Carnival Valor Cruise Review by jku2: great place, great suntan
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great place, great suntan
We were on the valor Jan 31st to Feb 7th. We have been on 19 cruises so know what to expect. The valor met our expectations in most areas. Embarkation and debarkation went very smoothly. Rooms were exceptionally clean. Food selections were better than normal with dishes I have not seen on cruise menus before. Production shows were great. The second one featured music from the 80s. I have wondered for years if lines would finally move out of the 50s/60s music to reflect a younger demographic. There were 3 comedians with each having a family show and a late night adult rated show. We have never seen 3 comedians in one week.
Big Tex the cruise director was great. He was informative and factual. Not over the top hokey and full of dumb jokes like many cruise directors.
Our only slight detraction about the trip was that our dinner waiter was disorganized and we often got our dinner served while others were already eating dessert, Less
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Cabin review: Carnival Valor Balcony Upper 6228
Cabin was fine. Three closets! Not much drawer space. Comfy large bed and pillows
Port and Shore Excursions
We went with the ship's excursion Twister to Passion Island. We are in our 50s and chubby but had no problem with the boats 360 spins. My husband who doesn't like amusement park rides that spin loved it! Passion island was very nice. Just 4 stores with the normal souvenirs. Lunch and drinks were included in the price. The drinks were pretty week so get the beer! Food was good with chicken, rice, salad, fruit, bread, dip and salsa. Rum cake for dessert which I went back for thirds. Paddle boats and windsurfers were free. Large trampoline! Clean bathrooms. On the way back, those that chose could stay back on the island while more spins were done on the boat. Then the fun ride back to the dock. We were given free margaritas at the 3 amigos bar as part of the package.