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Carnival Valor Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1487 reviews
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Panama Canal Partial Transit 28 Feb to 09 Mar 2019

Review for Carnival Valor to the Panama Canal & Central America
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BroncoBill2015
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Feb 2019
Cabin: Ocean View
Our dining room servers.
Valor in Costa Rica.

Overall the cruise was very good. The dining room service (Komang) and room steward (Andre) were exceptional. Embarkation was hampered by fog and the Carnival representatives at Houston Hobby did a good job of keeping order and organizing the shuttle to Galveston. Processing at the Galveston terminal went smoothly. Although the crew had a short turnaround time, our cabin was ready when we arrived.

The dining room menu offered a variety of meat, seafood and vegetarian options. Lobster was served twice and both times a second lobster tail was offered. Cruise Elegant dinners that did not require a coat and tie were appreciated. The appetizers and desserts gave us an opportunity to try foods we were not familiar with. We sat at a table for four in the Washington dining room.

There was one hiccup with early dining. Ordering, being served and eating took nearly 90 minutes. As a result the 7:30 PM shows were started by the time we reached the Ivanhoe Theatre. Shows that featured the Carnival dance and song team were high energy and very enjoyable. Unfortunately we did not get to see the entire productions.

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Ocean View

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