Carnival Valor Overview

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 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 depart from Galveston and New Orleans with destinations to the Caribbean and the Panama Canal.

Best For

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 more younger couples and families with kids on Caribbean itineraries, but the age skews slightly higher on Panama Canal voyages.

Things to Consider

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 more younger couples and families with kids on Caribbean itineraries, but the age skews slightly higher on Panama Canal voyages.

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

Carnival Valor Ship Stats

  • Price:
    $$$$
  • Size: L
  • Total Passengers: 3,756
  • Total Crew: 1,150
  • Crew to Passenger Ratio: 3.27
  • Built: Dec 2004
  • Refurbished: Jan 2011
  • Number of Decks: 13
  • Total Cabins: 1,492
  • Cabin Categories: 34
  • Gross Tonnage: 110,000
  • Length: 952
  • Beam: 116

Carnival Valor Cabins

1492 cabins and 34 cabin categories.

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Inside Cabin Inside
4.1
(297 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 185 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $79/night
Oceanview Cabin Oceanview
4.4
(169 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 242 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $95/night
Balcony Balcony
4.5
(373 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 185 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $122/night
Suite Cabin Suite
4.2
(41 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 349 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $185/night

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Carnival Valor Dining

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Blue Iguana Cantina Blue Iguana Cantina
5.0
(41 Reviews)
Taste Bar Taste Bar
5.0
(1 Review)
Cherry on Top Cherry on Top
4.9
(7 Reviews)
Washington Dining Room Washington Dining Room
4.8
(84 Reviews)

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Carnival Valor Onboard Activities

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Gymnasium/Aerobics Gymnasium/Aerobics
5.0
(1 Review)
Jogging Track Jogging Track
5.0
(5 Reviews)
Glory Atrium Glory Atrium
5.0
(4 Reviews)

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Fun Time but disappointing food by toyette15

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

This was our family's first time cruising. We had a great time but found the food options to be very disappointing. The excursions were fun and the entertainment onboard was great. I am hoping that other Carnival ships have better food but I am thinking of trying a different cruise line all together in the future. The hub chat feature is very flawed and was a waste of money. It hardly ever worked at sending messages.

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Much Needed and Fantastic Getaway by mariacoulouris1

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

I had an incredible time on the cruise ship along with my friend. We really just needed to escape and relax and we were able to do so perfectly. I was blown away by the accommodations, and kinda wish that the photos weren't as expensive to buy, but I couldn't speak highly enough. I would say that the singles mixer could be improved because it was kinda awkward but maybe thats just because of the crowd. Anyway I'd love to talk to anyone thinkin about this cruise!

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Such a Wonderful Time by kcbrooke7

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

Had a wonderful time with my family on this cruise and can't wait for the next one. Having a balcony room was one of the best decisions we made. All the food was fantastic, as well as all the Carnival Staff!

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Csprunger
May 29, 2013

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

dstcyr77729
Dec 29, 2015

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

meandsis
Oct 14, 2017

Go see the shows! Don’t put too much food on your plate and be one of those people that leave food wasted on your table. If you like something you can always go back for more.

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