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Sharonlee912
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
91 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
We booked the perfect adjoining balcony cabins for us, our Son, Daughter-in-Law and 3 Grandchildren on the Liberty. Much to our dismay, the Liberty had engine problems, went to Dry Dock and the Valor was sent in its place. We had been on ... Read more
MamaCat67
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was our first cruise and they did not disappoint. The whole crew was so much fun and did so much to make our cruise interesting and fun. So many activities happening all the time it was hard to decide what to do and when. Everyone was ... Read more
txash
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
My husband and I went on this cruise for his 50th birthday. We had a FANTASTIC time! This is my 2nd cruise on Carnival and it was again a great experience and Carnival has the best customer service! Every employee we encountered had a ... Read more
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ValGio
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
As far as a cruise under one week, and a Galveston port, this cruise is a good value. Our sailing date, Feb. 6 had mostly senior groups and was a great getaway. The spa fell short of expectations though. We elected to remain on ... Read more
jheisler725
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Overall a cruise is what you make of it. My wife and I had a great time from the time we boarded and until we disembarked in Galveston. We just decided to book a inside cabin this time and was plenty of room for the 2 of us. Dining has ... Read more
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aggiemomx3
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
My husband and I went with another couple to celebrate his birthday. We are not new to cruising and I recently cruised with my sister on another Carnival ship. The quality of food on the Valor was poor. The menu was boring and repetitive. ... Read more
archergal918
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
44 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My first time cruising on Carnival. Previously cruised 3 times on Norwegian and 1 time on Royal Caribbean. Our family met in the LIncoln Dining room every evening for early dining. Our waiter was excellent and very attentive. ... Read more
rrcrofor
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Ship was very crowded with people!! had to wait in lines for drinks, food, everything!! The staff was not friendly at all!! Only one person was helpful on the ship and that was our house keeping porter.. Food was horrible! We purchased the ... Read more
beachbum26
Member Since 2012
1 review
2 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This was such a terrible experience, I am done cruising. First, our room was dusty and dirty. Our bathroom smelled like a porta potty, it was awful!!! Dust flew around our room constantly and you could visibly see it everywhere. My ... Read more
poopymcallister
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We wish there were bigger portions of the meals at the brunch and dinner. Steakhouse only available times were late evening 8-9, we should have booked earlier. Men's steam and sauna were nowhere near the heat range they are supposed ... Read more
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Tamerak002
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 helpful votes
After reading all of the negative posts about the Valor, I will admit we were a little skeptical about going. However, I have come to realize that cruising is all about what YOU make of it.. and apparently some people just can't be ... Read more
caro325
Member Since 2006
1 review
4 forum posts
10 helpful votes
This was not my first rodeo and will definitely won't be the last (I already booked my next one), but it was absolutely my second and last with Carnival. After the first one I said I wouldn't use Carnival again..... I should have follow my ... Read more
CatInTX
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
We assumed we were getting the same caliber ship and amenities on the Carnival Valor as we did on the Magic, but we didn’t. Cigarette smoke was everywhere and not just by the casino. We smelled it in the lobby, on guest decks ... Read more
connieneill1011
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We choose the Carnival Valor because it was a 4 day cruise for Christmas. This was my husband's first cruise and I was hopeful he would be pleased; however, he was not. Myself, I have cruised in the past with Royal Carribean and ... Read more
CRICKET07
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
3 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Well we are seasoned cruisers that have taken cruises on several cruise lines Carnival among them.... I will start with that the Cabin 7347 Balcony was good, clean what you can expect lots of storage...no real issues...The Valor itself was ... Read more
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Mom+Dad
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This is the first time cruise experience with my family and friends. We are family with 2 kids. All of us enjoyed it very well. Boarding: Super fast. Well coordinated. Lunch was waiting for us as soon as we boarded Staff: Very ... Read more
Shipbeaux
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
3 helpful votes
I’ve been a huge Carnival fan for decades. I’ve been on more cruises than I can count beginning in the late 70’s as a teenager. I have Platinum status in the VIFP program and have sailed on just about every ship ... Read more
CRUISERMOMX3
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
299 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Great cruise on the Valor with a few exceptions. I have been on more than a dozen cruises and I can say without a doubt, that even a bad cruise beats being at work, lol!! This was meant to be a relaxing get away during the crunch of the ... Read more
Vincegfan2
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
9 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
Very enjoyable cruise with friends. Third cruise on Carnival for me and 5th cruise over all. The ship itself was very nice. There were too many people at the Lido buffet for breakfast so ate in the dining room for breakfast and that was ... Read more
Kiwanistaz0322
Member Since 2016
1 review
23 forum posts
We did this cruise because it was a brief getaway. With Carnival, I love the value it is while I don't feel like much is sacrificed. I know that there are more expensive cruise lines and cruises, but for the every day person, this is ... Read more
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DarthGrady
Member Since 2007
33 reviews
10,764 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Carnival Valor, 12/01/16 This was my first cruise on the Valor, although I have been on her sister ships Liberty and Glory before. A friend of mine was offered a very good deal for this weekend cruise through the Carnival Players Club. ... Read more
BeachFamily1989
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
19 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
I did not make the plans for this cruise. I went with 3 girlfriends and one of them made all of the arrangements. I have cruised 3 times and this was my first on Carnival. We flew into Orlando and took the shuttle to the port. It went ... Read more
cruzinladytoo
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
Cabin nice, smaller than other ships, but location close to Spa was perfect for us. Quiet at night. Dinner quality was inconsistant with some downright poor food. Disappointed that there was no menu of what would be served at the Chef ... Read more
Suzyq52
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
22 forum posts
8 helpful votes
While I always felt like Carnival was a good value for your money in the past. I cannot give this recommendation anymore. This cruise will probably be my last on carnival. I'll start off with the positive: 1. Generally, nice staff ... Read more
alspjs95
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This was our first cruise. We (2 adults, 3 children) traveled another family (2 adults, 1 child). We had one balcony room and 2 interior. The balcony room was a tight squeeze with 3 people but as expected. The food was average. I was ... Read more
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