My girlfriend and I were trying to decide between a 7 night 2013 South Caribbean cruise out of Puerto Rico with the Carnival Valor and RCL Jewel of the Seas.
Both itineraries were quite similar with minor differences. Carnival has the lowest prices and RCL Jewel has received better reviews.
We have never sailed with either line before so it's difficult to put the reviews and costs into context.
As novice cruisers we are a bit concerned about cabin space. We will be traveling with two suitcases and wanted some room to move around the cabin. Carnivals rooms did not look very spacious.
Has anyone cruised on either ship before? What cruiseline offers better value? Does Carnival or RCL offer better entertainment, activities or excursions?