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Carnival Valor Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Carnival Valor Cruise Review by danjo65

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Feb 2020
  • Destination: the Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Porthole

What a piece of junk! Needs refurbished, or at least fixed.

I never thought it possible for a cruise ships food to be so terrible. The biscuits resembled hardtack not actual biscuits. The crew is either complete novices, or imbeciles.

Dining service was cold and had no feeling. Food was terrible. The breakfast buffet was yesterday's leftovers, and the breakfast brunch in Washington dining room was even worse if possible.

Tried an egg benedict and it was a soft boiled egg still mostly in the shell on a piece of ham smothered in a yellow gravy that only resembled hollandaise.

The cabin was nice. Had a deck 1 porthole. However, some exhaust fan on the crew deck had a broken blade or something that banged against the hull of the ship all night making it nearly impossible to sleep.

Overall the service was not up to a typical cruise standard.

Perhaps the saddest thing is that Carnival used to have a reputation of being a fun ship. Now it is a sad ship.

Entertainment was non existent. Everything in the Ivanhow theater was about shopping excursions, or sales on the ship.

How can you take a game such as beer pong and make it so boring that everyone leaves? Sad.

Drinks are just water. Food is cold and inedible. Service is non existent.

Ports of call, Cozumel is fine. Progresso is a crap town. Took over 1 1/2 hours on a bus to get to merida Centro and stll not much to see. Carnival nickels and dimes every single thing and the cruise director kevin/devin/gavin whatever his name was only cared about selling more crap onboard.

Stay away from this ship if you value your money at all

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Getting to Merida via bus took 1 1/2 hiurs. Scammers everywhere. Everyone trying to entice you to go with them for an additional fee.

Toured the colonial architecture in Centro.

Just know it takes a long time to get to Merida.

Progresso is filthy and nasty.

Would skip any cruise that made this a stop in the future

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