It was just OK

Carnival Valor Cruise Review

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall rating:

3.9 out of 5
Carnival Valor

4 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 23, 2020

Ship: Carnival Valor

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 9201

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 8 months ago

Review summary

I had an overall great time despite some service issues.


5 out of 5
Embarkation was smooth and easy. Only thing was our pictures for our sign and sail cards. The First Lady who took our photos was “elderly” and when we got to guest services, we had to take them again because they weren’t done right. We got our luggage before 1:30pm!!!!!!!!!!! Omg, that never happens. We snuck to go see if our room was ready before 1:30pm (around 1:10ish) it was and our luggage was waiting for us.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Seems like there wasn’t many activities to do.


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

2 out of 5
There was a rumor that our cruise was a “training” cruise. Meaning a lot of newbies learning their new jobs. All in all, service was quite bad. Especially in the dining rooms, slow service and rude waiters. Went to guest services several times, and I hate doing that.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The public bathrooms reeked!

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Amazing cabin! Amazing size! But it was FREEZING in there. And you can not control the temp. Only turn the air on or off. Maybe because it was January or maybe because we were in the very front of the ship. I brought a fan that I never used. I had to sleep with extra clothes on.

Ship tip

Try it after it’s goes into dry dock next year.

Ports of call

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5

New Orleans, Louisiana

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
Early disembarkation was easy and fast. But... there were two guests who had a fist fight. Not sure what happened or why people would be that angry at 7am after a cruise, but that’s what happened. It wasn’t overly violent and it was stopped by crew members. But still, talk about crazy!

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