Carnival Valor

3.7 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: L     Refurbished: 6 yrs ago    
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Carnival Valor is a large ship, carrying 3756 passengers and 1150 crew, and sails from Galveston, Texas.

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Carnival Valor

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Great Time

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

Fun and entertaining for the entire family. Food was good, our steward Tri was fanstatic. Lots of activities for all ages. Recommend balcony suite, is nice to wake up and smell the ocean breeze. Wife was delighted cant wait for our next adventure.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

Cruise Squad

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

My favorite part of my cruise is the friendly and welcoming atmosphere. However, the part that I had issue with was twice I put out our breakfast menu the evening prior and did not receive our breakfast and when I questioned several staff members about it, no one has an answer and passed the blame.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

Great time!

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

It was four sister trip, we had a blast.  My only complaint was the baked potatoes where not done enough and if the your time dining was busy the food was warm not hot.  Hendri the waiter in the your time dining was adorable.  Loved the shows, piano bar and the trivia, over all great time.

 

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
1 out of 5

Carnival not what it once was

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

It was a ok getaway 

we stated Cruiseing in 2006 over all things have not gotten better in fact it not as nice as it was. Dinning room standard are too casual ( don't like to see men's arm pits) tank tops men wearing a hat at dinner is a no no but not on the ship. No turn down service )no mints) . Spent over 45 minutes trying to get room device. Way too much smoke odor in the casino. Don't think I'll Cruise with Carnival again. Too many other Cruise lines . 

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
5 out of 5

5 night Western Carribean Cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

This was our first cruise and the  Carnival folks on the ship were unexpectedly friendly and helpful! The ship was kept very clean. The food was delicious except for the desserts, and the only thing I didn't like about them was that we are used to them being sweeter.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Best cruise yet on Carnival

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Our cabin steward and our wait staff in the dinning room were excellent. Entertainment was very good overall. this was the first time we did not have FTTF and the embarkation was painless so reevaluating whether we will buy it again.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Awesome cruise

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

 From start to finish this cruise was wonderful!

Great food in Washing dinning room

Great wait staff

Stephens and Vincent were exceptional!!

Steward always made sure the room was clean

Room Service great

Balcony was exceptional 

Red Frog Pub was a lot of fun

Mexican coffee ☕️ was outstanding!

i would recommend this ship and cruise for everyone  

Can't wait to book another cruise 🚢 

 

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
5 out of 5

Good and Bad

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The Valor is an older ship without many frills.  The swimming pools are extremely small and always filled with kids, no quiet place to relax in the water.  Serenity area also small and closed due to windy conditions on a couple occasions.  Worst part of cruise was dining room food.  Majority of entrees were BAD!  Food overall was pretty tasteless.  Exceptionally good pizza at Pirate Pizza and great burgers at Guy's.  Frankie the cruise director was amazing and had great energy.  Made activities fun.  First stay in an Ocean Suite; it was very nice.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
1 out of 5

Very disappointing

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

food was awful. Not much better than school lunches. Left dining room hungry after being given three shrimp and a lump of rice for dinner. Boat rocked the entire time. Will never go through this experience again!

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Anniversary cruise 1st time

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

My favorite part was that all the other guest on cruise were so friendly and inviting. 

We made  so many friends from all over the U.S.  my least most favorite part of the trip  was the food. We were on the Valor. I'm sorry but I am from texas and I like flavor and grease. I didn't enjoy anything but breakfast and room service ( (the items you have to pay for.) The cokes were all flat because they do not keep them cool. I wasted my money on drink package because I only drink 3 cokes, because they  were all flat

 I will be bringing my own next time and leaving in fridge

Other than that the experience  was very nice. 

Advice: try all shows and activities  even if u think you may not like it, because you may find out  that you have fun.

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PROMENADE

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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!

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Contributor Level: Purser

Get your money back (if you can) and fly to a real all-inclusive resort.

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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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