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ronnmaryc
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We chose this cruise for two reasons, cost of 11 people and 5 cabins. Our last experience with Carnival in 2010 was extremely disappointing. We chose a park and ride which saved us almost half of on site parking. Embarkation was smooth ... Read more
saharaga
Member Since 2007
12 reviews
464 forum posts
Embarkation We chose this cruise because it was as a good fit for our plan to get to platinum VIFP level. We were not particularly thrilled by the itinerary but we enjoy Half Moon Cay. We drove down to Titusville, Florida the day before ... Read more
bud trike
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed October 2016
great way to spend a vacation . great staff . could not get over how the waiters and cabin people knew you by name after 1 meeting anywhere on the ship .unbelievable food . and plenty of it. only thing i could complain about was hot tubs ... Read more
Sarrabunny
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
My boyfriend treated me to this cruise for my birthday. We drove from Ohio to Florida right after Hurricane Matthew. Orlando is beautiful but the traffic was awful. We saw a lot of storm damage on our way but not in the city.This was my ... Read more
blumambo
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
We have cruised a number of times either with Norweign and Royal Carribean. The last 4 with Royal. I got a great deal money wise for a 5 night cruise with Carnival aboard the Valor. After numberless cuises we have decided that the ship is ... Read more
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DaveyB1962
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
This cruise is good value for money and a great way to get a taste of the Bahamas. However, it came across as a budget cruise line with queues in the Lido buffet especially for breakfast, and slightly limited food options and poor ... Read more
mickeyarthur
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
For the amount of people involved in embarkation and debarkation I thought Carnival did a good job. Lines were short and counter people were experienced and very professional. Once on board we found our upgraded cabin in the stern of ... Read more
rc4music2
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
This was our 14th cruise with Carnival and our 1st time on Valor. Although the ship is a little old itself the updates were definitely an added plus! Guy's Burgers is fantastic! the ports we visited were beautiful and we highly ... Read more
Jcortez
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
I just returned from a 8 day cruise with Carnival valor. I payed to visit St. Maarten, St. Kitts, Puerto Rico and Grand Turks. I only got to see three of the four I payed for, and was only reimbursed $15.00. Granted the trip turned out to ... Read more
Jvert7
Member Since 2011
1 review
88 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Overall this cruise was very good. We chose this cruise for our anniversary and were given a couple perks for doing so. Thanks Carnival! The embarkation was a breeze. We arrived to the port around 1130 and we were on the boat by ... Read more
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Donna Wallace
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
54 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
This was our 5th Carnival cruise and have never been disappointed. Carnival gives you a lot of bang for your buck. We are 2 senior ladies who travel together often and are not looking for late night parties. We had no trouble finding ... Read more
tammynoahpark@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was our 7th Carnival cruise. There has been a group of about 8 couples who have been trying to make this an every 2 year trip. My husband and I have made it a little more often with some or all from the group. We really noticed the ... Read more
corybru3
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
My Fiance and I booked this cruise about 8 months in advance for our Honeymoon in September. We got a great deal at only about $650/person for an 2F Oceanview room. Embarkation out of Port Canaveral went smoothly although traffic was a bit ... Read more
Lieutenant
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
It was a wonderful relaxing cruise. Embarkation was smooth. The security line took the most time and that wasn't bad. We had an Aft extended cabin on the Empress deck plenty of room for two people great views. Our room Stewart kept on top ... Read more
honeychile
Member Since 2010
8 reviews
128 forum posts
4 helpful votes
SUMMARY: This was a good cruise -- we made all our ports, weather was tolerable, excursions were memorable, food was good, and cabin was fine. This was my 10th cruise, the 7th on Carnival. I sailed with my sister, both of us in our ... Read more
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SpaceCoastPirate
Member Since 2014
1 review
24 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We were on this cruise because my wife got a casino offer that made an 8 night cruise too good to pass up and that we really liked the itinerary. The ship was recently in dry dock so the public spaces looked fresh and the ship was ... Read more
Carolinakeepsakes
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
23 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
My sister and I chose this cruise because of the value and the great itinerary. We found the ship to be clean and well attended, our room was also clean with comfy bedding, and the food was good in both the buffet and dining, with varied ... Read more
seanugget
Member Since 2009
10 reviews
270 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I don't like that I rated this cruise Average. I have never done this before. I always say it's not the cruise, it's the person and their willingness to let the small stuff go and have a good time. We did have a good time and will probably ... Read more
Shiparoo
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
As we live in Florida Port Canaveral is a good port to sail from for us. This was a five night getaway vacation to enjoy a break. We certainly noticed the cut backs since our last Carnival cruise, mostly in two areas, the food and ... Read more
GermaineChris
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We always travel with Valor, even with the deviations to different islands because of the storms had a grand time choosing and exploring, loved the switch to Nassau really a great island to visit and we were pleasantly surprised by the ... Read more
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Cruisersauraus
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Our family has been cruising with a growing group of friends for four years now. While we have been to these ports multiple times, it is the group of friends that make it great! That being said, the Valor is beautiful and clean and the ... Read more
toolman1953
Member Since 2007
1 review
205 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Was group cruise. Carnival did the best they could considering we lost two ports due to weather would have rather stopped at Carnivals private island rather then Nassau. Only real problem Captain from Italy with thick accent difficult to ... Read more
miss_rach
Member Since 2013
1 review
152 forum posts
4 helpful votes
we selected this cruise based on the ports she was going to make since we were never in St Maarten nor St Kitts and wanted to get there to see those Islands. Thanks to a tropical wave/depression we were not able to get to St Kitts but did ... Read more
kstrimm
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We've been on 10 cruises including cruises on Disney, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, and Norwegian. This was our 3rd on Carnival, and it was by far, the worst in terms of service, entertainment, and food. We started off by parking at Lots of ... Read more
RicoMari
Member Since 2014
1 review
48 forum posts
4 helpful votes
The Valor is a mixed bag for me, but the good outweighs the bad. The ship is difficult to navigate and (to me) has poor signage, so I often found myself frustrated and in the wrong place. Chalk some of that up to the fact that it was our ... Read more
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