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Jan 2011

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Nice ship; excellent oceanview stateroom (much larger than expected),  Lots of fun and "energy" on this ship. Meals were good ((not great) and we didn't feel that the dinner meals had alot of vareity.  Menu was "boring" and did not have alot of variety for dinner entrees.

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Everything is just ok

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Magnificent ports of call ...

The food is ok but not amazing like in other cruise lines ...

Dining staff and stewards are great ...

staterooms no more than ok ....

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Carnival Valor needs updating

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The staff, crew, programs and meals were excellent, but the ship needs new  carpeting, pictures and decor.  The shows were great, the casino was hopping, and the shops had some interesting sales.  Went to a art auction and learned the hard way that it is almost double the price you bid to frame and ship to your home.  The ports were wonderful on this cruise. 

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breakfast menu esp. in the pastry department needed more variety. Waiting in line also for breakfast was at times trying as some patrons stood in line for omeletes for partners or other family members. It was always a annoying  to be behind someone ordering 4 omeletes when only 3 at a time could be made. really put a tamper on line movement. dinners were amazing and lunch menu also..comedian entertainment was alittle bit to off color for our tastes and actually offensive enough for us to leave mid show. Really is this the best you can do. the fine line of risqui and out and out lude was crossed to many times..hey thanks for listening

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Outstanding!  We had a great time.  The crew was friendly and very helpful.  The only thing I can say is that we forgot to pick up our photos that was paid for before leaving and I am hoping that they will send it to me with my home addre

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Excellent cruise experience

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Big SmileThis was a great exoeriance. Dinning was nice and the steakhouse was the best dinning exoeriance that I have ever had. The buffet was passable. The activities on board kept you busy and we had so much fun participating in the activities. Shore excursions planned through the cruise line were excellent events. 

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A perfect skiing holiday

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We were three couples celebrating our wedding aniversaries. We had a lot of fun, relaxing and good food. All the arrangements were excellent. One little minus was that our cabin was a bit too warm and even after repairman was there it was too warm.

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Excellent Itinerary

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Feb 16, 2014


I took this cruise Feb. 2014 with my husband and two 16 yr. old daughters and another family of four. It was an excellent vacation, the rooms were clean, spacious and  the decor was bright and lively. Because we were on different  islands daily we did not go to many shows except the comedy shows. They  were great, the comedian Happy Cole was unbelievably funny. Every night after having a great day on the islands we would all meet in the hot tub and have a drink before getting ready for dinner. We met a lot of great people on the boat and we would exchange our days events. The food was good, I would not say excellent but for the inexpensive price that we paid for this cruise we thought it was a great deal. We went horse back riding in St. Kitts with Trinity stables, the horses were a little mangey and there was not much of a rainforest but we enjoyed the views of the ocean and the guide was very nice. My daughters absolutely loved it, they said it was their best day. We also rented a private sail boat on St. Lucia with Mystic Man. We paid $75.00 per person because we had a party of 8 we were able to have the sailboat to ourselves with the captain and his mate. We sailed to the Pitons and they served us a wonderful lunch of either baked fish or chicken and all the beer and cocktails you wanted. After lunch we then went to an area that we could snorkle before we headed back. It was an amazing experience. Our family vacations yearly, we have done several disney trips, beach trips, and the Grand canyon and we all agreed that this was our best vacation ever. I highly recommend this cruise, you will have a grreat experience and lasting memories with your family.

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Escape from the COLD & SNOW!!!

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Carnival Valor and its crew and staff are the greatest on the sea! They accomodated all our needs without hesitation and with a smile. The food is to die for and the shows and comedy club keep your evenings fun and full of entertainment. Of course the warm sea breezes and wonderfull water kept our days fun and relaxing. It was a great relief from the severe cold weather this winter in Canada. Our only wish was we could stay longer!

