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Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 4 yrs ago    


What people said about this ship:

"Carnival continues to encourage proper dress in the dining room s but does n't enforce any real dress code." in 135 reviews.

"...all hours of the day and night this was the worst carnival cruise ever." in 55 reviews.

"...a beautiful ship, but what made it special was the cruise director , dining staff, housekeeping and the friendly all..." in 54 reviews.




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3 out of 5

Destinations & Excursions Were great - but The Ship Experience - NOT SO MUCH

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: May 23, 2015

Yjos was our third Carnival Cruise.  frankly, one ship is just the same as the next.  Basically it has already become no greater an experience than riding a city bus.  Same old thing...  We enjoyed our destinations very much and the excursions were loads of fun, but the time spent on board the ship were so-so, at best.  Carnival food (buffets) is clearly sub par, with every attenpt to make things look wonderful, but the quality is clearly lacking.  They call it cheesecake, I call it cake that has a cheese like flavor.  It is CLEARLY not even remotely real cheesecake, EVEN IN THE DINING ROOMS.  We went to the dining room for brunch one morning and my English muffin was brought to the table a full ten minutes before my breakfast, so it was cold as a corpse by the time my eggs arrived. The eggs were cooked through, although I asked for over easy.  We were VERY disappointed with the dinners as well.  We have been relatively happy with the evening meals on previous cruises with Carnival, but even some of the regular fall back items were poorly prepared. Honestly, the service at dinner was not entirely star studded either.   Movies on the deck were a nightmare!  Loud mouths who had no respect for the fact that the deck was loaded with people trying to watch a film would sit in the areas immediately adjacent to the screen and blab at full volume. No one from the ship staff thought it needful to address this issue, so watching the movie became a waste of time and effort.  YOU COULDN'T HEAR IT ANYWAY for all loud and obnoxious blabber mouths!  Carnival is interested in selling booze, so drunks abound, and I personally have no interest in dealing with obnoxious drunks, but plan on having to do so at least once or twice a day.  We loved our open seating dinner companions and made lasting friendships which we plan to continue, even on land,   Honestly, as far as cruising is concerned, Carnival is a ship that gets you where you are going.  Other cruise lines make the trip as enjoyable as the destinations.  Not Carnival.

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Our ship from the old Spanish fort in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: May 23, 2015

We've always sailed with Carnival. For the most part, we enjoyed it and the staff was accommodating. We had one poor experience with a staff member at the guest services desk. The ship's dancers and singers were so-so. The dining room staff was above par. The highlight of these cruise was dinner at the chef's table. Hands down, our most  memorable experience. 

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Love this cruise!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: May 16, 2015

This was an excellent cruise!  My husband and I had a wonderful time, and in fact, we have booked the same cruise for next year as a graduation present for our daughter.  Looking forward to the next one!  The staff onboard the Valor were very professional and most gracious.  The food was fantastic! 

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Great cruise and great service

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: May 16, 2015

It was a great experience to cruise with Carnival. The ship was good and the variety of food was excellent. All the shows that they present on ship was of good quality. But the best thing was their crew, everybody from room service boy to our server in Washington dining room was so professional, courteous and friendly. Getting off the ship in Belize was a little hassle and time consuming because it needs tender boats to get to the shore. Other then then that it was a perfect vacation for me and my wife. Thank you Carnival!

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Awesome

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: May 16, 2015

This cruise was amazing. The staff treated you like royalty. I am already planning my next cruise. They had so many things to do that you would never get bored. I especially loved they game and comedy shows. 

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Very good vacation, but the staff needs work

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: May 16, 2015

The Valor is one of our favorite ships.  However, this cruise it seemed at times that crew did not care about the service they provided.  This is a big change from the past experiences we have had on the Valor.  The ports were all great except for Belize.  We found Belize to be dirty and did not safe there.

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good cruis

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

nice ports I like caracao better then aruba. cruis ship valor was nice and big  all days weathere was nice and gooooood .only problem was 90% peoples wear old peoples

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We had a relaxing time

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

We enjoyed the cruise but not as much as we would have liked due to health issues. Due to being on a gluten free, dairy free, yeast free diet the food, although they tried, was unpalatable. We were told that Carnival was used to many people being gluten intolerant and that the dining room could accomadate. But I was expecting to have a choice of great gluten/dairy/yeast free desserts that they were already accustomed to making. This wasn't the case. I had sorbet every night until they came up with a dairy free creme brulee' then I had that the rest of the nights except when they forgot to make it. 

We would have liked more daytime entertainment, as the nighttime shows were usually pretty late. My husband spent most the time at the pool, which he enjoys, and I spent a lot of time in the cabin, unfortunately.

Carnival cruises are very nice, all the staff are exceptionally friendly and everything is exceptionally clean.

I mostly enjoyed getting to know our table companions and the formal nights.

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GOOD OVERALL BUT NEEDS IMPROVEMENT

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: May 03, 2015

The Cruise was good, overall. The entertainment wasn't great, The staff was very courteous. The food overall was bad. We went to a nice dinner every night except the first night, because we didn't know about it. On the last day we realized the restaurant was open for breakfast and lunch for sit down dining, instead of the not so good buffet food, but the cruise was over, so we were not able to take advantage of that. That is the biggest complaint I have--- there was no information anywhere regarding this.

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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.

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