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Valor 11/23 - 11/30 We flew in from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale, arriving at 10:00 and took a Carnival Shuttle to Miami. The shuttle people met us right at the foot of the escalator from our terminal and let us to the meeting place. We didn't leave FLL until about 11:15 though. Embarkation was easy, got in, checked, registered and on the ship. We met the rest of our party on floor 3 until our rooms were ready. Smooth sailing for the most part, some rocky times during the night. Had an issue where the ship was listed to fix something at about 11:30 on the second night. The aft lido pool overflowed at the time and that had to be handled as well. Grand Cayman- took a cab to the Reef Grill/Sea Grape Beach. Great time. $4 pp cab. We also walked around the area. No charge to enter beach but the food and drinks were expensive. Beautiful beach though. Weather was great as well. Roatan Island, Honduras- booked an excursion through Carnival to take us to Tabyana Beach. What a beautiful beach! All the amenities are there for your convenience. Honduras is a poor area but very lush and beautiful. Belize - At this point we were tired and had some sunburn. We walked around the port area and did not venture past the gates. We ate at the Lizard restaurant/bar and did some shopping. Met lots of people at lunch, including some who were on the Legend. We heard there were some great flea markets outside the gates and that people were very friendly to them. Cozumel - Took a cab to Paradise beach. We got there early, about 10:30. Great food. The guacamole was excellent, as were the drinks. This is a very family friendly beach. Parasailing, water trampolines, jet ski's, kayaks, massages, etc. Water was beautiful. Our dinner staff was awesome. Our head waiter, Toly (Anatoliy) was very caring and had a sense of humor. He even performed some magic for us. We were a table of 8 friends and kept him on his toes! J Our steward was also great, Norman. He memorized our schedules and when he can come into our rooms. We had a plumbing issue our first day, the water in the shower was not draining quick enough. It was resolved within a matter of hours. Piano Bar is a lively place. Rockin' Ron (or Rick?) knows how to entertain. The place was hopping all night. Sushi bar....yummy.... Java Cafe...yummy.... Chocolate buffet last sea day...yummy... Food was great every time. We ordered coffee and salmon every morning through room service. We ate and showered, got ready for a more dressed breakfast . J The gym was also very nice. Lots of machines, never packed. Tried out the sauna and steam room. Not bad at all. Enjoyed myself J Heard great reviews about Camp Carnival from the people who had kids there. Everyone said their kids didn't want to leave the camp. Debarkation...we were group 2, early flight people. We had an 11:20 out of Miami. We got up at 6:20 and the ship was docked already. We were called at 7:10 or so and off the ship before 8. Made it to the airport with enough time to nap in the terminal and wait for the flight! This was our second cruise with Carnival. We love it and cannot wait to go back!

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Carnival Valor Cruise Review by starliteanai

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Valor 11/23 - 11/30 We flew in from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale, arriving at 10:00 and took a Carnival Shuttle to Miami. The shuttle people met us right at the foot of the escalator from our terminal and let us to the meeting place. We didn't leave FLL until about 11:15 though. Embarkation was easy, got in, checked, registered and on the ship. We met the rest of our party on floor 3 until our rooms were ready.
Smooth sailing for the most part, some rocky times during the night. Had an issue where the ship was listed to fix something at about 11:30 on the second night. The aft lido pool overflowed at the time and that had to be handled as well. Grand Cayman- took a cab to the Reef Grill/Sea Grape Beach. Great time. $4 pp cab. We also walked around the area. No charge to enter beach but the food and drinks were expensive. Beautiful beach though. Weather was great as well. Roatan Island, Honduras- booked an excursion through Carnival to take us to Tabyana Beach. What a beautiful beach! All the amenities are there for your convenience. Honduras is a poor area but very lush and beautiful. Belize - At this point we were tired and had some sunburn. We walked around the port area and did not venture past the gates. We ate at the Lizard restaurant/bar and did some shopping. Met lots of people at lunch, including some who were on the Legend. We heard there were some great flea markets outside the gates and that people were very friendly to them. Cozumel - Took a cab to Paradise beach. We got there early, about 10:30. Great food. The guacamole was excellent, as were the drinks. This is a very family friendly beach. Parasailing, water trampolines, jet ski's, kayaks, massages, etc. Water was beautiful.
Our dinner staff was awesome. Our head waiter, Toly (Anatoliy) was very caring and had a sense of humor. He even performed some magic for us. We were a table of 8 friends and kept him on his toes! J
Our steward was also great, Norman. He memorized our schedules and when he can come into our rooms. We had a plumbing issue our first day, the water in the shower was not draining quick enough. It was resolved within a matter of hours.
Piano Bar is a lively place. Rockin' Ron (or Rick?) knows how to entertain. The place was hopping all night.
Sushi bar....yummy.... Java Cafe...yummy.... Chocolate buffet last sea day...yummy... Food was great every time. We ordered coffee and salmon every morning through room service. We ate and showered, got ready for a more dressed breakfast . J
The gym was also very nice. Lots of machines, never packed. Tried out the sauna and steam room. Not bad at all. Enjoyed myself J
Heard great reviews about Camp Carnival from the people who had kids there. Everyone said their kids didn't want to leave the camp.
Debarkation...we were group 2, early flight people. We had an 11:20 out of Miami. We got up at 6:20 and the ship was docked already. We were called at 7:10 or so and off the ship before 8. Made it to the airport with enough time to nap in the terminal and wait for the flight!
This was our second cruise with Carnival. We love it and cannot wait to go back!
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