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Floating Motel 6 of the seas.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Feb 16, 2014


Was excited about taking this cruise, have been on a cuise in the Pacific few years ago with another cruise line and enjoyed the cruise.  Things quickly changed.  I give Carnival a 3 star out of generousity.  Most likely this review will not make public eye but word of mouth and social media will pick up the peices.  We let's get started.  Boarded the ship made it to my cabin to find it barely cleaned.  Dust on the bathroom shelves thick as if not been cleaned in many cruises.  General cabin condition was okay, what you would expect at a Motel 6.  We never met our cabin stewart the whole cruise.  Based on room condition figure we may not have one but the room was made up every day.  I am not one to complain on vacation I just don't ever patronize a place again if I get poor service.  I cleaned the shelves so my wife could unpack and left one shelf un-touched to see if it was a fluke with the cleaning.  It remained dusty with my writing in it till Thursday of the week of the cruise.  Went down for evening meal in formal dining, was seated promptely and waited over 15 minutes before a waiter came over.  Food service was marginal.  Glasses remained empty for long periods of time.  Felt like you had to remind them constantly you were there.  Now if you were drinking alcohol they wated on you hand and foot to get ever drink.  We enjoy drinking on vacation but not at $8.75 and up per drink....  Don't forget they automatically add gratuity, either wise based on over all service they might not get any.  Cruise ship seem generally dis-organized.  Buffets were out of order so people are going back and fourth down the line slowing progress.  The pizzaria was a joke.  They never made enough and constant line all day and night.  Staff on the ship was not overly friendly.  Best place I found was the Paris Room.  The Paris Room is now the ONLY place on the ship you can smoke cigars now.  The large cigar lounge called the Winton Room is now non-smoking.  You can smoke cigarettes almost everywhere, but don't you dare light up a cigar!  Ports of call are great, but the cruise was very disappointing.  Showing on the ship are nice enjoyed the comedy shows.  There was 4 staff memebers that went above and beyond that should be recognized.  In dining hall waitress name Anny, in Paris room Rully, Junita, and Michal where excellant.

If considering a cruise maybe look at different cruise line unless you want the Floating Motel 6 of the seas.

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Interior Cabins
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Oceanview Cabins
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Balcony Cabins
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Suite Cabins
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Restaurants
4
Pools

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Destinations & Excursions: 83%
Ship Staff Quality: 75%
Stateroom Quality: 72%

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Cabins of Carnival Valor

Interior Stateroom on Carnival Valor Size:
185 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed a private bathroom with shower bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels refrigerator mini-bar interactive TV mini-safe phone and hairdryer.
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed a private bathroom with shower obstructed picture window bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels refrigerator mini-bar interactive TV mini-safe phone and hairdryer.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 6205, 6206, 7205, 7206, 1007, 1008, 9285, 9286, 9291, 9292, 8342, 8345, 9204, 7332, 7335, 6286, 6311, 6354, 6381

Available On Decks:
UPPER, MAIN, RIVIERA, PANORAMA, EMPRESS, LIDO, VERANDAH

Balcony Stateroom on Carnival Valor Size:
185 sq ft.; Balcony: 35 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed a private balcony private bathroom with shower bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels refrigerator mini-bar interactive TV mini-safe phone and hairdryer.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
6207, 6208

Available On Decks:
PANORAMA, LIDO, SPA, VERANDAH, EMPRESS, UPPER

Oceanview Stateroom on Carnival Valor Size:
220 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed a picture window private bathroom with shower bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels refrigerator mini-bar interactive TV mini-safe phone and hairdryer.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.
Please Note: Staterooms 2446 and 2449 have obstructed views.
Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
2465

Available On Decks:
MAIN, RIVIERA

Aft-View Extended Balcony Stateroom on Carnival Valor Size:
185 sq ft.; Balcony: 60 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed a large aft-view private balcony private bathroom with shower bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels refrigerator mini-bar interactive TV mini-safe phone and hairdryer.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
EMPRESS, UPPER, VERANDAH

Captain's Suite on Carnival Valor Size:
500 sq ft.; Balcony: 150 sq ft.

Amenities:
- A separate bedroom with two twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed a private bathroom includes a whirlpool tub/shower a private furnished balcony and sitting area with an L-shaped sofa. Additional amenities include a second bathroom with shower dressing room large closet bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels refrigerator mini-bar two interactive TVs mini-safe two telephones and hairdryer. Please Note: the balcony rails have a solid steel panel.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

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LIDO

Premium Balcony Stateroom on Carnival Valor Size:
185 sq ft.; Balcony: 75 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed a large private balcony private bathroom with shower bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels refrigerator mini-bar interactive TV mini-safe phone and hairdryer.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
VERANDAH

Grand Suite on Carnival Valor Size:
345 sq ft.; Balcony: 85 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed a private furnished balcony and sitting area with sofa. A private bathroom includes a shower whirlpool tub double sink and a bidet. Additional amenities include a vanity area with sink and table dressing room walk-in closet bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels refrigerator mini-bar interactive TV mini-safe phone and hairdryer.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
EMPRESS

Interior Bunk Bed Stateroom on Carnival Valor Size:
185 sq ft.

