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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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1,213 Carnival Valor Cruise Reviews

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cwblile
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
When it comes to the cabin steward and Dinner staff this is the best cruise we've been on in years. But you wonder why Carnival does this all the time they just can't get some of the simple things right. Everyone has some precruise ... Read more
pullejo
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
I'm giving this cruise a 4 out of 5 rating based on what this cruise is supposed to be... with a very emphatic understanding that I WOULD NEVER GO ON THIS CRUISE AGAIN OR RECOMMEND IT TO ANY OF MY PEERS AND FRIENDS. EVER. My wife and I ... Read more
BrushedNickel
Member Since 2016
1 review
33 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Carnival was the first that popped up during a search. I called them directly and was sold within ten minutes. I wish I had done a little more research on other lines. "You get what you pay for"---I should have remembered that, ... Read more
AnB1
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
First let me say that I wanted to contact Carnival before writing this review because sometimes there are unknown circumstances that can affect any given situation. I wanted to give them the opportunity to rebut, but there is no way on ... Read more
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tcarp
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We took this cruise to try to relax from a loss of a loved one. The Valor just came out of dry dock, and the ship was dirty, the pool on the Lido Deck was black water for two days and when the water looked clear, it had what appeared ... Read more
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mswildeye
Member Since 2013
1 review
91 forum posts
12 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of price and it was close to home. We sailed on the Valor last year and liked the ship. We were very pleased with the upgrades. Enjoyed Guy's Burger Bar and the Blue Iguana Cantina. While we were unable ... Read more
Sally53
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2016
Embarkation and disembarkation went very smoothly and quickly. My husband and I found the ship to be very confusing. We chose Anytime Dining which was in the Lincoln Dining Room and it was like a maze getting to it. Our cabin was adequate ... Read more
Rulers Mom
Member Since 2014
1 review
100 forum posts
16 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
10 forum posts
8 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
4 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

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bigcity57
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
44 forum posts
4 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
7 helpful votes
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
Sinabun
Member Since 2014
1 review
25 forum posts
11 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
6 reviews
5 forum posts
21 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
10 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

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lmutzl@valbridge.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 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
30 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
Bookwizerd
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
10 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This cruise was so much fun. We chose this cruise because we were taking friends who were cruise virgins. Our rooms were upgraded to Junior Suites and we had the balconies connected for more space. The only downside was our snorkeling ... Read more
primepretty
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 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
21 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

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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
6 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
cruise1013
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 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
9 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

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