Carnival Valor Cruise Review by BEATRAVELERNOTATOURIST: Great Fun!

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Great Fun!

Sail Date: May 2010
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Miami

My wife and I traveled with her extended family on the 16 May voyage out of Miami. I traveled on Carnival early in their history (the 70's on board the Mardi Gras) and didn't know what to expect. Having cruised on Norwegian (east Caribbean), Silversea (Eastern again), and Paul Gaugin (Tahiti), we didn't know what to expect on Carnival.

To our pleasure, the cruise was most EXCELLENT! Yes, there were a few lines, some issues with noisy kids in the hallways; but for the most part we had a BLAST!

We would highly reccomend the Mexican Cooking excursion in Cozumel. Chef Luis and Sous Chefs Moises and Jimmy will keep you entertained and the food is awesome!

We found the cabin (outside, window) to be spacious and our Cabin Attendant Raj was just wonderful. He never failed to call each of our group by name and took care of our every need.

The only thing we found very odd was at morning breakfast, they handle the bacon like an episode out of Seinfield - More the Soup Nazi! One of the servers made you ask piece by piece. I don't understand how you can order as many steaks as you want but the bacon is rationed out..

We did try the optional steak house - Scarlett's and found it to be very good. An excellent value.

Enjoy the Valor - we did!! Less

Published 05/31/10

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Cabin review: 6C2388 Ocean View

Roon 2388 was very roomy. The bathroom was adequite but be sure to take an extension cord - there's only 1 AC outlet. The safe is good for jewelry and papers but will not accommodate a laptop. VCRs or DVD players are not available, so either watch movies on the laptop (as we did) or watch the ship channels. Our cabin attendant was awesome. The food was good, plentiful, and hot. Gourmet it isn't but we were never hungry. Smoking was an issue especially going to the Internet Cafe and in some areas around the pool. After passing through the cigar room enroute to the Internet Cafe, there's a good chance you'll reek. Very poor design. The beds were excellent and room service was attentive. Clearing customs in Miami (like most things in Miami) takes some extra patience. Either go down very early or wait for a while. Enjoy the Valor - we did!

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Port and Shore Excursions

After hearing the cruise director's explanation of what to expect in Belize, we stayed in the tourist zone, shopped, and headed back to the ship.

The excursion we chose in Cozumel was most excellent. We would highly reccomend the Mexican Cooking school. Chef Luis and his Team were a blast!

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Very good - shopping in town is very laid back. No one hassles you and Jimmy Buffet's has a great margarita. The locals are always friendly and no one is in your face to buy anything. Cayman is always a pleasure!

The ship docks at a Disney type village constructed by Carnival. It's pleasant, veryd clean, and not bad. Just a little too Disney for us.

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