by Maurice Smith
April 27, 2005
I sailed on the Valor last spring. it was around 6 months after debut. The ship was huge, very spiffy, and roomy. It has a lot of cool art inside the ship. The shiniest boat I had ever seen. The very downside was the dining! It was the worst food ( the way it was prepared). The staff must have been new and not trained well enough. The seating was sloppy and unorganized.
The embarkation procedure also chaotic! After a day of all of this, I would have taken a sedative if I had one! The skipper was nice enough to have our picture taken and assured me of no "liquid sunshine" in St. Thomas! A word to all, If you sail to St. Thomas after a stop in Nassau, you will be subjected to a long customs vertification check!You will have to line up all the way around the ship to the Eagles Lounge. Also Customs down in Miami dont like to see small dollar amounts declared on card! better spend more on cruise or lie by putting down a higher amount! Josh, the cruise director metioned that during the talk.Bon Voyage ! Maurice