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Michael Kean

Age: 52

Occupation:Sales

Number of Cruises: 5

Cruise Line: Carnival

Ship: Carnival Valor

Sailing Date: March 19th, 2006

Itinerary: Western Caribbean

Carnival Cruise Lines
Carnival Valor Cruise Review
Western Caribbean

Michael Kean

I am a 52 year old, have been on 5 cruises, 1 with my wife only and 4 with 15 or more people in our party. I've read most of these reviews. In my life's experience people that are unhappy about something want everyone to know about it, they think they will gain by being heard. If they would take the time to deal with the problem in a friendly way I think you would leave satisfied. I've been on 5 carnival cruises, 3 over spring break lots of young people. I enjoyed all spring break cruises. I get up early and go to bed late, most of the time I am out last with the young people and I always get the most out of my cruise. I just found this website and I like it. If you take a trip where you fly, good or bad you fly to get there. Now a $600.00 cruise with 7 days of food, entertainment, places you've never been before, and very friendly and beautiful people. I like the interesting people you meet on a cruise. I also prefer a cruise over an all inclusive vacation because if I want to drink I will drink, my wife doesn't drink very much, on an all inclusive you pay for the booze if you drink or not.
Back to the Valor. Out of the 5 cruises, this was my least favorite cruise, I like the time out to sea but 4 stops is to much 3 would have been better. Yes the food lines were long. The food was also my least favorite. This ship is hard to get around on. As for the service,  I have never seen service anywhere like what I've received on a cruise. I have always said you'll want for nothing. I always look for the same servers and make it personal buy using them all the time. Before you know it they check on you all the time. That's the way they make their money. Tipping is a fact of American life it is also optional on the ship. People think if they don't eat in the formal dinning they don't or shouldn't have to leave a tip. Well the same people that serve you at formal dining also serve during lunch , breakfast and at the buffets. They all clean up after you all day long. I do think that the tipping should be in the price of the cruise and they should pay their staff. If you like someone special and want to tip them extra then go ahead and do that. Maybe we wouldn't like the price of the cruise then who knows.

Cruising is a great value. I don't think its a vacation to go on if you want it to be quite. The Carnival Cruises prides themselves on the fun ships. Well I guess that's why I've chosen Carnival 5 times.

For all those unhappy people out there deal with it quietly it will help and make my trip as pleasant as possible.



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