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Carnival Valor

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3756 Psgrs
Refurbished
4 yrs ago
Jan 2011

What people said about this ship:

"The customer service from our dining room attendees and housekeeping were excellent." in 87 reviews.
"This was the worst Carnival cruise ever." in 4 reviews.
"Just loved the cruise director, Fillipe, he was just a blast!" in 11 reviews.

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Great Vacation

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Jul 13, 2014


Other than the following three items this was a great trip equal to or better than any of the 14 other cruises we have enjoyed.

1. We booked a suite for the luxury and privacy-due to no soundproofing on suite door we could not go to sleep till after the music stopped about 11:45.

2. The Ivanhoe theater entertainment was reduced to a "staff only" cast rather than varied hired entertainers as in prior years.

3. Over the last three years in an obvious attempt to cut costs the assortment of food in both the dining room and buffet was greatly reduced, however, all food was tasty and well prepared.

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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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Southern Caribbean Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Jul 13, 2014


Overall I was satisfied with the cruise, however I thought the nightly variety shows were much better on the Holland America trip I took to Alaska two years ago.  Carnival Valor did have a comedy club and we both enjoyed the shows.  We saw 3 different comedians.  I also enjoyed the adult only swimming pool area.  I was worried about lots of kids on the cruise ship, but my concerned was unwarranted.  The Lincoln dining staff were extremely friendly and we enjoyed having the open seating arrangement since it is sometimes hard to know when you want to eat.

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this was one of the best cruise i went too

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Jul 06, 2014


i enjoy this cruise my ? was even if it left puerto rico the dj sould have play more salsa music because there was 90% latin family and latin family salsa dance if the valor ship leave Puerto Rico and bring salsa firse all salsa cruise New York family will jump they have one soul train ship . viva latin Salsa now how dont like Salsa you people danceing on rail of ship . thank you it was my son first cruise and he love it we going back with a a family one thing i dont like was the port we was ask by people getting of the port for money and the beach to swin they would not leave until you gave them money even if it was a dollor .it like shopping eatin the port it was like the lady man saleing even towel jewelry it like you need to buy something .next time a take a group of family if the price is right .

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Canrival Valor 7 Days in the South Eastern Caribbean

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Jul 06, 2014


Hands down the best vacation I have ever experienced, and I have been a lot of places. I have been to 30 countries, took a full year off from work to travel and scuba dive around the globe and this was definitely the best trip I have ever taken. First, if you are wake there is fun to be had, parties, music, dance, dinner, shows, comedy, moonlight, sunlight, jucuzzi, pool, walk about, jog about, steam room, exrecise room, dry sauna, spa, and on, and on, and on. The crew is amazingly attentive. From day one they learn your name and treat you as though you have been there for years. There is adventure at every port. Land-based adventures, water-based adventures, in-town adventures, shopping adventures. You can kayak, zipline, snorkel, lay on the beach, hike, scuba dive, sail, and on, and on, and on.

 

One could take this same cruise 10 times and make it a different cruise each time.

 

-Gary

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Carnival Valor was all of that and more!!!!!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Jun 29, 2014


I had a great time on this cruise June 29-July 6, 2014. Carnival Valor gets 5 stars!!! The embarkation was quick. However the debarkation was different. That's my only qualm. This ship was super clean. Our steward was great. she freshened our room up 3 times a day. Our 2 waiters and waitress was great. The Lido deck was always a fun place to be.

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The Pitons in St. Lucia!! Beautiful Towel animal St. Thomas my home, with the Valor in the background

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Cruise wonderful, cheap cruises terrible

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Jun 29, 2014


Our cruise experience was wonderful, but i will not book through cheap cruises again. When I booked, they advertised "up to $500 shipboard credit."  I booked. I did not receive any credit at all. There is no email address to contact customer service so you are forced to call them. When you make the selection for already booked cruises, you wait for hours and will not get through to anyone. You will get a person onlly when you indicate you want to book a new cruise. So I did that and they checked and told me I would receive a $75 shipboard credit and that it would be applied to my bill that i receive on the final day of my cruise. I didn't get it. I called Carnival (who by the way had wonderful customer service) and they said I had to call cheap cruises. I did once again and waited over two hours on two consecutive days and never got a person. So, I have never received my $75 credit. I will definitely cruise Carnival again but I will book directly with the cruise line. I won't use Cheap Cruises.

