Carnival Valor Cruise Review by papa deuce
- Sail Date: June 2012
- Destination: Eastern Caribbean
- Cabin Type: Ocean View
The Carnival Valor and its crew made for a very nice vacation. I have nothing at all bad to say about the ship and the crew other than the wretched color of the dining rooms, and the strange nautical / historical themes. I think whoever came up with that had done some crazy drugs in the 70's.
Rooms were always cleaned 2x a day. Room service was prompt. The staff was incredibly pleasant.
The food was much better than I expected. I didn't have anything that wasn't at least "good", except the scrambled eggs. My family tried them a few times during the week and they were way to salty. But other than that, no complaints.... nice variety..... far superior to the all inclusive Mexican resorts we have been to.... tho, for the same amount of days, the cruise was $3000 more when you factor in ALL COSTS. The steakhouse was SUBLIME. I have paid much more for steaks that weren't nearly as good.... or large, for that matter.
The destinations: St. Thomas, Antigua, Tortola, Nassau.
St. Thomas.... meh, just OK
Antigua.... We all hated it.... too much like Jamaica, with people in your face almost every minute trying to get you to take a tour or buy something.....
Tortola.... Very nice... Only people who bothered you were the taxi / tour guys, but at least they were nice. We took a $15 pp tour of the island.... was an awesome tour with "Larry"...... He has a silver tooth... you won't miss him.
Nassau..... nothing good to say about that pig stye. Gross and overpriced.
Still we would rate the WHOLE experience at about an 8....... due to the Valor and its staff.
Port & Shore Excursion Reviews
AntiguaHated the island and the people who were constantly in your face.View All 1,278 Antigua Cruise Port Reviews
The Stingray tour was awesome, though.
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NassauOverpriced.... wasted time..... don't do this tour.View All 7,804 Nassau Cruise Port Reviews
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Catamaran TourCastaway Girl.... nice, but not many fish.... in St. ThomasView All 119 Catamaran Tour Reviews
TortolaNice island, good people...... and the cruise with Larry.... a guy with a silver tooth, was pretty good.View All 1,244 Tortola Cruise Port Reviews
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