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Carnival Valor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 22

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
Carnival Valor

5 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 10, 2020

Ship: Carnival Valor

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 6302

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

We love cruising with Carnival and this trip was up to par with other recent ones. There is just enough balance between relaxation and fun.


4 out of 5
The only thing that would have made this experience better was if the elevators at the pier on the street side were working. We had to carry our luggage down the stairs to the porter.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We ate in all "included" food venues and food was excellent. Ping our waiter was exceptional and could not have provided better service. The night that IKadek filled in for Ping because he was dining with the Captain, there was no change in service. together as a team they were the best wait staff we have ever had.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5


4 out of 5
Comedians tended to repeat shows during the week which is fine but it would have been helpful for those show to have been advertised as such. We would have preferred to attend a different activity than hear the same same jokes over again.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Ping and IKadek should be commended for their attention to detail and exceptional service.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5

Ship tip

Pay close attention to which floor you are on as the dining rooms prevent you from getting from one end to the other on common floors.

Ports of call

New Orleans, Louisiana

5 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
We booked a day at Mr Sanchos all inclusive resort. Carnival should look into partnering with this resort and offer this day trip as an excursion.

Progreso (Merida), Mexico

5 out of 5
We took the Mayan Ruins and Cenote swim tour. It was the highlight of our trip.


5 out of 5
Seamless and quick. Airport transportation was ready and waiting for us.
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