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Carnival Valor Cruise Review

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 28

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Carnival Valor

5 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 26, 2019

Ship: Carnival Valor

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 1106

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

I’ve been on plenty of cruises. Bring only what you need and pods to do laundry. Pack your patience because there are plenty of people on the ship and everyone enjoys their holiday differently. Be respectful to others and always mind your manners especially to the staff onboard and other guest. We had a great time and ignored the racist people we encountered, we didn’t let it stop our vacation

Embarkation

5 out of 5
It was a quick processs, maybe 15 minutes total We got there 30 minutes early and I thought we would have to wait but we got straight on and because our cabin was on Deck 11 we didn't have to wait to get our keys or for the rooms to get ready.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Cherry on Top

5 out of 5

So much candy, even candy you forgot about from being a kid.. I loaded up and it came in handy when I had a sweet tooth.

Scarlett's Steakhouse

5 out of 5

The experience was good the food was amazing the mushrooms🙌🏾🙌🏾. I could eat them all day. It was good to go on the first night bc we didn't have to get all the way dressed up and we got a free bottle of wine.

Guy's Burger Joint

2 out of 5

It was a little disappointing they didn't have veggie burgers, they told us to go to the deli and when we went to the deli they told us it was at guys burgers. So we just got fries from there.

BlueIguana Cantina

5 out of 5

The shrimp tacos salads and breakfast burritos were really good. I eat seafood fruits and veggies and this place never failed me

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Serenity

5 out of 5

So peaceful and relaxing. We had no problems finding a good spot to sit and listen to music. The jacuzzi was empty and we heard no kids or the music from the lido deck

Gymnasium / Aerobics

5 out of 5

I just had to walk out my cabin and a few steps away was the spa and gym. It was a great way to start the day off working out and being on the open water

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Ivanhoe Theater

5 out of 5

The love and Marriage show was hilarious as always. It was a packed house but we got good seats

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our room steward Achmad was really good, he briefed us on what to expect pulling into progreso and what areas to stay away from. He always created us and it took him only one time to learn our names and the other couple we were as well

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our sliding glass door was cracked but they knew about it. The only thing about being on the 11th deck people on the serenity spa could look down into our cabin. It wasn’t covered, so when it rained we couldn’t even step outside

Ship tip

Bring small bills to tip the steward and dining staff daily. Also if you drink you can tip the bar as well

Ports of call

Progreso (Merida), Mexico

5 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5

New Orleans, Louisiana

5 out of 5

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
We got off in ten minutes. We didn’t have to wait in a really long line. Very quick and easy

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