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Old February 3rd, 2009, 08:45 AM
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I just want to start off saying WE HAD AN AWESOME TIME on VALOR.
Embarkation: We got to the Port of Miami at around 10:45 took about 20 minutes to park. We walked over with our luggage gave it to a porter and began the embarkation process. it took a total of about 15 minutes until we were on Lido deck eating lunch.

Food: The food in the buffet was very good with a different twist every day. The food in the Lincoln dining room was exceptional every night. We had late seating so we were usually quite hungry by dinner time. WE never made it to Scarletts but heared from other guests that it was worth the extra money. Maybe we'll try it next time. The pizza was great and I couldn't get enough ice cream.

Entertainment: Chris Jefferson our cruise director and his staff were terrific. They all went out of there way to make us feel at home. This was Chris's final cruise on Valor he will be going to conquest next. The shows were pretty good. We had 2 comedians on this cruise who were extremely funny and kept us laughing the whole time. Later in the week we had a hypnotist who had everyone in the crowd in stitches.

The Ship: The Valor is a beautiful and well maintained ship. Every day the crew could be seen doing some sort of cleaning or maintenance on the ship. As far as decor it definately is an American theme but its not to over bearing. As far as Im concerned it really brings out the spirit and pride of being an American. From the pictures and statues of our founding fathers to the mural in Rosies it really makes you proud to be an American. Our cabin was a category 4A inside which was really quite roomy and very comfortable.

The Valor is a Beautiful Ship and would sail her again. We were extremely happy with our choice of the Valor and would recommend her to anyone.


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Welcome Home and I am sooo glad you had a good time; you did leave the ship in good shape for us didn't ya?
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We did leave it in good shape for you.I wish I had never gotten off. It is a beautiful ship
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Welcome Home and I am sooo glad you had a good time; you did leave the ship in good shape for us didn't ya?

And you have to leave it in good shape for me (March 29th sailing)!!!

Nice to read such a good review and sorry you had to get off
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glad you love it as much as i do. she's the most beautiful ship i've ever been on
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Good review, glad you had a great time neighbor
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Thanks for the review. What did you think of the ports? Did you have a favorite one?
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Thanks for the review. What did you think of the ports? Did you have a favorite one?
Your welcome we really had a great time. My favorite port was St. Maarten because the people are so nice to you and really show great hospitality.
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Good review, glad you had a great time neighbor

Thank you we really had an awesome time. Where in NEPA are you?
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We loooooooved the Valor when we sailed last February! Glad to hear you all had a good time. We loved St. Maartin too.
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