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Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 4 yrs ago    

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What people said about this ship:

"There was even a brunch in the dining room during our `` at sea day ''." in 129 reviews.

"This was our second and last attempt at a Carnival cruise." in 50 reviews.

"...at saw the capatian once during the six days.worst cruise director ever but his staff was excellant The ship is clean..." in 52 reviews.




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Smelly

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Mar 22, 2015

Our room (8331) smelled of sewer or, I think you call it Black Water, from our first day (Sunday) until Thursday.  Also the lobby area at the elevators also smelled the same.  FINALLY by Thursday, last full day on ship, it was better.  The Buffet lines were not open past 3:30, closed earlier in some areas, but had good food.  We cruised Royal Carribean last year and didn't have any of these problems.  We paid for a Balcony room and this is what we got, SMELLY!!!!  Most of the other floors didn't smell like ours did. 

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David527
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Had Great time

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Mar 22, 2015

Had a Great time on the Cruise.   Great Staff and Cruisers.  Made some new friends.   Room Steward was ok.. though little lacking in the meeting part.  Food in MDR was great.  Tried the SteakHouse for first time, Steak was cooked perfectly.  And the Cheese Cake.... yumm

 

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bertzak
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Spring Cruise 2015

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Mar 22, 2015

Your cruise director, Calvyn, was a hoot.  I'd say he MADE the cruise for our party of four.  We laughed and laughed at his banter -- both in the shows and in his announcements.  Our dinner servers were the nicest guys we've ever had.  Also, our room steward was the best.  We had an unhappy circumstance with our room -- no fault of the steward.  We complained and were compensated to our satisfaction.  The check-in process was much improved since our last cruise in 2006 as was the check-out procedure.  We were disappointed that the Captain was a no-show at his meet-and-greet but that was no big deal.  We'll never attend another in our dress-up garb.  Lesson learned.  The food everywhere on the vessel was great.  All-in-all, the good far outweighed the bad so we give you five stars and are now searching for a cruise to Alaska.

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jmunoz28
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Excellent

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Mar 15, 2015

Recomiendo esta experiencia a todo el que quiera disfrutar de una excelente semana y que seas tratado como un millanario. Excelente organizacion en todos los aspectos desde que embarcamos el primer dia hasta que desembarcamos. Igualmente en todas las Islas que visitamos. 

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KKNCruiselover
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Amazing!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Mar 08, 2015

This itinerary had something new and superbly enjoyable at each stop, from black sand beaches and monkeys in St. Kitt's to sea turtles and white sand beaches in Barbados. Best cruise vacation yet!

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ferwil
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Caribbean Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Mar 01, 2015

We had a wonderful time!!  Valor staff couldn't have been nicer and fun.  Side trips were great.  The food especially in the dining room was very good with excellent and varied choices.  The only side trip that wasn't as good as others was the Rail & Sail.  The catamaran was too small for the number of people on it and the trip was too short.

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Nice Time

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Feb 15, 2015

I was rooming in 1307, there was a lot of banging and clanking sounds in our room and I could here other people on our floor complaining of the same noises.  I don't know if that happens frequently to people who are rooming on the bottom deck of most ships, but it was kind of irritating.  The smoking sections of the ship were located in frustrating locations.  I can't stand the smell of cigarette smoke yet it could be smelled throughout the casino, as well as in the stairwells by the casino, and the stairwells above the casino as well as below the casino, and also in the lounges near the Eagle's Lounge where the comedians performed as well as in the dance club.  I felt i couldn't enjoy the whole ship because of the areas where passengers were allowed to smoke.  The ship was also counter-directional and it was easy to get lost on from my room to the dining hall.  I have only been on one other cruise, it was on Celebrity's Summit.  There was a long designated deck for smoking near the pool and also an outside deck for smokers, those areas were made comfortable for smokers but were secluded enough that people who did not smoke were not bothered by the smoking, and both areas were located outside.  

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MyGraduation
Third Mate

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Cruise from San Juan to the Islands

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Feb 15, 2015

This was a cruise to new destinations out of San Juan and we decided on because we had never been to most of the islands. Easy transfer from the airport to the ship and no problem going on board and immediately finding something to eat! We had a balcony room, which I recommend, and had a great view of the islands each day. Each morning we had room service bring us "breakfast in bed." The food in the Lincoln Dining Room was great and we have no complaints on the service. ONLY negative comment we have was that the ship was showing some wear and age, after all, it is over 10 years old now and had lots of passengers. Shows were good, but the best was the first show. Still too much smoking going on in the casino, so when you passed by, you have to walk fast or hold your breath. Great cruise and sad to see it come to an end.

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carnival valor cruise feb 15 2014

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Feb 15, 2015

The ports were excellent.

My only complaint is the excursions are too pricy

The service on Carnival is always the best. (always a smile)

I would highly recommend this cruise.

 

 

 

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For the money this is a great cruise.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Feb 08, 2015

This cruise hits a lot of ports with only one day at sea!  I would choose a different line if I had more than 2 days at sea as this ship lacks in the spa department ( the sauna was growing funk and I reported it, but it was never cleaned! YUCK!).  The cabins are kept clean.  The food was good and service is as good as more expensive lines.  For the money this is a great cruise.

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

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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.

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!

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