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Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 32

Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
Carnival Valor

5 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 07, 2019

Ship: Carnival Valor

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8367

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Didn’t want to return to real life. Enjoyed eating and relaxing with friends and family. Looking forward to the next cruise.


4 out of 5
It was pretty good. Lines moved fast.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The buffets where excellent. The lines where long at times, but the food was good!


5 out of 5


Mongolian Wok

4 out of 5

If the line wasn’t always long I may have ate it more often

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Mini-golf, the course was small but we enjoyed it.


1 out of 5

Tho I wasn’t interested in going in the pools, because the water was very cold, I wanted to get in the hot tubes. Every attempt was blocked because the kids where in them. The only two hot tubes available for adults (serenity deck) where always full because the children where in every other one.


4 out of 5
Enjoyed the different Caribbean toons that where played throughout the ship

Children's Programs

No children

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Our cabin Steward Jadaya was amazing! David in the Shop was also very friendly and helpful.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
There where some areas that needed more attention. The turn around time is to short for the ship to be cleaned the way it should be. Windows where dirty in common areas.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Bed was extremely comfortable. I would never attempt to put more than two people in this cabin, unless it was bigger. Three would be a squeeze. Luggage storage was tricky.

Ship tip

Make sure to pack motion sickness medication and all toiletries you will need.

Ports of call

New Orleans, Louisiana

5 out of 5
Once they finish the construction around the Fulton St. parking garage it will be a little easier to access the port.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Love this Port. Yes, we did ATV’s in the jungle with a 1 hour beach destination. Both the ATV and the beach stay where to short to me. Although the two excursions are a total of 4 hours it could be longer.

Progreso (Merida), Mexico

4 out of 5
The bus ride into town made me feel as if I was on a prison bus getting released. Once in the city be aware that everyone will ask you for money for beer or chicken wings. It was like after you either make a purchase or use a service they wanted money for beer


4 out of 5
My first time on Carnival, so I didn’t know what to expect! The process was quick, the only issue was retrieving my purchase of adult beverages the morning of. I am used to getting it the night before so I can completely pack my bags for pickup. Having to pack my luggage the night before meant carrying everything off the boat that wasn’t in a suitcase or carryon bag.

Traveler Photos

Isn’t she beautiful? Clowning around on ATV’S ATV Life Say Hello To My Lill Friend Coffee & Beignet’s   Chilling Isn’t she lovely 😊 Boy it’s hot 🥵 We loved our room steward ❤️🥰 My protection Good food F**k U
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