Amenities:
- One upper bed and one lower bed (bunk bed) a private bathroom with shower bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels refrigerator mini-bar interactive TV mini-safe phone and hairdryer. *Please note cabins 1207 1208 1211 1212 2211 2212 2216 and 2217 have porthole windows. All other category 1A cabins are interior staterooms.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.

Available On Decks:
VERANDAH, EMPRESS, UPPER, MAIN, RIVIERA

Junior Suite on Carnival Valor Size:
275 sq ft.; Balcony: 35 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed a private furnished balcony and sitting area with sofa. A private bathroom includes a shower whirlpool tub and a double sink. Additional amenities include a vanity area with sink and table dressing room walk-in closet bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels refrigerator mini-bar interactive TV mini-safe phone and hairdryer.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
LIDO

Porthole Stateroom on Carnival Valor Size:
185 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed two porthole windows a private bathroom with shower bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels refrigerator mini-bar interactive TV mini-safe phone and hairdryer.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.

Available On Decks:
MAIN, RIVIERA

Scenic Oceanview Stateroom on Carnival Valor Size:
230 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed a picture window private bathroom with shower bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels refrigerator mini-bar interactive TV mini-safe phone and hairdryer.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.

Available On Decks:
LIDO

Premium Vista Balcony Stateroom on Carnival Valor Size:
185 sq ft.; Balcony: 75 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed a large private balcony private bathroom with shower bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels refrigerator mini-bar interactive TV mini-safe phone and hairdryer.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
VERANDAH, EMPRESS, UPPER

Ocean Suite on Carnival Valor Size:
275 sq ft.; Balcony: 65 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed a private furnished balcony and sitting area with sofa. A private bathroom includes a shower whirlpool tub and a double sink. Additional amenities include a vanity area with sink and table dressing room walk-in closet bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels refrigerator mini-bar interactive TV mini-safe phone and hairdryer.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
7228

Available On Decks:
EMPRESS

Scenic Grand Oceanview Stateroom on Carnival Valor Size:
320 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed a picture window private bathroom with shower bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels refrigerator mini-bar interactive TV mini-safe phone and hairdryer.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.

Available On Decks:
LIDO

Deck Plans for Carnival Valor

Carnival Valor

 

SKY

The Sky Deck features a pool slide as well as the adults' only Serenity.

SKY
2 Upper Beds
2 Upper Beds
1 Upper Bed
1 Upper Bed
Twins/King Bed & Double Sofa Bed
Twins/King Bed & Double Sofa Bed
Queen Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Queen Bed & Single Sofa Bed
2 Porthole Windows
2 Porthole Windows
Unisex Wheelchair Accessible Restroom
Unisex Wheelchair Accessible Restroom
Twin Beds Don't Convert to King
Twin Beds Don't Convert to King
Twin Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Twin Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Twins/King Bed & Single Convertible Sofa
Twins/King Bed & Single Convertible Sofa
Twins/King & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Twins/King & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Queen Bed
Queen Bed
Queen & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Queen & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Connecting Staterooms
Connecting Staterooms
Twin/King Bed & Single Sofa & 2 Upper Beds
Twin/King Bed & Single Sofa & 2 Upper Beds
Wheelchair Accessible Stateroom
Wheelchair Accessible Stateroom
Obstructed View
Obstructed View

Dining

Your Time Dining on Carnival Valor Dine in the main dining room anytime between 5:45 and 9:30 PM. Guests are usually seated within 20 minutes on a first-come, first-serve basis, depending on party size. Parties of 10 or more may need to be accommodated at different tables.

Seating Times: 5:45 - 9:30 PM.
Dress: We suggest smart casual dress attire. On formal evenings, formal dress is required. Shorts and swimwear are not permitted.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Lincoln & Washington Dining Rooms on Carnival Valor Enjoy a world-class dining experience at these vibrant restaurants. Choose from crisp salads, savory soups, delicious steaks, fresh seafood, and more. There are even low-carb selections and Spa Carnival creations that are as delectable as they are healthy! A superb bottle of wine, excellent service, and delightful presentation will make your meal complete.

