Great Memories with Grandson

Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 25

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Carnival Valor

5 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 07, 2019

Ship: Carnival Valor

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 2291

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

We had a wonderful time. It was my grandson's 21st birthday and his 1st cruise. It was a very memorable experience for us to share and a great bonding time.


5 out of 5
Organized and Pleasant

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Great food, Great service, 5-Stars!

Washington Dining Room

5 out of 5

I absolutely loved every moment I spent in this DR. All the staff are fabulous and the food is unbelievable. I cannot begin to describe the quality of the meals they serve. On top of that, they put on a show each night that is so entertaining. They honestly love their jobs and go way beyond what is required to provide you the best service. Be sure to give them additional gratuities because they surely deserve it.

Rosie's Restaurant

5 out of 5

Some of the best food is served at Rosie's. When you are not feeling like going to the fine dining hall, go here and check out her daily options. Delicious!

Guy's Burger Joint

4 out of 5

If you want a good grilled burger, go to Lido Deck 9 and visit Guy's. Best burgers ever!

Alchemy Bar

5 out of 5

Great bartender and best martinis ever. Loved hanging out at this bar. Very friendly.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Lots of things to do- take your pick! So much fun- always!!!

Shogun Club Casino

5 out of 5

If you like gambling, then try your luck in the casino. Tons of fun- slots, table games, scratch off tickets and claw machines.


5 out of 5
Top notch performers!

Ivanhoe Theater

5 out of 5

Many interesting activities take place in this theater. Be sure to check them all out.

Children's Programs

No children under 21 in my cabin

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our room steward and our DR waiters went above a 10 in providing us service and care.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Loved the Carnival Valor. Very clean and well maintained. Beautiful ship and a great layout.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Everything was just perfect in our cabin.

Ports of call

New Orleans, Louisiana Did not visit port

I have been to New Orleans many times so had no interest in spending extra time there in Dec during cold weather.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Loved the warm weather. Enjoyed shopping although the prices were quite high.

Progreso (Merida), Mexico

5 out of 5
Yes. Scheduled an excursion in advance to Mayan temples with beach trip including lunch and drinks. Was very nice and enjoyable.


5 out of 5
We chose to have our luggage taken off by porters so was later disembarking w/o any problems.
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