Advice

Carnival Valor

5 1
3.7
4 star
4 star
4 star
4 half star
empty star

Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 4 yrs ago    

Recent Review

More reviews
3 star
3 star
3 star
empty star
empty star

FOOD

lsmithgames reviewed 1 day ago

What people said about this ship:

"...a burritos and a themed buffet, all in addition to the dining room ." in 130 reviews.

"...was a boring ~ probably because we have done three carnival cruise s in the past 18 months." in 52 reviews.

"The one time we followed the advice of the cruise director was a complete rip-off( seeing the monkeys at Park..." in 52 reviews.




1521 reviews from our community




lsmithgames
Deck Hand

3 out of 5
3 star
3 star
3 star
empty star
empty star

FOOD

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Apr 12, 2015

MOST OF THE FOOD THAT WAS SERVED ON THE BUFFET WAS COLD BUT WHEN WE WENT TO THE STEAK HOUSE IT WAS WONDERFUL. THE BEST STEAK WE HAD EVER HAD.  I JUST THINK IT COULD HAVE BEEN KEPT A LITTLE HOTTER BY THE TIME YOU GOT TO THE TABLE IT WAS COLD.

Read Full Review

Was this review helpful?


vamptoo
Deck Hand

4 out of 5
4 star
4 star
4 star
4 star
empty star

First timers

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Apr 12, 2015

This was our first cruise and we did enjoy it.  Our only complaint would be that just about everything (shops and clubs) on board are closed when the ship is in a port. 

Everything else was great!

 

Read Full Review

Was this review helpful?


timtutty
Deck Hand

4 out of 5
4 star
4 star
4 star
4 star
empty star

Very nice Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Apr 12, 2015

Valor is a nice ship, the staff was great, the food was very good. State room

was nice. The private Island is very nice. We had a great time on this cruise.

Read Full Review

Was this review helpful?


dartha
Purser

3 out of 5
3 star
3 star
3 star
empty star
empty star

Nice ports, smelly ship

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Apr 04, 2015

We liked the ports on this cruise but wished there would have been one more stop for the price and length of the cruise.  It was a smelly ship for some reason.  Our balcony staterooms would smell like cigarette or cigar smoke intermittenly, the pool area had wafts of sewage smell and our dining room smelled like sour milk at the entry.  When the main pool started shooting brown stuff out of the jets and they had to evacuate I did not want my family back in it the rest of the cruise.  

This was our least favorite out of 5 cruises our family has taken.  We were not able to get the flexible dining time so our 8:15 dinner cut into the entertainiment time.   The food in the dining room was not as good as our last Carnival cruise and they cut out being able to order espresso with breakfast in the dining room (you have to pay extra now).

Read Full Review

Was this review helpful?


3 out of 5
3 star
3 star
3 star
empty star
empty star

review cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Apr 04, 2015

Music around the pools was very loud; hard to carry on a conversation.  I felt that the  temperature inside the ship was too cold; we needed sweaters to be comfortable. And it can be challenging to find a quite place on the ship other then your own room with that many people on the ship. Other than that is was fun and my belly has grown nicely!Wink Next time we will probably do a shorter one; for us 3 or 4 days would have been perfect.

Read Full Review

Was this review helpful?


lastone
Purser

3 out of 5
3 star
3 star
3 star
empty star
empty star

Mixed Review

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Mar 27, 2015

Sheep. I felt like part of herd being pushed by a German Shepard.  Port stops were too short - not enough time to explore the Islands.  

 

Food was excellent and plentiful.  Cabin was surprisingly nice!

Read Full Review

Was this review helpful?


5 out of 5
5 star
5 star
5 star
5 star
5 star

Love Carnival

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Mar 27, 2015

This is my second cruise with Carnival. I enjoy every minute with them. I've been on another cruise line and to me it didn't compare. I will definitely be looking forward to having future cruises.

