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Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 6
Helpful Votes: 102

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Carnival Valor

5 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 09, 2019

Ship: Carnival Valor

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9284

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

All in all. It was a great cruise. I pre bought the wine package and the pixel package which was nice. Was able to get the more expensive pictures with the package and buy the others that were cheaper. We had fun doing just about nothing. Had some much needed rest and Relaxation.


5 out of 5
Out of all of our cruises. This is the first time we got on the ship that fast. Our longest wait was for paying for parking. We checked in and went strip on board. Had a great guy helping me get my wife on board since she was in a wheel chair.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We ate everywhere except for the steak house and the Mongolia wok. The food was good. Not to surprise that on formal night. They didn't have the free steak or lobster. Guys burgers are always great.

Rosie's Restaurant

5 out of 5

This is part of the buffet nice food.


5 out of 5

Only ate at a few of them. Not bad.

Redfrog Rum Bar

5 out of 5

Great place to have a drink and meet people.

Pool Bar

5 out of 5

Always down for a drink.


4 out of 5

Pizzas are ok. But not as good as they use to be.

Guy's Burger Joint

5 out of 5

Always great. Normally the first thing I eat on board.

Fish and Chips

5 out of 5

Think this is the Seafood Shack which was great.

Cherry on Top

5 out of 5

Nothing like candy. It is kinda pricey.

BlueIguana Cantina

5 out of 5

I love eating here. They have great burritos and tacos.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
We only use the pool at the back of the ship which was the Prometheus pool the hot tubs and the gym. They wasn't as pack as the Argonaut pool. And that area has a sliding cover in case of rain.

The Fun Shops

5 out of 5

Wish they had some port specific stuff to sale.

Photo Gallery

5 out of 5

As always. Pricey.

Gymnasium / Aerobics

5 out of 5

Nice. Even though it was at he back of the ship.

Argonaut Pool

5 out of 5

This pool was almost always full.


We didn't go to any of the shows. But performers in the lobby sounder great.

Carnival Seaside Theater

5 out of 5

A great place to watch a movie under the stars.

Children's Programs

No kids traveling

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff was great. A big shout out to Ita and Radhida at the buffet. They were great in helping my wife who was in a wheel chair getting her food. They were very helpful. I don't think I can name of them. But they all made the cruise great.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
This was our first time on the Valor so we had to learn the layout. The ship is a little old but it was well maintain as far as I can tell.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Cabin was good. The only problem we has was the tv remote and the toilet. The remote had to be played with to get it to work and the toilet had a pee smell. Had to keep the lid down all of the time. I love the fact that the bedside lamps and 2 usb ports.

Ports of call

New Orleans, Louisiana

5 out of 5
It's my home town. So of course I loved it.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
We didn't do any excursions. But we went in to do some shopping. But we love Cozumel.

Progreso (Merida), Mexico

5 out of 5
We haven't been here since 2009. Glad that they added more places to shop by the pier.


4 out of 5
It was ok. We did the wheel chair asst. Podjanee was great. She help my wife off of the ship. A thank you to her.
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