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Carnival Valor Staff

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Jun 22, 2014


The dinning room staff earned five stars as did house keeping. 

 

For the second consecutive time my cruise card was deactivated mid cruise. A trip to the pursers desk, a 30 minute wait, and dealing with a rude purser who blamed the credit card provider and myself for the error when in fact a mistake was made at check-in when the cruise card was not assiged to any outside charge account.  I had the purser remove the housekeeping/dining room tip charges from the card (which I paid for in cash) and did not try to use the card again. 

 

Additonally, bartenders at the Bronx Bar must have been asked to many times why the FIFA World Cup was not being shown by berating me that an announcement had been made that the rights to the games had not been purchased and games would not be shown. I guess service staff can be rude degrading when their tips are built in to the price of purchase.

 

Their is a lot of competion for my vacation dollar.  After dealing with the attitudes of these three people I doubt that I will be spending any more of them on a Carnival Cruise.

 

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Not very "Fun"

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Jun 15, 2014


The cruise was fine but not great:  1) Food was horrible, 2) Staff not very friendly, 3) Decor outdated, 4) Barbados was bad, 5) Ship was FREEZING, 6) Music was extremely loud, couldn't sit by pool

 

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Sunny Week !

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Valor | Sail Date: Jun 08, 2014


Overall, this is a fantastic cruise with a great itinerary! This was our 6th cruise and we had an enjoyable week.

We had a balcony stateroom, with 2 adults and 1 teenager. Room location was mid ship on the Empress Deck, on the odd number cabin side. We had no noise and very smooth sailing. Excellent views when docking and departing each day. Would recommend a room on the odd numbered side.

Food - better than previous Carnival cruises. We ate breakfast on the Lido deck and dinner in the dining room. We had excellent dining room service.

Cleanliness - top notch.

Entertainment - a little better than average, but you take this cruise for the ports of call, not the entertainment on board. We miss the steel drum band on the Lido deck.

There were very few children on the cruise (week of June 8th). Older kids activities were not appealing to our daughter, so she never went to the club.

Excellent cruise for the money we paid. Go and enjoy!

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About Carnival Valor

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Oceanview Cabins
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Restaurants
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Cabins of Carnival Valor

Interior Stateroom on Carnival Valor Size:
185 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed a private bathroom with shower bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels refrigerator mini-bar interactive TV mini-safe phone and hairdryer.
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed a private bathroom with shower obstructed picture window bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels refrigerator mini-bar interactive TV mini-safe phone and hairdryer.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
7332, 7335, 8342, 8345, 9204, 6286, 6311, 6354, 6381, 1007, 1008, 9285, 9286, 9291, 9292, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 6205, 6206, 7205, 7206

Available On Decks:
RIVIERA, VERANDAH, EMPRESS, MAIN, LIDO, UPPER, PANORAMA

Reviews:

10 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Interior Stateroom

Balcony Stateroom on Carnival Valor Size:
185 sq ft.; Balcony: 35 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed a private balcony private bathroom with shower bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels refrigerator mini-bar interactive TV mini-safe phone and hairdryer.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
6207, 6208

Available On Decks:
LIDO, VERANDAH, PANORAMA, EMPRESS, UPPER, SPA

Reviews:

20 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Balcony Stateroom

Oceanview Stateroom on Carnival Valor Size:
220 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed a picture window private bathroom with shower bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels refrigerator mini-bar interactive TV mini-safe phone and hairdryer.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.
Please Note: Staterooms 2446 and 2449 have obstructed views.
Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
2465

Available On Decks:
RIVIERA, MAIN

Reviews:

8 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Oceanview Stateroom

Aft-View Extended Balcony Stateroom on Carnival Valor Size:
185 sq ft.; Balcony: 60 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed a large aft-view private balcony private bathroom with shower bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels refrigerator mini-bar interactive TV mini-safe phone and hairdryer.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
VERANDAH, EMPRESS, UPPER

Reviews:

1 Review from travelers who stayed in a Aft-View Extended Balcony Stateroom

Grand Suite on Carnival Valor Size:
345 sq ft.; Balcony: 85 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed a private furnished balcony and sitting area with sofa. A private bathroom includes a shower whirlpool tub double sink and a bidet. Additional amenities include a vanity area with sink and table dressing room walk-in closet bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels refrigerator mini-bar interactive TV mini-safe phone and hairdryer.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
EMPRESS

Junior Suite on Carnival Valor Size:
275 sq ft.; Balcony: 35 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed a private furnished balcony and sitting area with sofa. A private bathroom includes a shower whirlpool tub and a double sink. Additional amenities include a vanity area with sink and table dressing room walk-in closet bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels refrigerator mini-bar interactive TV mini-safe phone and hairdryer.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

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LIDO

Captain's Suite on Carnival Valor Size:
500 sq ft.; Balcony: 150 sq ft.

