Carnival Valor Cruise Review by Lorraine: Carnival Valor - Eastern Caribbean
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Carnival Valor - Eastern Caribbean
This was our 3rd cruise, second with the kids and it was by far the best. New ship was beautifully decorated, very clean and easy to get around. Camp Carnival area was VERY spacious- our kids are 5 and 8 and they thoroughly enjoyed camp- day & night. Easter week was a bit crowded, so there were plenty of unhappy campers walking around at 11am on the "Fun Days at Sea" because there were no chairs to lounge in. We were up early so we didn't have a problem.
Food selection was great at Rosie's - as well as the oriental station, deli (reuben sandwiches, fresh rolls) and pizza bar. Our dining room was the Lincoln- although decorated in PINK, a little tacky, the food was great, the wait staff was excellent (LAWEE) and the dining staff performed every night just before dessert. The entertainment was the best we've seen on a ship too. The Friday night show was by far the best- a tribute to the 80's "Far from Over"- 2 comedians- Jim Brick was good, the other wasn't though. More
Lots of bars- not tucked away from the rest of the world though, so you could enjoy music and people watching. Staterooms were decent size, we were on Riviera- not by choice. Some nights it was a bit rough, both kids were sick from the motion. Cabin stewards were very attentive and I miss them already! Who else would pick up after you and your kids (and husband) twice a day & still smile?!?!
Nassau was rushed- stingray tour wasn't that great (Grand Cayman was better)- you just stand in shallow water where they are penned. St. Thomas is beautiful- Maegan's Bay a good choice, and how about Paradise Point- you can shop, eat, drink and enjoy the best view in the Caribbean- St. Maarten was a pleasant surprise. We took the Golden Eagle Catamaran to snorkel... the guys on this ship must have asked everyone at least 20 times each way if they needed anything- (Beer, rum punch & drinks for the kids included in the excursion price- and sandwiches on the way back). Snorkeling wasn't that great- but the trip on the catamaran made up for it. Overall, this ship was a 9.5 out of 10. Less
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