Carnival Valor

3.7 out of 5

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

Sails from: Galveston, Texas

Cruises to: Caribbean - Western

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Pleasant trip

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A pleasant trip with a few issues with staff. The biggest complaint was coming home with gifts brought from Cozumel that was wrapped in newspapers covered with photos of non censored dead bodies. Check your newspapers before giving to people especially children.

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5 out of 5

The most fun vacation ever!!!!!

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We boarded the ship and right away started having fun. Delicious drinks were being served while we were waiting to gain access to our room and set sail. Each day of the cruise brought a new adventure both on board and at the ports.

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4 out of 5

A Bit Outdated Cruise

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It wasn't the best first cruise experience, but it wasn't the worst either. Me and my daughter had a good time and I am going on a Royal Caribbean cruise with some friends this November. It will be interesting to see how the two compare.

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4 out of 5

Wonderful and Amazing First Cruise

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My husband and I went on our very first cruise on the Carnival Valor. We got the Faster to the Fun add-on and were very pleased. Although the extension to the customer services (dedicated) line never worked we were only 2 floors down from the desk. However, one of the porters broke a very expensive bottle of cologne and when we complained and asked to be compensated we got complimentary laundry. Only one out of the 5 people working the services desk actually seemed happy to help us so that was disappointing. And although the faster to the fun comes with your room ready by the time you board (it was) our luggage came later-like almost a few minutes before the ship left the port. However-aside from this the rest of the crew were amazing. Everyone was very polite and knowledgable. We were always told Good Morning, Evening, Afternoon-asked if we needed anything. The service we received from the rest of the crew was amazing. Our steward, George, was amazing. We actually used the complimentary laundry and he had our clothes washed, folded, and in our room way before he said he would. We left him an additional tip even with the gratuities already paid. The cruise director, Orlando, is phenomenal. He was awesome. Words cannot express how much fun we had. The ship itself is beautiful and like a wonderful maze. I think by the end of the cruise we had figured out an easier way to get to our dining room. The food was OMG wonderful. Filet mignon for breakfast? Yes, please and thank you. We just had the best time and I will always cruise with Carnival and am looking forward to our next adventure. Love

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  • Price: $

  • Size: L

  • Total Passengers: 3756

  • Total Crew: 1150

  • Crew to Passenger Ratio: 3.27

  • Built: Dec 2004

  • Refurbished: 7 yrs ago

  • Number of Decks: 13

  • Total Cabins: 1492

  • Cabin Categories: 34

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Csprunger
Contributor Level: Purser
May 29, 2013

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

dstcyr77729
Contributor Level: Purser
Dec 29, 2015

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

FosterHines
Contributor Level: Purser
Jun 05, 2017

Stop by the casino. I won on the slots and blackjack table.

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