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Carnival Valor delivers classic Carnival cruising: a lively crowd that enjoys the multiple bars, big buffets, dance club, deck parties and casino. And in true Carnival fashion, the 2,974-passenger vessel's ...
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Rulers Mom
Member Since 2014
1 review
100 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We booked a beautiful Aft Corner cabin that had a lot of balcony. We had 6 chairs, 2 tables, and one lounger. It was like having three balconies. The room was a nice size but not a lot of drawer space. Two normal size drawers, one ... Read more
Donniluv
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to visit ports of call we'd not visited before. We had a good tour in Amber Cove, DR. We took a cable car ride up the mountain plus a city tour. We booked with Marysol Tours. Highly recommend. In San Juan we took the ... Read more
Bassplayer_57
Member Since 2006
1 review
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
First of all let me say that I sailed with 15 friends so we had fun...this was my 7th cruise with Carnival and if you never cruised before you would love it BUT it's a bunch of little things that they use to do that is missing. The passed ... Read more
bigcity57
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
44 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we hadn't been to the Dominican Republic and Grand Turk. We live in Florida and drove to the port. Enbarkation was a snap. We arived at the port at 11 am and was having lunch at the fFish & Chips restaurant ... Read more
kacate57
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
This boat was recommended by a friend and dining food and service was very good. Friendly staff and great service. The staff work their tails off and hope they get paid well. We gave extra tips at the end of the cruise. The only concern ... Read more

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Sinabun
Member Since 2014
1 review
28 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We had the best experience on the Valor! The crew, the food, the ship... Everything was wonderful! After a rough start (9 pm boarding with a 1:30 am sail away), due to an emergency on the sailing prior to ours, we had a great experience. ... Read more
HelgaBean
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
5 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We left out of Port Canaveral on the Carnival Valor on April 2. We did not sail until 2 am due to a medical emergency on the cruise before us. We stayed in a balcony room on Deck 6. We were very disappointed to learn that our ... Read more
jetset655
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
50 forum posts
5 helpful votes
There was a minor setback at the start of our cruise for a medical emergency at Grand Turk. The ship was delayed for several hours and we were not able to board until after 9pm. We also had a minor snafu in that hubby's passport was ... Read more
lmutzl@valbridge.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This is our fourth cruise and third carnival. Traveled with my family of 4 plus sis family of 3. Stayed in Coco Beach for a day. Its a nice place. Embankment was the easiest I've ever experienced. We had a suite and payed for our ... Read more
maine54
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
26 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Took a western Carribean cruise and both my wife and I became sick just after getting off the ship. Both have viral infections and have missed worked since arriving back home. There was no conscious effort as there is with other cruise ... Read more

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primepretty
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
My family of three always go away ay spring break to get away from the tourist to become a tourist. That being said we are prepared for the price increase for travel during that time. I don't know why but last year it occurred to me to try ... Read more
Aprilreviews
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
When I laid down on the extremely hard bed the first night, I had to ask the steward how we could make it any softer. Needless to say, that was the start of a horrible cruise. Once the steward did what he could (which was add a blanket ... Read more
momRNof3boys
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
From embarkation to debarkation, this cruise was great! Getting on the ship was such a breeze. We didn't wait long and we were on board. The weather was a little cooler than we would have liked on the first day and the sea day. Our shore ... Read more
roberts_nanna
Member Since 2014
1 review
13 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2016
I didn't care for the decor of the ship at all! Lots of Gold, paintings were ugly, valor...I get it now...presidents, flags, etc... but didn't care for it. We were seated at dinner with another single mom and her 14 y/o daughter and ... Read more
Minnesota_Gran/Gramp
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Clean,good safe ports, excellent service.The kids loved the ice cream machines. The lemonade and coffee was always good. Enjoyed Fish and Chips. Found it the last couple days. Didn't wait to eat at late seating dining room. 8:15 was too ... Read more

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cruise1013
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We've cruised on Celebrity, Disney and Royal Caribbean and this was our first cruise with Carnival. The positives of the ship were fun night life, plenty of lounge chairs for sunning, excellent piano bar entertainment, nice selection of ... Read more
lmcnabb67
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
After being on other cruise lines, I would recommend this cruise to those who have limited funds: college students, teens, young 20s or families on budgets. The good--Staff was excellent. Really cared. Nice, approachable and mostly ... Read more
Minnesota_Gran/Gramp
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was our first cruise. We traveled with our daughters family which included 4 children. The youngest is 5. The staff at carnival helped us along the way to be comfortable right from the moment we walked up to the check in desk to the ... Read more
Charlie109
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Sailed from Port Canaveral earlier this month after a amazing week spent in Orlando. We met with friends and spent a week on the Valor. Boarding process was initally quiet slow but once through security we were straight through. Firstly ... Read more
artrobstar
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2016
This was my first cruise and my hubby's second. We were very excited since we don't do much traveling and this was a big adventure for me. We met friends in Orlando, FL for a couple of days and it was an amazing time followed by a week ... Read more

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Ladyinflight
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
44 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
72 yo female taking a third cruise on Carnival. Had not been on Carnival in years. First two cruises were 4 days Drove to PC that morning as I only live approx. 35 mins away. Parked in near by cruise parking business. Valor did ... Read more
dp9672002
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Upon boarding the ship, it took over 6 hours to receive our luggage only to find that every item had been removed in their search for alcohol (2 of our bags had been checked by TSA). No respect for personal property or an effort to keep ... Read more
luvincruising
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
81 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I am glad that I bought FTTF. Checking-in at the port, using the short line at guest services, and debarking when we wanted was great. With 6 foot swells all week, this was the roughest cruise that we have been on. The swells were ... Read more
UniqueMom
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
2 forum posts
22 helpful votes
I had a GREAT time on the Carnival Valor. I am a grandmother of a 12 month old and mother of a 12 year old. My daughter and her husband are professionals, as are my husband and I. Carnival is for the hippies, the bikers, the tattooed, the ... Read more
Comedine123?
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
The Weather was freezing on occasions and raining which didn't detract from our experience .I loved the exhuberance and friendliness of the mainly American passengers and we had so many laughs along the way .We went to an island in Belize ... Read more

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