We just got back from the Valor. We went to Cozumel and Progresso. This was our first cruise with carnival. Second cruise total. We are now addicted so look forward to trying more.
Cabin 2336 ocean view: The cabin was very spacious, I get motion sick so the lower cabin was a plus for me, especially the day of the storm. It was in a great location so will definitely get an ocean view again. Our room steward was ok, he sort of cleaned the room. He was friendly but very pushy about making sure we gave him a good score on the survey. We asked him for a second wine glass and he never brought it, so got one from the Alchemy bar.
Dining room: We had anytime dining. We enjoyed most everything in the dining room. We ended up really liking a waitress so we asked for her section each night. The hubby is a fan of the chef salad and the melting cake. I didn’t care much for the creme brûlée. Barbara our waitress gave great suggestions each night.
Lido deck: Loved the omelette station every morning . We had Guy’s burgers and a burrito from the blue iguana. The burger was great but the fries were too salty for me.
Late night: Pizza pirate and the deli were both awesome and you can’t go wrong with swirls ice cream.
Chef table: No words can describe this but simply amazing. 7 courses of foodie joy. Loved this and was a highlight of the trip.
Tea time: I loved this and we made some new friends during this. The atmosphere was awesome and the little snacks were divine.
Shows: We went to the Love& Marriage, Holiday Show, Welcome Aboard show,America Rocks and 2 of the over 18 comedy shows. All the shows were good and TJ is hilarious.
We also went to a chef demonstration on the first sea day, which is a don’t miss. Great recipes to go home with.
In Cozumel we went snorkeling at sky reef which was some amazing shore snorkeling,
In Progresso we tried to enjoy a beach day, but we were harassed so much by vendors that we left and found the bar/restaurant Los Cocos and hung out there away from the pushy vendors.
Overall enjoyed our cruise. We thought the Valor was decorated beautifully for Christmas and everyone was friendly.