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How do you rate the Entertainment & Activities on Carnival ?

Elizanessie

Deckhand
What is the entertainment like?

Are the shows well presented and professional?

Is there plenty to do onboard, especially on sea days?

What would be your favourite activity aboard ship?
 

OldSole

Deckhand
I'll be honest. I'm pretty snobby when it comes to cruise ship entertainment. For the most part, the singing, dancing and overall productions are pretty subpar. Having said that, Carnival does have some of the better productions when compared to the other mega lines. But, as a whole, that's not saying much.
 

Guttersnipe

Deckhand
Magic TA

My wife and I found the evening entertainment to be excellent and varied, but would have like more adult comedy.

As for the daytime, we were very disappointed, with the daily bean bag toss, being the highlight. We would have liked a program of lectures, possibly by the ship's officers, on the ship's operations. Maybe some more port information for those travelling independently?

Had the weather been better, many people would have been out on deck, so they needed planning for wet weather.

We wouldn't take another Carnival TA, as we needed more 'wet weather' activities.
 
What is the entertainment like?

Are the shows well presented and professional?

Is there plenty to do onboard, especially on sea days?

What would be your favourite activity aboard ship?
Hi Elizanessie!

The entertainment all depends on the ship that one is traveling on.
We have had amazing CDs who really got into the spirit of travel (and had a full calendar of events happening around the ship to keep us occupied), and we've had CDs that dropped the ball numerous times.

We really do not attend the shows in the main theatre unless it is a new show that either we have not seen or is being introduced to the line.

We absolutely LOVE the Punchliner's Comedy Club and can usually find us there, if my husband is not in the Sport Bar and I am not in the Casino trying to win enough money to pay off our S&S card *LOL*

During sea days, we are usually at the adults only pool in the back of the ship in the morning. My husband usually gets tired of being in the sun around 1pm, so after having a little something to eat, he'll try and find a trivia contest that he can enter (and hopefully win a ship on a stick). Me, I'd rather stay in the sun and enjoy the atmosphere and enjoy being with like-minded people!

As for favourite activity on board? We love it all!!!
 
My wife and I found the evening entertainment to be excellent and varied, but would have like more adult comedy.

As for the daytime, we were very disappointed, with the daily bean bag toss, being the highlight. We would have liked a program of lectures, possibly by the ship's officers, on the ship's operations. Maybe some more port information for those travelling independently?

Had the weather been better, many people would have been out on deck, so they needed planning for wet weather.

We wouldn't take another Carnival TA, as we needed more 'wet weather' activities.
At this point, my husband and I would definitely be interested in lectures during TAs.

The ship will NEVER have port information for those traveling independently. They like to punish us for not spending our hard-earned dollars on their excursions. We only book Carnival-sponsored excursions when we are traveling with people who are newbies, we are in a dangerous part of the world (Belize comes to mind), or if we meet new friends who already are doing a cool ship excursion that we did not know about beforehand.

Eliza/Neil/Ally - is there a section on this message board for sharing information on the myriad of private excursion companies? I have a gaggle that I have successfully used over the years, and would love to share what I know.
 

Ally

Deckhand
At this point, my husband and I would definitely be interested in lectures during TAs.

The ship will NEVER have port information for those traveling independently. They like to punish us for not spending our hard-earned dollars on their excursions. We only book Carnival-sponsored excursions when we are traveling with people who are newbies, we are in a dangerous part of the world (Belize comes to mind), or if we meet new friends who already are doing a cool ship excursion that we did not know about beforehand.

Eliza/Neil/Ally - is there a section on this message board for sharing information on the myriad of private excursion companies? I have a gaggle that I have successfully used over the years, and would love to share what I know.
We have a section about destinations, Susan...

Cruise Destinations - Cruising Talk

Feel free to share your experiences with the various companies that you have taken shorex with and include links with recommendations as to who to contact if you have them too. People often want to do things on their own so it can be daunting trying to find out who can be trusted to give good service and efficiency etc :)
 
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lancashire lass

Guest
I think Carnivals entertainment is not all that good, namely shows. We found their vocals really weak on our last cruise a show that features good singers.
Punchline comedy shows were very good and funny { adult humour}
Daily on board activities apart from Trivia leave much to be desired.
 
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lancashire lass

Guest
Hello everyone!

What's the entertainment and food like on the Carnival Valor? My boyfriend quite likes comedy. Is there anything like on board? He's quite picky when it comes to his food. He doesn't like anything too exotic... a good steak is ideal. What are the restaurants like?

Thanks!

Sarah
Welcome Sarah to cruising talk, we hope you will find us helpful.:dancing_banana:

I have not been on The Valor but have been on three other Carnival ships.
As I mentioned in my post the comedy shows are very good . They usually have two and they alternate times. There are two Adult shows per night and a family show . They are held in a smaller room than the big theatre which gives it more of a night club feel. You will have to line up in order to get in and despite long lines they move quickly and all get in.
The food in the MDR is fine, definitely not exotic, we enjoyed our meals and you can pay extra to have a meal in the Steakhouse and that is well worth it.
When are you sailing?
 

haroldwilliams

Deckhand
I just think the Carnival shows need more content and professionalism. It may vary from ship to ship. It is not what I would like to see.
 
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