Hi! We, too, are going on the Eastern Caribbean with the Valor, at the same time as you did last year, August. Hopefully you can answer a few questions:
1) Were there only "tenders" to the Islands?
2) Was the beach in Nassau called the Western Esplanade (Junkanoo Beach)?
3) Were the line ups as horrendous as some people have stated?
If you have anything else to share, I'd love to learn all about Carnival & Valor. Thanks, all