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Carnival Valor Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Carnival Valor Cruise Review by CRUISERGUY82

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Oct 2015
  • Destination: the Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Balcony

GOOD-

*Arrival and boarding was a snap. Have to hang out in the lobby/casino area until 1PM though so don't come super early.

*Entertainment and Bars were FANTASTIC, tons of bars/bands/guitar players and DJs everywhere. (Problem is none of the bar tenders speak English and don't know custom drinks).

*Great selection of areas (our favorites were the piano bar, comedy club and big casino deck.

*Great selection of food for everyone (that doesn't mean it's amazing food)

*Big balcony rooms with unlimited storage, cold fridge, tables, big bathroom

*Excursions are great too. Roaton is a MUST VISIT place in your life time. I actually went golfing there at the black pearl beach club and it was the most beautifully kept/nicest place on earth.

*Ask the 6th deck manager (Mikki) to make you towel animals (like balloon animals) and he is so funny and skilled!

NOW THE HORRIBLE-

*Hardly anyone speaks good English.

*Food was ehhhh. But huge variety...

*Oh by the way, Carnival automatically charges you gratuity on EVERYTHING. Room service daily, drinks, dinners etc. it's in the "fine print" when you scroll through the agreements page (learned this the hard way).

*The whole boat is sort of dingy and dirty. Entire 9th and 10th decks look like an old 70's diner in the movie Greece.

*The comedians were less than average overall but still a nice option at night.

*Do not do bingo. Waste of your time and money. There were probably 300 people, all payed between $20-$40 worth of bingo cards, and the winner got $120 and they only do 3 games! Really Carnival?

*Theres no regulated heating/cooling on the entire ship. Some places are hot as hell, some freezing.

OVERALL FOR THE PRICE AND ENTERTAINMENT IT WAS OK!


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Cabin 8D 6300

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