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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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1,228 Carnival Valor Cruise Reviews

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tpfamily
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 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
11 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
4 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
5 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
1 helpful vote
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
1 review
6 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
19 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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pullejo
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
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
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

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Sally53
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
104 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
bigcity57
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
45 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

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