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Tamerak002
Member Since 2017
1 review
17 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
11 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
3 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
20 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
302 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
24 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
10,779 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
9 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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Rotorlow
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
9 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
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
1,348 forum post
5 helpful votes
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
4 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
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
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
3 helpful votes
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
3 reviews
37 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
6 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
6 helpful votes
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
5 reviews
32 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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