Nice Cruise: Carnival Valor Cruise Review by bhtravel
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Destination: Southern Caribbean
We ended up being out at sea an extra 36 hours due to Hurricane Isaac. Overall, I think Carnival handeled this situation very well. The staff was very professional, worked More very hard, and never complained. The only complaint I have is that no one every warned us that we were going to be hitting any rough waters. (We started hitting the rough waters when we were hundreds of miles away from Isaac, so we weren't expecting it.) We were woken up one morning at 4 am and the boat was rocking back and forth very strongly, the bureau drawers were opening and slamming shut, and the hallway and bathroom doors could be heard rattling. We had never experienced this before, and it was frightening. Looking back, I realize we were very safe but it would have been reassuring if they had made an overhead announcement to just reassure everyone.
Overall I really enjoyed this cruise. I think I may not cruise during prime hurricane season again, although this is the 3rd cruise I've been on this time of year and this was the first time we ever had any problems. Like I said before, I think Carnival responded very well to the weather. I really do appreciate that the safety of the passengers and crew was their # 1 concern! I highly recommend this cruise! :) Less
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