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CRUISERMOMX3
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
299 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Great cruise on the Valor with a few exceptions. I have been on more than a dozen cruises and I can say without a doubt, that even a bad cruise beats being at work, lol!! This was meant to be a relaxing get away during the crunch of the ... Read more
Vincegfan2
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
9 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
Very enjoyable cruise with friends. Third cruise on Carnival for me and 5th cruise over all. The ship itself was very nice. There were too many people at the Lido buffet for breakfast so ate in the dining room for breakfast and that was ... Read more
Kiwanistaz0322
Member Since 2016
1 review
24 forum posts
We did this cruise because it was a brief getaway. With Carnival, I love the value it is while I don't feel like much is sacrificed. I know that there are more expensive cruise lines and cruises, but for the every day person, this is ... Read more
DarthGrady
Member Since 2007
33 reviews
10,767 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Carnival Valor, 12/01/16 This was my first cruise on the Valor, although I have been on her sister ships Liberty and Glory before. A friend of mine was offered a very good deal for this weekend cruise through the Carnival Players Club. ... Read more
BeachFamily1989
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
19 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
I did not make the plans for this cruise. I went with 3 girlfriends and one of them made all of the arrangements. I have cruised 3 times and this was my first on Carnival. We flew into Orlando and took the shuttle to the port. It went ... Read more
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cruzinladytoo
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
Cabin nice, smaller than other ships, but location close to Spa was perfect for us. Quiet at night. Dinner quality was inconsistant with some downright poor food. Disappointed that there was no menu of what would be served at the Chef ... Read more
Suzyq52
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
22 forum posts
9 helpful votes
While I always felt like Carnival was a good value for your money in the past. I cannot give this recommendation anymore. This cruise will probably be my last on carnival. I'll start off with the positive: 1. Generally, nice staff ... Read more
alspjs95
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This was our first cruise. We (2 adults, 3 children) traveled another family (2 adults, 1 child). We had one balcony room and 2 interior. The balcony room was a tight squeeze with 3 people but as expected. The food was average. I was ... Read more
Rotorlow
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
9 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This was a two family cruise which we planned as a budget alternative to longer and larger cruise. For my wife and I, we had never cruised with Carnival. For the first time, we drove to the port from home in TN. We stayed the night prior ... Read more
franl24fan
Member Since 2007
7 reviews
1,340 forum post
5 helpful votes
I have sailed on the previous Carnival 4 day cruise on the Sensation and the experience was night and day from the Valor. This was my third cruise on Carnival, I have done most of my cruises (25+ ) on Royal Caribbean. I just wanted a last ... Read more
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ThienHo
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
It was our first cruise on Carnival. We chose Carnival this time for its best "value for money" rating. First, the embarkation was easy and quick. It took us about 15 minutes from the check-in terminal to our cabin. We got a ... Read more
Jakemeister
Member Since 2015
1 review
17 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Carnival Valor is probably a great cruise ship for first time cruisers, but I'm not sure if it will impress people who aren't interested in the party atmosphere, have been on a cruise before, or sailed lines besides Carnival. There were ... Read more
pchoustontx
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
It was our honeymoon cruise and first thought when seeing the interior of the ship.. It looked like a casino interior with Americana that vomited everywhere. Gold painted eagles on every column in the elevator waiting areas, busts ... Read more
jnally74
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This is my 8th cruise (RCCL, NCL and Celebrity) but 1st with Carnival. I am not a picky person and believe a vacation is what you make it. I mean really how bad can it be right? Pretty bad. Let me start with the good because there ... Read more
LISP
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
33 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We sailed on the Valor- needed a short cruise to see if my sister in law liked to cruise before she committed to sailing Alsaka this summer. Had been on the Valor before and was looking forward to returning to her. I have never sailed on ... Read more
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carolynspress47
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 helpful votes
We arrived at the port and got on the ship we went to the lido deck for lunch food was so-so if you like cafeteria food we went to our cabin we never met our room steward never introduced himself dinner in the dining room was good the ... Read more
Booop!
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
My husband and I booked this cruise as a getaway for just the two of us away from our 4 teenage children. We are platinum members but have only departed from Port Canaveral once before. It was very easy to get to the port and ... Read more
daredneck
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
31 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Carnival conquest class ship, embarkation port canaveral florida. Beautiful day for cruising with friends and family. we started off by having bloody marys at the time out lounge. Ok it’s not only a drink it’s a meal. i ... Read more
richart1965
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was our 14th cruise with Carnival, and was the most enjoyable. My bride of 50 years, and I were accompanied by our daughter, son-in-law and 6 year old granddaughter . Canaveral was the quickest and easiest boarding we have ... Read more
klbreezer
Member Since 2011
1 review
49 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. The cruise was a celebration of multiple anniversaries and a graduation; there was a total of 14 in our group. We are experienced cruisers, many of us are gold level VIFP. We were quite ... Read more
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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
13 reviews
503 forum posts
4 helpful votes
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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