Carnival Valor - Western Caribbean: Carnival Valor Cruise Review by pat calvano
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Carnival Valor - Western Caribbean
Destination: Western Caribbean
Belize: Great tender easy and smooth on speedboat. Loved the port and the town. Kids went to Altun Ha and Belize City. We booked through Coral breeze tours and they thought their tour guide was very informative and funny. All who did the tour said it was very hot and required some activity. Costa Maya: I love Mexico so I am biased. Everyone loved this port and Tequila Beach. Otto himself came over and introduced himself to us. His waiters were the nicest guys although overwhelmed. They work very hard and appear to be new to the waiter thing.:)) My family all jetskied for $50pp for 1/2 hr and had the best time! They loved this port!! We bought great jewelry in the port stores and everyone was very happy. Food on ship: Overall it was very good although some repetitive dinners should be done away with. Sorry but nobody liked the chocolate melting cake but some really loved the Bitter and Blanc. Myself I loved the diet coconut cake (yes i said diet:) Scarletts had a great presentation and was beautiful. For $30pp you could not get that food anywhere in the country but I could have taken or left it. The hits in my family were the following; the Deli (everything from turkey to Rubens), Pizza and caesar salads, all fish dishes, and all steaks were done to specifications. Negatives about the ship; too many kids unsupervised and way too many kids in the pools. The pools were like a NYC public pool, rowdy, unsupervised children. NO ADULT pool and that is a big problem and enough to have us choose another cruise line. Not enough diversified activities at night for young adults (as per my young adults), Gym too crowded even at 7a, Movies need to be newer and my parents who are elderly would have liked to watch a movie during the day that hadn't been shown on tv the day before. TV...enough Carnival tv! Having said that, My husband and my children loved cruising! We loved the itinerary and all the ports. We will change some things we did but we thank each and everyone of you for your tips and suggestions all came in handy, even DUCT tape! Out of ten of us, 5 loved cruising and 5 did not like it. We will cruise again in six months but we will try another cruise line. Thanks again for everyone's help. Less
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