not follow dress code for dinner. I loved the java cafe. They were so yummy! And the sushi was awesome! I do wish however the beverage package wasn’t so high either.

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
The pool was crowded but the shows were good and the comedy shows were great. Contests were also fun to participate in even though we weren’t winners lol. I always love the art. I loved the shopping. Very nice fitness center. I wish stuff just wasn’t so expensive. I would’ve done more except I couldn’t because of money. I didn’t anticipate it being as high as it was. For ex.. the spa’s services were high.


4 out of 5
Shows were great. Performers did good and the cruise director did well to get crowd excited

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
We loved our steward Nelson. He was always friendly and had conversation with him. We absolutely loved our waiter Everton! He always smiles and was very efficient and well mannered and always kind

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The design was beautiful. I did notice a few design things had popped off in the elevators. The bathrooms were over all clean

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The Cabin was good clean and always aimed to perfection. It was perfect for the two of us!

Ship tip

I wish the photographers were a little more professional than they were. I didn’t buy a lot of pictures because a lot of them didn’t turn out either because of light or flares and pushy sales people

Ports of call

New Orleans, Louisiana

3 out of 5
Very crowded and busy.

Cozumel, Mexico

3 out of 5
I didn’t really get to see it because we had a hard time getting around because we didn’t plan to spend money on taxi cabs so we didn’t get to any beaches we just shopped and we either were yelled at by Mexicans or whistled at.

Progreso (Merida), Mexico

5 out of 5
Loved progreso. It was beautiful and loved seeing the ruins and putting our feet in the cenote’. We actually had little fishies nip at our feet! We loved every minute


5 out of 5
Very fast and efficient!
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