Seating Times: Breakfast: 7:45-9 AM; Lunch: Noon to 1:30 PM; Dinner: Early: 5:45-6:15 PM or Late: 8-8:30 PM.
Dress: We suggest smart casual dress attire. On formal evenings, formal dress is required. Shorts and swimwear are not permitted.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
Reservations required.

Scarlett's Steakhouse on Carnival Valor Celebrate with a special dinner at this intimate, reservations-only steakhouse located high atop the ship. Featuring mouthwatering prime beef cooked to order, Scarlett's also offers a fine selection of gourmet appetizers, fantastic seafood, an extensive wine list, and decadent desserts.

Seating Times: Open for dinner 6-9:30 PM. Please allow 2 1/2 hours for your dining experience.
Dress: We suggest formal attire.
Costs: A nominal fee of $35 USD per dining guest, including gratuities. The fee does not include specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks which are offered at current bar menu prices.
Reservations required.

This exclusive dining event for 12 lucky guests features a multi-course dinner hosted by one of Carnival's master chefs. The evening includes a private cocktail reception, a tour of the galley led by the chef, and a sumptuous dinner in a non-traditional dining venue, such as the gallery or the library. (Dining location depends on the vessel).

Seating Times: TBA
Dress: We suggest formal attire.
Costs: $75 per dining guest; the fee does not include specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks which are offered at current bar menu prices.
Reservations are required and need to be made onboard at the ship's guest service desk.

Rosie's Restaurant on Carnival Valor Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and spectacular view of this indoor-outdoor buffet while feasting on such favorites as salad, pasta, shrimp, chicken, and steak. There's also a deli, an Asian food section, fish & chips stand, and a grill for hamburgers and french fries, as well as a themed late-night buffet for the night owls.

Seating Times: Check onboard for times.
Dress: We suggest casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservation required.

Mongolian Wok on Carnival Valor Indulge your craving for Asian fare at this design-your-own-stir-fry bar. Experienced chefs man the woks while you choose your preferred noodles, veggies, meat and sauce.

Seating Times: Late morning to early evening; check onboard for exact hours of operation.
Dress: Always casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Togo Sushi on Carnival Valor Do you love sushi? Here's the place for you! Fresh sushi prepared and ready to go. What could be better?

Seating Times: Open nightly prior to dinner.
Dress: We suggest casual.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservation required.

The Taste Bar on Carnival Valor Sample complimentary bite-sized appetizers before dinner for a taste of flavors that await at the ship's most popular dining venues.

Seating Times: Check onboard for hours of operation.
Dress: Always casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Pizzeria on Carnival Valor Stop by for a warm, delicious slice of pizza any time, day or night.

Seating Times: Open 24 hours.
Dress: Casual.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservation required.

This poolside grill serves delicious, made to order hamburgers, hot dogs, and French fries.

Seating Times: Noon to 6 PM.
Dress: Always Casual.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Java Cafe on Carnival Valor Stop in at the Java Cafe for a cappuccino or an iced coffee pick-me-up. While you are there, treat yourself to a delicious pastry.

Seating Times: Check onboard for times.
Dress: We suggest casual attire.
Costs: A nominal fee for all items sold at the café.
No reservation required.

Room Service on Carnival Valor Nobody goes to bed hungry aboard Carnival ships. No matter what time your appetite catches up with you, complimentary and cheerful stateroom service is just a phone call away.

Seating Times: Available 24 hours.
Dress: No dress code.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.

Entertainment

Art Gallery on Carnival Valor Deck: LOBBY
Type: Other
Description: Browse the diverse and stunning array of fabulous artwork.

Bronx Sports Bar on Carnival Valor Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Bar
Description: The energy in this sports bar is set on high. Check out a game on TV and enjoy drinks and appetizers while you laugh it up with friends, old and new, in the Carnival Valor Bronx Bar.

Camp Carnival on Carnival Valor Deck: SUN
Type: Kids Zone
Description: From finger painting to cartoon time, the little ones will have a blast at this supervised camp for kids ages 2-11.

