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If you're looking for a fun, affordable cruise with fewer sea days and floating resort-like amenities, Carnival Valor might be your perfect match. The 2,980-passenger ship stands out among its fleetmates with ...
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1,228 Carnival Valor Cruise Reviews

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jerrygfl
Member Since 2013
1 review
20 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed two weeks ago
This was our 14th cruise 12 on Carnival. My wife and I have been to the Bahama's many times before. However we thoroughly enjoyed the destination again. We saw many new places and some of the old from a different perspective. We made ... Read more
T Clancey
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our first time cruising and we all had a FABULOUS time. My husband and I travelled with our 2 children aged 4 and 9. Our children LOVED the kids programs. We hardly seen them as they wanted to spend all of their time with the ... Read more
hbslavings@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
A Little Background: Family of 9 from Maryland headed out on a high seas adventure! Only cruised with Carnival and for the most part it was an awesome experience. Cruising is what you make it! Port Canaveral and Embarkation: While we ... Read more
Smokinflame
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise because of the ports it was stopping in. Aruba, Curaçao and Grand Turk. The ship was older and I really wish I would have paid attention to that. I believe the ship makes the cruise. The water park was ... Read more
Tommyjoe99
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
11 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We chose this cruise because of the great value that we get from CCL. We are VIFP and enjoy the expeditious embark/disembark procedures. We were on this ship several years ago when it was fairly new. The 2.0 upgrade that it has ... Read more

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wrenjj
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
First and foremost, the cruise was overall very impressive and I would sail with Carnival again! The Carnival Valor just came out of dry dock earlier this year so the ship looked brand new. There were lights everywhere and the whole ship ... Read more
midwestcrisis
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
3 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we are a family of four with 2 girls ages 7 and 14 and we thought this was a good value and good length for us and Port Canaveral was very close to family for us. I wasn't expecting to enjoy this sailing as ... Read more
sunloveratlanta
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
34 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was a great itinerary - Five night Bahamas. Atlantis excursion was worth the money. Most beautiful water we saw for the entire cruise was at their beach. Nice water park with slides that all have a little something extra. The ... Read more
jefft5301
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
79 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our 4th cruise on the Valor and the first since she came out of dry dock. We've only been on 2 Carnival ships, the Legend being the other. We really like the layout and design of the ship with the exception of the mid ship ... Read more
Jephph
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
24 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Took this as a family cruise...we let our (grown) kids pick it out. There was 6 of us traveling...Wife and me (mid 60's) and kids (30 ish). We are veteran cruisers...have been on Princess, Celebrity, Rccl, Norwegian, Viking, Cunard, ... Read more

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miataman19
Member Since 2006
1 review
1,012 forum post
14 helpful votes
Experienced cruiser and WAS not a big Carnival fan. I choose this sailing because of the embarkation port and the itinerary. This was my 47th cruise and my first as a solo cruiser. I was a little nervous. Drove and parked at the port, 50 ... Read more
Fishtales6
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
400 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Pre-cruise stay at Country Inns and Suites, near the port. Free shuttle to and from cruise ship. Good continental breakfast. Free parking for duration of cruise. It's now our Go To Place. Paul Cuesta, Alexia, Vi and the rest of the crew ... Read more
repodude
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
This was my 10th cruise. My in-laws are platinum members and this was for their 50th Anniv. This was my 2nd cruise with Carnival and the longest I have been on. The ship Valor was a good sized boat and in decent shape and clean for the ... Read more
ShinyV
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
Went with grandchildren...but the service was terrible Our room steward and dining waiters were very good...but the food was only so so! Nothing exceptional! The lido self serve cafeteria was awful! Like cattle! The Guy Fieri ... Read more
buckeyebevan
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
This was our first cruise, but definitely not our last! We chose to visit Bahamas and sailed on the Valor, an amazing ship that had a recent upgrade, met all our expectations, and exceeded in a few. The staff could always be seen catering ... Read more

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rtrittel
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
This cruise was selected due to date, port location and price. Overall, I was very impressed with Valor. The ship was lovely, there were lots of entertainment options, the food was good, the service was excellent and the ports of call ... Read more
njbeliveau
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
10 helpful votes
We are platinum cruisers on Carnival and defer to them because of there rewards program. As I have said in other reviews this was not a perfect cruise but it sure was awesome. There were a number of things that I liked better about this ... Read more
ebliss1
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
16 helpful votes
Every company has that one department or division where they seem to dump their employees who just don't get it, or are incapable of performing at an acceptable level, but don't do enough to get fired. For Carnival, apparently that ... Read more
HelgaBean
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
5 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We left out of Port Canaveral on the Carnival Valor on June 25. We stayed in a balcony room on Deck 6. We were above the casino and after 17 cruises, we now know to be very careful about booking a room over an area that is noisy. ... Read more
OceanLover1963
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
3 forum posts
14 helpful votes
We have cruised 25 plus cruises so finding ships and itineraries that are new is not always easy. We chose the Valor because it was just coming out of dry dock for 2.0 upgrades and have not been on Valor previously. We love Port ... Read more

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Mxpray
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
First cruise! What a disappointment. First of all I felt the service was wonderful. Our cabin Stewart, Francis was wonderful. Our dinner server Marichu was fabulous. I guess my expectations were high which is why I'm disappointed ... Read more
SRLEONARD13
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
We decided to take a cruise to celebrate lots of birthdays, anniversaries, and milestones among three families. There were 16 of us traveling, ranging in age from 20-60, so we had both small and large group excursions at the four ports. ... Read more
Bandman32
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
My wife and I really enjoyed the ship but the service was really lacking. We purchased an Ocean Suite 7267 and really like the priority boarding. We liked all the port of calls and our excursions were great fun. Overall we found there ... Read more
my two cents
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
14 helpful votes
This was my wife and my 10th cruise. 8 on RCCL and 2 on Carnival. We also had our 2 sons with us, ages 4 and 8. Overall, it was "good", but we will be reconsidering going on another Carnival cruise in the future IF we can find ... Read more
Seminole88
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
I sailed the Sunshine back in October, 2015 and was more than impressed with the ship, the service, everything about my cruise was fantastic. My husband and I decided to take my 16 yr old on his first cruise and booked it out of Pt ... Read more

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