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Carnival Valor

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What people said about this ship:

"The customer service from our dining room attendees and housekeeping were excellent." in 87 reviews.

"Thanks to you all, And I can not wait for my next adventure aboard a Carnival cruise ship." in 40 reviews.

"...in a line of passengers which were deceived by your cruise director !" in 40 reviews.



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wrigc181
Purser

Traveled As:
Family w/older children

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

5 star
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5 star
5 star

I had a fantastic time!!!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Aug 24, 2014

I would highly recommend taking this cruise. At first I thought that 7 days would be too long, but all  of the fun things that you can do on the ship was simply put, Aaamazing....They have the comedy shows, movie night outside, the live shows, which by the way excellent. It is like you are watching a Broadway Show. Then you can eat, eat, eat, and eat some more!!! The crew were very pleasant and helpful with any little need that may arise. I had went on my very first cruise on the Carnival Valor and I was not disappointed in the least. I would definitely do it again on the Valor. The hospitality was just phenomenal.  My family and I had went during the last week of August and the weather was just about perfect. I have nothing bad to say about this cruise because we ALL had a great time. To Felipe, you were fantastic!!! Missing my cruise already.... Now I am looking forward to going on another one.....

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
7+ cruises

4 star
4 star
4 star
4 star
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Had the best experience on the Valor

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Jul 13, 2014

I've cruised with several other cruise lines and I still say Carnival is the best. The entertainment was great, The staff was great. They work exceptionally hard to make your cruise experience a great one. The ports were fabulous. The adult comedy shows were hilarious (full house every night).. The people we met were so much fun. There was so much to do, we were exhausted by the end of each night. Carnival is definitely the "Fun Ship". There was something for all ages. The food was good, a liked the variety & the fact that it was available 24hours a day. For those that wanted a more relaxed atmosphere, they had the Serenity Area (for adults only)& an adult only pool area to lay out & relax. Great music throughout the ship, fun games for all. Im already looking into my cruise for next year. Im a Gold Member. If you're looking to have a great vacation experience, upbeat & live, Carnival is the place for you.

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
2-3 cruises

5 star
5 star
5 star
5 star
5 star

Carnival Valor was all of that and more!!!!!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Jun 29, 2014

I had a great time on this cruise June 29-July 6, 2014. Carnival Valor gets 5 stars!!! The embarkation was quick. However the debarkation was different. That's my only qualm. This ship was super clean. Our steward was great. she freshened our room up 3 times a day. Our 2 waiters and waitress was great. The Lido deck was always a fun place to be.

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The Pitons in St. Lucia!! Beautiful Towel animal St. Thomas my home, with the Valor in the background

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suemason
Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
2-3 cruises

4 star
4 star
4 star
4 star
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Southern Caribbean Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Jul 13, 2014

Overall I was satisfied with the cruise, however I thought the nightly variety shows were much better on the Holland America trip I took to Alaska two years ago.  Carnival Valor did have a comedy club and we both enjoyed the shows.  We saw 3 different comedians.  I also enjoyed the adult only swimming pool area.  I was worried about lots of kids on the cruise ship, but my concerned was unwarranted.  The Lincoln dining staff were extremely friendly and we enjoyed having the open seating arrangement since it is sometimes hard to know when you want to eat.

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Traveled As:
Family w/older children

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
2-3 cruises

1 star
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AWFUL

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Aug 10, 2014

FOODS NASTY AND DESERTS TASTE LIKE CHINES DESERTS ALMOST NO SUGAR ON THEM. AND THE THING ABOUT HAVING 4000 PEOPLE STANDING ON THE DECK FOR OVER A HALF HOUR HAS NO ACTUAL WORD TO DESCRIBE IT. ALL  I CAN SAY THAT WAS REALLY HORRIBLE AND BEYOND REPROACH. THE SHOWS WERE NOT TOO GOOD EITHER. THE ONLY THINGS I ENJOYED IN THIS WHOLE DEBACLE WAS THE GYMN AND THE LIVE BAND ON PROMENADE DECK AND THE COMEDY SHOWS WERE PRETTY GOOD I MUST SAY THAT GUY AL ROMERO WAS HILARIOUS  . SO AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED I WILL NEVER CRUISE WITH CARNIVAL VALOR AGAIN. CARNIVAL PARADISE WAS MUCH, MUCH BETTER. MAYBE YOU GUYS SHOULD LEARN SOMETHING FROM THEM. THEY WERE BETTER ORGANIZED , MORE METICULOUS AND THE FOODS WERE MUCH BETTER.

THANK YOU

CHARLES JUDEX

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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.

If you are into soft drinks get the unlimited soft drink card. Do the steakhouse, allow it cost extra $35/person its worth every penny.

Roll Calls


Carnival Valor
39
Members on Cruise

7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

Sail Date: Nov 02, 2014
Ship Name: Carnival Valor
39 Ship Mate app members

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Carnival Valor
26
Members on Cruise

7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

Sail Date: Nov 16, 2014
Ship Name: Carnival Valor
SailingScot
+ 25 Ship Mate app members

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Carnival Valor
24
Members on Cruise

7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

Sail Date: Oct 26, 2014
Ship Name: Carnival Valor
Vay
+ 23 Ship Mate app members

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