Great cruise. Ignore the haters.: Carnival Valor Cruise Review by axg1040
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Great cruise. Ignore the haters.
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: San Juan
We had a great cabin steward and an amazing dinning room staff. In fact they spent so much time with us that other guests were always watching our table as we would have 5 or more staff at our table laughing or talking. The ship and cabin was clean. It has More not been updated yet but it still looks good for its age. Food was excellent at dinner and the lunch buffet was good. We did the Cheers program and I was drinking Grey Goose martinis and easily saved money by doing the Cheers program. The ports of call were great and we liked the fact there was only one day at sea. At a few ports we just hired a local taxi to see the islands. We did the sea turtle snorkel excursion in Barbados and it was well worth it.
We did the self disembark off the ship and were off by 7:15 am. We got the airport and were sitting at our gate by 8:30am. We were so worried about making a 10:45 am flight. We had plenty of time.
We also did a pre-cruise stay at the Sheraton Old San Juan and it was great. It was a 5 min walk to the ship in the morning. Less