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Carnival Valor Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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1,581 Reviews

Great cruise except for weather!!!

Carnival Valor Cruise Review by dakotateri

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jan 2018
  • Destination: the Bahamas
  • Cabin Type: Ocean Suite

We wanted a shorter but not 3 day cruise and to different places other than long beach port. Got to go with friends for first time and it was great to have people t do things with when hubby wanted to lounge on balcony. Galveston seemed a reasonable distance for us and worked out good, but will fly next time. The 17 hour drive from phoenix was killer.

We stayed over night in Galveston and boarded the next day. The embarkation was smoothest and quickest I have ever had, they do a great job at that port. Debarkation was just as smooth. Kuddos to the port staff in Galveston!!!!

Fauzi our steward was great, we asked for evening only and he still took care of us on port days twice. Anticipated all our needs.

We did your time dining so did not have a regular waiter which I will not do again as I enjoy having the same waiter and team each night. But all was great never waited longer than 30 minutes any night. Most nights walked right in to the table.

Steak house amazing as always, love the options and portions are huge.

Overall, loved the Valor would love to go back during warmer weather, we boarded in 45 degrees and got off to colder.

Cozumel was cold and windy so our excursion to Playa mia was short as we prepaid. They had closed down all water activities except the pools that were ice cold. Food was so so , not great but drinks were delicious and the waiters made sure you always had a full one.

Progresso we did carnival excursion to Ushmal , amazing ruins and so much to see. Wish we had had much more time to see them.

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Loved the cabin size so much room and storage, if we do a longer cruise again would def get this size suite.

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Unfortunately the weather put a huge damper on it, I am sure if it had been warm and water open it would have been amazing. The food however was not as good as we were expecting, drinks were great.

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Amazing and beautiful but not enough time to wander on your own, very guided tour which is good and guide were informative but we really wanted longer then 40 minutes to explore on our own.

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