Coasting Cozumel

Carnival Valor Cruise Review

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 16

Overall rating:

3.9 out of 5
Carnival Valor

5 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 26, 2019

Ship: Carnival Valor

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 2202

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

I like Carnival Cruise because I’m a loner and this cruise allows me to check a 100 things out, do excursions, karaoke, dance, and rest in peaceful bliss when tired. People are people, so I don’t expect anything more, and so I am happy when surprised.

Embarkation

1 out of 5
Tiring. No one asked about my luggage, and I had got there early.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
I did the drink package and everything went smoothly. I don’t recommend The Alchemy Bar, but The Blue Iguana is wonderful. Bottle water at every meal was welcome surprise.

Grand Buffet

3 out of 5

Pretty good selection for white people. I’m Caribbean, so I made due

Alchemy Bar

1 out of 5

Server was unfriendly and took forever even though there was only me and this one other guy. I’m pretty shy, so I don’t know how I deserved to be treated with such disregard.

Eagles Aft Lounge

5 out of 5

This is my comedy hour drink area. Some lol and some alcohol to mix it up! Zany Zombie is ok but Screw Loose is gross! Yuck!

BlueIguana Cantina

5 out of 5

Everyone here is super nice and attentive. I always go to Cantina for my vacation drinks lol

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
For once, I want some real adult games, that are not including teens who are dependent on mommy and daddy for the trip.

Serenity

3 out of 5

The Serenity Spa is a great idea except teens try to take it over. I love the adults only hot tubs.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
I like the Caribbean deejays who kept the music going no matter how goofy people became.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone was nice

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Very clean

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
It was comfy. I was expecting a bunk bed because of the picture, but I got this little quiet alcove. If there is a little alcove room with a balcony I would love to know about it.

Ship tip

Even if you order early for the excursion they can cancel at any time. So have a plan b, c, and d

Ports of call

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
Very friendly and colorful. Bell shaped jellyfish in the water. There are a lot of different foods to whet your appetite or completely fill it. Shrimp escabiche is delicious, but like ceviche can be... a curse from the gods. Lol if you get what I mean. Anything with El Jimador is going to keep the party going. Tequila and Squirt in a ceramic mug is wonderful!

Progreso (Merida), Mexico

4 out of 5
Lots of photo ops. I did the Blue Hole Cenote excursion and it was AWESOME!!!!! The journey was so worth it. Beautiful and eerie and sacred all in one. There are a lot of typical places to shop, but I could care less about that part. It’s all about the artwork and the adventure here! Check out as much as you can. Bring sunscreen and DEET based insect repellent, but be warned if you do excursions in sacred sites, you will have to remove it. There are hornets, black and white wasps, biting flies, and really cool looking ants the further out you go.

New Orleans, Louisiana

3 out of 5
Pretty loud and boring. Nothing is in order. Didn’t even get asked to fill out the sickness form I have been asked to fill out for years.

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
It went well

Traveler Photos

Embarking Getting to excursions port side The Alamo Tree Xcaret water park is huge and fun The Place Of The Dead Ancient sacred Cenote The Mayan cities are built around the real Mayan and Moche pyramids Port picture moment Semi Cenote Excursion meeting place Sleepy time
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