Amenities:
- A separate bedroom with two twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed a private bathroom includes a whirlpool tub/shower a private furnished balcony and sitting area with an L-shaped sofa. Additional amenities include a second bathroom with shower dressing room large closet bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels refrigerator mini-bar two interactive TVs mini-safe two telephones and hairdryer. Please Note: the balcony rails have a solid steel panel.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
LIDO

Premium Vista Balcony Stateroom on Carnival Valor Size:
185 sq ft.; Balcony: 75 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed a large private balcony private bathroom with shower bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels refrigerator mini-bar interactive TV mini-safe phone and hairdryer.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
VERANDAH, EMPRESS, UPPER

Scenic Oceanview Stateroom on Carnival Valor Size:
230 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed a picture window private bathroom with shower bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels refrigerator mini-bar interactive TV mini-safe phone and hairdryer.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.

Available On Decks:
LIDO

Ocean Suite on Carnival Valor Size:
275 sq ft.; Balcony: 65 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed a private furnished balcony and sitting area with sofa. A private bathroom includes a shower whirlpool tub and a double sink. Additional amenities include a vanity area with sink and table dressing room walk-in closet bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels refrigerator mini-bar interactive TV mini-safe phone and hairdryer.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
7228

Available On Decks:
EMPRESS

Reviews:

2 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Ocean Suite

Premium Balcony Stateroom on Carnival Valor Size:
185 sq ft.; Balcony: 75 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed a large private balcony private bathroom with shower bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels refrigerator mini-bar interactive TV mini-safe phone and hairdryer.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
VERANDAH

Reviews:

1 Review from travelers who stayed in a Premium Balcony Stateroom

Porthole Stateroom on Carnival Valor Size:
185 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed two porthole windows a private bathroom with shower bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels refrigerator mini-bar interactive TV mini-safe phone and hairdryer.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.

Available On Decks:
MAIN, RIVIERA

Interior Bunk Bed Stateroom on Carnival Valor Size:
185 sq ft.

Amenities:
- One upper bed and one lower bed (bunk bed) a private bathroom with shower bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels refrigerator mini-bar interactive TV mini-safe phone and hairdryer. *Please note cabins 1207 1208 1211 1212 2211 2212 2216 and 2217 have porthole windows. All other category 1A cabins are interior staterooms.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.

Available On Decks:
VERANDAH, EMPRESS, UPPER, MAIN, RIVIERA

Reviews:

2 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Interior Bunk Bed Stateroom

Scenic Grand Oceanview Stateroom on Carnival Valor Size:
320 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed a picture window private bathroom with shower bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels refrigerator mini-bar interactive TV mini-safe phone and hairdryer.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.

Available On Decks:
LIDO

Deck Plans for Carnival Valor

Carnival Valor

 

SKY

The Sky Deck features a pool slide as well as the adults' only Serenity.


2 Upper Beds
2 Upper Beds
1 Upper Bed
1 Upper Bed
Twins/King Bed & Double Sofa Bed
Twins/King Bed & Double Sofa Bed
Queen Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Queen Bed & Single Sofa Bed
2 Porthole Windows
2 Porthole Windows
Unisex Wheelchair Accessible Restroom
Unisex Wheelchair Accessible Restroom
Twin Beds Don't Convert to King
Twin Beds Don't Convert to King
Twin Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Twin Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Twins/King Bed & Single Convertible Sofa
Twins/King Bed & Single Convertible Sofa
Twins/King & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Twins/King & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Queen Bed
Queen Bed
Queen & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Queen & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Connecting Staterooms
Connecting Staterooms
Twin/King Bed & Single Sofa & 2 Upper Beds
Twin/King Bed & Single Sofa & 2 Upper Beds
Wheelchair Accessible Stateroom
Wheelchair Accessible Stateroom
Obstructed View
Obstructed View
SKY

Dining

Your Time Dining on Carnival Valor Dine in the main dining room anytime between 5:45 and 9:30 PM. Guests are usually seated within 20 minutes on a first-come, first-serve basis, depending on party size. Parties of 10 or more may need to be accommodated at different tables.

