Little Value on the Valor: Carnival Valor Cruise Review by appeals2me
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Little Value on the Valor
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
The food served in the buffet ranged from marginal to bad. The quality of the food was inferior. It seemed like Carnival purchased the least expensive food that they could in order to cut their costs. Breakfast was very bad, lunch and dinner a little better but, other than the carved meats, most of the side dishes were inedible and we are NOT picky eaters! One night, we actually ate in the dining room because there was nothing worth eating in the buffet. The food there was no better. Another night, we ordered room service because there was nothing in the buffet worth eating. In short, we were extremely disappointed in the food on this ship. Again, we want to emphasize that we are not picky eaters!
POSITIVES: The ports were great. We loved Key West, Grand Cayman and Jamaica. The shore excursions were fun. We booked one through Carnival called the Bamboo Beach Club in Jamaica that we enjoyed a lot. The beach they took us to was beautiful. Drinks, food and entertainment was provided. We felt that it was a good value. The ship was kept very clean, with the exception of the tables in the buffet area as discussed above. We always saw staff polishing the chrome, woodwork and windows and washing the decks. We experienced limited entertainment because we went to bed early with the three year old. We were able to go to the piano bar and listen to Brad play any request you can imagine which was lots of fun. The poolside dancing was fun. We enjoyed to poolside movie screen. However, Carnival used the screen mostly for advertisement rather than showing movies. We enjoyed the adults only "serenity" deck.
All in all, we would never sail on the Carnival Valor again and while we love cruises, we will probably try a different cruise line next time. Less
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