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First of all let me say that I sailed with 15 friends so we had fun...this was my 7th cruise with Carnival and if you never cruised before you would love it BUT it's a bunch of little things that they use to do that is missing. The passed guest banquet now you have to be Platinum or Diamond to be invited we are Gold.. they also use to do a Free Cruise Bingo on the last day that they did not do on this cruise. The service it a little lacking around the pool area I don't remember a 15% gratuity on every drink you drink. They use to have more shows also the only has a couple full production shows...the room was always clean and neat with the towel animals ,but no chocolate on pillows like I said little things. Now Park West auction the first auction was fine done like always the second on I attended was supposed to be no art work over $500 WELL the first piece was a Peter Maxx $30,000 I can under stand the first piece But the second was over 10,000 the third was over 9000,and so on I pre-bid on 2 pieces and we had a Shore Excursion in the grand Turks, So I was a little unhappy and walked out I HATE A BATE and Switch...That's all The Crew were friendly and always working and smiling.... The piano bay was a lot of fun was there almost evert night. the casino was smoky but band there was great. and it you get a chance to do a helmet dive walking on the ocean floor was an experience.

Ocean world at Dominican republic was fun...

Carnival Valor Cruise Review by Bassplayer_57

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First of all let me say that I sailed with 15 friends so we had fun...this was my 7th cruise with Carnival and if you never cruised before you would love it BUT it's a bunch of little things that they use to do that is missing. The passed guest banquet now you have to be Platinum or Diamond to be invited we are Gold.. they also use to do a Free Cruise Bingo on the last day that they did not do on this cruise. The service it a little lacking around the pool area I don't remember a 15% gratuity on every drink you drink. They use to have more shows also the only has a couple full production shows...the room was always clean and neat with the towel animals ,but no chocolate on pillows like I said little things. Now Park West auction the first auction was fine done like always the second on I attended was supposed to be no art work over $500 WELL the first piece was a Peter Maxx $30,000 I can under stand the first piece But the second was over 10,000 the third was over 9000,and so on I pre-bid on 2 pieces and we had a Shore Excursion in the grand Turks, So I was a little unhappy and walked out I HATE A BATE and Switch...That's all The Crew were friendly and always working and smiling.... The piano bay was a lot of fun was there almost evert night. the casino was smoky but band there was great. and it you get a chance to do a helmet dive walking on the ocean floor was an experience.
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