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Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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Reviews: 2
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Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Carnival Valor

5 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 26, 2019

Ship: Carnival Valor

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 7279

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Nice, enjoyable and relatively inexpensive short getaway.


5 out of 5
Since we booked a suite we had priority boarding. It was great!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Scarlet Steakhouse was delicious - the lobster bisque is the best we have ever eaten. Ate meals in the dining room - no complaints. Buffet hours are short!

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Enjoyed the adult only pool on deck 9 aft.


4 out of 5
Great music!

Children's Programs

Have no children

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Not much interaction with room steward - not impressed with him. Service was good but slow at lounges & bars - dining room and steakhouse service was great.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Happy with the layout and flow.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
The cabin was nice, however, the door at the dressing area would not stay open (kept open with a bath towel) and drawers opened during the night in the bathroom and bed areas. Dangerous when you get up in the middle of the night and don’t turn on lights as a courtesy to others.

Ports of call

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
Port shopping gave enough options for souvenirs. Did not do excursions.

Progreso (Merida), Mexico

3 out of 5
Not much in way of shopping at port - did the free shuttle into town. If doing an excursion at only one port, I would suggest it be at Progreso. Not much to do within walking distance.


5 out of 5
Suites have priority disembarkation. Again, very smooth.
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