Sail Date: 06/23/13
I have been on a few cruises - mostly Carnival and Royal Caribbean - and this has by far exceeded all of them! The ship was clean, very organized and beautiful! We had a room on the 8th floor so we had a balcony. Nothing spectacular about the room but I think all the rooms on cruise ships are pretty much the same. This was the first cruise we took our children - ages 6, 8 and 12 - on and they had a blast. The activities were great, and the food was amazing! I have never been overly impressed with cruise ship food but the food on this ship really surprised me. The buffets were delicious (I love the pizza and the wok) and the service and food in the Washington dining room was absolutely amazing! I just really felt like they had it together on this cruise ship and that everybody was having FUN! I went with my parents and my sister and her son and we just cannot stop raving about how impressed we were with the Carnival Valor. Our 12 year old ditched us every night to go Circle C and the younger kids a blast with Camp Carnival. If you are looking for Caribbean cruise - this is it!!