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Rotorlow
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was a two family cruise which we planned as a budget alternative to longer and larger cruise. For my wife and I, we had never cruised with Carnival. For the first time, we drove to the port from home in TN. We stayed the night prior ... Read more
franl24fan
Member Since 2007
7 reviews
1,324 forum post
I have sailed on the previous Carnival 4 day cruise on the Sensation and the experience was night and day from the Valor. This was my third cruise on Carnival, I have done most of my cruises (25+ ) on Royal Caribbean. I just wanted a last ... Read more
ThienHo
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
It was our first cruise on Carnival. We chose Carnival this time for its best "value for money" rating. First, the embarkation was easy and quick. It took us about 15 minutes from the check-in terminal to our cabin. We got a ... Read more
Jakemeister
Member Since 2015
1 review
17 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Carnival Valor is probably a great cruise ship for first time cruisers, but I'm not sure if it will impress people who aren't interested in the party atmosphere, have been on a cruise before, or sailed lines besides Carnival. There were ... Read more
pchoustontx
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
It was our honeymoon cruise and first thought when seeing the interior of the ship.. It looked like a casino interior with Americana that vomited everywhere. Gold painted eagles on every column in the elevator waiting areas, busts ... Read more
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jnally74
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This is my 8th cruise (RCCL, NCL and Celebrity) but 1st with Carnival. I am not a picky person and believe a vacation is what you make it. I mean really how bad can it be right? Pretty bad. Let me start with the good because there ... Read more
LISP
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
33 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We sailed on the Valor- needed a short cruise to see if my sister in law liked to cruise before she committed to sailing Alsaka this summer. Had been on the Valor before and was looking forward to returning to her. I have never sailed on ... Read more
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carolynspress47
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 helpful votes
We arrived at the port and got on the ship we went to the lido deck for lunch food was so-so if you like cafeteria food we went to our cabin we never met our room steward never introduced himself dinner in the dining room was good the ... Read more
Booop!
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
My husband and I booked this cruise as a getaway for just the two of us away from our 4 teenage children. We are platinum members but have only departed from Port Canaveral once before. It was very easy to get to the port and ... Read more
daredneck
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
27 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Carnival conquest class ship, embarkation port canaveral florida. Beautiful day for cruising with friends and family. we started off by having bloody marys at the time out lounge. Ok it’s not only a drink it’s a meal. i ... Read more
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richart1965
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was our 14th cruise with Carnival, and was the most enjoyable. My bride of 50 years, and I were accompanied by our daughter, son-in-law and 6 year old granddaughter . Canaveral was the quickest and easiest boarding we have ... Read more
klbreezer
Member Since 2011
1 review
47 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. The cruise was a celebration of multiple anniversaries and a graduation; there was a total of 14 in our group. We are experienced cruisers, many of us are gold level VIFP. We were quite ... Read more
ronnmaryc
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We chose this cruise for two reasons, cost of 11 people and 5 cabins. Our last experience with Carnival in 2010 was extremely disappointing. We chose a park and ride which saved us almost half of on site parking. Embarkation was smooth ... Read more
Sarrabunny
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
My boyfriend treated me to this cruise for my birthday. We drove from Ohio to Florida right after Hurricane Matthew. Orlando is beautiful but the traffic was awful. We saw a lot of storm damage on our way but not in the city.This was my ... Read more
blumambo
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
We have cruised a number of times either with Norweign and Royal Carribean. The last 4 with Royal. I got a great deal money wise for a 5 night cruise with Carnival aboard the Valor. After numberless cuises we have decided that the ship is ... Read more
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DaveyB1962
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
This cruise is good value for money and a great way to get a taste of the Bahamas. However, it came across as a budget cruise line with queues in the Lido buffet especially for breakfast, and slightly limited food options and poor ... Read more
mickeyarthur
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
For the amount of people involved in embarkation and debarkation I thought Carnival did a good job. Lines were short and counter people were experienced and very professional. Once on board we found our upgraded cabin in the stern of ... Read more
rc4music2
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
This was our 14th cruise with Carnival and our 1st time on Valor. Although the ship is a little old itself the updates were definitely an added plus! Guy's Burgers is fantastic! the ports we visited were beautiful and we highly ... Read more
Jcortez
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
I just returned from a 8 day cruise with Carnival valor. I payed to visit St. Maarten, St. Kitts, Puerto Rico and Grand Turks. I only got to see three of the four I payed for, and was only reimbursed $15.00. Granted the trip turned out to ... Read more
Jvert7
Member Since 2011
1 review
88 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Overall this cruise was very good. We chose this cruise for our anniversary and were given a couple perks for doing so. Thanks Carnival! The embarkation was a breeze. We arrived to the port around 1130 and we were on the boat by ... Read more
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Donna Wallace
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
54 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
This was our 5th Carnival cruise and have never been disappointed. Carnival gives you a lot of bang for your buck. We are 2 senior ladies who travel together often and are not looking for late night parties. We had no trouble finding ... Read more
tammynoahpark@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was our 7th Carnival cruise. There has been a group of about 8 couples who have been trying to make this an every 2 year trip. My husband and I have made it a little more often with some or all from the group. We really noticed the ... Read more
corybru3
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
My Fiance and I booked this cruise about 8 months in advance for our Honeymoon in September. We got a great deal at only about $650/person for an 2F Oceanview room. Embarkation out of Port Canaveral went smoothly although traffic was a bit ... Read more
Lieutenant
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
It was a wonderful relaxing cruise. Embarkation was smooth. The security line took the most time and that wasn't bad. We had an Aft extended cabin on the Empress deck plenty of room for two people great views. Our room Stewart kept on top ... Read more
honeychile
Member Since 2010
8 reviews
127 forum posts
4 helpful votes
SUMMARY: This was a good cruise -- we made all our ports, weather was tolerable, excursions were memorable, food was good, and cabin was fine. This was my 10th cruise, the 7th on Carnival. I sailed with my sister, both of us in our ... Read more
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