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Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
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Carnival Valor

5 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 12, 2019

Ship: Carnival Valor

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 7329

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

A super fun cruise. Great staff. Kevin the cruise director keeps you well entertained. An incredible first, second, or even third cruise experience.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Effortless, quick, efficient

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food everywhere was wonderful. pick your dining room, pick your meal. Pizza Pirate was busy 24/7. Good presentation on all food, flavor was good, you must consider it was made for middle of the road. Seldom seasoned too much.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Many available but the couples shows were excellent.

Entertainment

Did not attend.

Children's Programs

Did not travel with children.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Top notch. Felt like a VIP everywhere we went and were treated like movie stars. Staff always made you feel special. Entire staff was wonderful.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
As an ex-sailor, I looked at everything. Zero complaints.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Upgrade to the ocean suite was well worth it. The larger room and balcony really made the trip luxurious for us. The steward kept the room clean and well maintained.

Ship tip

Prepare to stand in line for Pizza Pirate. its 24/7 and always a line even late night. There are a limited number of ovens. They still crank out a very good product.

Ports of call

New Orleans, Louisiana

5 out of 5
Plenty to entertain prior to embarkation

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Great port. Excursion was good, but TOO short for the cost. For $100 per person, it should be longer that 5 hours. It arrived back at the ship 3 hours before departure and time spent on Passion Island was only about 2 hours. Jorge, our guide, was top notch and professional.

Progreso (Merida), Mexico

3 out of 5
Another port should be considered other than Progreso. Everyone in our group of 14 were less than impressed. A large shopping area at port, but nothing really beyond that.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Quick, fast. Carry your own luggage off was the best option.
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