Carnival Valor is a large ship, carrying 3756 passengers and 1150 crew, and sails from Port Canaveral, Florida.

Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 5 yrs ago    

What people said about this ship:

"The informal dining rooms on the other hand has improved with better decor and food choices." in 179 reviews.

"have always enjoyed Carnival cruises, but did not like this ship VALOR." in 72 reviews.

"...a beautiful ship, but what made it special was the cruise director , dining staff, housekeeping and the friendly all..." in 63 reviews.


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1856 reviews from our community



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My favorite place was Grand Turks....I don have any negative experiences on this ship/cruise.  Everything was great.  I didn't understand why the size of the main pool was so small but all in all my experience on this Cruise was the best anyone could ask for.  Happy

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8 Night Carnival Valor Cruise

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I had such a great time on my recent cruise! When I began the booking process, I called and Julie Collins was very helpful in getting my husband and I as well as my in-laws booked and ready to go. Anytime I called with a question, she was very quick with getting back to me. 

 

My cruise was a blast! The locations we went to were beautiful and the food was amazing. All the carnival staff were friendly and entertaining. I will definitely recommend this cruise to people in the future!!

 

Thanks Happy

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Great Trip! Many Improvements on the Valor!

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The cruise director was terrific, Chris.  He was all over the ship!  He even lead the Dr. Seuss parade for all the kids all around the deck.  Great ports and excursions!  We had our twin 7 year old grandsons with us and they loved Camp Ocean!  The refurbishing that was done to the Valor is a great improvement.  We were on this ship a little over a year ago and the improvements are everywhere and terrific!  The crew was wonderful, food was delicious!  Really enjoyed Guys Burger Joint!  Smoothest embarkation ever on a Carnival cruise!  Overall a great trip for Grandkids and Grandparents!

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very disappointed, but you asked.....

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The Lido deck was our favorite place but the pool was small  and there was always water from people coming in with wet bathing suits even at the other end. People were allowed to roam the entire ship with only bathing suits on which made alot of wet spots. I fell one time on a ship because of that  reason. My granddaughter was in the circle C and we would go to check on her and the  person in charge would have no idea where they may be. One of the couples we met onboard  finially let their daughter go because of our convincing them on the second night and when the father went to check on her they were very disappointed in how lenient they were so he did not let her go back and he asked where our granddaughter was and they had no idea. When they told us the next night we were very concerned .We kept a good eye on her any how by having her check in every hour but we found out that she was lured into a boys room by him pretending to be hurt as she and another girl took him to his room so he could lay down and he was only pretending to be hurt. That could have been a bad situation, but she was smart enough to keep the door open and they both left. The dining room food was horrible. We only went three nights and that's only because the people we sat with were very nice. This was my 30th cruise and most of them were on carnival. My dad passed away recently and one of his last requests was to go on a long cruise and get a suite. He left the money for us to do so. We had introduced him at the age of 92 to cruises and he died at 96. He loved them and he had only been on carnival. He took 4 cruises and wanted to go on another one. At the time we could go the suites were very high but I was told we would get an upgrade, we did to a higher deck. We paid 3,000 plus gratuity, which I asked that it be included in the price or let me pay it myself .At the end of the cruise.,when we got our bill it had not been included and we had to put 300.00 more.When we got to the room the drawers were not cleaned out and there was even silverware left in them along with items from the previous cruisers. We took everything out that was not ours and put it away. We did not have housecoats. We had to ask for them. The windows throughout the ship were dirty. Sorry but you asked. Maybe someone else can read this and take a good look around before they put their kids in the hands of someone else regardless of their age. Just be aware of things before you make the final decision to go on a cruise and think all is ok.

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Great Honeymoon

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I loved Half Moon Kay. The other stops were okay, just far from a beach. The crew found out it was our honeymoon and made us feel special. I was my first cruise, and her second and we definitely enjoyed our time. Thank you.  

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Carnival Valor Cruise

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The ship was awesome, and the staff provided excellent service. The food was very good in the evening in the dining rooms. The food during breakfast and lunch was okay. It was not over the top gourmet food as I have heard people speaking of on cruises. 

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Better times on other ships

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Getting off at the Ports, didn't appreciate the fact that just because I'm a smoker was put in a section of the ship that was away from all activities on the Lido deck. As tho we smokers had the plaque. Not only a section as if you were in time-out, but looked like a homeless shelter with people sleeping all over the place, even seen a couple having sex first thing in the morning. Was hit twice by a golf ball which was right over our wonderful smoking section. Been on many cruises and ALWAYS had a smoking section on the Lido deck. Felt as though we were being punished because we are smokers and were excluded from any fun times & activities on the Lido.

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Great cruise ship vacation.

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Carnival Valor is a great ship. My family and I had a great time. The food and the staff was awesome. We enjoyed the shows. The ship navigation was smoothly. We definitely will come back.

I greatly will recommend this cruise.

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Best cruise experience ever!

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The Carnival Valor exceeded our expectations.  The food, the entertainment, the staff, were all superior.  The ports of call Aruba and Bonaire were great.  Grand Turk was just so so.

The band, "Music Boardwalk" was the best I have seen in a great while.  

We highly recommend cruising on the Valor!

 

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Fun vacation

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We signed up for the tours offered by , not knowing if it was a good plan.  The tours were wonderful, after finding the location of them as to where to meet.  Guides did a great job in their presentation.  We have been on over 50 cruises, so we know what to look for.

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

For quiet time visit winstons bar in the afternoons. We played cards there before dinner many days!

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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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