Carnival Valor

3.7 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: L     Refurbished: 6 yrs ago    
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About Carnival Valor

Carnival Valor is a large ship, carrying 3756 passengers and 1150 crew, and sails from Galveston, Texas.

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1ST Cruise - Disappointed in many areas

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

Quick Cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

This was a relaxing an amazing cruise. The only thing I would change would be for the Carnival Crew to ensure that children are not running the halls an being in the hot tubs without parental supervision. 

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

Anniversary cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

this was both my husband and i's first time on a cruise. Overall we had a great time but I don't think this has made us "cruise people". I got seasick the first couple days and then after we got off the ship at home. I heard that you barely feel the waves when on the boat, but that wasn't true even after taking Dramamine. I throughly enjoyed the trivia and shows on the boat and the unlimited food options which my husband took advantage of. ;) my favorite part was Cozumel when we went snorkeling. My tip would be don't book through the ship, we got a private tour for half the price! 

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
2 out of 5

1ST Cruise - Disappointed in many areas

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

This was our 1st Cruise.  Chose a Cruise to get away and relax.  No phones or internet.  Paid extra for a Balcony room to relax.  Neighbors to the right side - LOUD LOUD till 3 am - inside their room and on Balcony!  Neighbors on the other side - little kids.  2 doors down (we were down wind from) smoked on their Balcony and the smoke smell was horrible.

I had heard that Carnival is more of a "Party" cruise line but did not understand the full extent.  Geez.

Anyway - I like the idea of a Cruise.  Now if they offered a Non Kid Floor - Non Drunk Loud Ladies Floor - I might go back on one.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

So much fun!11

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

There was not a dull moment on this cruise! With all nine of us getting to spend so much time together with the age group being from 73 to 18, everyone had  great time.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
5 out of 5

Had a great time with my grandson

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

My grandson is 4-years old and very active, the Camp Ocean people kept him so entertained he could hardly wait to go back the next time.  I'm not sure how they do it but he would even give up swimming to go see them. 

 

For improvements I think the food on the buffet line was not very good at lunch time. 

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Clean windows would have made it almost perfect.

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

My favorite part of the cruise was the food.  From the buffets to the specialty restaurants, it was awesome. We enjoyed the shows, although would have liked more family friendly content. My wife and I were very surprised that the exterior windows were not clean.

We will definitely cruise on Carnival again.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Summary

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

Cruise was good, loading was an issue with my Health concerns. but overall pretty good time. Long walk through checking in untill you actually get on the ship.  But Carnival Staff was excellent,   Great food good entertainment. Hard to get to see all that was offered.  

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Carnival Valor

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Photo galleries were very professional; food up to par

Internet packages not worth the  money; quality of service poor.

Cabin service was excellent.

Faster to the fun offered for cabins are well worth the money with carnival.

Expedited boarding and unboarding much easier for anyone with handicaps

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

Party Cruiseline - not for me

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

The crew we encountered were fabulous.  The food was good but too much drinking and partying for my personal preference with not enough quiet places.  I am curious to know what happened to the person "allegedly" seen to have been overboard, after one hour of searching the ship continued on to Progresso and we never did receive an update, as promised by the crew making the original announcement that a passenger had been seen in the water?? 

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Exceeded our expectations

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

This was our first cruise and Carnival cruise lines and their staff exceeded our expectations and created beautiful memories for our family.  The staff was attentive to our every need, the ship was immaculate and the dining was five star. We will not hesitate to book our next cruise through Carnival cruise lines. 

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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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