Carnival Valor Cruise Review by cats&dogs#1: disappointing except for our cabin

Carnival Valor 3
cats&dogs#1

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disappointing except for our cabin

Sail Date: February 2014
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: San Juan

We had an absolutely beautiful stateroom. There was adequate closet space, and the bathroom with hot tub and granite countertops was lovely. Our room steward was very friendly and helpful; he greeted us by name on arrival. Most of the staff on the Valor was gracious.

We disliked the gaudy decor that was prevalent. The diner theme of the buffet areas was unimp[ressive, as was the food. Except the fresh fruit and salads, which were very good. Wish that the Mongolian Wok had longer hours, since most days we were on shore for excursions during the lunch hour. We wished that there was a wraparound promenade deck. The small track on the upper level was ok, but only because the weather was good.

What we most disliked was the smoking areas. We couldn't sit around the pool/open air theatre because of the smoke. Sometimes we couldn't use our balcony because of the smoke from neighboring balconies.The embarkation/debarkation processes were well organized. The safety briefing More was aweful. Passengers crowded into lines 6 deep for about an hour, sweltering hot, and the presentation was 5 minutes, difficult to see from all but the front lines. Would have been much more effective if broadcast on the ship's channel, and if we actually practised with the life preservers. Less


Published 03/13/14


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