Carnival Valor is a large ship, carrying 3756 passengers and 1150 crew, and sails from Port Canaveral, Florida.

Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 6 yrs ago    

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What people said about this ship:

"The informal dining rooms on the other hand has improved with better decor and food choices." in 179 reviews.

"have always enjoyed Carnival cruises, but did not like this ship VALOR." in 72 reviews.

"...a beautiful ship, but what made it special was the cruise director , dining staff, housekeeping and the friendly all..." in 63 reviews.


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OK But

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The ship's staff were very attentive, especially the stateroom and dining room staff. Food was OK, I've had better aboard other ships. Ports were OK, but Western Caribbean is probably better. Entertainment was marginal.

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long line to check in no one told us to have docs out when we got to door. man at door was grumpy. lady who checked us in was nice

daily program was unorganized had to find sailing times and evening dress code

cruise director was the worst i have had in 33 cruises

i was with my husband

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Not what it used to be

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My cruise overall was good because we made it that way. If you can't enjoy a cruise something is wrong. I was disappointed in Carnival many times though. I have been with Carnival many times before and it was fine. I'll give some examples of the shortcomings. My security was in question a few times on this cruise and it  NEVER had been before. We had 2 Medical Emergencies which is fine but there was something suspicious about that too. Buffet food was never hot.....Warm? Not really. Up charges in the dining rooms. Not much food available if you didn't eat in the dining rooms in the evenings. Lousy cruise directors. Now some positives..... Good ports of call. Good breakfasts. Good stateroom and service. Guys Burgers is wonderful. Good embarkation and debarkation. I guess the biggest concern for me was our safety

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Best time eve!

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It was my kids first cruise and Mr T and Oana made this an experience of a lifetime for them. We did wish the taco or burger area was open longer. Overall the ship was very clean and i was impressed.

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Nice Cruise

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This was our first time cruising.  It was a nice cruise, nice time, but a lot of people.  Our room was unfortunately right over the band so we didn't get to sleep until late.  Our cabin was good, had a balcony which was fun for morning coffee.  Weather was awesome.  Food was good, nothing stood out as bad.  I would probably do another cruise with Carnival.  Happy

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Awsome Sauce

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Had a blast!! This was are first cruise, an we are already looking to try to plan for another. We had a ball.. really loved Nassau and half moon cay.. My advice is everyone should take a cruise!Wink

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Fantastic Cruise!

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Carnival Valor 5 night Bahama cruise was absolutely wonderful. There was such a great variety of of restaurants and foods to choose from, lots of fun activities and shows on board. The entire crew was friendly and knowledgeable. Excursions were well planned out and reasonably priced. The stop at Half Moon Cay was tops - blue, clear water that looked like a giant swimming pool - and a fabulous cook out. The cruise was so relaxing and one of those that you simply didn't want to come to an end. We'd definitely take another cruise on Carnival.

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The Bahamas

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Overall, the trip was fun.  My family enjoyed themselves during the sea days and ports of call.  We had first time cruisers in our party and they enjoyed the many things to do during the trip.  My immediate family has cruised before and if I had anything to comment on negatively, it would be the lack of announcements onboard.  Previous cruises the cruise staff did not leave you questioning or in doubt about anything.  This announcer didn't even let you know that we had arrived at our destinations,  things going on within the ship and just overall general information that we had become accustomed to on the ship.  

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Go Fly a Kite

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This was a great cruise. We especially enjoyed our serving team, Juan, Paolo, and Joel. They waited on us every evening in the Lincoln Dining Room (anytime seating) and we never even lacked for anything. Food was good overall. The entire crew were extremely friendly and trivia nights hosted by Chris were hilarious. Impressed by the concern the crew showed when we had to make a medical emergency stop. The trade winds were crazy in Aruba and Curaçao but the ports were nice. Even got to disembark early with self-assist. Would sail on Valor again without hesitation. 

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Ok cruise

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Was not happy with on board activities and food was not great could not get meat temp correct after several attempts food was cold several times overall had better dinners on Royal Caribbean

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

For quiet time visit winstons bar in the afternoons. We played cards there before dinner many days!

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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.

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