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We are veteran cruisers who were just looking for a quick getaway over Easter. While we were a little apprehensive [Easter break = lots of kids!], it turned out to be a great weekend. Looking for quiet? It is possible. We spent mornings and afternoons up on Serenity on the couches in the shade. It was quiet and peaceful, great for reading and napping. Even though the stairs to the slide were right outside the entrance, the slatted barricade blunted the noise to the point that we were seldom aware. Dining room - We thought the food was excellent and our servers were outstanding [shout out to Alexander, Lincoln and Unting!]. They were helpful, efficient and fun to be with. I sent back one entree and it was promptly replaced with an alternative that was delicious. Shows/entertainment - We went to both shows put on by the singers and dancers and thought both were excellent. The male singer can really belt out a song! We did not attend either of the comedians' shows, so no comment there. As always, the Love and Marriage show was a hoot, with one answer bringing Frankie to his knees, speechless! Speaking of Frankie, he is a down-to-earth, unpretentious CD - very personable both on stage and off. Overall - whatever is going on with the crew of Valor needs to be duplicated across the fleet. Every crew member was friendly and helpful, greeting people with a smile [and by name, if they could]. In talking to one of the dancers, it seems like Frankie gets a lot of credit for the atmosphere on the ship. Everywhere we went, everyone was upbeat and positive, which made the cruise even better.

Great getaway!

Carnival Valor Cruise Review by panoramaofthepast

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We are veteran cruisers who were just looking for a quick getaway over Easter. While we were a little apprehensive [Easter break = lots of kids!], it turned out to be a great weekend.

Looking for quiet? It is possible. We spent mornings and afternoons up on Serenity on the couches in the shade. It was quiet and peaceful, great for reading and napping. Even though the stairs to the slide were right outside the entrance, the slatted barricade blunted the noise to the point that we were seldom aware.

Dining room - We thought the food was excellent and our servers were outstanding [shout out to Alexander, Lincoln and Unting!]. They were helpful, efficient and fun to be with. I sent back one entree and it was promptly replaced with an alternative that was delicious.

Shows/entertainment - We went to both shows put on by the singers and dancers and thought both were excellent. The male singer can really belt out a song! We did not attend either of the comedians' shows, so no comment there. As always, the Love and Marriage show was a hoot, with one answer bringing Frankie to his knees, speechless! Speaking of Frankie, he is a down-to-earth, unpretentious CD - very personable both on stage and off.

Overall - whatever is going on with the crew of Valor needs to be duplicated across the fleet. Every crew member was friendly and helpful, greeting people with a smile [and by name, if they could]. In talking to one of the dancers, it seems like Frankie gets a lot of credit for the atmosphere on the ship. Everywhere we went, everyone was upbeat and positive, which made the cruise even better.
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