Carnival Valor

3.7 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: L     Refurbished: 6 yrs ago    

About Carnival Valor

Carnival Valor is a large ship, carrying 3756 passengers and 1150 crew, and sails from Galveston, Texas.

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Moo like a cow, cuz yer going to be herded like a cow.....

Not near enough helpful staff. Plenty of staff to provide the costly extras not included... Read more
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Contributor Level: Third Mate
3 out of 5

First Cruise

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Cozumel had a good excursion spot at Isla Pasion, food was just okay, not enough time. Loved the beach and relaxation.  

 

Enjoyed the Red Frog Pub and the bartender Josep on board the Valor. 70s and 80s trivia hosted by Frankie was fun. Cowboy Bill's 18+comedy show was funny!

Back adult swimming pool roof closed too much. 

Chichen Itza was okay---not enough time, hassled by trinket sellers inside the grounds of Chichen Itza---they should be outside of the grounds because it was difficult to relax and learn/hear guides without being bugged to buy something. 2 hour drive expected but not bad. 

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Good 1st cruise overall

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Good experience overall, definitely a FUN ship for those willing to participate. Some issues with the main dining rooms (spotty service, cold food, etc.). Billing issue with Sign & Sail was never resolved despite request made before ship sailed. Some of the crew were fantastic and spacious, clean cabin helped make it a good experience.

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Contributor Level: Purser
1 out of 5

Moo like a cow, cuz yer going to be herded like a cow.....

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Not near enough helpful staff. Plenty of staff to provide the costly extras not included but when I see a line of 60 to 100 people at the one guest srevice desk open, it tells me very clearly that Carnival has dropped the ball (the other was closed the whole trip).

The food was available during very limited hours and hard to find locations. Why would Guy's burgers close up at 6 PM. Why close the main buffet at 6 PM? THAT IS SUPPER TIME FOR MOST NORMAL PEOPLE!!!!

All in all I was very disappointed 

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Good value and would go again

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Cozumel was very pretty. The ship was clean and the service was good overall. Wave runner/snorkel excursion was great! Don't expect gourmet food. The entertainment was mostly good, I really enjoyed the trivia games on board!

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Contributor Level: Purser
2 out of 5

First Bad Review Ever

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Giving this a bad review mainly because of the horrible entertainment in the theater and the lukewarm/sometimes not such good quality food at the early seating in the dining room.  The entertainment in the theater was TERRIBLE........totally inappropriately "undressed" dancers at the early show, the females had NOTHING except a G-string up their behinds.  The comedian was truly a "has been" - - after all the bragging they did on him.  BUT - you get what you pay for and the price was right for a balcony room.  All the crew members were great and we met some of the nicest people.  The ship was very clean overall. The BEST ENTERTAINMENT was a band that played outside the casino every night and they were fantastic.  Karoke was fun - a lot of good entertainers there too. I always leave a note for the Captain of every cruise we take and have always received an acknowledgement............not this time!! 

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Nice short cruise

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Very nice cruise. Good music and entertainment. Was very impressed with both. Good service onboard. Been to both ports several times.  Have no negative comments for Carnival Valor. They did great job. Even with delay due to fog, they did great job keeping us informed and entertained. Good job, Valor!

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Contributor Level: Purser
2 out of 5

lost quality

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this is my second time on a Carnival but it has been a good while.  Was not please overall.  Could tell that main office is looking for more $ and forgot the quality, Extremely disappointed.  After talking with some of the other passengers, was not alone.

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Contributor Level: Second Mate
5 out of 5

The Valor never failed to impress

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

The cruise was amazing I honestly can't say a bad word about anything.  We had such a great time!!!!  The crew was so nice and courteous they remembered our as soon as we boarded. The food and all the options were so great.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

A relaxaxational cruise

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WHAT A  PLEASURE TO HAVE A CRUISE  WHEN YOU CAN JUST RELAX AND HAVE A STAFF THAT IS RIGHT THERE FOR  ANYTHING YOU WISH FOR!  THIS WAS ON OF BEST CRUISES EVER!!!!!! MY THANKS TO OUR ROOM ATTENDANT.  THE ONLY DISAPPOINTMENT i FINE IS IN THE DINING ROOM.  OUR WAITER'S WERE GREAT, WE DID HAVE SOME DISAPPOINTMENT'S WITH THE STEAK ORDERED, TWICE  IT WAS OVER COOKED AND REALLY VERY TOUGH.. THOUGHT THE  "MAITRE D"  WOULD VISIT OUR TABLE AT SOMETIME THROUGHOUT OUR VISIT, HOWEVER HE WAS NEVER JUST WALKING THROUGH THE DINING ROOM. ( QUITE A DISAPPOINTMENT!!!!!) THIS WAS OUR FIRST EXPERIENCE THAT SOMEONE OF HIS "EXPERTISE"  WAS ALWAYS " NEVER"  TO BE FOUND.  EVERYTHING ELSE WAS JUST GREAT... ALL ALL OF YOUR DEALERS AND STAFF EXCELLENT, EVERYONE SEEMED REALLY IMPRESSED WITH THIS FAMILY.. THEY MADE ONE FEEL AS FAMILY!!!!  AWESOME....THANKS FOR ALL THE CREW AND STAFF....JIM & ELLIE TETZLAFFLove

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
5 out of 5

Wonderful cruise!!

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If you want a cruise that is perfect for relaxation, you can't go wrong with this one to Cozumel! With two full days at sea, it's a great time to hit the hot tubs, the spa, the casino or just lounge in the sun! I needed a break from the stress of work and this helped so much! The crew was the most cordial, accommodating, friendly and helpful crew I've ever had. They were constantly smiling, gracious, ready-to-assist and generous with their time. We had a luxurious experience and we can't wait to do it again!

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Csprunger
Contributor Level: Purser

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

dstcyr77729
Contributor Level: Purser

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

Cruiser43617906
Contributor Level: Purser

Valor was very relaxing and comfortable! Provided just what was needed and went beyond!

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Price

L

Size

Dec 2004

Built

6 yrs ago

Refurbished

3756

Total Passengers

3.27

Crew to Passenger Ratio

13

Number of Decks

1492

Total Cabins

34

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