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Matlily
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
575 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
We are in our early 50's we go out a lot at home and also work, so when we cruise we like to relax we cruised with 2 other couple that are our friends at home. We all had booked faster to the fun which was great we were thru embarkation ... Read more
purplesailor
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
My 12-year-old granddaughter only had a 4-day week-end from school for Easter. She wanted to go on a cruise with me. So I booked this one. It was a really fun-time bonding one-on-one with her. We went snorkeling on our day in Cozumel. ... Read more
raynvic
Member Since 2003
4 reviews
621 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We opted for a 4 day and 5 day for our first Back to Back. The only downside was that it was Easter weekend and Springbreak for some, so there were tons of kids. With the Aft pool now open to kids, the only place to escape is the ... Read more
panoramaofthepast
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
1,606 forum post
13 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We are veteran cruisers who were just looking for a quick getaway over Easter. While we were a little apprehensive [Easter break = lots of kids!], it turned out to be a great weekend. Looking for quiet? It is possible. We spent ... Read more
robthens
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
619 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I'll start by saying we are elite status with Princess. We kept an open mind on this 5 day Carnival cruise. ROOM Balcony room was as expected. Bathroom small but shower larger than Princess. Never had to worry about water on the ... Read more
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mmoeller
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
We started our adventure by going to Indoor Parking several blocks from the pier. We had a reservation so that made it all the more easier. We didn’t have to wait too long before the shuttle left. Check-in went very smoothly. ... Read more
Mjayl
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We chose this cruise to celebrate a Birthday and our Anniversary. We have cruised this trip on 4 other occasions. We are platinum cruisers with Carnival and have been on many cruises. This cruise tops our "favorite" list. ... Read more
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ldalvarado
Member Since 2007
1 review
42 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We booked this cruise in November 2016 as a quick getaway. We live close to port, so driving to Galveston and parking at the port adds very little cost to our overall cruise total and makes for a fast and convenient trip. This was the ... Read more
parkerwilson
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This was my families first cruise together and I wanted to make it special. I had cruised on NCL before but was in an inside suite. After having that interior experience, I opted for a balcony cabin. I also chose 6th floor and in center ... Read more
dbornhofen
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
All-in-all, we did enjoy the cruise. But I did have one complaint and was disappointed in how things have changed. In terms of the complaint, it’s actually pretty significant. Our room’s A/C did not work. We did call and ... Read more
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Badted
Member Since 2012
1 review
72 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise as it aligned with our flight dates from Australia. But, we did not realise that these dates also aligned with Spring Break in the US. However, as we are open-minded it did not bother us before we went on our cruise. ... Read more
hdenning
Member Since 2017
1 review
26 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We chose this cruise to fit our spring break plans. 5 days gave us time to get back home and get ready for the next school week. We have been on many cruises, including the Magic, The Ecstasy, the Triumph and now the Valor. The Valor ... Read more
uoftxchik
Member Since 2007
1 review
112 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We really liked our stateroom (a very dated but not worn, roomy 4J with window and large bathroom and easy access to the "secret deck"--we booked an inside GTY so this was a bonus), our stateroom attendant, Guy’s Burgers, ... Read more
jensplace
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was the very first cruise for both my 17 year old son and I. He has moderate autism spectrum disorder and global developmental delays, so I was very anxious about our trip. We chose the 5 day cruise out of Galveston for our first one ... Read more
apocalypse0690
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
My wife and I went on the 5 day cruise from 2 march 2017 to 6 march from Galveston, TX to Cozumel Mexico on the Carnival Valor. Being our first cruise, we only had information from our many family and friends on what to expect. Nothing ... Read more
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MrsDom
Member Since 2013
1 review
4 forum posts
10 helpful votes
First off, let me start by saying, I'm a new mom again suffering postpartum depression and anxiety and this cruise was supposed to be a little getaway for me and my family to just enjoy ourselves together but to be relaxing also. This ... Read more
tad54
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
7 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We chose this cruise for the opportunity to take our 7 and 8 YO granddaughters on their first cruise over Mardi Gras break (Louisiana residents). We had no issues with the Valor vs. Liberty swap, both were new to my wife and me although ... Read more
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idontknowit
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
I have been on other carnival cruises. We have been on the Triumph and the Dream and enjoyed them. The Valor should be melted down for razor blades. Better yet, send it back to the port it was originally in before coming to Galveston. ... Read more
freezerburn
Member Since 2012
1 review
46 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Hi all, I'm writing this quick review to point out some highlights and changes that i've noticed since I last cruised. Hope it helps! Feel free to ask any questions. Day 1: Muster stations have changed a bit. You don't need to take ... Read more
beachseeker72
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was our third Carnival cruise. We chose this date because it fell on our anniversary and we want to try cruising during more of an "off" season. Galveston is relatively close to our home, about 10 hours away so we made a 7 ... Read more
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tahoequeen21
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was my 2nd time on this ship, the first being out of San Juan 3 years ago. Ship needs to be repainted as you can see rust stains. Rooms need new carpet. The food however, is still as good as the first time. Their escargot is ... Read more
Sharonlee912
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
91 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We booked the perfect adjoining balcony cabins for us, our Son, Daughter-in-Law and 3 Grandchildren on the Liberty. Much to our dismay, the Liberty had engine problems, went to Dry Dock and the Valor was sent in its place. We had been on ... Read more
MamaCat67
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was our first cruise and they did not disappoint. The whole crew was so much fun and did so much to make our cruise interesting and fun. So many activities happening all the time it was hard to decide what to do and when. Everyone was ... Read more
txash
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
My husband and I went on this cruise for his 50th birthday. We had a FANTASTIC time! This is my 2nd cruise on Carnival and it was again a great experience and Carnival has the best customer service! Every employee we encountered had a ... Read more
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ValGio
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
As far as a cruise under one week, and a Galveston port, this cruise is a good value. Our sailing date, Feb. 6 had mostly senior groups and was a great getaway. The spa fell short of expectations though. We elected to remain on ... Read more
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