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    Dec 2004
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    May 2016
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Carnival Valor overview

By - Updated Mar. 4, 2020

Launched in 2004, The Conquest-class ship from Carnival Cruise Line was recently renovated in 2016, receiving Carnival’s new “Fun Ship 2.0” treatment. Travelers aboard the Carnival Valor will now enjoy Carnival’s newest dining venues, an enhanced nightlife and an overall improved ship full of excitement. Upgrades include the addition of venues such as Guy's Burger Joint, RedFrog Rum Bar, BlueIguana Tequila Bar, BlueIguana Cantina and many more.

Fun activities are available for kids including Suess at Sea, a 4-deck-tall spiral water slide. Camp Carnival includes supervised game and activities. And don’t worry about your teens, as they can hang out in a club that is designed just for them.

What’s in store for the adults? You can relax and grab a drink at one of the great bars and lounges available throughout the ship like the Alchemy Bar, have some laughs at the comedy club, or get your groove on at the nightclub. Need some peace and quiet? Catch some sun at the Serenity Retreat, a quiet, adult-only area

The 2019 - 2020 sailing for the Carnival Valor departs from Galveston and New Orleans with destinations to the Caribbean and the Panama Canal.

Carnival Valor ship highlights

  • Twister Waterslide
  • Alchemy Bar
  • Hasbro, The Game Show
  • Guy's Burger Joint
  • Serenity Retreat
  • Seafood Shack
  • BlueIguana Cantina
  • Punchliner Comedy Club
  • RedFrog Pub

Before you book

Why you should sail on Carnival Valor: Carnival Valor tends to draw couples, families, and groups of friends. The crowd will vary slightly depending on the itinerary and time of year. For example, you'll find younger couples and families with kids on Caribbean itineraries, but the age skews slightly higher on Panama Canal voyages.

You should know: You won't find many outlets in the cabins, and the location of the kid's club is not ideal - you can hear the kids from below in the spa and in the Serenity deck area.

Carnival Valor ratings:

  • Cabin / Stateroom 4.4
  • Children's Programs 4.1
  • Destinations and Excursions 4.3
  • Embarkation and Disembarkation 4.3
  • Entertainment 4.1
  • Food and Dining 4.1
  • Onboard Activities 4.1
  • Service and Staff 4.5
  • Ship Quality 4.3

Carnival Valor cabins

1492 cabins and 34 cabin categories.

Inside Cabin


(320 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 185 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $88/night
Oceanview Cabin


(184 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 242 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $101/night
Balcony Cabin


(417 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 185 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $129/night
Suite Cabin


(48 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 349 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $200/night

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Carnival Valor dining

Fish and Chips

Fish and Chips

(4 Reviews)
Taste Bar

Taste Bar

(1 Review)
BlueIguana Cantina

BlueIguana Cantina

(56 Reviews)
Washington Dining Room

Washington Dining Room

(103 Reviews)

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Carnival Valor onboard activities

Glory Atrium

Glory Atrium

(6 Reviews)
Eagles Aft Lounge

Eagles Aft Lounge

(16 Reviews)

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much to be desired by ngc

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Carnival Valor / Destination: Caribbean - Western

Money. Pit. Again, be prepared for them to hit you with a hefty bill even if you take preventive measures (looking at you, Cheers package) beforehand. Overall good trip, we had some choppy waters, or maybe just a small enough ship that it didn’t cut through as well as others I’ve been on, but I was suffering from still feeling like I was on it until 2 days after. Do the excursions. They’re worth it!

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Great vacation! by aarcen4

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Carnival Valor / Destination: Caribbean - Western

The staff is great! We cannot wait to book another cruise

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Wont do that one again. by ralphotero

Sail date: / Traveled as: Large Group
Ship: Carnival Valor / Destination: Caribbean - Western

Overall, service failure. It seems like the staff is overworked with too many days without a day off. Not going to cruise again with Carnival.

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1219 Carnival Valor tips


May 29, 2013

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


Aug 06, 2014

If this is your first cruise, get a suite. It is spacious and very comfortable.


Jan 21, 2015

Get there early and learn the ship early. Not all elevators go to all floors!!

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