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SpaceCoastPirate
Member Since 2014
1 review
23 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
9 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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jerrygfl
Member Since 2013
1 review
20 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This was our 14th cruise 12 on Carnival. My wife and I have been to the Bahama's many times before. However we thoroughly enjoyed the destination again. We saw many new places and some of the old from a different perspective. We made ... Read more
kim.krum@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
We chose this cruise specifically for the itinerary - we had never done Southern Caribbean before, and we were not disappointed in our ports (Aruba, Curacao, Grand Turk)! Aruba has quickly moved to one of our favorite places in the ... Read more
T Clancey
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This was our first time cruising and we all had a FABULOUS time. My husband and I travelled with our 2 children aged 4 and 9. Our children LOVED the kids programs. We hardly seen them as they wanted to spend all of their time with the ... Read more
hbslavings@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
A Little Background: Family of 9 from Maryland headed out on a high seas adventure! Only cruised with Carnival and for the most part it was an awesome experience. Cruising is what you make it! Port Canaveral and Embarkation: While we ... Read more
Smokinflame
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the ports it was stopping in. Aruba, Curaçao and Grand Turk. The ship was older and I really wish I would have paid attention to that. I believe the ship makes the cruise. The water park was ... Read more
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Kitycruiser
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
Sailed July 2016
I got free room and the places we went to were wonderful. The staff was great and our stewart Jaime was right on! Everyone on the ship treated us great. Casino staff was the best ever. All the ports St. Kitts, St. Martin, San Juan, Grand ... Read more
Tommyjoe99
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
13 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We chose this cruise because of the great value that we get from CCL. We are VIFP and enjoy the expeditious embark/disembark procedures. We were on this ship several years ago when it was fairly new. The 2.0 upgrade that it has ... Read more
wrenjj
Member Since 2016
1 review
23 helpful votes
First and foremost, the cruise was overall very impressive and I would sail with Carnival again! The Carnival Valor just came out of dry dock earlier this year so the ship looked brand new. There were lights everywhere and the whole ship ... Read more
midwestcrisis
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
3 forum posts
14 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we are a family of four with 2 girls ages 7 and 14 and we thought this was a good value and good length for us and Port Canaveral was very close to family for us. I wasn't expecting to enjoy this sailing as ... Read more
sunloveratlanta
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
34 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This was a great itinerary - Five night Bahamas. Atlantis excursion was worth the money. Most beautiful water we saw for the entire cruise was at their beach. Nice water park with slides that all have a little something extra. The ... Read more
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jefft5301
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
79 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was our 4th cruise on the Valor and the first since she came out of dry dock. We've only been on 2 Carnival ships, the Legend being the other. We really like the layout and design of the ship with the exception of the mid ship ... Read more
Jephph
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
24 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Took this as a family cruise...we let our (grown) kids pick it out. There was 6 of us traveling...Wife and me (mid 60's) and kids (30 ish). We are veteran cruisers...have been on Princess, Celebrity, Rccl, Norwegian, Viking, Cunard, ... Read more
miataman19
Member Since 2006
1 review
1,016 forum post
15 helpful votes
Experienced cruiser and WAS not a big Carnival fan. I choose this sailing because of the embarkation port and the itinerary. This was my 47th cruise and my first as a solo cruiser. I was a little nervous. Drove and parked at the port, 50 ... Read more
Fishtales6
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
400 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Pre-cruise stay at Country Inns and Suites, near the port. Free shuttle to and from cruise ship. Good continental breakfast. Free parking for duration of cruise. It's now our Go To Place. Paul Cuesta, Alexia, Vi and the rest of the crew ... Read more
repodude
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
This was my 10th cruise. My in-laws are platinum members and this was for their 50th Anniv. This was my 2nd cruise with Carnival and the longest I have been on. The ship Valor was a good sized boat and in decent shape and clean for the ... Read more
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