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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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luvincruising
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
82 forum posts
7 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
3 forum posts
25 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
pt27292
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Disappointing to say the least. Have been on many cruises (lost count) This was just bad.. food was average on the good days. Desserts on the buffet were terrible. Talk about seeing a lot of waste. I am sure that a lot of it was due to ... Read more
Largocruiser8
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was our 3rd time on the Valor and have always enjoyed it in the past. This time the air on the ship was totally idiotic. People walking around with winter coats....even scarves. I wore a heavy sweater the entire time. My husband who ... Read more

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Boho
Member Since 2014
1 review
12 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We just returned from a week on the Carnival Valor and the service was phenomenal, especially our cabin steward Rodney, he was fantastic! we loved all the activities on deck, from the Hairiest chest contest to the line dancing and deck ... Read more
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kmcnamara68
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
96 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Carnival Valor / Port Canaveral Sailing 01/23/16 - 01/30/16 4G Interior Handicap Access. Cabin # 8345 This ship is very Handicap Unfriendly Background Information: My husband Francis is confined to a ... Read more
Kenney04
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We booked this cruise for our sons 21s birthday. It was ok but not as great as I had anticipated. Our room steward and the dinner crew were awesome! I have no complaints there. The food was ok but not as great this time. The coffee ... Read more
Marie83
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Ww had an Ocean Suite and the extra bathroom space was worth the extra money when having 3 people in cabin. No cabin noise and it was comfortable. Room steward was great. I will say the Lifeboat drill was not handled well. One of my ... Read more
mpep
Member Since 2010
1 review
220 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We took this cruise after I had to cancel a Sunshine cruise in October. Boat and crew were excellent. There were a few guest that would have made things worse if you wanted to listen to them complain. We had one of the best cabin ... Read more
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liv2vac2
Member Since 2012
1 review
12 forum posts
1 helpful vote
First of all I was a little apprehensive about the ship as the reviews have been very mixed. I went with an open mind and was overall happy with the cruise there were some things that I have noticed that were different and will point ... Read more
dfranks005@woh.rr.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
12 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We stayed at Best Western on Cocoa Beach the night before our cruise. Dropped our rental car off and was then taken to the port by the rental company. Once there we had Faster to the Fun and was able to board right away and drop off our ... Read more
Jameslcfc
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was our 9th Carnival Cruise and one of the worst. We find that the management of the ship leads the way and customer service was very poor. We avoid the main dining room as the food is generally poor and pay the extra for the ... Read more
hairyinny
Member Since 2008
1 review
27 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2016
This was my 14th cruise (this one was with 7 friends and family members) and even with this ship needing a make over it was the best time I have ever had on a cruise. We had requested early dinning and being a VIP I was surprised to see ... Read more
Misty5757
Member Since 2010
6 reviews
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Have been on 25+cruises and the first thing I noticed about this ship was all the slipping and sliding guests were doing on the tile--especially on the LIDO deck. I think that I did a wild slide with arms waving for balance almost daily ... Read more

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xsubman
Member Since 2013
1 review
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
This was a “Christmas / 60th Wedding Anniversary” cruise that included 9 family members. We chose the Carnival Valor based on the timeframe and the destinations since my parents had never visited any of the Caribbean islands. ... Read more
boltsfan727
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
Our family decided to take a cruise over the Christmas holidays. We selected this cruise on the Carnival Valor based on price and destinations that we've never experienced. Since we reside in Florida, our family drove over the day of ... Read more
Samkat11
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
The good - "min" in the Washington dining room was so awesome! Friendly prompt and funny! Pizza was good and always available. Popcorn was offered at the movies. The cleaners in lido were quick and friendly. Some comedy shows ... Read more
JimonSandKey
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Embarkation and debarkation was the smoothest and quickest that we have experienced (have sailed on 6 different cruise lines). It was the rest of the cruise that was disappointing. There were 7 of us (4 adults and 3 children) in two ... Read more
ChrisNic622
Member Since 2015
1 review
38 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This is not my first cruise, but it is my first time on the Valor. I was traveling with a group of 8 of us. We opted for the late dining. Normally, this would be no problem. However, there were several problems. The dining room was ... Read more

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Dupont4858
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Elevators marked "X" a lot of times during cruise. Ship Information on disembarkation not accurate as announced. Poor buffet selections during breakfast & lunch. Scheduled seating in the Washington Room at 6:00 pm ... Read more
KayJean
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Valor was clean, easy to get around but dated. Buffet food fair with pot roast & soups the best. The wait staff was friendly & always ready to serve you. Buffet with its large tables is best place to play cards. Covered adult ... Read more
SamuraiCruiser
Member Since 2006
13 reviews
13 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
My 124th Lifetime cruise! 46th Carnival Cruise.2nd time on the Valor. Drove to Port Canaveral Saturday morning. Arrived on-site parking garage at 11 AM. $120 prepaid on credit card (they no longer charge at the end of the cruise). ... Read more
jcruzr
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
I cruised with my family on the Valor in Nov. 2015 over the Thanksgiving Holiday and had a great time. We had a Grand Suite on Deck 7 our cabin steward Philip was very attentive and made sure we were cared for regularly. We enjoyed our ... Read more
cbrus
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was my 2nd Carnival Cruise (4th overall - with others being Disney) and we went with a group of friends. Our last Carnival cruise ship (2012 - 5 night Western Caribbean) was the Carnival Legend and honestly I didn't find this ship to ... Read more
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