Read Full Review

Was this review helpful?


twopera
Purser

3 out of 5
3 star
3 star
3 star
empty star
empty star

Great Ports, Ship Services...so-so!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Mar 27, 2015

The ports were amazing and we would totally recommend them!  However, the ship was lacking a bit.  We purchased Faster to the Fun and others in our group did not.  We all arrived at the port together and they got onboard the same time as we did!  We were able to get into our cabin before them to drop off our carry-on, but some of them received their luggage before we did (over 3 hrs later!).  I nice addition to that item would be an express line to get off the ship at ports and get back on the ship. 

Also, no more chocolates on the pillow :(  An empty bowl in the bathroom? Perhaps for shower cap, lotions, etc. that Carnival doesn't provide anymore? 

The biggest thing that my husband complained about was the fact that every evening at dinner he would have to ask to order a beer, then he would have to wait for a "beverage waiter" to show up.  Our head waiter should of known that he wants a beer when he gets to the table and have the beverage waiter at the table shortly after.  If you wanted a second drink you better order it with the first!

The comedy club was fun but the line to get into the room was all the way back to the casino and some people tried to budge the line by going around the other way near the elevators and then got nasty to a staff member that cut them off.  There should be a roped area to enter any shows to avoid angry passengers.

 

Read Full Review

Was this review helpful?


3 out of 5
3 star
3 star
3 star
empty star
empty star

Six of Eight Nights Were Great!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Mar 27, 2015

Overall, we enjoyed the cruise in spite of the following issues.  We experienced A/C limitations and a night of "sewage odor" from the A/C vent.  The sewage smell issue was resolved; however, we did have to stay in another cabin for the night.  Did you know that Carnival has a policy that cabin temperature should be between 70 and 74 degrees (F)?  Don't expect a really cool room!  Cabin steward and dining staff were very good.  Customer Services staff very poor, so I hope you have no problems! Food was average at best.  Hope you like cheeseburgers and hot dogs!  Entertainment was above average.  The casino was nice, if you could find a seat at the tables or at a slot machine.  No question this was the most crowded casino I have ever seen on a cruise.  Lots of smoking as well.

Read Full Review

Was this review helpful? 1


5 out of 5
5 star
5 star
5 star
5 star
5 star

Valor

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Mar 27, 2015

Great locations! Wonderful experiences! San Juan was my favorite..you have to go to Point de Vista and have the Mafongo! Do you shopping in St. Maarten and your snorkeling at Coki beach St. Thomas USVI.

Read Full Review

Was this review helpful?



1 - 10 of 1521 reviews

More about Carnival Valor


Features and Amenities

Explore 51 features and amenities on this ship.

Explore Features and Amenities


Cabins

Carnival Valor has 1492 cabins and 30 categories. Explore each cabin type and read cabin reviews from the community.

Explore Cabins


Deck Plans

Explore the 13 decks including cabins and venues for each deck.

Explore Deck Plans

Popular tips for Carnival Valor.


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

Livetocruise
Third Mate

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.

We loved the coupon book, had a blast in every port picking up our "freebies", would never have thought of going to some of these shops. The port talks were a huge help!

Roll Calls


Carnival Valor

5 Night Bahamas (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail Date: May 03, 2015

Ship Name: Carnival Valor


117 Ship Mate app members

View Roll Call

Carnival Valor

8 Night Exotic Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail Date: Apr 25, 2015

Ship Name: Carnival Valor


104 Ship Mate app members

View Roll Call

Carnival Valor

7 Night Western Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail Date: May 16, 2015

Ship Name: Carnival Valor


81 Ship Mate app members

View Roll Call

Forum Posts






*Cruiseline.com is not a booking agent or travel agency, and does not charge any service fees to users of our site. Our partners (travel agencies and cruise lines) provide prices, which we list for our users' convenience. Cruiseline.com does not guarantee any specific rates or prices. While prices are updated daily, please check with the booking site for the exact amount. Cruiseline.com is not responsible for content on external web sites.