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9 Night Panama Canal & Central America Cruise from Galveston

9 Night Panama Canal & Central America Cruise from Galveston

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Carnival Valor

Cruise Critic Editor Rating:
4.0
1,477 reviews
Why Choose Carnival Valor?

Pros

More free than for-fee specialty dining venues

Cons

Unusual kids' club location near spa and Serenity deck

Bottom Line

Excellent value and fun, comfortable atmosphere for all ages


Cruise Reviews

1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: October 2018
we choose this particular cruise because it was our 1st and 3 days was to short. in the future i will be staying with carnival. we were very please with everything on this cruise. TJ the cruise director was so friggin awesome, loved his ... Read More
we choose this particular cruise because it was our 1st and 3 days was to short. in the future i will be staying with carnival. we were very please with everything on this cruise. TJ the cruise director was so friggin awesome, loved his personality, his energy and his humor. Stephanie from the fun squad was so cool, sad she is leaving the Valor. she will be hard to replace. Lisa with the photo squad was the best photographer on the ship. loved her/ only went to the main dining room on formal night, loved the show, food was amazing, i paid extra to get the surf and turf, well worth it. getting on and off the ship was so easy we had FTTF again well worth it. we did a snorkeling excursion in cozumel with the mexican lunch again so worth it. we are trying to plan our next cruise for next year i can not wait i am so excited, this cruise was for my husband and myself. so romantic, we will always get a balcony room. loved the view. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: October 2018
If little things bug you, there isn't a cruise out there for you. Otherwise, this one is an excellent choice! I hear people refer to the Valor as an old ship. While it isn't new, it isn't old. It doesn't have as much as the newer ships, ... Read More
If little things bug you, there isn't a cruise out there for you. Otherwise, this one is an excellent choice! I hear people refer to the Valor as an old ship. While it isn't new, it isn't old. It doesn't have as much as the newer ships, but it still has the 2.0 items. I also hear people say it is a small ship. Again, not true. While it isn't the biggest, it's not the smallest either. For a couple looking to unwind and relax, it was perfect. Even without the FTTF, we were on board in about 15 minutes. That may have been a fluke, but we were happy with it! I was concerned about the location of our state room (7400) being so close to the elevator, but we only heard other guest in the hallway once in a while during waking hours. It was real nice being close to most of what we wanted to do, so we liked the location. Our cabin steward (Pen) was very nice and took care of all our needs. We really liked almost all the food we had for lunch and dinner. We really didn't like the taste of breakfast, with the Omelet Station being our favorite. Unfortunately there was usually a slow moving line for it and the Mongolian Wok (which was also really good). We didn't do the brunch, as we are early risers. Our waiter in the MDR was Arvin and he was really good and kept our glasses full. Food came out in good time, was always a good temperature, and we were done with desert within an hour. If you want a specific waiter, request them in advance! We saw two ladies get upset because the waiter they wanted wasn't available. We miss Carnival having a magic show in the main theater, and we only went to the Love and Marriage Show which was funny, and the Hasbro Game show, which was boring for us. We enjoyed the dive in movies that didn't get rained out. One of the comedians was really good, the other okay. They should have the adult comedy show in the main theater, as the lounge isn't big enough. The lady in the piano bar spent too much time talking, but she could also play the violin, so it was cool. We only went shopping in the ports for personal reasons. Cozumel is always great. Progreso at the beach was VERY bad with vendors, and we were a little concerned about our safety. They were as bad as the mosquitoes in Texas! If we go back, we will do an excursion or stay on the ship. For debarkation, I recommend going to the lido deck and waiting. Last cruise, we got stuck in the casino with the smoke. Anyway, it took forever for them to call our deck, but once they did, we were off the ship and at our car in maybe 45 minutes, which is a record for Galveston. Over all, we still prefer Carnival over RCCL. The crowed is so much nicer, and the workers are also nicer! This was a much needed trip for us, and it was nice to relax and take it easy. We would love to do this one again! Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2018
We had an issue with the cleanliness of both rooms. The balcony had vomit from the previous guest. We had underwear from a previous guest left in the bathroom. My sister brought her own personal towels & hung them on the rack. Per ... Read More
We had an issue with the cleanliness of both rooms. The balcony had vomit from the previous guest. We had underwear from a previous guest left in the bathroom. My sister brought her own personal towels & hung them on the rack. Per their rules if they are left on the rack they won’t take them. Well they took her personal towels and the Manager did not mention replacing them. The Bartenders at the Red Frog Bar on the Lido deck were rude and the drinks they made tasted horrible. I even observed them making fun of guest. The waitstaff in the Lincoln Dining Room were so slow and forgetful that we stopped eating breakfast their. This wasn’t my 1st cruise but it was some of my family members 1st cruise. We had 3 cabins and were celebrating 3 Birthdays. I will never cruise on the Valor again and I’m skeptical about another Carnival Cruise at this point. Read Less
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