Seating Times: 5:45 - 9:30 PM.
Dress: We suggest smart casual dress attire. On formal evenings, formal dress is required. Shorts and swimwear are not permitted.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Lincoln & Washington Dining Rooms on Carnival Valor Enjoy a world-class dining experience at these vibrant restaurants. Choose from crisp salads, savory soups, delicious steaks, fresh seafood, and more. There are even low-carb selections and Spa Carnival creations that are as delectable as they are healthy! A superb bottle of wine, excellent service, and delightful presentation will make your meal complete.

Seating Times: Breakfast: 7:45-9 AM; Lunch: Noon to 1:30 PM; Dinner: Early: 5:45-6:15 PM or Late: 8-8:30 PM.
Dress: We suggest smart casual dress attire. On formal evenings, formal dress is required. Shorts and swimwear are not permitted.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
Reservations required.

Scarlett's Steakhouse on Carnival Valor Celebrate with a special dinner at this intimate, reservations-only steakhouse located high atop the ship. Featuring mouthwatering prime beef cooked to order, Scarlett's also offers a fine selection of gourmet appetizers, fantastic seafood, an extensive wine list, and decadent desserts.

Seating Times: Open for dinner 6-9:30 PM. Please allow 2 1/2 hours for your dining experience.
Dress: We suggest formal attire.
Costs: A nominal fee of $35 USD per dining guest, including gratuities. The fee does not include specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks which are offered at current bar menu prices.
Reservations required.

This exclusive dining event for 12 lucky guests features a multi-course dinner hosted by one of Carnival's master chefs. The evening includes a private cocktail reception, a tour of the galley led by the chef, and a sumptuous dinner in a non-traditional dining venue, such as the gallery or the library. (Dining location depends on the vessel).

Seating Times: TBA
Dress: We suggest formal attire.
Costs: $75 per dining guest; the fee does not include specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks which are offered at current bar menu prices.
Reservations are required and need to be made onboard at the ship's guest service desk.

Rosie's Restaurant on Carnival Valor Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and spectacular view of this indoor-outdoor buffet while feasting on such favorites as salad, pasta, shrimp, chicken, and steak. There's also a deli, an Asian food section, fish & chips stand, and a grill for hamburgers and french fries, as well as a themed late-night buffet for the night owls.

Seating Times: Check onboard for times.
Dress: We suggest casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservation required.

Mongolian Wok on Carnival Valor Indulge your craving for Asian fare at this design-your-own-stir-fry bar. Experienced chefs man the woks while you choose your preferred noodles, veggies, meat and sauce.

Seating Times: Late morning to early evening; check onboard for exact hours of operation.
Dress: Always casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Togo Sushi on Carnival Valor Do you love sushi? Here's the place for you! Fresh sushi prepared and ready to go. What could be better?

Seating Times: Open nightly prior to dinner.
Dress: We suggest casual.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservation required.

The Taste Bar on Carnival Valor Sample complimentary bite-sized appetizers before dinner for a taste of flavors that await at the ship's most popular dining venues.

Seating Times: Check onboard for hours of operation.
Dress: Always casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Pizzeria on Carnival Valor Stop by for a warm, delicious slice of pizza any time, day or night.

Seating Times: Open 24 hours.
Dress: Casual.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservation required.

This poolside grill serves delicious, made to order hamburgers, hot dogs, and French fries.

Seating Times: Noon to 6 PM.
Dress: Always Casual.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Java Cafe on Carnival Valor Stop in at the Java Cafe for a cappuccino or an iced coffee pick-me-up. While you are there, treat yourself to a delicious pastry.

Seating Times: Check onboard for times.
Dress: We suggest casual attire.
Costs: A nominal fee for all items sold at the café.
No reservation required.

Room Service on Carnival Valor Nobody goes to bed hungry aboard Carnival ships. No matter what time your appetite catches up with you, complimentary and cheerful stateroom service is just a phone call away.

Seating Times: Available 24 hours.
Dress: No dress code.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.

Entertainment

Art Gallery on Carnival Valor Deck: LOBBY
Type: Other
Description: Browse the diverse and stunning array of fabulous artwork.

