Not as much FUN as Norwegian: Carnival Valor Cruise Review by wendel171
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Not as much FUN as Norwegian
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Embarkation: San Juan
-Circle C - better age group, 12-14's, perfect for our son
-room - good use of storage/cupboards
-Ports - got to see many islands on one trip
-local travel agent matched our needs perfectly, as usual, and went out of her way to take good care of us.
-Steakhouse - of course, at $120+ better be.
-pool area always under some sort of shutdown/construction
-did a chocolate 'buffet' station - for an afternoon while most were in port...NCL does an entire night
-not the cruise's fault, but on our ST Lucia excursion, they left without 2 people, and we had to go back for them, adding an hour to the excursion in traffic..should be: you snooze, you More lose.
-Fun shops not open until departed ports...they would do better being open prior too, for lotions, meds, clothes, drinks...bad business
-no access to walk the promenades on deck 3 or 5...only allowed on top deck, where there are only 4 total entrances back to the elevators...dumb too.
-entire ship design..by putting main dining halls mid ship for 3 floors, you couldnt get to one end of the ship from another without going up a few levels and back down...retarded
-SAFE - sealed with your credit card, instead of room key - so always had to carry credit card too....duh.
-PLUG (s) - only ONE per room....wtf is with that?
-good luck figuring out when buffets are open - regularly 2-3 of the stations always closed
-COLD FOOD - there are NO TOASTERS, so they pre-toast some bread and it's cold by the time you get, just like the eggs
-FOOD RATIONING - Bacon - have a server to dole out 2 slices per request. ps, good luck finding Bananas, strawberries, tomatoes
-overall, food offerings poor - why is Fish and Chip station and the Burrito station only open for lunch?
-SAN JUAN departures...3.5 hours to get to/thru customs from dock. 2 people doing Elite, 1 doing the rest - lots of chatting amongst themselves, we use United desk for Air Canada so just a confusion clustermess. Less
Port and Shore Excursions
Beautiful ship and friendly st...
Small and needs updating
Cruise nightmare -