Embarkation- This was our fouth cruise and the second with Carnival. I will say this was the worst ever embarkation, we processes thru the first long line & security. Then when you enter the area to get your sail & sign card (BE SURE TO GET A NUMBER CARD, one per group/family) not everyone was given one. Here we hit more long lines got our sail and sign cards. Just to be told to wait for our number to be called to board the ship, and an hour later our number was called to board the ship.
Ship- The Valor is a beautiful ship, Very patriotic in theme. Beautiful Atrium, Promenade & Casino, Theater, Stores, Dining & Buffet, Pools & public areas. Sparkling clean, the crew were cleaning all the time.
Cabin #2356- Our cabin was very nice, spacious with plenty of storage space. Our steward Colas did a great job he kept our room clean, ice bucket fulled and beds made or turned down with chocolates and towel animals every night. The down side to this room is we must have been close to large water pipes. All night we could hear large amounts of water draining, so not much sleep on this trip.
Buffet- We enjoyed early breakfast in Rosie's buffet on Island days when we had to get an early start. The food was very tasty and warm, with a nice variety to pick from. Loved the fresh omelette. During the week we ate a few lunches and a dinner- salads,fruit,burgers,fries,nachos,chicken tenders,pizza And the cheesecake, YUMMM!! Always very good and plenty to choose from, and the best part I didn't have to cook!!
Main Dining- Table # 333- Our food was amazing, all week long plenty of choices. My hubby ate all kinds of seafood all week and liked it all. I enjoyed fruit soups, salads, steak, chicken, pasta and the warm chocolate melting cake w/ice cream is DEVINE!! Even our teenage daughter tried new things and liked them. Our waiters (Kittipong & Iputu) were the best, by the second day they new our favorite breads and beverages. Kept our glasses full and always happy to get anything else we needed or second helpings if requested.
Entertainment- Way to go Carnival, we just LOVED the new family friendly comedy in the Eagles Lounge/Punchliner comedy club. The comedians were hilarious, especially Percy Crews, LOVED him, our sides hurt from laughing so hard. Show time in the Ivanhoe Theater was always entertaining. Loved the MUTS, caught a couple good movies out on the pool deck.
Disembarkation- Was pretty easy we waited in the Theater until they called our number and we were off the ship by 9:15.