Bronx Sports Bar on Carnival Valor Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Bar
Description: The energy in this sports bar is set on high. Check out a game on TV and enjoy drinks and appetizers while you laugh it up with friends, old and new, in the Carnival Valor Bronx Bar.

Camp Carnival on Carnival Valor Deck: SUN
Type: Kids Zone
Description: From finger painting to cartoon time, the little ones will have a blast at this supervised camp for kids ages 2-11.

Circle C on Carnival Valor Deck: ATLANTIC
Type: Kids Zone
Description: One of the coolest spots on Carnival Valor is Circle C and its just for kids 12-14Video games, dance parties, late night movies, Karaoke and more. What could be funner?

Club O2 on Carnival Valor Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Kids Zone
Description: We know just what teenagers 15-17 like... Music, video games, food, new friends and BIG fun, Club O2's got it; the perfect 'round-the-clock hangout full of funtastic things to do.

Eagles Aft Lounge on Carnival Valor Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Bar
Description: Meet, greet, chill and chat at the Lounge. It's a cool place to have a drink, tell friends a joke, listen to live music and laugh 'til dawn.

Formalities on Carnival Valor Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Other
Description: Rent your formal wear here.

Internet Cafe on Carnival Valor Deck: ATLANTIC
Type: Other
Description: Send friends and family a quick email and don't forget to include a picture. They'll be so jealous.

Ivanhoe Theater on Carnival Valor Deck: LOBBY
Type: Entertainment
Description: Ivanhoe Theatre (Main Show Lounge) - Check out a spectacular stage show full of music, dancing, lights and costumes that could rival any Broadway performance.

Ivanhoe Theater on Carnival Valor Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Entertainment
Description: Ivanhoe Theatre (Main Show Lounge) - Check out a spectacular stage show full of music, dancing, lights and costumes that could rival any Broadway performance.

Ivanhoe Theater on Carnival Valor Deck: ATLANTIC
Type: Entertainment
Description: Ivanhoe Theatre (Main Show Lounge) - Check out a spectacular stage show full of music, dancing, lights and costumes that could rival any Broadway performance.

Java Cafe on Carnival Valor Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Snack
Description: Take a break and recharge in style at Java Cafe. This European style coffee bar is located on the Carnival Valor Promenade deck and specializes in premium coffees and delicious pastries.

Jeanne's Wine Bar on Carnival Valor Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Bar
Description: The perfect place to begin and end your night, the wine bar has a vintage for even the most discriminating connoisseur.

King Boulevard on Carnival Valor Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Shop
Description:

Library on Carnival Valor Deck: ATLANTIC
Type: Other
Description: Catch up on your reading, write family and friends back home or stimulate your brain with a game of Chess, Checkers, or Scrabble in the Library.

Lindy Hop Piano Bar on Carnival Valor Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Bar
Description: Check out the piano bar for the ultimate in fun. Listen to live music, make song requests, sing along or just chill with others.

Lobby and Atrium Bar on Carnival Valor Deck: LOBBY
Type: Bar
Description: Feel proud as you mix and mingle with friends, old and new, in the Carnival Valor American Lobby and Atrium. This mighty space is the center of all things fun and fantastic on the Carnival Valor.

Lobby and Atrium Bar on Carnival Valor Deck: ATLANTIC
Type: Bar
Description: Feel proud as you mix and mingle with friends, old and new, in the Carnival Valor American Lobby and Atrium. This mighty space is the center of all things fun and fantastic on the Carnival Valor.

Lobby and Atrium Bar on Carnival Valor Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Bar
Description: Feel proud as you mix and mingle with friends, old and new, in the Carnival Valor American Lobby and Atrium. This mighty space is the center of all things fun and fantastic on the Carnival Valor.

Mini Golf on Carnival Valor Deck: SUN
Type: Sports
Description: Foooooore! Have a swinging good time at the Sun deck's new 9-hole mini-golf course. The greens are meticulously maintained and the view is great. Just remember your follow through and no bogeys allowed.

One Small Step Dance Club on Carnival Valor Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Bar
Description: You'll love the music, moves and mood at the Carnival Valor One Small Step dance club. Shake it real good as you party with great people and groove to some of your favorite hits.

Photo Gallery on Carnival Valor Deck: ATLANTIC
Type: Shop
Description: The photo gallery is loaded with some of your best Fun Ship moments. Pick your favorites; then take home your fondest and most fun memories.

Pool on Carnival Valor Deck: LIDO
Type: Pool
Description: Take a swim or just relax poolside - whatever floats your boat.

