by Allen Dodge
February 24, 2008
My wife Lise and I went on the 7 day Feb. 24, 2008 cruise out of Miami on the Carnival Valor.
This was our first cruise ever, but we went with friends of ours, Laura and Ray, a couple on their 5th cruise.
Our ports of call were Nassau, Bahamas; St. Thomas, USVI; and St. Maarten, NA.
To start with, the ship is beautiful. We had very little waiting time to board the ship, and the crew were very helpful with any questions we had.
Our friends recommended we get a balcony room and we did. It was very good advice. We both loved sitting on the balcony in the morning for coffee and at night after a fun-filled day.
What was good? My hotel was moving with me. The service from the crew was second to none and even better than on land. I cannot think of anything I wanted that I could not get on the ship (very impressive).
Food: 24/7 service and the dining experience were incredible (I looked forward to dinner every night during this cruise).
Scenery: The ship and the Caribbean -- do I need to say more?
Entertainment: There was entertainment all over the ship every day and it was very good. The feeling that we could walk around or sit down, watch or not, relax and not be interrupted was wonderful.
I did say NOT INTERRUPTED. (No home phone, no cell, no pager, no computer, no door bell, no car, no clock. This is a feeling we very seldom get to experience. Back home there is no such thing as not being interrupted at any given time.
I would recommend that everyone take a cruise with Carnival. They take very good care of you.
In fact, we have just booked an 8 day Southern Caribbean cruise with Carnival.