Carnival Valor Cruise Review
5 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)
Sail date: August 03, 2019
Ship: Carnival Valor
Traveled as: Couple
Reviewed: 4 months ago
Review summaryIt is an older ship, but overall I was happy with the cruise.
Food and Dining
Chefs Table was great. It’s a little expensive, but nothing compared to what you would have to pay for that type of experience on land. The food was great, as well as the presentation. The servers, chef, sous chefs, and magicians were entertaining.
Great drinks, and great bartenders. They took a day or two to warm up to us, but in the end they were very friendly. Two of them had heard it was my birthday earlier in the day when we did an alchemy drinking class, and they went on a search for me that evening to give me a birthday muffin. We loved all of the drinks on the menu. They made my day extra special.
Lincoln Dining Room
The servers were great. They remembered out names, and what we liked. I know that’s their job, but it was always nice to be taken care of at dinner. Food wasn’t great, but good. Pleasantly surprised.
I’ve had better steakhouse meals on land, but you can’t beat the $35/person charge. It’s worth the money to get better quality food that is served in the MDR. I would eat at a Carnival steakhouse again. The server was friendly, and did not mind us ordering several dishes off the menu.
We enjoyed the pizza, and the delivery was fairly quick. Tasty.
Guy's Burger Joint
Great burgers, and loads of toppings to choose from. Highly recommend for pool day lunch, snack, and dinner!
I only got to eat here once, and that was on embarkation day. I loved the tacos I got, and was sad that I did not get a chance to make it back there for breakfast or lunch on the remainder of the days. I believe they close earlier than some of the other food options.
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom