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Pmpb1 wrote a review Jul 2022
Baton Rouge, Louisiana87 contributions11 helpful votes
We went with a very large group and were celebrating several of the teenagers recent high school graduations. I will say despite the fact that the boat is somewhat dated, overal pretty dirty, and most of the time very very smelly(we really think they were having some sort of sewage issues because lots of areas smelled like toilets and we even witnessed firsthand the first floor had flooded) We still had a wonderful time. We chose the VIP Catamaran experience in Cozumel and it was well worth the money. In Merida We chose the rum tasting excursion and we found that experience as well to be very informative and so much fun!! The food on the ship was just OK… The chefs table is beyond describable! It is an absolute glorious experience! The food was incredible and the five chefs in attendance gave us the most wonderful personal attention and I highly recommend this as it was the absolute highlight of the trip. It is a lot of food however so make sure you’re hungry before you go. The optional dining choices were located outside. That was a surprise as it was very warm. Guys burger joint was yummy. The pools were overcrowded but thats not surprising. The evening theatre shows were so fun and not too long as to become boring. The cast did a great job. We saw one comedy show but after watching the comedian heckle the audience we never went back. Alchemy bar was also amazing. Best cocktails on the ship hands down! Did overhear the bartender in alchemy say he only had 46 days left on the boat until he was getting off “this fu..ing Boat”. That was rude and we did not appreciate that weird comment. We stayed in a suite. Roomy but balcony was dirty and cramped. I brought lysol wipes and wiped all interior surfaces upon arrival and all the cleaning cloth I used were filthy after i cleaned. All the towels smelled. Like they were old and moldy. Valor needs a serious overhaul but then again the cruise was pretty cheap and you get what you pay for. Staff was hardworking and most all were helpful and friendly so I do not fault them but I will never return.
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Sail Date: July 2022
Cabin Type: Suite
Type of Trip: Family (older kids)
Destination: Caribbean
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Carnival Valor

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Passengers: 2,980   |   Crew: 1,150
Passengers to crew: 2.59:1
Passengers to space: 37:1
Launched: 2004   

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  • Deck 1
  • Deck 2
  • Deck 3
  • Deck 4
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 6
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Balcony
Cabin size: 185 - 195 sq. ft.
Connected rooms: 14
Accessible rooms: 2
Maximum passengers: 4
Number of cabins: 521
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natasha t wrote a review 25 Jan
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The food was mediocre & contracted norovirus (food poisoning)the 3rd day & was isolated for the last 2 days puking my brains out. Could not hold any food down for 7 days. The nurse was horrible at starting iv’s & my arm is still bruised & sore over a month later. I was offered a $43 cruise credit due to being isolated. What a smack in the face, but it’s safe to say I won’t be cruising with Carnival anymore.
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NaDean M wrote a review 23 Jan
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If you enjoy waiting in lines, eating tasteless food, being surrounded by broken things, having a limit on your “unlimited” drink package then this is the cruise for you! This cruise was not relaxing, enjoyable or felt like a vacation at all. I will say though that the comedies and bartenders are the only good thing on this cruise.
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Discover63886 wrote a review 16 Jan
McComb, Mississippi8 contributions3 helpful votes
Port of New Orleans was great we moved so fast with the process to get on the ship.We needed a relaxing vacation and we got it on this cruise.We choose the first day to relax and do nothing just laying around.The sail away party was awesome and the DJ was amazing.
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Aliyah wrote a review 13 Jan
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This is my 3rd time cruising. And honestly Carnival Elation was way better than this ship. The service was poor exactly for my disabled cousin, nobody helped us when it came to finding where to go, and nobody understood what we're saying. This ship "sinks" smelled like sewage. The cabin was ok but could've dusted and it was dated. I think it's ridiculous that u can't bring water on the ship and the fact u have to get a soda from a bar when it should be free but I digress. Beside all of that I enjoyed my vacation I enjoyed the food as always, Slept good in my cabin, I loved the comedy show, I took a lot of pictures ok the crew that took christmas pics was rushing and didn't take good pics of me and my family but there a few I liked so I digress, and I shopped in Cozumel and had fun. Overall I'll give this ship a 5.5/10 it was good but could've been better hopefully I have a better experience When I go on my next cruise which is this year but this time on Carnival Glory.
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imjustjae wrote a review Dec 2022
LaGrange, Georgia8 contributions1 helpful vote
Just got home Monday off the valor. Everything was perfect including the staff. Especially our room steward Johnathan he was amazing from the beginning to the end. The only thing I didn't like was that the Scarlett steakhouse bumped our reservation twice. What's the point in making reservations if they're going call you the day of with some bogus excuse of over booking. I see once but 2 days back to back. Not only did it happen to me but also my best friend who was on the cruise with us. The person we talked to acted like he really did care when I told him that this had happened 2 days in a row and that pissed me off even more
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