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Carnival Valor

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What people said about this ship:

"This ship was very clean the food was great buffet and the dining room." in 87 reviews.

"very clean We 've done several Carnival Cruises." in 40 reviews.

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Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
7+ cruises

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Great vacation ever!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: May 18, 2014

While we were a bit concerned about cruising on Carnival  with all the negative news, plus we'd heard it was a real party ship, while there's nothing wrong with that we weren't looking for things to be wild.

 

A  friend told us to try it once - Omg it was the best of our 13 cruises to date! The value we paid was less than what we've paid on Royal Caribbean, NCL. We didn't have a room with a balcony on the other cruise liners and we paid much more.   This was the first time we had a room with a balcony, big and spaceous - the staff was outstanding very friendly always willing to help.  The Valor took special attention too keeping everything clean and wiped down at all times.

 

Food in all areas that we dined were delicious, we never had to want for anything.  Loved the "Cheers" progam.  Loved knowing there was a "Self-laundry w/iron".  Even thought they did offer a service for laundry.

 

The Port of Calls were wonderfu and beautiful, the people of the islands were all friendly - our favorites Ports were Barbados & St. Kitts.  But each one offered their own special style.  We loved taking the Segway rides - something we'll do here in Chicago now that we know what we're doing.

 

We'd totally recommend this cruise to everyone.   We went the end of May, so we didn't have the "Spring Break" crowd.  There were all ages, and nationalities aboard.  Good times for all.  We decided to eat "anytime", mainly because we didn't want to have to be locked into a certain time to eat.  Especially if we had plans on the islands we weren't rushed.  Plus we still were able to eat at a table with other's, we didn't have to sit by ourselves unless we wanted to.  Made friends and had lots of laughs!

 

We plan to do this cruise again.

 

Wayne & Denise S

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Singles/Friends

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
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Finally!! Back aboard a carnival cruise ship.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: May 11, 2014

It has been 7 years since I last cruised. I know. Shame on me! For this cruise I was able to bring my cousin, who has not had the opportunity to travel and long time friend aboard to experience their first cruise. While this being my 5th. I have always wanted to do a southern caribbean cruise and now have made it a reality. We sailed aboard the HMS Valor, which sailed from the port in San Juan Puerto Rico and sailed to St.Thomas, Barbados, St Lucia, St.Kitts and St. Maarten. Aboard the luxury Valor, The service was top notch as usual.The food was excellent. The shows were fantastic. And as I mentioned, the service was impeccable. When people ask me what's it like to take a carnival cruise. I tell them, that you will for sure be well taken care of, pampered and treated like a king and queen. And I also tell them that to make the vacation as exciting or however comfortable as you would like it to be and leave the rest to Carnival. I have yet to experience anything bad on a cruise and I hope that Inever do.For the most part, I am always amazed by the hard work the crew does in behalf of the passengers to make their stay on the ship an enjoyable one. We were always greeted by name by our cabin steward and asked how our day was. And at dinner service, The crew were very professional, courteous, constant smiles and met our every needs. And I always tell people to treat the staff as you would like to be treated. The ports of call even surpassed my expectations. I will forever be greatful to th folks at Carnival for making me and my friends to have and enjoy fond memories that will last a life time. And I want to thank you too!! Cruisesonly for making this trip happen. Thanks to you all, And I cannot wait for my next adventure aboard a Carnival cruise ship.

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Room Type:
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Experience:
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FANTASTIC :)

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: May 18, 2014

I HAVE BEEN ON JUST ABOUT 19 CRUISES. THIS HAS DEFINETLY BEEN ON OF THE BEST, FUN FILLED WEEKS WE HAVE SPENT...THE STAFF  AND ENTERTAINMENT WAS EXCEPTIONALLY GREAT. ALL THE EXCURSIONS WERE FANTASTIC. WOULD DEFINETLY GO AGAIN...

iIVONNE:)

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Experience:
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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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Excellent Service on Valor

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: May 04, 2014

This is a great crew on the Valor. Our experience was a nice cruise and worthy of recommendation. The ship itself is showing its need of repair particularly in the staterooms. We had an Aft room and enjoyed it albeit it needs some updating. Lampshades torn, colors out of date, and just a well-worn look to it. The ports were wonderful, and absolutely memorable. We would like to do this route again.

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Popular Tips for Carnival Valor


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

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 this is your first cruise, get a suite. It is spacious and very comfortable.



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7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

Sail Date: Nov 02, 2014
Ship Name: Carnival Valor
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7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

Sail Date: Oct 05, 2014
Ship Name: Carnival Valor
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7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

Sail Date: Sep 28, 2014
Ship Name: Carnival Valor
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