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
3 out of 5

Second and last time with Carnival

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group
We gave Carnival a second try because we didn't think it was fair to judge off of one trip. Unfortunately this was our last time. The ship and staff have the potential to be an awesome vacation but Carnival's typical guest is obnoxious, drunk, lack social courtesies and use the ship as a babysitter. Kids were running and screaming through the hallways and stairways constantly - as late as 2 am.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Good first experience!

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple
Good first time cruise! I would go on this cruise again. Now that i know what to expect. It was a nice simple cruise. We really enjoyed ourselves! Nice short getaway!

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Excellent staff... but.......

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple
Overall, I would say it was a good experience. You do have to keep in mind the cruise line wants your money... so the whole trip may seem like one huge tourist trap. But keeping that in mind and watching what you spend will keep your expenses at a reasonable level.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

My family cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)
The cruise itself was very nice the maintenance staff has something to be desired after cleaning my balcony they left the chairs and table stacked up against the balcony door. My wife's cabin had a A/C problem and they just brought her a fan for the room.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

Pleasant Cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)
The ship is very dark and somewhat tired. We went on cruise to relax and we were able to do that. Do not know if we would travel on Carnival again. It would have to be a much newer ship.

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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!

bwerner6632
Contributor Level: Purser
Aug 01, 2017

Even though it is tempting, don't waste your money on Bottomless Bubbles.

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