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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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1,241 Carnival Valor Cruise Reviews

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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
10 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
10 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
12 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
15 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
4 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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tpfamily
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
The entertainment was limited. Nothing started for the adults until 9. The comedy club was not open for 2 nights in a row, so they were really crowded.....The piano bar is not worth even trying. It was the same style music throughout the ... Read more
mrbrucepritchett
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
My wife and I were looking for a nice vacation and booked this cruise kind of at the last minute. This is the first cruise we've taken by ourselves in many years (without kids) so that was nice and made it different than other cruises ... Read more
Skipbinner
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
170 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Cabin did not have any of the usual bathroom shampoo, lotions etc. The personnel were more accommodating than the average ship The food in the MDR (Washingtons) wasn't really good, just medieocore; for example, the Prime Rib was 1/3 ... Read more
cruising_since_'06
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
I recently went on this cruise with my family and it was great! We embarked on the ship very quickly and easily! The ship was recently in dry-dock so when we went on it, it was brand new! Guy's Burger Joint was delicious! The ship had very ... Read more
waterone
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
4 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Very fast embarkation. We (family of four) arrived at the port around 1:30pm and there were no lines, walked right to our cabin to unload. Interior cabin on Lido deck, extremely quiet and dark made for 8 nights of good sleep. Dining room ... Read more

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Taytyiona
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose this ship because the sail dates worked in our schedule. Demarcation was extremely smooth. We walked right on board. By 1:00 our room was ready and we where off to a great adventure. This was my husband's first cruise and he was ... Read more
apearsonpmp
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
We drove to Port Canaveral and took advantage of the "Park and Cruise" at Radisson Resort by the Port hotel the night before. The shuttle took us right over the next morning and check in was quick and easy...we were able to ... Read more
Kelsijane
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of ports that we had never seen before-Amber Cove and Grand Turk. Amber Cove was just ok but Grand Turk was amazing. This was our third cruise-second with Carnival. We found the Valor to be a fun ship to ... Read more
TheresaW
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
I have been cruising for many years and often on Carnival. They have the best rates by far, and until this cruise I have always been happy with the food. I was disappointed that quality steaks and lobster were additional charges, in past ... Read more
shaywallace
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 helpful votes
We have been on many cruises with many cruise lines, and we actually really like Carnival. It is the fun ship for a reason. We enjoy the comedy club, the laid back environment, and the non-stop activities. However, this last ... Read more

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jordanaire
Member Since 2000
4 reviews
2,201 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My wife's cousin and her husband had never cruised before, so we invited them to join us on a 5-day Valor sailing to Amber Cove and Grand Turk. We were a little apprehensive at first because her cousin is claustrophobic and gets seasick on ... Read more
hopegracelove
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
Chose this cruise because we had previously sailed on Elation and Paradise in the last year. This was picked because we wanted to try a bigger Carnival ship. Port was going through some parking garage construction, so we were told to drop ... Read more
barjoem
Member Since 2002
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Our 9th Carnival cruise and we have always been satisfied but this time things were a little different....the food was mediocre and NO lobster. Always had lobster regardless of length of cruise. The ship is clean, personnel friendly, the ... Read more
Luvs2CruiseWChob
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
This was my first time cruising, so maybe I'm biased because I have nothing to compare it to. However, this was the best vacation I've ever been on! It is constant fun (hence why Carnival calls it your "fun cruise"). I was ... Read more
cwblile
Member Since 2011
1 review
5 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

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