Circle C on Carnival Valor Deck: ATLANTIC
Type: Kids Zone
Description: One of the coolest spots on Carnival Valor is Circle C and its just for kids 12-14Video games, dance parties, late night movies, Karaoke and more. What could be funner?

Club O2 on Carnival Valor Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Kids Zone
Description: We know just what teenagers 15-17 like... Music, video games, food, new friends and BIG fun, Club O2's got it; the perfect 'round-the-clock hangout full of funtastic things to do.

Eagles Aft Lounge on Carnival Valor Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Bar
Description: Meet, greet, chill and chat at the Lounge. It's a cool place to have a drink, tell friends a joke, listen to live music and laugh 'til dawn.

Formalities on Carnival Valor Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Other
Description: Rent your formal wear here.

Internet Cafe on Carnival Valor Deck: ATLANTIC
Type: Other
Description: Send friends and family a quick email and don't forget to include a picture. They'll be so jealous.

Ivanhoe Theater on Carnival Valor Deck: LOBBY
Type: Entertainment
Description: Ivanhoe Theatre (Main Show Lounge) - Check out a spectacular stage show full of music, dancing, lights and costumes that could rival any Broadway performance.

Ivanhoe Theater on Carnival Valor Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Entertainment
Description: Ivanhoe Theatre (Main Show Lounge) - Check out a spectacular stage show full of music, dancing, lights and costumes that could rival any Broadway performance.

Ivanhoe Theater on Carnival Valor Deck: ATLANTIC
Type: Entertainment
Description: Ivanhoe Theatre (Main Show Lounge) - Check out a spectacular stage show full of music, dancing, lights and costumes that could rival any Broadway performance.

Java Cafe on Carnival Valor Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Snack
Description: Take a break and recharge in style at Java Cafe. This European style coffee bar is located on the Carnival Valor Promenade deck and specializes in premium coffees and delicious pastries.

Jeanne's Wine Bar on Carnival Valor Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Bar
Description: The perfect place to begin and end your night, the wine bar has a vintage for even the most discriminating connoisseur.

King Boulevard on Carnival Valor Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Shop
Description:

Library on Carnival Valor Deck: ATLANTIC
Type: Other
Description: Catch up on your reading, write family and friends back home or stimulate your brain with a game of Chess, Checkers, or Scrabble in the Library.

Lindy Hop Piano Bar on Carnival Valor Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Bar
Description: Check out the piano bar for the ultimate in fun. Listen to live music, make song requests, sing along or just chill with others.

Lobby and Atrium Bar on Carnival Valor Deck: LOBBY
Type: Bar
Description: Feel proud as you mix and mingle with friends, old and new, in the Carnival Valor American Lobby and Atrium. This mighty space is the center of all things fun and fantastic on the Carnival Valor.

Lobby and Atrium Bar on Carnival Valor Deck: ATLANTIC
Type: Bar
Description: Feel proud as you mix and mingle with friends, old and new, in the Carnival Valor American Lobby and Atrium. This mighty space is the center of all things fun and fantastic on the Carnival Valor.

Lobby and Atrium Bar on Carnival Valor Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Bar
Description: Feel proud as you mix and mingle with friends, old and new, in the Carnival Valor American Lobby and Atrium. This mighty space is the center of all things fun and fantastic on the Carnival Valor.

Mini Golf on Carnival Valor Deck: SUN
Type: Sports
Description: Foooooore! Have a swinging good time at the Sun deck's new 9-hole mini-golf course. The greens are meticulously maintained and the view is great. Just remember your follow through and no bogeys allowed.

One Small Step Dance Club on Carnival Valor Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Bar
Description: You'll love the music, moves and mood at the Carnival Valor One Small Step dance club. Shake it real good as you party with great people and groove to some of your favorite hits.

Photo Gallery on Carnival Valor Deck: ATLANTIC
Type: Shop
Description: The photo gallery is loaded with some of your best Fun Ship moments. Pick your favorites; then take home your fondest and most fun memories.

Pool on Carnival Valor Deck: LIDO
Type: Pool
Description: Take a swim or just relax poolside - whatever floats your boat.

SeasideTheater on Carnival Valor Deck: PANORAMA
Type: Entertainment
Description: Watch movies, concerts, news, sporting events, and even watch others shake their groove thing on the Carnival Seaside Theatre. It's a 12'x22' jumbo-sized LED screen with a crystal-clear picture and a 70,000-watt, easy-to-hear sound system.

