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Carnival Valor
Carnival Valor
Member Name: BstnCruiser
Cruise Date: January 2010
Embarkation: Miami
Destination: Western Caribbean
Cabin Category:
Cabin Number: 2202
Booking Method: Internet Agency
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Member Rating   5+ out of 5+
Dining 1.0
Public Rooms 3.0
Cabins 5+
Entertainment 1.0
Spa & Fitness 5.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 5.0
Embarkation 5+
Service 5+
Value-for-Money 5+
Rates 4.0
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Carnival Valor: January 17-24, 2010
The floor plan of the Valor is bad. Other critics sited NOT sitting in the Lincoln Dining room as cruisers will cut through while you are eating to get to the Ivanhoe Theater. The cruise documents say no to get to the Port of Miami before 12noon, people were there as early as 8:00 a.m. Get there early, get on the ship early and check your luggage. I carried my luggage onto the boat and could not get to my cabin for several hours. Upon check-in, you are assigned a dining room. Go to the main dining room, Washington and change your seating if you are assigned the Lincoln Dining room. The food was poor to OK. Each section of 20 people in the dining room had 2 waiters. All 20 people showed up, and only 6-8 people showed up in the next section to me. The total dining disaster happened on the 4th night, when I had only one waiter for our section of 20. Speaking to the maitre d', his response was your "waiter called in sick." I am writing to corporate about the situation. He acted as if I was crazy! I was very calm and felt it was his job to cover our station with a 2nd waiter. He never showed up after the first night asking if everything was "fine." The food was cold.

In the Rosie's buffet...a great job of everything. They served the same dinner food from the formal dining room. During lunch, one section changed every day with a different culture's food, watch for the chocolate bar on the last day of sailing! They did no advertisement for it, or about it.

Cruise Director BIG TEX! not good. Live entertainment was WORSE!

Cabin 2202 and my room steward said 2204 and 2208 all were the same. According to the ship's floor plan, these were bunk beds only. NOT SO, 2 separate rooms with a bed and sofa bed that were equally comfortable. 2206 had same set up with a 3rd bunk bed in the room...More floor space than an inside cabin. The only negative, you were awaken by the waves hitting the ship!

Publication Date: 01/31/10
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