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lizardhope
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
We just got back from our cruise (Galveston-Cozumel-Progresso) and it was a bit disappointing. Being a first-time cruiser, I really didn't know what to expect from our cruise but I truly WANTED to like it. It was our honeymoon, a gift ... Read more
Mscant
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
We took our grandkids on their first cruise on this ship. We had inside cabins on Upper Deck 6. The rooms were standard for an inside room. They were clean and comfortable. There were many dining choices and our family enjoyed many of ... Read more
fisharefriendsnotfood
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
The service throughout the cruise was amazing. Our team at the main dining room was Martin, Rodger, and Majorie. They were excellent and made us laugh and were very responsive to all requests. Additionally, the bartender at the pool and at ... Read more
uncombedfro
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our 1st cruise. So we didn't know what to expect, outside of friends and family who have cruised before telling us...they guarantee it won't be our last cruise. They were so right. The staff was great. Super friendly, ... Read more
navydawg66
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 forum posts
My wife and I booked this cruise because it was departing from our local area and happened to be leaving just before our 23rd wedding anniversary. Having never cruised before, we didn't know what to expect, so we used a travel agent to ... Read more
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Cruzntosea
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
The piano bar was my favorite and Clay was witty and hilarious and talented. All the guests and staff on the ship were friendly and engaging. I can't wait to book my next cruise. I loved the towel animals and even took the class to learn ... Read more
bransonpa
Member Since 2007
6 reviews
44 forum posts
Valor out of Galveston May 11 – May 15, 2017 We flew into Houston Hobby the day of the cruise. That was new to me as I generally fly in a day or two early, but schedules did not allow it this time. There were seven in our ... Read more
cmcleaner
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
First time sailing from Galveston. Flew into Houston the night before,, spent the night got a rental car. Seemed easier and was cheaper then doing Carnival transfers. Very nice port, clean and well maintained. Employees really seemed to ... Read more
EzG
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was my 2nd cruise and my 2nd time being completely satisfied with Carnival. The staff are overly devoted to our satisfaction. The food was very satisfying. WE had several choices for food and it was all GOOD. Guy's hamburgers was my ... Read more
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Matlily
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
575 forum posts
Sailed May 2017
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
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purplesailor
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
8 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
1,609 forum post
14 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
6 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
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
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Mjayl
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 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
12 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
3 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
3 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
Badted
Member Since 2012
1 review
81 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
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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
5 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
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
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