Shogun Club Casino on Carnival Valor Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Gaming
Description: Play cards like a pro at the Carnival Valor Shogun Club Casino. Poker's not your game? There's craps, blackjack, roulette, slots and more.

Spa Carnival on Carnival Valor Deck: SPA
Type: Health
Description: Relax, it's all in the technique. Feel the stress sail away as you pamper yourself with soothing treatments and massages for your body and soul at the Carnival Fantasy Spa Carnival...Ahhhhh.

Sports Deck on Carnival Valor Deck: SUN
Type: Health
Description: It's all in fun on the Sun deck. Have a swinging good time at the 9-hole mini-golf course, take a quick jog around the padded jogging track, play Ping Pong, volleyball, Shuffle Board, or shoot some hoops.

Sports Deck on Carnival Valor Deck: SPA
Type: Health
Description: It's all in fun on the Sun deck. Have a swinging good time at the 9-hole mini-golf course, take a quick jog around the padded jogging track, play Ping Pong, volleyball, Shuffle Board, or shoot some hoops.

The Dream Bar on Carnival Valor Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Bar
Description:

The Fun Shops on Carnival Valor Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Shop
Description: Everything from t-shirts to high-end timepieces, trinkets to your favorite spirits (duty-free) - That's what you'll find at the shops of Carnival. Find the perfect Fun Ship gifts for friends, family and yourself.

Video Arcade on Carnival Valor Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Kids Zone
Description: If you love to play video games we've got just the spot for you - no matter your age. Check out The Warehouse video arcade, which is equipped with the latest high tech games.

Winston's Cigar Bar on Carnival Valor Deck: ATLANTIC
Type: Health
Description: What better way to end the night (or to start the night) than a glass of port and a nice stogey?

Tips for Carnival Valor

The Serenity Decks for adults--great R & R. Our favorite part of the ship!

You may wish to try anytime dining. I like to watch the sunset, and it would allow me to do that. Also take the time to explore the ship and all it has to offer.

Pizza line is always long, they don't make it ahead, but I think it is because they are trying to give it to you as fresh as possible. A upgrade on the food in the dining room would be good. It just isn't nearly as good as it used to be.

We recommend using the "serving" breakfast option : it means a wait for your food, but you get fresh eggs. On our cruise it was in the Washington Dining room from 7.30-9.30am. We almost never did the buffet line after the first day except returning to the ship. The burritos were also quite good.

Loved the Lido deck for breakfasting & lunch, although the omelet & Mongolian wok lines are long they are worth the wait. Look for the burrito spot, it's a gem worth looking for. DO NOT miss the formal dining room, the food is amazing. Lobster, tiger shrimp, prime rib, & more.

Plan to do somethng in San Juan prior to boarding the ship being that you leave at 10:00pm there is alot of down time if you get board early.

Have more than pizza available for late night machines, and keep a beverage machine open with ice available.

The lifeguard drill was the longest I have ever attended. Waiting for the instruction took 15 minutes and after the demonstration we had to stand another 15 minutes.

Lido deck is the best. That's what all the foods are. My favorite place. Enjoyed hanging out there. Entertainment was great!

Only one sea day. Wish there were zero.

you can walk to alot of stuff if you press through the barage of gift store and taxi assault

All on this trip have to visit the steakhouse. I would have liked to see more older teen activities on board. The children's activities are geared towards younger kids not the teens on the verge of being adults.

Slow service unless you order alcohol. unfriendly staff with few exceptions. Long lines for buffet or Pizzaria. Diry cabin Bathrooms.

Go to the Lido deck for breakfast, the lines will be shorter.

Don't miss the comedy shows, they are hilarious! Definitely try the steak house restaurant, very good!

Get familiar with the ships layout so you can find your way early on.

Fix your drink machines!

Don't miss the lecture that Chris Molina gives on Art That Changed History. His passion for Art is contagious and he made what was intended as a half hour turn into an amazing adventure of Art and its most valid history. It was free and it was one of the highlights of my trip. Be there if you can.

Go to the Serenity zone and sit in the hot tub after your excursions and watch the ship leave port from there with a cold drink in your hand.

Dont exspect much.

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