Valor 5/30/19

Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 12

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
Carnival Valor

4 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 30, 2019

Ship: Carnival Valor

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 6458

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

I set up a slot pull on the first sea day, Ivan was wonderful in helping me to get set up, and even providing some prizes for our group. I had messaged John Heald prior to the cruise, and was told we would have something, but did not follow through. We did not have a great turnout but Ivan still treated us like we were VIP's.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Quick and easy

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Main dining room was great, buffet was lack luster to be nice. Lines were crazy everywhere else, so didn't try much.

Redfrog Rum Pub

3 out of 5

Hope I'm not mixing thos up with the other, but if this is the one on the lido the bartenders were not very friendly here.

Washington Dining Room

5 out of 5

Our dining staff was fabulous!

Redfrog Rum Bar

5 out of 5

Music was great, fun venue

Guy's Burger Joint

4 out of 5

Lines were horrible, but the burger...even tho it looked rather rough was fantastic.

BlueIguana Cantina

5 out of 5

Fun, and very nice

American Lobby and Atrium Bar

4 out of 5

Quick, but seemed bothered.

Alchemy Bar

5 out of 5

Fantastic! Service, and cocktails.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Too crowded to enjoy

Shogun Club Casino

5 out of 5

Had a great time here

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Only watched one show, it was great.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Room steward was very sweet, main dining wait staff was fantastic! Most bartenders were great (couple not so much) and Ivan the Casino host was fabulous!

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Some lines made it hard to get around, seemed rather congested.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Was pleasantly surprised by the overall quietness, could not hear our neighbors with small kids at all, only complaint would be the noise from below.

Ship tip

Don't skip the main dining room, and ask for upgraded liquor if you like to taste your drink 😉

Ports of call

New Orleans, Louisiana

5 out of 5
Came in a day and a half early, ran all over town. Loved it, beautiful and BIG city.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Had a great time, did take a private jeep tour. Had a wreck 10 min in...lol made me very glad we weren't driving 🤣 Still had a wonderful time, just wish it would have been a bit longer.

Disembarkation

1 out of 5
This area needs some serious work! It seems very unorganized. People crammed into stairwells with all their luggage, while others are standing in the hallways, so no one can get by. The whole stairwell issue was quite dangerous though. Everyone pushing to get down was a bit scary.
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