I sailed on Carnival Valor in 2009 and loved it. It is my 2nd favorite Carnival ship.If you are looking for cabin space, the Carnival Valor would be your choice. The rooms on Royal are small. I have only sailed on Royal once ( I just came off the Allure of the Seas on Oct 14, 2012). The room and bathroom are small. I did not enjoy the food in the dining room. If you like seafood, there is a restaurant upstairs in the Lido deck restaurant on the Valor. The food is awesome. The choices in the dining room are better and of course the price is better on Carnival. You will not be dissapointed with this ship.
Originally Posted by arvinramlakhan
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?