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Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 21

Overall rating:

3.9 out of 5
Carnival Valor

5 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 03, 2019

Ship: Carnival Valor

Cabin type: Inside

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Overall the cruise was fun and a great value for the money. I'll be cruising on it again next summer.

Embarkation

3 out of 5
Delayed due to weather so I was stuck with angry passengers. I know weather wasn't carnivals fault but we were herded like cattle.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Buffet was okay. Main dining room was good. Malted hazelnut dessert was pretty and delicious!! Guys burgers are overrated. My daughter loved the cheesecake in the coffee shop.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Participated in game show, bingo, lip sync in main atrium, and 70s show. Had lots of fun.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Playlist cast was great. Cruise director Kevin was phenomenal. Georgia was wonderful also.

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
We went to check out the older teen club during the posted club hours three different times and no staff was there and doors were locked. My daughter was unable to use teen club.

Service and Staff

2 out of 5
Wait staff and room steward were great. Low overall rating is because guest services staff were incredibly rude. They called me a liar about roach that fell on me in the shower. Said carnival doesn't have roaches. Luckily I took pictures. Female staffer barely spoke English so it was difficult communicating. Other staffers in gray jumpsuits were rude also during boarding. They literally turned away and left when I was midsentence trying to ask a question.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
I had no issues with this area.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Room 2212. Had cockroach fall on me in shower. Bathroom smelled sour. Convertible couch bed isn't very comfortable.

Ship tip

Be prepared to do lots of walking. Whether you have fun depends on you. Don't be afraid to participate. Try the malted hazelnut dessert. It's delicious and pretty.

Ports of call

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Visited Mr Sancho's. It was loads of fun. Came home with bad sunburn. :(

Progreso (Merida), Mexico

5 out of 5
Mayapan ruins, lazy river and cenote tour was fantastic.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
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