SeasideTheater on Carnival Valor Deck: PANORAMA
Type: Entertainment
Description: Watch movies, concerts, news, sporting events, and even watch others shake their groove thing on the Carnival Seaside Theatre. It's a 12'x22' jumbo-sized LED screen with a crystal-clear picture and a 70,000-watt, easy-to-hear sound system.

Shogun Club Casino on Carnival Valor Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Gaming
Description: Play cards like a pro at the Carnival Valor Shogun Club Casino. Poker's not your game? There's craps, blackjack, roulette, slots and more.

Spa Carnival on Carnival Valor Deck: SPA
Type: Health
Description: Relax, it's all in the technique. Feel the stress sail away as you pamper yourself with soothing treatments and massages for your body and soul at the Carnival Fantasy Spa Carnival...Ahhhhh.

Sports Deck on Carnival Valor Deck: SPA
Type: Health
Description: It's all in fun on the Sun deck. Have a swinging good time at the 9-hole mini-golf course, take a quick jog around the padded jogging track, play Ping Pong, volleyball, Shuffle Board, or shoot some hoops.

Sports Deck on Carnival Valor Deck: SUN
Type: Health
Description: It's all in fun on the Sun deck. Have a swinging good time at the 9-hole mini-golf course, take a quick jog around the padded jogging track, play Ping Pong, volleyball, Shuffle Board, or shoot some hoops.

The Dream Bar on Carnival Valor Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Bar
Description:

The Fun Shops on Carnival Valor Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Shop
Description: Everything from t-shirts to high-end timepieces, trinkets to your favorite spirits (duty-free) - That's what you'll find at the shops of Carnival. Find the perfect Fun Ship gifts for friends, family and yourself.

Video Arcade on Carnival Valor Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Kids Zone
Description: If you love to play video games we've got just the spot for you - no matter your age. Check out The Warehouse video arcade, which is equipped with the latest high tech games.

Winston's Cigar Bar on Carnival Valor Deck: ATLANTIC
Type: Health
Description: What better way to end the night (or to start the night) than a glass of port and a nice stogey?

95 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.

We went to the Dining area for breakfast most mornings, but should have checked out the Lido deck for breakfast more often. They had a larger variety of food and you could make your own omlette. The dining room was more limited.

Balcony room on Verandah deck was great -- 8249. Close to elevators but not so close that you could hear them. Give acupuncture a chance!

The entire cruise was great.

If you are over 21 do enjoy the tranquility area.

French Toast on the Lido Deck was great. MMM MMM Good!!!

Go to the Serenity zone and sit in the hot tub after your excursions and watch the ship leave port from there with a cold drink in your hand.

Pizza line is always long, they don't make it ahead, but I think it is because they are trying to give it to you as fresh as possible. A upgrade on the food in the dining room would be good. It just isn't nearly as good as it used to be.

We recommend using the "serving" breakfast option : it means a wait for your food, but you get fresh eggs. On our cruise it was in the Washington Dining room from 7.30-9.30am. We almost never did the buffet line after the first day except returning to the ship. The burritos were also quite good.

Loved the Lido deck for breakfasting & lunch, although the omelet & Mongolian wok lines are long they are worth the wait. Look for the burrito spot, it's a gem worth looking for. DO NOT miss the formal dining room, the food is amazing. Lobster, tiger shrimp, prime rib, & more.

Plan to do somethng in San Juan prior to boarding the ship being that you leave at 10:00pm there is alot of down time if you get board early.

Have more than pizza available for late night machines, and keep a beverage machine open with ice available.

good food is in the dining hall downstairs!! Plan your own excursions. most places have published taxi fares to prevent ripping off tourists.Taxi drivers are all fighting for your businesses and you can always bargain with them. The ship excursions are short and have many restrictions.

Choose odd numbered cabin, mid ship. Empress Deck.

Do not book a room near the main elevators on any level! Dance bands and parties every night 12AM in the atrium lobby. The atrium goes up to all levels making it tough on families with kids and those who go to bed before midnight.

Same food every day, had an upset stomach, and everything was in Spanish. ..

Go to washintong dinner the best

We mainly had breakfast on Lido. We went to the seaday brunch but werent heavily impressed. I would like to suggest that they inform of the way the eggs are prepared on the menu or ask how you'd like them. I also think that there should be more sign &sail kiosks onboard.

We didn't have to wait for anything.

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