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Carnival Valor Cruise Review

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Carnival Valor

5 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 02, 2019

Ship: Carnival Valor

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8245

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Our first cruise and over my wife’s birthday!Great


5 out of 5
Staff in New Orleans were friendly and very helpful. We had Faster to the Fun and it was very smooth

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Never had a bad meal. We chose the cheers package and found it to be worth it. Steakhouse was amazing!

Grand Buffet

5 out of 5

Mostly did breakfast here and it was always good. Made to order omelets were great!


5 out of 5

Gotta order!

Lincoln Dining Room

5 out of 5

Ate here two nights and it was great. We had anytime dining the staff each night were exceptional. Recommend trying a vegetarian option, the one I tried was fantastic. The pork chop and spare ribs also great.

Guy's Burger Joint

4 out of 5

Certainly good, but one trip to it was enough for us.

BlueIguana Cantina

5 out of 5

Tacos were always available and delicious.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Loved our time here!


5 out of 5

Ivanhoe Theater

5 out of 5

Shows and all events are well worth your time.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Wow, WOW!! Kevin the Cruise Director kept the energy going. Sarah and the Fun Squad were great. Yuan and Ko in Sports Bar were top notch. Joanna our Room Steward treated us like family and was amazing!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Great size ship especially for a first cruise. Carnival staff was always busy with cleaning, repairs and other maintenance projects keeping the ship in great shape.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Wonderful room. We enjoyed our balcony daily and Joanna always had the room in great shape.

Ports of call

Progreso (Merida), Mexico

4 out of 5
This is going to be a cool port when finished. People were friendly and nice.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Nachi Cocoum was an amazing place with great food and staff. Beach was outstanding.

New Orleans, Louisiana

5 out of 5
Fun city. Worth spending a full day in at least.


5 out of 5
Smooth, quick and easy.
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